Legislative Update Report No. 2014-09 - May 2014

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-34 An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Valcourt

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-220 An Act to establish the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
Hon. Hugh

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 29, 2014, Extra Vol. 148 no. 1:

Criminal Code

SOR/2014-97 Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities

Canada Gazette, Part II, May 7, 2014:

Criminal Code

SOR/2014-97 Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities

Canada Transportation Act

SOR/2014-94 Rules of Procedure for Rail Level of Service Arbitration

Special Economic Measures Act

SOR/2014-98 Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations

Supreme Court Act

SOR/2014-96 Rules Amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 26, 2014:

Hazardous Materials Information Review Act

  • Filing of claims for exemption

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 3, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice respecting the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health
  • Notice with respect to hydrofluorocarbons (Erratum)

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SMSE-006-14 — Release of new issues of RSS-195 and SRSP-516

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 26, 2014:

  • NIPPONKOA Insurance Company, Limited, assumption reinsurance agreement

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 3, 2014:

  • Standard Life Assurance Company 2006 (The), release of assets

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 26, 2014:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Communications, photographic, mapping, printing and publication services — Inquiry
  • Notice No. HA-2014-002 — Appeals
  • Professional, administrative and management support services — Inquiry

National Energy Board

  • Manitoba Hydro — Application to export electricity

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 3, 2014:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Certain fasteners — Expiry review of order
  • Communications, detection and fibre optics — Determination
  • Communications, photographic, mapping, printing and publication services — Determination
  • Electrical and electronics — Inquiry
  • Information processing and related telecommunications services — Inquiry
  • Scientific instruments — Determination

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 26, 2014:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by ARTISTI for the Reproduction, in Canada, of Performers’ Performances by Commercial Radio Stations for the Years 2015 to 2017
  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by ARTISTI for the Reproduction of Performers’ Performances Made by the CBC, in Canada, in Connection with its Over-The-Air Radio Broadcasting, its Simulcasting of an Over-The-Air Radio Signal and its Webcasting Activities on the Webradios of Espace.Mu, for the Years 2015 to 2017

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
12 Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Campbell
13 Condominium Property Amendment Act, 2014
Ms Olesen

Royal Assents

April 24, 2014

  • Bill 4, Estate Administration Act — Chapter No. E-12.5
  • Bill 6, New Home Buyer Protection Amendment, Act — Chapter No. 5
  • Bill 7, Tax Statutes Amendment Act — Chapter No. 6
  • Bill 8, Appropriation Act, 2014 — Chapter No. 4

Notices

Alberta Gazette, Part I, April 30, 2014:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, April 8, 2014:

Mineral Tenure Act
Coal Act

BC Reg 218/2013 [Mineral Tenure Act and Coal Act], Vol. 56, no. 21 (Erratum)

Court Rules Act

BC Reg 44/2014 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

Safety Standards Act

BC Reg 47/2014 Amending BC Reg 104/2004 — Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, April 24, 2014:

Minister of Natural Gas Development

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes May 21, 2014

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
56 The Vital Statistics Amendment Act
Hon. Lemieux
57 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Countermeasures Against Drug-Impaired Driving)
Hon. Swan
58 The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology Act
Hon. Allum
59 The Adoption Amendment and Vital Statistics Amendment Act (Opening Birth and Adoption Records)
Hon. Irvin-Ross
60 The Restorative Justice Act
Hon. Swan
61 The Peatlands Stewardship and Related Amendments Act
Hon. Mackintosh
62 The Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Contracts for Distance Communication Services)
Hon. Lemieux
63 The Advanced Education Administration Amendment and Council on Post-Secondary Education Repeal Act
Hon. Allum
65 The Workers Compensation Amendment Act
Hon. Braun
66 The Statutes Correction and Minor Amendments Act, 2014
Hon. Swan
68 The Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Critical Incident Reporting)
Hon. Irvin-Ross

Notices

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 19, 2014:

Court of Queen's Bench Act

  • Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest Table for the period, October 1, 2004 at 2.5% to April 1, 2014 at 1.5%

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
74 An Act to Amend the Business Corporations Act
Hon. Stultz
75 An Act to Amend the Parks Act
Hon. Holder
76 An Act to Amend the Mental Health Services Act
Hon. Flemming
77 An Act to Amend the Financial and Consumer Services Commission Act
Hon. Lifford
78 An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Internal Services Agency Act
Hon. Stultz
79 An Act to Amend the Agricultural Development Act
Hon. Olscamp
80 An Act to Amend the Enforcement of Money Judgments Act
Hon. Flemming
81 Act to Amend An Act Respecting the Enforcement of Money Judgments Act
Hon. Flemming
82 An Act to Amend the Franchises Act
Hon. Lifford
83 An Act to Amend the Procurement Act
Hon. Stultz
84 An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act
Hon. Robichaud
85 Teachers' Pension Plan Act
Hon. Higgs
86 An Act Respecting Floor Crossing
Hon. Steeves
87 Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act
Hon. Higgs

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, May 7, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Notice and Request for Comment Publishing for comments proposed amendments to:

  • National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation and Companion Policy 21-101CP
  • National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules and Companion Policy 23-101CP (Together, the proposed amendments)

Notice and Request for Comment:

  • Publishing for comment proposed National Policy 25-201 Guidance for Proxy Advisory Firms (the Proposed Policy)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, April 17, 2014:

Judicature Act

NLR 26/14 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 Amendment (Erratum)
NLR 36/14 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 Amendment

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
62 An Act Respecting the Halifax Convention Centre
Hon. Samson
63 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Hon. Casey
64 An Act Respecting Certain Financial Measures
Hon. Whalen
65 An Act to Amend the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act
Hon. Colwell
66 An Act to Amend the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter and the Municipal Government Act
Hon. Furey
67 An Act to Establish the Invest Nova Scotia Board
Hon. Samson
68 An Act to Amend the Oak Island Treasure Act and the Special Places Protection Act
Hon. Peterson-Rafuse
69 An An Act to Amend the House of Assembly Management Commission Act
Hon. Kousoulis
70 Appropriations Act, 2014
Hon. Whalen
71 An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act, Respecting Spring Weight Restrictions
Mr. Houston

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 2, 2014:

Dairy Industry Act

NS Reg 60/2014 Bulk Haulage Regulations, amendment
NS Reg 58/2014 Fluid Dairy Pricing Regulations, amendment
NS Reg 57/2014 General Regulations, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 52/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 59/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 2, 2014:

Financial Measures ( 2012) Act, SNS 2012, c 4

  • Section 60 of Schedule B in force April 15, 2014 (NS Reg 53/2014)

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
191 An Act to amend the Liquor Control Act
Mr. Smith
192 An Act to amend the Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013 to require suppliers
to provide billing statements in a paper format, free of charge, on request
Ms Damerla
193 An Act to require the disclosure of the country of origin of motor vehicles and their
components sold in Ontario
Mr. Ouellette
194 An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various Acts
Hon. Sousa

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, April 26, 2014:

Housing Services Act, 2011

O Reg 102/14 Designated Housing Projects — Section 68 of the Act, amending O Reg 368/11
O Reg 103/14 Determination of Geared-To-Income Rent Under Section 50 of the Act, amending O Reg 298/01

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 105/14 AbiBow Canada Inc. Pension Plans, amending O Reg 196/11
O Reg 106/14 General, amending Reg 909 of RRO 1990

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 100/14 Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence, amending Reg 950 of RRO 1990

Ontario Gazette, May 3, 2014:

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

O Reg 110/14 Prescribed Contracts Re Sections 78.3 and 78.4 of the Act, amending O Reg 578/05

Royal Assents

April 29, 2014

  • Bill 21, An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 in respect of family caregiver, critically ill child care and crime-related child dead or disappearance leaves of absence — Chapter No. 6

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, April 26, 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 June 1, 2014
  • b) Schedule 8, sections 5, 12, 14, 16-18, which amend the Insurance Act, in force June 1, 2014
  • c) Schedule 8, section 15, which amends the Insurance Act, in force December 1, 2014

Ontario Gazette, May 3, 2014:

School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014, SO 2014, c 5

  • Act in force April 24, 2014

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
45 An Act to Amend the Credit Unions Act
Hon. Sherry
46 An Act to Amend the Insurance Act (No. 2)
Hon. Sherry
47 An Act to Amend the Planning Act
Hon. Sheridan

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 26, 2014:

Employment Standards Act

EC2014-271 Minimun Wage Order Amendment

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, May 3, 2014:

Pesticides Control Act

EC2014-277 Regulations Amendment


Quebec

  • No entries for this issue

Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, May 2, 2014:

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

Chap S-15 Reg 2 The Occupational Health and Safety (Prime Contractor) Regulations
Chap S-15 Reg 5 The Employment Standards Regulations

The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997

Sask Reg 13/2014 The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Amendment Regulations, 2014 as published in Part II of the Gazette on April 11, 2014 (Erratum)

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 2, 2014:

The Saskatchewan Employment Act, SS 2013, c S-15.1

  • Except subsection 2-18(4), Act in force April 29, 2014

Yukon

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
74 Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act
Hon. Graham

 

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