Legislative Update Report No. 2011-14

July 30, 2011

Federal Government

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, July 20, 2011:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2011-145Order 2011-87-06-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2011-143Regulations Amending the Renewable Fuels Regulations

Criminal Code

SOR/2011-144Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 23, 2011:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Environment Canada

July 21, 2011
Canada's Environment Minister announces Integrated Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring

Finance

July 20, 2011
Government of Canada announces Amendments to the Taxation of Specified Investment Flow-Through Entities, Real Estate Investment Trusts and Publicly-Traded Corporations

Finance

July 22, 2011
Minister of Finance appoints new representatives to the Canadian Securities Regulator Advisory Committee

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 16, 2011:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Agreement Respecting the National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) Program Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Order 2011-87-06-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 23, 2011:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Significant New Activity Notice No. 16376 in respect of the substance Bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3)

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-010-11 — Consultation on Spectrum Utilization of Frequency Bands 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz by the Fixed Service

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 16, 2011:

  • Arch Insurance Company, application to establish an insurance company

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 23, 2011:

  • Partner Reinsurance Europe Limited, release of assets

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 16, 2011:

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

  • Call for Bids No. NS11-1 — Bids must be received by January 10, 2012

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 16, 2011:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Royalties to Be Collected by Re: Sound in Respect of the Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Dance (2008-2012)

Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, June 30, 2011:

Employment Standards Code

Alta Reg 102/2011Employment Standards Amendment Regulation

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Alta Reg 105/2011Environmental Protection and Enhancement Regulations (Expiry) Amendment Regulation

Health Disciplines Act

Alta Reg 106/2011Midwifery Amendment Regulation

Judicature Act

Alta Reg 121/2011Surrogate Rules Amendment Regulation

Mines and Minerals Act
Public Lands Act

Alta Reg 104/2011Metallic and Industrial Minerals Exploration Amendment Regulation

Traffic Safety Act

Alta Reg 114/2011Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 113/2011Distracted Driving Regulation

Alberta Gazette, Part II, July 15, 2011:

Climate Change and Emissions Management Act

Alta Reg 127/2011Specified Gas Emitters Amendment Regulation

Provincial Offences Procedure Act

Alta Reg 125/2011Procedures (Distracted Driving) Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, July 15, 2011:

Traffic Safety (Distracted Driving) Amendment Act, 2010, SA 2010, c 23

  • Act in force September 1, 2011

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Environment

July 21, 2011
Minister Renner responds to federal monitoring technical reports

International and Intergovernmental Relations

July 13, 2011
Evans to highlight Alberta's energy sector in U.S. Midwest

Notices

Alberta Gazette, Part I, June 30, 2011:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions
  • Amendments to National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information

British Columbia

  • No entries for this issue

Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, June 11, 2011:

The Regulated Health Professions Act

Man Reg 61/2011Transition Period Regulation

The Employment Standards Code

Man Reg 62/2011Employment Standards Regulation, amendment

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, June 11, 2011

The Regulated Health Professions Act, SM 2009, c 15

  • Part 1, section 140, part 10, sections 156 to 162, 171 to 174, 219, 220 and 223, subsections 225(3), 243(1) and (2), section 262 and Schedule 2, in force June 1, 2011

New Brunswick

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, July 20, 2011:

Motor Vehicle Act

NB Reg 2011-35NB Reg 83-42, amendment

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, July 27, 2011:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

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

  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101) and Companion Policy 41-101CP
  • National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions and Companion Policy 44-101CP
  • National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions and Companion Policy 44-102CP
  • National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure (collectively, the Prospectus Rules) and proposed consequential amendments to:
  • National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards and Companion Policy 52-107CP
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • National Instrument 13-101 System for Electronic Document and Analysis Retrieval (together, the Proposed Amendments)

Newfoundland

  • No entries for this issue

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, July 15, 2011:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 216/2011Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 228/2011Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Fair Drug Pricing Act

NS Reg 222/2011Drug Plan Regulations
NS Reg 223/2011Fair Drug Pricing Regulations
NS Reg 225/2011Family Pharmacare Program Regulations
NS Reg 226/2011Providers Appeals Regulations
NS Reg 224/2011Seniors' Pharmacare Program Regulations

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, July 15, 2011:

Labour Board Act, SNS 2010, c 37

  • Clauses 9(2)(d) and (e), subsections 19(2) and 20(2), sections 84 and 85, clause 86(c), sections 87 and 88, subsections 89(1), (2), (4) and (6), sections 90 to 94, subsection 95(2), sections 96 and 97, clauses 98(e) and (f) and sections 99 to 126 in force June 30, 2011 (NS Reg 217/2011)

Labour Standards Code, SNS 2011, c 19

  • Clauses 1(a), (c), (e) and (f), and section 2; clauses 3[7](cb) and (cc), as enacted by section 3; section 4, clauses 5(a) to (d), sections 6 and 7 and subsection 8(1); subsection 21(3B), as enacted by subsection 8(2); subsections 8(3) to (7) and sections 9 to 20; the heading preceding section 89B and sections 89B and sections 89D to 89G, as enacted by section 21; and sections 22 to 27, in force June 30, 2011 (NS Reg 218/2011)

Fair Drug Pricing Act, SNS 2011 c 7

  • Act in force July 1, 2011 (NS Reg 221/2011)

Nunavut

Regulations

Nunavut Gazette, Part II, June 30, 2011:

Nunavut Elections Act

SI-004-2011Proclamation of by-election

Ontario

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, July 16, 2011:

Building Code Act, 1992

O Reg 315/11Building Code, amending O Reg 350/06

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 317/11Small Claims Court Jurisdiction and Appeal Limit, amending O Reg 626/00

Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011

O Reg 308/11Amending Regulation 334 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General) Under the Environmental Assessment Act
O Reg 309/11Amending Regulation 231/08 (Transit Projects and Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings) Under the Environmental Assessment Act

Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009

O Reg 332/11Monitors for Non-Governmental Regulatory Authorities, amending O Reg 505/10
O Reg 333/11Amendments to Table 1 to Act

Payday Loans Act, 2008

O Reg 316/11General, amending O Reg 98/09

Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004

O Reg 331/11General, amending O Reg 329/04

Ontario Gazette, July 23, 2011:

Ontario Clean Energy Benefit Act, 2010

O Reg 334/11General, amending O Reg 495/10

Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011

O Reg 335/11General, amending O Reg 210/11

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Energy

July 14, 2011
Electricity exports continue to benefit Ontarians

Notices

Ontario Gazette, July 23, 2011:

Ontario Securities Commission

  • Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions and related instruments

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, July 16, 2011:

Highway Traffic Act

EC2011-304Demerit Point System Regulations Amendment

Quebec

  • No entries for this issue

Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, June 30, 2011:

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code Act

Sask Reg 45/2011Saskatchewan Human Rights Code Amendment Regulations, 2011

The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997

Sask Reg 46/2011The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Amendment Regulations, 2011

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, July 8, 2011:

The Securities Act, 1988

Sask Reg 41/2011The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2011

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, June 30, 2011:

The Provincial Court Amendment Act, 2011, SS 2011, c 13

  • Act in force July 1, 2011

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2011, SS 2011, c 17

  • Act in force July 1, 2011

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, July 15, 2011:

The Education Amendment Act, 2009, SS 2009, c 13

  • Sections 23 to 25, 27, clauses 45(a) and (b), in force August 1, 2011

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue
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