Legislative Update Report No. 2014-11 - June 2014

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-36 An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. MacKay
C-37 An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts and to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Hon. Van Loan
C-38 An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015
Hon. Clement
C-39 An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015
Hon. Clement

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-6 An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act
Hon. Carignan

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, June 4, 2014:

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2014-110 Order Amending the Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order

Electricity and Gas Inspection Act

SOR/2014-113 Regulations Amending the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2014-124 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Data Protection — Miscellaneous Program)
SOR/2014-125 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Retention of Records — Miscellaneous Program)

Income Tax Act

SOR/2014-118 Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations (Motor Vehicle Expenses and Benefits 2014)

Canada Gazette, Part II, June 6, 2014, Vol. 148, Extra No. 2:

Criminal Code

SOR/2014-147 Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 24, 2014:

Territorial Lands Act

  • Regulations Amending the Territorial Land Use Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Territorial Quarrying Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 31, 2014:

Canada Post Corporation Act

  • Regulations Amending the Mail Receptacles Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 7, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Multi-sector Air Pollutants Regulations

Criminal Code

  • Order Designating Prince Edward Island for the Purposes of the Criminal Interest Rate Provisions of the Criminal Code

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, June 4, 2014:

Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act, SC 2013, c 24

  • (a) Pursuant to subsection 135(1) subsections 2(1) and (5), sections 4 to 9, 15, 18 and 21, subsection 22(2), sections 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 48 and 49, subsection 52(2), sections 55, 60, 71, 72, 76 to 96, 98, 100 to 102, 107, 108, 117 and 129 to 131 in force June 1, 2014 (SI/2014-49)
  • (b) Pursuant to subsection 135(2) sections 19, 68 and 126 to 128 in force June 1, 2014 (SI/2014-49)

Agricultural Marketing Programs Act, SC 1997, c 20

  • Section 44 in force May 15, 2014 (SI/2014-47)
  • Section 45 in force May 15, 2014 (SI/2014-48)

Fairness at the Pumps Act, SC 2011, c 3

  • Act in force August 1, 2014 (SI/2014-46)

Royal Assents

May 29, 2014

  • Bill C-462, An Act restricting the fees charged by promoters of the disability tax credit and making consequential amendments to the Tax Court of Canada Act — Chapter No. 7
  • Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures — Chapter No. 8

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Industry Canada

May 27, 2014
Statutory Review of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act : public consultations, close July 15, 2014

Office of the Prime Minister

May 28, 2014
PM nominates next Privacy Commissioner

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

May 28, 2014
CNSC publishes REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities: nuclear power plants

May 29, 2014
CNSC publishes REGDOC-3.1.1, Reporting requirements for nuclear power plants

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

June 3, 2014
CRTC releases 2013 financial results for Canadian commercial radio stations

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 31, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Waiver of information requirements for living organisms (subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Waiver of information requirements for substances (subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-011-14 — Consultation on a Policy, Technical and Licensing Framework for Use of the Bands 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz
  • SMSE-013-14 — Release of SRSP-101, Issue 1, CPC-2-6-01, Issue 4 (Provisional), and CPC-2-6-06, Issue 5

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 7, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2014-87-04-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 24, 2014:

  • Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, application to establish an insurance company

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 31, 2014:

  • Partner Reinsurance Europe SE and Partner Reinsurance Company Ltd., assumption reinsurance agreement

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 7, 2014:

  • Prudential Assurance Company Limited (of England), release of assets

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 24, 2014:

National Energy Board

  • Manitoba Hydro — Application to export electricity

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 31, 2014:

Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

  • Call for Bids No. NL13-03 (Area “B” — Western Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Region)

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • EDP hardware and software — Inquiry
  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate — Finding
  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate — Expiry review of finding
  • Oil country tubular goods — Expiry of finding

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 7, 2014:

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

  • Call for Bids No. NS14-1

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 24, 2014:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by CMRRA for the Reproduction of Musical Works, in Canada, for the Year 2015
  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. for the Reproduction of Musical Works in Canada

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 7, 2014:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by SODRAC for the Reproduction of Musical Works, in Canada, for the Year 2015

Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, May 31, 2014:

Mines and Minerals Act

Alta Reg 80/2014 Mines and Minerals Administration Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 81/2014 Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 82/2014 Crown Minerals Registration Amendment Regulation

Safety Codes Act

Alta Reg 84/2014 Power Engineers Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 85/2014 Pressure Equipment Safety Amendment Regulation

Traffic Safety Act

Alta Reg 87/2014 Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance (Extension of Expiry Date) Amendment Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 88/2014 Oil and Gas Conservation (Directive 080) Rules Amendment Regulation

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
26 Supply Act, 2014-2015
Hon. de Jong

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, April 22, 2014:

Court Rules Act

BC Reg 49/2014 Amending BC Reg 297/2001 — Court of Appeal Rules

Environmental Assessment Act

BC Reg 50/2014 Enacting Environmental Assessment Fee Regulation
BC Reg 51/2014 Amending BC Reg 370/2002 — Reviewable Projects Regulation
BC Reg 52/2014 Amending BC Reg 370/2002 — Reviewable Projects Regulation
BC Reg 62/2014 Repealing BC Reg 51/2014
BC Reg 63/2014 Repealing BC Reg 52/2014

Medicare Protection Act

BC Reg 53/2014 Amending BC Reg 426/97 — Medical and Health Care Services Regulation

Oil and Gas Activities Act

BC Reg 55/2014 Amending BC Reg 35/2011 — Administrative Penalties Regulation

Workers Compensation Act

BC Reg 61/2014 Amendments to the Act resulting from changes to the Consumer Price Index

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, May 6, 2014:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 77/2014 Amending BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation
BC Reg 78/2014 Amending BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation
BC Reg 79/2014 Amending BC Reg 280/2007 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation

Emergency Health Services Act

BC Reg 76/2014 Amending BC Reg 210/2010 — Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation

Law and Equity Act

BC Reg 74/2014 Amending BC Reg 352/81 — Law and Equity Regulation

Securities Act

BC Reg 73/2014 Amending BC Reg 226A/2009 — National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, May 22, 2014:

Minister of Natural Gas Development

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes June 18, 2014
     

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
70 The Real Estate Services Act
Hon. Lemieux
72 The Coat of Arms, Emblems and the Manitoba Tartan Amendment Act
Hon. Lemieux
73 The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Howard
74 The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Amendment Act
Hon. Howard

Regulations

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations:

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 157/2014 Traffic Control Devices Order, amendment
Man Reg 159/2014 Arrest Warrant Regulation

The Health Services Insurance Act

Man Reg 160/2014 Hospital Services Insurance and Administration Regulation, amendment

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, May 31, 2014:

The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Increased Sanctions for Street Racing), SM 2013, c 8

  • Act in force May 15, 2014

Manitoba Gazette, June 7, 2014:

The Department of Justice Amendment Act, SM 2013, c 33

  • Act in force June 1, 2014
     

New Brunswick

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, May 28, 2014:

An Act to Amend the Ombudsman Act, SNB 2013, c 8

  • Act in force June 1, 2014

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, May 28, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments — Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules and Companion Policy 23-101CP (Together, the proposed amendments)

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, June 4, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments — Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publishing for comments proposed amendments to: National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (NI 51-102)
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101)
  • National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees
  • Publishing for comment proposed changes to: Companion Policy 51-102CP to NI 51-102
  • Companion Policy 41-101CP to NI 41-101 (together, the proposed amendments)
     

Newfoundland and Labrador

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
11 Supply Act, 2014
Hon. Johnson
12 Revenue Administration Act No. 2 (Tobacco Tax Increase)
Hon. Johnson
13 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, 2000
Hon. Johnson
15 An Act to Amend the Mineral Act
Hon. Dalley
19 An Act to Amend the Dispensing Opticians Act, 2005
Hon. Davis
20 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, 2000 No. 2
Hon. Johnson
22 An Act to Amend the Labour Relations Act
Hon. Crummell
23 Loan Act, 2014
Hon. Johnson
24 An Act to Amend an Act to Amend the Labour Relations Act and an Act to Amend the Public Service Collective Bargaining Act No. 2
Hon. Crummell

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, May 30, 2014:

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord - Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act

  • Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board Call for Bids No. NL13-03 (Area “B” — Western Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Region)

Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
26 An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act
Hon. Bouchard
27 Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act
Hon. Ramsay
28 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2014-2015
Hon. Miltenberger
29 Human Tissue Donation Act
Hon. Abernethy
30 An Act to Amend the Public Service Act
Hon. Beaulieu
31 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2014-2015
Hon. Abernethy
32 An Act to Amend the Pharmacy Act
Hon. Abernethy

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 30, 2014:

Health Services and Insurance Act

NS Reg 69/2014 Insured Dental Services Tariff Regulations, amendment

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 65/2014 Motor Vehicles Appeal Board Procedures Regulations, amendment
NS Reg 73/2014 Studded Tires Regulations, amendment
NS Reg 72/2014 Voluntary Penalty Regulations, repeal

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 66/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 68/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Notices

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part I, June 4, 2014:

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

  • Call for Bids No. NS14-1

Nunavut

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Act
Hon. Sammurtok
2 Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance Act), 2014-2015
Hon. Peterson
3 Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 1, 2014-2015
Hon. Peterson

Ontario

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, May 24, 2014:

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 132/14 Certified Evidence

Notices

Ontario Gazette, May 31, 2014:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

  • Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline — Superintendent's Guideline No. 02/14

Ontario Gazette, June 7, 2014:

Ontario Energy Board

  • Amendments to the Distribution System Code

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, June 7, 2014:

Summary Proceedings Act

EC2014-341 Ticket Regulations Amendment

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, June 7, 2014:

Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island

  • Bulk Milk Tank Standards Order (DFPEI 2014-04)

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
1 Loi concernant l’inspecteur général de la Ville de Montréal
Hon. Moreau
2 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les services de garde éducatifs à l’enfance
Hon. Charbonneau
4 Loi modifiant la Loi autorisant la conclusion de conventions collectives d’une durée
supérieure à trois ans dans les secteurs public et parapublic
Hon. Coiteux
5 Loi modifiant la Loi limitant les activités pétrolières et gazières et d’autres dispositions
législatives
Hon. Arcand
52 Loi concernant les soins de fin de vie
Hon. Hivon

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 An Act respecting the inspector general of Ville de Montréal
Hon. Moreau
2 An Act to amend the Educational Childcare Act
Hon. Charbonneau
4 An Act to amend the Act authorizing the making of collective agreements with a
term of more than three years in the public and parapublic sectors
Hon. Coiteux
5 An Act to amend the Act to limit oil and gas activities and other legislative provisions
Hon. Arcand
52 An Act respecting end-of-life care
Hon. Hivon

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 28 mai 2014 :

Loi sur le bâtiment

Décret 454 -2014 Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 4 juin 2014 :

Code des professions

Décret 475-2014 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les diplômes délivrés par les établissements d’enseignement désignés qui donnent droit aux permis et aux certificats de spécialistes des ordres professionnels

Loi sur les comptables professionnels agréés

Décret 476-2014 Règlement sur le permis de comptabilité publique de l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 juin 2014 :

Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics

Décret 482-2014 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les contrats de services des organismes publics

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 28, 2014:

Building Act

OC 454-2014 Regulation to amend the Safety Code

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, June 4, 2014:

Professional Code

OC 475-2014 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the diplomas issued by designated educational institutions which give access to permits or specialist's certificates of professional orders

Chartered Professional Accountants Act

OC 476-2014 Regulation respecting the public accountancy permit of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, June 11, 2014:

An Act respecting contrating by public bodies

OC 482-2014 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting service contracts of public bodies

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 21 mai 2014 :

Code des professions

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de déontologie de l’Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec

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

Loi sur les mines

  • Arrêté concernant les conditions et obligations auxquelles sont subordonnés les travaux de recherche de pétrole, de gaz naturel et de réservoirs souterrains sur les terrains de l’Île d’Anticosti qui sont réservés à l’État

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 juin 2014 :

Code de la sécurité routière

  • Règlement sur l’ajout et l’utilisation de lampes stroboscopiques sur les véhicules routiers affectés au transport des écoliersl

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 21, 2014:

Professional Code

  • Regulation to amend the Code of ethics of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec

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

Mining Act

  • Order concerning conditions and requirements governing the exploration work for petroleum, natural gas and underground reservoirs on the land of Île d’Anticosti reserved to the State

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, June 11, 2014:

Highway Safety Code

  • Regulation respecting the addition and use of strobe lights on road vehicles used for the transportation of school children
     

Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part III, May 9, 2014:

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

Sask Reg 27/2014 The Regulations and Forms of the Labour Relations Board Repeal Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, May 23, 2014:

The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act

Sask Reg 33/2014 The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Amendment Regulations, 2014

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, June 6, 2014:

The Pension Benefits Act, 1992

Sask Reg 40/2014 The Pension Benefits Amendment Regulations, 2014

The Traffic Safety Act

Sask Reg 41/2014 The Driver Licensing and Suspension Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 42/2014 The Licence Plate Display Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 43/2014 The Personal Injury Benefits Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 44/2014 The School Bus Operating Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 45/2014 The Vehicle Classification and Registration Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 46/2014 The Vehicle Equipment Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 47/2014 The Vehicle Inspection Amendment Regulations, 2014
Sask Reg 48/2014 The Vehicle Inspection Procedures Amendment Regulations, 2014

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 23, 2014:

Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan

  • Rules of Court — Family Practice Directive No. 3, Objections to Affidavit Evidence in Family Matters

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 30, 2014:

Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan

  • Rules of Court — Family Practice Directive No. 3, Objections to Affidavit Evidence in Family Matters (Erratum)
     

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

 

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