Legislative Update Report No. 2012-10 - May 30, 2012

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Federal Government

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-211 An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (communications with and services to the
public)
Hon. Chaput

 

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, May 23, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2012-99 Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under Sections 160, 191 and 209 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and Repealing the List of Hazardous Waste Authorities (Miscellaneous Program)

 

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 26, 2012:

Canada Post Corporation Act

  • Regulations Amending the International Letter-post Items Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Letter Mail Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Special Services and Fees Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, May 23, 2012:

Safe Streets and Communities Act, SC 2012, c 1

  • Sections 135 and 136 in force May 3, 2012 (SI/2012-31)

Royal Assents

May 17, 2012

  • Bill S-1003, An Act to authorize Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Inc. to apply to be continued as a body corporate under the laws of Québec — Chapter No.
  • Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act — Chapter No. 7

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 26, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2012-87-02-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 26, 2012:

  • Bank of China Limited, application to establish a foreign bank branch

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 19, 2012:

National Energy Board

  • Emera Energy Incorporated — Application to export electricity to the United States
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. — Application to export electricity to the United States

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 19, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by ACTRA PRS/MROC for the Reproduction, in Canada, of Performers' Performances by Commercial Radio Stations for the Year 2013

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 26, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Royalties to Be Collected by Re:Sound Music Licensing Company (Re:Sound) for the Performance in Public or the Communication to the Public by Telecommunication, in Canada, of Published Sound Recordings Embodying Musical Works and Performers' Performances of Such Works for the Years 2008 to 2012
 

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 Workers' Compensation Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Redford

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, May 15, 2012:

Pipeline Act

Alta Reg 78/2012 Pipeline Amendment (Drilling Waste) Regulation

 

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, May 4, 2012:

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 47/2012 Mineral Land Reserve (Conditional Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 153/2011

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
23 The Local Government Amendment Act
Hon. Lemieux
25 The Groundwater and Water Well and Related Amendments Act
Hon. Mackintosh
28 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act
Hon. Rondeau
29 The Contaminated Sites Remediation Amendment Act
Hon. Mackintosh
30 The Regulated Health Professions Amendment and Personal Health Information
Amendment Act
Hon. Oswald
31 The Bilingual Service Centres Act
Hon. Lemieux
32 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Powers of Traffic Authorities over Cycling Traffic)
Hon. Lemieux
33 The Election Financing Act and Elections Amendment Act
Hon. Howard
34 The Public-Private Partnerships Transparency and Accountability Act
Hon. Struthers
35 The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Amendment Act
Hon. Howard
36 The Human Rights Code Amendment Act
Hon. Swan
37 The Highway Traffic Amendment and Summary Convictions Amendment Act
(Bicycle Helmets)
Hon. Rondeau

 

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, May 5, 2012:

The Consumer Protection Act

Man Reg 40/2012 Cell Phone Contracts Regulation

The Prescription Drug Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 44/2012 Specified Drugs Regulation, amendment

The Pharmaceutical Act

Man Reg 45/2012 Manitoba Drug Interchangeability Formulary Regulation

 

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, May 5, 2012:

The Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act, SM 2011, c 19

  • Act in force April 30, 2012

The Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Cell Phone Contracts), SM 2011, c 25

  • Act in force September 15, 2012

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
43 Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act
Hon. Coulombe
44 Procurement Act
Hon. Leonard
45 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Hon. Carr
46 An Act to Amend the Early Learning and Childcare Act
Hon. Carr
47 An Act to Amend the Family Services Act
Hon. Stultz
48 An Act to Amend the Family Income Security Act
Hon. Stultz
49 An Act to Amend the Emergency 911 Act
Hon. Trevors
50 An Act to Amend the Real Property Transfer Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
51 An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
52 An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Income Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
53 Loan Act, 2012
Hon. Higgs
55 An Act to Amend the Securities Act
Hon. Blais
56 An Act to Amend the Clean Environment Act
Hon. Fitch
57 An Act to Repeal the Income Tax Act
Hon. Higgs

 

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, May 23, 2012:

An Act to Amend the Family Services Act, SNB 2011, c 28

  • Act in force April 1, 2012

An Act to Amend the Mining Act, SNB 2009, c 35

  • Section 33 as it relates to section 48.8 of the Act, in force April 5, 2012

An Act to Repeal the Habeas Corpus Act, SNB 2011, c 53

  • Act in force June 1, 2012

Newfoundland

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
17 Service Animal Act
Hon. Collins
18 An Act to Amend the Legal Aid Act
Hon. Collins
19 An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act
Hon. Davis
20 An Act to Amend the Works, Services and Transportation Act
Hon. Hedderson
21 An Act to Amend the Rail Service Act, 2009
Hon. Hedderson
22 An Act to Amend the Aquaculture Act
Hon. King

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
93 An Act to Amend the Labour Standards Code
Hon. MacMaster

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
91 An Act to amend the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act
Mr. Dunlop
92 An Act to freeze compensation for two years in the public sector
Mr. Yurek
93 An Act to amend the Liquor Licence Act in relation to serving liquor in certain places
Mrs. Albanese
94 An Act to address Ontario's debt through alternatives to public sector layoffs and
government program cuts while reducing the fiscal pressure on the people of Ontario
who are having trouble paying their bills
Mr. Barrett
95 An Act to amend the Condominium Act, 1998 with respect to the recovery
of common expenses
Mr. Sergio
96 An Act to amend the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000
Mr. Smith

 

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, May 19, 2012:

Dentistry Act, 1991

O Reg 75/12 General, amending O Reg 205/94

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 71/12 Abibow Canada Inc. Pension Plans, amending O Reg 196/11

Psychology Act, 1991

O Reg 74/12 Registration, amending O Reg 533/98

 

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, May 19, 2012:

Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011, SO 2011, c 9

  • Schedule 17 of the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011, which amends the Gaming Control Act, 1992, in force June 1, 2012
  • Schedule 34 of the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011, which amends the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999, in force June 1, 2012

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
26 An Act to Amend the Dog Act
Hon. Webster
27 An Act to Amend the Animal Health and Protection Act
Hon. Webster
28 An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act
Hon. Henderson
29 Ambulance Services Act
Hon. Currie
30 An Act to Amend the Pharmacy Act
Hon. Currie
31 Funeral Services and Professions Act
Hon. Currie
32 An Act to Amend the Public Health Act
Hon. Currie
33 An Act to Repeal the Potato Lien Act
Hon. Webster
34 An Act to Amend the Farm Practices Act
Hon. Webster
35 An Act to Amend the Securities Act
Hon. Sherry
36 An Act to Amend the Marriage Act
Hon. Currie
37 An Act to Amend the the Companion Animal Protection Act
Hon. Webster
38 An Act to Amend the Insurance Act
Hon. Sherry
39 An Act to Amend the Collection Agencies Act
Hon. Sherry
40 Government Reorganization Act
Hon. Ghiz
41 Pension Benefits Act
Hon. Sherry
42 An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act
Hon. Sherry
43 Drug Product Interchangeability and Pricing Act
Hon. Currie
44 Supplementary Appropriation Act, 2012
Hon. Sheridan

 

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, May 19, 2012:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2012-248 Watercourse and Wetland Protection Regulations Amendment (Erratum)

 

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
72 Loi modifiant la Loi sur la fonction publique principalement en matière de dotation
des emplois
Hon. Courchesne
73 Loi concernant principalement la mise en oeuvre de certaines dispositions du discours
sur le budget du 20 mars 2012
Hon. Bachand
74 Loi visant à prévenir les cancers de la peau causés par le bronzage artificiel
Hon. Bolduc
75 Loi portant sur certains pouvoirs d'inspection et de saisie
Hon. Fournier
78 Loi permettant aux étudiants de recevoir l'enseignement dispensé par les établissements de
niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent
Hon. Courchesne

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
72 An Act to amend the Public Service Act mainly with respect to staffing
Hon. Courchesne
73 An Act respecting mainly the implementation of certain provisions of the Budget Speech of
20 March 2012
Hon. Bachand
74 An Act to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning
Hon. Bolduc
75 An Act respecting certain powers of inspection and seizure
Hon. Fournier
78 An Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions
they attend
Hon. Courchesne

 

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 9 mai 2012 :

Code des professions

Décret 417-2012 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

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 16 mai 2012 :

Code des professions

Décret 433-2012 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
Décret 434-2012 Règlement sur le fonds d'indemnisation de l'Ordre des géologues du Québec
Décret 435-2012 Règlement sur le comité de la formation des chiropraticiens

Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics

Décret 470-2012 Règlement sur le registre des entreprises non admissibles aux contrats publics et sur les mesures de surveillance et d'accompagnement

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 9, 2012:

Professional Code

OC 417-2012 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

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 16, 2012:

Professional Code

OC 433-2012 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
OC 434-2012 Regulation respecting the compensation fund of the Ordre des géologues du Québec
OC 435-2012 Regulation respecting the committee on training of chiropractors

An Act respecting contracting by public bodies

OC 470-2012 Regulation respecting the register of enterprises ineligible for public contracts and oversight and monitoring measures

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 16 mai 2012 :

Loi éliminant le placement syndical et visant l'amélioration du fonctionnement de l'industrie de la construction, SQ 2011, c 30

  • Articles 3, 4, 5 et 7 en vigueur au 2 mai 2012 (Décret 456-2012)
  • Articles 25 à 28 en vigueur au 1er septembre 2012 (Décret 456-2012)

Loi concernant la lutte contre la corruption, SQ 2011, c 17

  • Articles 41, 43 à 47, 49, 63 et 64 en vigueur au 1er juin 2012 (Décret 469-2012)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 16, 2012:

An Act to eliminate union placement and improve the operation of the construction industry, SQ 2011, c 30

  • Sections 3, 4, 5 and 7 in force May 2, 2012 (OC 456-2012)
  • Sections 25 to 28 in force September 1, 2012 (OC 456-2012)

Anti-Corruption Act, SQ 2011, c 17

  • Sections 41, 43, to 47, 49, 63 and 64 in force June 1, 2012 (OC 469-2012)

Sanctions Royales

16 mai 2012

  • Loi nº 53, Loi sur la dissolution de la Société de gestion informatique SOGIQUE Loi sur la dissolution de la Société de gestion informatique SOGIQUE — Chapitre nº 9
  • Loi nº 55, Loi concernant la reconnaissance professionnelle des technologues en électrophysiologie médicale Loi concernant la reconnaissance professionnelle des technologues en électrophysiologie médicale — Chapitre nº 10
  • Loi nº 61, Loi sur les comptables professionnels agréés — Chapitre nº 11

18 mai 2012

  • Loi nº 78, Loi permettant aux étudiants de recevoir l'enseignement dispensé par les établissements de niveau postsecondaire qu'ils fréquentent — Chapitre nº 12

Royal Assents

May 16, 2012

  • Bill 53, An Act to dissolve the Sociéte de gestion informatique SOGIQUE — Chapter No. 9
  • Bill 55, An Act respecting the professional recognition of medical electrophysiology technologists — Chapter No. 10
  • Bill 61, Chartered Professional Accountants Act — Chapter No. 11

May 18, 2012

  • Bill 78, An Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend — Chapter No. 12

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 9 mai 2012 :

Code des professions

  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par des personnes autres que des conseillers d'orientation
  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par des personnes autres que des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux
  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par des personnes autres que des travailleurs sociaux
  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par des personnes autres que des psychologues et par des psychologues
  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par des personnes autres que des psychoéducateurs
  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par un technicien en travail social
  • Règlement sur les catégories de permis délivrés par l'Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux du Québec
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les catégories de permis délivrés par l'Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 16 mai 2012 :

Code des professions

  • Règlement modifiant le Tarif des frais judiciaires applicables au recouvrement des petites créances

Code civil du Québec
Code de procédure civile
Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires

  • Règlement modifiant le Tarif des frais judiciaires en matière civile et des droits de greffe

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 9, 2012:

Professional Code

  • Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than guidance counsellors
  • Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than marriage and family therapists
  • Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than psychoeducators
  • Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than psychologists and by psychologists
  • Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than social workers
  • Regulation respecting certain professional activites that may be engaged in by social work technicians
  • Regulation respecting categories of permits issued by the Ordre de travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the categories of permits issued by the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 16, 2012:

Code of Civil Procedure

  • Regulation to amend the Tariff of Court Fees applicable to the Recovery of Small Claims

Civil Code of Québec
Code of Civil Procedure

Courts of Justice Act

  • Regulation to amend the Tariff of Court Costs in Civil Matters and Court Office Fees
     

Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
44 The Appropriation Act, 2012 (No. 1)
Hon. Krawetz

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 11, 2012:

The Certified General Accountants Act, 1994

  • Certified General Accountants Association of Saskatchewan — Regulatory Bylaw Amendments
  • Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct Amendments

Yukon

Ministerial Orders

Yukon Gazette, Part II, May 15, 2012:

Securities Act

M.O. 2012/07 Rule to Make Amendment No. 3 to the Rule Respecting the Implementation of CSA Instruments and Policies (Local Rule 11-802) (Ministerial Order 2009/07) is made
M.O. 2012/08 Rule governing Interim Application of NI 25-101 (Local Rule 25-501) is made

Proclamations

Yukon Gazette, Part I, May 15, 2012:

Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act, SY 2012, c 2

Act in force April 26, 2012 (OIC 2012/47)