Legislative Update Report No. 2014-07

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-30 An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures
Hon. Ritz
C-31 An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures
Hon. Oliver
C-32 An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts
Hon. MacKay
C-580 An Act to amend the Privacy Act (personal information — loss or unauthorized access or disclosure)
Ms Borg

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-4 An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
Hon. Carignan
S-216 An Act to amend the Divorce Act (shared parenting plans)
Hon. Cools
S-217 An Act to modernize the composition of the boards of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations, and in particular to ensure the balanced representation of women and men on those boards
Hon. Hervieux-Payette

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 9,2014:

Canada Transportation Act

SOR/2014-71 Regulations Amending the Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations

Territorial Lands Act
Financial Administration Act

SOR/2014-68 Northwest Territories Mining Regulations
SOR/2014-69 Nunavut Mining Regulations

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 29, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order Amending Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 5, 2014:

Criminal Code

  • Order Amending the Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006)

Firearms Act

  • Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 9, 2014:

Northwest Territories Devolution Act, SC 2014, c 2

  • Part 1 of the Act, other than sections 47 and 64, in force April 1, 2014 (SI/2014-34)
  • Sections 113, 116, 125 and 126, subsection 128(3), section 130, subsections 132(2) and (4) and 135(1), sections 139 and 140, subsections 141(1) and 142(2), sections 145 and 163, subsections 173(2), 174(1) and 175(3), sections 177, 182 and 185, subsection 187(2), sections 188 and 189, subsection 190(2), sections 192 and 194 to 198 and subsection 213(1), in force April 1, 2014 (SI/2014-34)

Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, SC 2012, c 31

  • Sections 316 to 337 and 340 to 348, which amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act, in force April 1, 2014 (SI/2014-33)

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, SC 2012, c 19

  • Section 466, which amends the Old Age Security Act, in force April 1, 2014 (SI/2014-31)

Ensuring Safe Vehicles Imported from Mexico for Canadians Act, SC 2011, c 1

  • Sections 4 and 5, in force March 28, 2014 (SI/2014-32)

Royal Assents

March 25, 2014

  • Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement certain provisions of the Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement and to repeal or make amendments to the Territorial Lands Act, the Northwest Territories Waters Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, other Acts and certain orders and regulations — Chapter No. 2

March 27, 2014

  • Bill C-28, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014 (Appropriation Act No. 5, 2013-14) — Chapter No. 3
  • Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015 (Appropriation Act No. 1, 2014-15) — Chapter No. 4

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

April 8, 2014
Department of Finance releases Income and Sales Tax Technical Amendments for public comment

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

April 4, 2014
Forward Regulatory Plan: 2014-16

Competition Bureau

March 20, 2014
Competition Bureau seeks comments on its Draft Price Maintenance Guidelines, closes June 2, 2014

March 25, 2014
Competition Bureau and U.S. antitrust agencies issue best practices on cooperation in cross-border merger investigations

April 2, 2014
Competition Bureau seeks imput on the Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines, closes June 2, 2014

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 29, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication after screening assessment of a substance — Trisiloxane, octamethyl- (MDM), CAS RN 107-51-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of a substance — Trisiloxane, 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexamethyl- 3,3-bis[(trimethylsilyl)oxy]- (M4Q), CAS RN 3555-47-3 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of 61 azo direct dyes and 8 azo reactive dyes specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication of final decision after screening assessment of 117 substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Bank Act

  • Schedules I, II and III

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 29, 2014:

Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act

  • Rules of Process and Procedure

Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, March 31, 2014:

Fair Trading Act

Alta Reg 36/2014 Time Share and Points-Based Contracts and Business (Extension of Expiry Date) Amendment Regulation

Judicature Act

Alta Reg 41/2014 Alberta Rules of Court Amendment Regulation, 2014

Mines and Minerals Act

Alta Reg 40/2014 Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Amendment Regulation

Traffic Safety Act

Alta Reg 47/2014 Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 46/2014 Traffic Control Device (Extension of Expiry Date) Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, March 31, 2014:

Statutes Amendment Act, 2013, (No. 2), SA 2013, c 23

  • Section 2 in force April 1, 2014

Notices

Alberta Gazette, Part I, March 31, 2014:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Alberta Securities Commission Rule 45-513 Prospectus Exemption for Distribution to Existing Security Holders

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
19 Animal Health Act
Hon. Pimm
20 Local Elections Campaign Financing Act
Hon. Oakes
21 Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Oakes
22 South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Stone
23 South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Funding Referenda Act
Hon. Stone
24 Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Pimm
27 The Cultus Lake Park Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Oakes

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, March 27, 2014:

Minister of Natural Gas Development

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes April 23, 2014.

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
40 The Interim Appropriation Act, 2014
Hon. Howard

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, March 29, 2014:

The Property Registry Statutes Amendment Act, SM 2013, c 11

  • Act in force March 29, 2014

The Emergency Measures Amendment Act, SM 2013, c 12

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

The Liquor and Gaming Control Act, SM 2013, c 51 Schedule B

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

The Manitoba Development Corporation Act, SM 2013, c 48 Schedule A

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act, SM 2013, c 51 Schedule A

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

The Workforce Safety and Health Amendment Act, SM 2013, c 9

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
51 An Act Respecting Members' Pensions
Hon. Alward
53 An Act to Amend the Support Enforcement Act
Hon. Lifford
54 An Act to Amend the Court Security Act
Hon. Lifford
55 An Act to Amend An Act Respecting Payday Loans
Hon. Lifford
56 Organ and Tissue Donation Strategy Act
Mr. McLean
57 An Act to Amend the Financial Corporation Capital Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
58 International Interests in Mobile Equipment Act
Hon. Flemming
59 An Act to Amend the Public Works Act
Hon. Williams
60 An Act to Amend the Assessment Act
Hon. Stultz
61 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Hon. Blais
62 An Act to Amend the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act
Hon. Flemming

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, April 9, 2014:

Clean Water Act

NB Reg 2014-26 NB Reg 93-203, amendment

Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act

NB Reg 2014-27 General

Oil and Natural Gas Act

NB Reg 2014-28 NB Reg 2001-66, amendment

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, April 2, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to Financial and Consumer Services Commission (Commission) Local Rule 91-501 Derivatives (LR 91-501)
  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemption, as well as consequential amendments to Rule 45-802 Implementing National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus And Registration Exemptions, Companion Policy 45-106CP, Forms 45-106F1, 45-106F2, 45-106F3, 45-106F4 and 45-106F5 (Together, the proposed amendments)
  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowd funding, proposed Companion Policy 45-108CP Crowd funding and proposed Blanket Order 45-506 (Together, the proposed instruments)

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, April 9, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure and proposed changes to its related Companion Policy 81-101CP (Together, the proposed amendments)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
2 Interim Supply Act, 2014
Hon. Johnson
6 An Act to Amend the City of Corner Brook Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act, the City of St. John's Act and the Municipalities Act, 1999
Hon. Kent
7 An Act to Amend the Health Professions Act
Hon. Sullivan
9 An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration Act
Hon. Johnson
10 An Act to Amend the Buildings Accessibility Act
Hon. Crummell

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, March 28, 2014:

Registered Nurses Act, 2008

NLR 29/14 Registered Nurses Regulations Amendment

Northwest Territories

Regulations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, March 31, 2014:

Insurance Act

NWT Reg 008-2014 Insurance Regulations, amendment

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, Extraordinary, April 1, 2014:

Northwest Territories Lands Act

NWT Reg 013-2014 Coal Regulations
NWT Reg 014-2014 Dredging Regulations
NWT Reg 015-2014 Mining Regulations
NWT Reg 016-2014 Oil and Gas Land Regulations
NWT Reg 017-2014 Quarrying Regulations

Waters Act

NWT Reg 019-2014 Waters Regulations

Petroleum Resources Act

NWT Reg 022-2014 Petroleum Lands Registration Regulations
NWT Reg 023-2014 Petroleum Lands Royalty Regulations

Oil and Gas Operations Act

NWT Reg 025-2014 Oil and Gas Certificate of Fitness Regulations
NWT Reg 026-2014 Oil and Gas Diving Regulations
NWT Reg 027-2014 Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations
NWT Reg 028-2014 Oil and Gas Geophysical Operations Regulations
NWT Reg 029-2014 Oil and Gas Installations Regulations
NWT Reg 030-2014 Oil and Gas Operations Regulations
NWT Reg 031-2014 Oil and Gas Spills and Debris Liability Regulations
NWT Reg 032-2014 Regulator Designation Order

Safety Act

NWT Reg 043-2014 General Safety Regulations, amendment
NWT Reg 044-2014 Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
32 Forestry Agreement Statutes Repeal (2014) Act
Hon. Churchill
33 An Act to Amend the Fair Registration Practices Act
Hon. Regan
34 An Act to Amend the Notaries and Commissioners Act
Hon. Diab
35 An Act to Amend the Property Valuation Services Corporation Act
Hon. Furey
36 Economic Growth Goals Act
Hon. Baillie
37 Essential Health and Community Services Act
Hon. Regan
38 Balanced Budget Act
Hon. Houston
39 Building Our New Economy Act
Hon. MacDonald
40 An Act to Amend the Maintenance and Custody Act
Hon. Diab
41 Electricity Efficiency and Conservation Restructuring (2014) Act
Hon. Younger
42 An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Hon. Corbett
43 An Act to Amend the Direct Sellers' Regulation Act
Hon. Furey

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 4, 2014:

Dairy Industry Act

NS Reg 44/2014 Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia Bylaws, amendment
NS Reg 45/2014 Regulations for Specified Areas, amendment

Fair Drug Pricing Act

NS Reg 47/2014 Fair Drug Pricing Regulations, amendment

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 48/2014 Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program Regulations, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 41/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 46/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 4, 2014:

Electricity Reform (2013) Act, SNS 2013, c 34

  • Act in force March 18, 2014 (NS Reg 43/2014)

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
180 An Act to amend the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Mr. MacLaren
181 An Act to require the establishment of an advisory committee to make recommendations to the Minister of Transportation and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the improvement of highway incident management
Mrs. Martow
183 An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit driving a motor vehicle on a highway with a dangerous accumulation of snow or ice
Mr. Yakabuski
184 Act to amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 with respect to information relating to strikes and lock-outs
Ms Gélina
186 An Act to amend the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 to establish conflict of interest guidelines for the Environmental Commissioner
Mr. Harris

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, March 29, 2014:

Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013

O Reg 55/14 General
O Reg 58/14 Designated Jurisdictions

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 60/14 Experimental Lakes Area

Ontario Water Resources Act

O Reg 61/14 Experimental Lakes Area (Water Resources)

Ontario Gazette, April 5, 2014:

Securities Act

O Reg 64/14 General, amending Reg 1015 of RRO 1990

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, April 5, 2014:

Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013, SO 2013, c 5

  • Act in force May 1, 2014

Prosperous and Fair Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2013, SO 2013, c 2

  • a) Schedule 6, which amends the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Act, 1997, in force May 1, 2014
  • b) Schedule 8, sections 5, 12, 14, 16-18, which amend the Insurance Act, in force May 1, 2014
  • c) Schedule 8, section 15, which amends the Insurance Act, in force November 1, 2014

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Ministry of the Attorney General

March 28, 2014
Updating Ontario's construction laws : province to launch independent review of the Construction Lien Law
 

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
29 An Act to Amend the Public Health Act (No. 2)
Hon. Currie
30 An Act to Amend the Judicial Review Act
Hon. Sherry
31 An Act to Amend the Registry Act
Hon. Sheridan
32 Innovation PEI Act
Hon. Roach
34 An Act to Amend the Election Act
Hon. Sherry
35 An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act
Hon. Sheridan
36 Loan Act 2014
Hon. Sheridan
37 An Act to Amend the Regulated Health Professions Act (No. 2)
Hon. Currie
38 An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act (No. 2)
Hon. Vessey

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 5, 2014:

Highway Traffic Act

EC2014-151 Commercial Driver, Carrier and Audit Review Systems Regulations Amendment

Workers Compensation Act

EC2014-185 Appeal Regulations, amendment
EC2014-186 General Regulations, amendment


Quebec

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 2 avril 2014 :

Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la santé et la sécurité du travail dans les mines

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 2, 2014:

An Act respecting occupational health and safety

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety in mines

Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
132 The Public Guardian and Trustee Amendment Act, 2014 (No. 2)
Hon. Wyant
133 The Queen's Bench Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Wyant
134 The Financial Administration Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Krametz
135 The Income Tax Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Krametz
136 The Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Boyd

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, March 28, 2014:

The Saskatchewan Insurance Act

Sask Reg 9/2014 The Saskatchewan Insurance Amendment Regulations, 2014

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, April 4, 2014:

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

Chap. S-15.1 Reg 1 The Saskatchewan Employment (Labour Relations Board) Regulations

Yukon

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
12 Third Appropriation Act, 2013-14
Hon. Pasloski
13 Interim Supply Appropriation Act, 2014-15
Hon. Pasloski
14 First Appropriation Act, 2014-15
Hon. Pasloski
67 Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
Hon. Dixon
68 Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act
Hon. Cathers
69 An Act to Amend the Fatal Accidents Act
Hon. Nixon
70 Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act
Hon. Kent
71 Act to Amend the Summary Convictions Act
Hon. Nixon
72 Act to Amend the Government Organisation Act
Hon. Pasloski
73 Act to Amend the Environment Act
Hon. Dixon

 

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