Legislative Update Report No. 2014-08

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-33 An Act to establish a framework to enable First Nations control of elementary and secondary education and to provide for related funding and to make related amendments to the Indian Act and consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Valcourt
C-593 An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the National Defence Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Access to Information Act (personal information and medical records)
Mr. Hawn

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-219 An Act respecting a national day of commemoration of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War
Hon. Ngo

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 23, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2014-78 Regulations Amending the 2-Butoxyethanol Regulations
SOR/2014-87 Order 2014-87-03-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2014-75 Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations and Repealing the Federal Mobile PCB Treatment and Destruction Regulations

Copyright Act

SOR/2014-80 Regulations Amending the Definition of Local Signal and Distant Signal Regulations and the Definition of “Small Cable Transmission System” Regulations

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2014-76 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Halal food)

Income Tax Act

SOR/2014-81 Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations (Universities Outside Canada)

Motor Vehicle Safety Act

SOR/2014-82 Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Various Amendments)

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 12, 2014:

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act

  • Emergency Protection Orders Regulations

Employment Insurance Act

  • Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations

Canada Labour Code

  • Regulations Amending the On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 19, 2014:

Species at Risk Act

  • Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act

Orders in Council

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 19, 2014:

National Energy Board Act

  • Order — Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity OC-062 to Enbridge Pipelines Inc. for the Edmonton to Hardisty Pipeline Project

Royal Assents

April 11, 2014

  • Bill C-9, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations — Chapter No. 5
  • Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder) — Chapter No. 6

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Natural Resources Canada

April 8, 2014
Consultation — mandatory reporting standards for the extractive sector, written submission and comments by May 9, 2014

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 12, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication of final decision after screening assessment of three aviation fuel substances — Distillates (petroleum), sweetened middle, CAS RN 64741-86-2, Naphtha (petroleum), sweetened, CAS RN 64741-87-3, and Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate butane-containing, CAS RN 68527-27-5 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication of final decision after screening assessment of three fuel oil substances specified on the Domestic Substances List — Fuel Oil No. 4, CAS RN 68476-31-3, Fuel Oil No. 6, CAS RN 68553-00-4 (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999), and Residual Fuel Oil, CAS RN 68476-33-5 (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act)

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 19, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Interim Order Modifying the Operation of the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
  • Ministerial Condition No. 17554
  • Notice with respect to hydrofluorocarbons
  • Order 2014-87-03-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 12, 2014:

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate — Expiry of finding

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
7 Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Horner
8 Appropriation Act, 2014
Hon. Horner
9 Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Horner
10 Employment Pension (Private Sector) Plans Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Horner
11 Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Bhullar

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, April 15, 2014:

Alberta Health Act

Alta Reg 49/2014 Health Advocate Regulation

Mental Health Act

Alta Reg 50/2014 Patient Advocate Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 51/2014 Mental Health Amendment Regulation

Responsible Energy Development Act

Alta Reg 52/2014 Alberta Energy Regulator Administration Fees Rules Amendment Regulation

Government Organization Act

Alta Reg 53/2014 Restricted Activity Authorization (Extension of Expiry Date) Amendment Regulation

Health Information Act

Alta Reg 56/2014 Designation (Extension of Expiry Date) Amendment Regulation

Fair Trading Act

Alta Reg 57/2014 Collection and Debt Repayment Practices Amendment Regulation

Traffic Safety Act

Alta Reg 58/2014 Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Amendment Regulation

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, March 11, 2014:

Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act

BC Reg 26/2014 Amending BC Reg 273/2004 — Disclosure of the Cost of Consumer Credit Regulation

Securities Act

BC Reg 24/2014 Amending BC Reg 58/2008 — Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System
Amending BC Reg 61/2013 — National Instrument 23-103 Electronic Trading

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, March 25, 2014:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 33/2014 Amending BC Regs: 143/81; 329/2003; 334/2004; 473/2004; 217/2005
Repealing BC Regs: 222/2001; 396/2004; 215/2005; 285/2007
BC Reg 35/2014 Amending BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation
BC Reg 36/2014 Amending BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation
BC Reg 38/2014 Amending BC Reg 280/2007 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation

Court Rules Act

BC Reg 41/2014 Amending BC Reg 149/2013, as it amends the Supreme Court Civil Rules, BC Reg 168/2009
Amending BC Reg 168/2009 — Supreme Court Civil Rules

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 34/2014 Amending BC Regs: 2/2008 — Mineral Land Reserve (Conditional Mineral and Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation
71/2010 — Mineral Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation
BC Reg 37/2014 Amending BC Reg 271/2007 — Mineral Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

BC Reg 30/2014 Amending BC Reg 495/92 — Petroleum and Natural Gas Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Regulation

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, March 11, 2014:

Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007, SBC 2007, c 34

  • Provisions set out in Schedule in force December 1, 2014 (BC Reg 25/2014)

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, March 25, 2014:

Provincial Capital Commission Dissolution Act, SBC 2014, c 1

  • Act in force March 25, 2014 (BC Reg 43/2014)

Seniors Advocate Act, SBC 2013, c 15

  • Act in force March 19, 2014 (BC Reg 40/2014)

Will, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13

  • Section 268 in force April 1, 2014 (BC Reg 42/2014)

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
49 The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Amendment Act
Hon. Swan
50 The Protection for Temporary Help Workers Act
Hon. Braun
51 The Legislative Assembly Amendment Act
Hon. Swan
52 The Non-Smokers Health Protection Amendment Act (Prohibitions on Flavoured Tobacco and Other Amendments)
Hon. Blady
53 The Fisheries and Wildlife Amendment Act (Restitution)
Hon. Mackintosh
54 The Labour Relations Amendment Act (Time Lines for Labour Board Decisions and Hearings)
Hon. Braun
55 The Environment Amendment Act (Reducing Pesticide Exposure)
Hon. Mackintosh

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, March 22, 2014:

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 59/2014 Specified Drugs Regulation, amendment

The Pharmaceutical Act

Man Reg 60/2014 Manitoba Drug Interchangeability Formulary Regulation

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, March 29, 2014:

The Personal Property Security Act

Man Reg 72/2014 Personal Property Registry Fees Regulation
Man Reg 76/2014 Designation of Service Provider (Personal Property Registry) Regulation
Man Reg 77/2014 Personal Property Registry Regulation, amendment

The Real Property Act

Man Reg 73/2014 Designation of Service Provider (Land Titles) Regulation
Man Reg 74/2014 Land Titles Office Regulation

The Pharmaceutical Act

Man Reg 92/2014 Manitoba Drug Interchangeability Formulary Regulation

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 91/2014 Specified Drugs Regulation, amendment

The Workplace Safety and Health Act

Man Reg 89/2014 Administrative Penalty Regulation
Man Reg 90/2014 Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, April 5, 2014:

The Contaminated Sites Remediation Act

Man Reg 94/2014 Contaminated Sites Remediation Regulation, amendment

The Public Guardian and Trustee Act

Man Reg 95/2014 Public Guardian and Trustee Regulation

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 97/2014 Prescription Drugs Payment of Benefits Regulation, amendment

The Regional Health Authorities Act

Man Reg 99/2014 Regional Health Authorities (Ministerial) Regulation, amendment
Man Reg 100/2014 Regional Health Authorities (Ministerial) Regulation, amendment

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 5, 2014:

The Contaminated Sites Remediation Amendment Act, SM 2012, c 31

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

The Public Guardian and Trustee Act, SM 2013, c 46

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

The Regional Health Authorities Amendment Act (Accountability and Transparency), SM 2011, c 28

  • Section 5 insofar as it enacts subsection 33.1(3) and clause 33.1(4)(b) of the Regional Health Authorities Act and section 8 and clause 10(e) in force April 1, 2014

Notices

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 12, 2014:

The Manitoba Securities Commission

  • MSC Rule No. 2013-38 — Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
63 Supplementary Appropriations Act, 2012-2013
Hon. Higgs
65 Mortgage Brokers Act
Hon. Lifford
66 An Act to Amend the Seafood Processing Act
Hon. Olscamp
67 An Act to Amend the Community Planning Act
Hon. Soucy
68 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act
Hon. Northrup
69 An Act to Amend the Small Business Investor Tax Credit Act
Hon. Higgs
70 An Act to Amend the Gas Distribution Act, 1999
Hon. Leonard
71 An Act to Repeal the Statute of Frauds
Hon. Flemming
72 Combat Sport Act
Hon. Sheppard
73 An Act to Amend the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act
Hon. Carr

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, April 16, 2014:

Motor Vehicle Act

NB Reg 2014-41 NB Reg 2001-67, amendment

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, April 16, 2014:

An Act to Amend the Marriage Act, SNB 2013, c 25

  • Act in force March 27, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, April 4, 2014:

Environmental Protection Act

NLR 34/14 Air Pollution Control Regulations, 2004 Amendment

 

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
44 An Act to Amend the Public Trustee Act
Hon. Diab
45 Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications System Reform (2014) Act
Hon. Regan
46 Lyme Disease Strategy Act
Mr. Houston
47 An Act to Amend the Wills Act
Hon. Belliveau
48 An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, Respecting First Responders
Hon. Corbett
49 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act
Hon. MacLellan
51 An Act to Amend the Municipal Government Act
Hon. Furey
52 An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act
Hon. Whalen
53 An Act to Amend the Police Act, Respecting the Serious Incident Response Team
Hon. Diab
54 An Act to Maintain and Preserve Voluntary Blood Donations in Nova Scotia
Hon. Wilson
55 An Act to Amend the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter
Hon. Furey
56 An Act to Amend the Dental Act
Hon. Glavine
57 An Act to Amend the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act and the Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act
Hon. Furey
58 An Act to Amend the Oil Refineries and L.N.G. Plants Municipal Taxation Act
Hon. Furey
60 An Act to Amend the Securities Act
Hon. Whalen
61 An Act Respecting Integenerational Reporting
Hon. Baillie

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 18, 2014:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 49/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 51/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 18, 2014:

An Act to Amend Chapter 418 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, The Securities Act, SNS 2012, c 34

  • Clause 1(c) and Section 19, in force March 31, 2014 (NS Reg 50/2014)
     

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
187 An Act to amend the Juries Act
Mr. O'Toole
188 An Act to amend the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002
Mr. Smith
189 An Act to amend various acts with respect to tow and storage service, the enhancement of consumer protection, commercial motor vehicle and tow truck regulation, and the enforcement of legislation
Hon. MacCharles
190 An Act to amend the Auditor General Act
Mr. Miller

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, April 12, 2014:

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

O Reg 87/14 Controlled Acts, amending O Reg 107/96

Insurance Act

O Reg 88/14 Service Providers — Licensing, amending O Reg 348/13
O Reg 89/14 Service Providers — Listed Expenses
O Reg 90/14 Service Providers — Standards for Business Systems and Practices

Professional Engineers Act

O Reg 91/14 Performance Standards, amending O Reg 260/08

Ontario Gazette, April 19, 2014:

Green Energy Act, 2009

O Reg 93/14 Energy Efficiency — Appliances and Products, amending O Reg 404/12

Administration of Justice Act

O Reg 94/14 Fees for Court Transcripts
O Reg 95/14 Fee Waiver, amending O Reg 2/05

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 97/14 Greener Diesel — Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum Diesel Fuel

Royal Assents

April 9, 2014

  • Bill 122, An Act respecting collective bargaining in Ontario's school system — Chapter No. 5
     

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
33 An Act to Amend the Holland College Act
Hon. Roach
39 Appropriation Act (Current Expenditures) 2014
Hon. Sheridan
40 An Act to Amend the Provincial Emblems and Honours Act
Hon. Ghiz
41 An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act
Hon. Sheridan
42 Health Information Act
Hon. Currie
43 An Act to Amend the Prince Edward Island Lands Protection Act
Hon. Sheridan
44 Pharmacy Act
Hon. Currie

 

Quebec

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 9 avril 2014 :

Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement

Décret 283-2014 Tarif 2013 pour les catégories "contenants et emballages" et "imprimés"
Décret 284-2014 Tarif 2013 pour la catégorie "Journaux"
Décret 287-2014 Règlement sur les garanties financières exigibles pour l’exploitation d’une installation de valorisation de matières organiques résiduelles

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 9, 2014:

Environment Quality Act

OC 283-2014 2013 schedule of contributions for the “containers and packaging” and “printed matter” classes
OC 284-2014 2013 schedule of contributions for the “newspapers” class
OC 287-2014 Regulation respecting financial guarantees payable for the operation of a residual organic materials reclamation facility

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 23 avril 2014 :

Loi sur les valeurs mobilières

AM 2014-03 Règlement modifiant le Règlement 31-103 sur les obligations et dispenses d’inscription et les obligations continues des personnes inscrites — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2014-03 du ministre des Finances et de l’Économie

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 23, 2014:

Securities Act

MO 2014-03 Regulation to amend Regulation 31-103 respecting registration requirements, exemptions and ongoing registrant obligations — Order number V-1.1-2014-03 of the Minister of Finance and the Economy

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 9 avril 2014 :

Loi sur les régimes volontaires d’épargne-retraite, SQ 2013, c 26

  • Articles 14, 28, 29, 31, 39 à 41, du chapitre X et des articles 114, 115 et 143 en vigueur au 16 avril 2014 (Décret 309-2014)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 9, 2014:

Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act, SQ 2013, c 26

  • Sections 14, 28, 29, 31, 39 to 41, Chapter X and sections 114, 115 and 143 in force April 16, 2014 (OC 309-2014)

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 9 avril 2014 :

Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité pour les travaux de construction

Code des professions

  • Physiothérapie — Code de déontologie des physiothérapeutes et des thérapeutes en réadaptation physique

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 9, 2014:

An Act respecting occupational health and safety

  • Regulation to amend the Safety Code for the construction industry

Professional Code

  • Regulation to amend the Code of ethics of physical therapists and physical rehabilitation therapists

Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, April 11, 2014:

The Personal Care Homes Act

Chap P-6.01 Reg 3 The Personal Care Homes Reporting Regulations

The Regulatory Modernization and Accountability Act

Chap R-16.3 Reg 1 The Regulatory Modernization and Accountability Regulations

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

Chap S-15.3 Reg 3 The Minimum Wage Regulations, 2014

The Labour-sponsored Venture Capital Corporations Act

Sask Reg 10/2014 The Labour-sponsored Venture Capital Corporations Amendment Regulations, 2014

The Government Organization Act
The Ethanol Fuel Act

Sask Reg 11/2014 The Ethanol Fuel (Grants) Amendment Regulations, 2014

The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997

Sask Reg 12/2014 The Provincial Highway Designation Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 13/2014 The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Amendment Regulations, 2014

The Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Sask Reg 14/2014 The Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulations, 2014

The Summary Offences Procedure Act, 1990

Sask Reg 19/2014 The Fine Option Program Amendment Regulations, 2014

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, April 17, 2014:

The Securities Act, 1988

Sask Reg 21/2014 The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2014

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, April 17, 2014:

Rules of Court

  • Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan (Practices Directives) — Family Practice Directive No. 4 Family Service Proceedings

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

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