Legislative Update Report No. 2012-02

Jan 30, 2012

Federal Government

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, January 18, 2012:

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2011-331Regulations Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986
SOR/2011-332Regulations Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

January 18, 2012
Jobs and growth the priorities as Minister Flaherty hosts multi-site pre-budget consultations via video conference

Competition Bureau Canada

January 11, 2012
Competition Bureau published revised Merger Review Process Guidelines

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, January 14, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. 16579

Department of Finance

  • Budget Implementation Act, 2007, section 79, which enacted the current version of section 220.1 of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2010
  • Budget Implementation Act, 2007, section 82, which enacted the current version of the definition of "fiscal equalization payment" in section 18 of the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act, is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2010
  • Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2007, section 172, which enacted the current version of section 220 of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2010

Food and Drugs Act

  • Food and Drug Regulations Amendments — Interim Marketing Authorization — use of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose
  • Interim Marketing Authorization — use of enzyme xylanese

Canada Gazette, Part I, January 21, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. EAU-650
  • Order 2012-66-01-01 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Significant New Activity Notice No. 15274a (variation to Significant New Activity Notice Nol 15274)
  • Significant New Activity Notice No. 16605

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

  • Notice to interested parties — Proposed amendment to Schedule III to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Schedule to Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, January 21, 2012:

National Energy Board

  • CP Energy Marketing L.P. — Application to export electricity to the United States
  • Direct Energy Marketing, Inc. — Application to export electricity to the United States

Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, January 14, 2012:

Pipeline Act

Alta Reg 228/2011Pipeline Amendment Regulation

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, January 16, 2012:

Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Act)

BC Reg 232/2011Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation, amending BC Reg 394/2008

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 234/2011Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, amending BC Reg 26/58

Oil and Gas Activities Act

BC Reg 249/2011Drilling and Production Regulation, amending BC Reg 282/2010
BC Reg 250/2011Fee, Levy and Security Regulation, amending BC Reg 278/2010
BC Reg 251/2011Fee, Levy and Security Regulation, amending BC Reg 278/2010
BC Reg 252/2011Fee, Levy and Security Regulation, amending BC Reg 278/2010
BC Reg 235/2011Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation, amending BC Reg 274/2010

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, January 16, 2012:

Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2007, SBC 2007, c 19

  • Section 32, insofar as it enacts section 13.1(5) of the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, in force February 1, 2012 (BC Reg 240/2011)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 2010, SBC 2010, c 21

  • Sections 189 and 191 in force January 2, 2012 (BC Reg 241/2011)
  • Sections 180 to 188 and 192 in force January 30, 2012 (BC Reg 241/2011)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2011, SBC 2011, c 13

  • Section 33 in force December 14, 2011 (BC Reg 233/2011)

Strata Property Amendment Act, 2009, SBC 2009, c 17

  • Sections 7(c), 12(b), 15 and 33(a) and (d) in force December 14, 2011 (BC Reg 238/2011)
  • Section 12(a) in force January 1, 2014 (BC Reg 238/2011)

Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, December 24, 2011:

The Consumer Protection Act

Man Reg 210/2011Government Cheque Cashing Fees Regulation, amendment

The Workplace Safety and Health Act

Man Reg 212/2011Operation of Mines Regulation

The Pension Benefits Act

Man Reg 213/2011Special Payments Relief Regulation, 2011
Man Reg 214/2011Special Payments Relief Regulation, amendment

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, December 24, 2011:

The Inter-jurisdictional Support Orders Amendment Act, SM 2011, c 15

  • Act in force December 20, 2011

New Brunswick

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, January 25, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

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

  • National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts
  • National Instrument 81-104 Commodity Pools
  • National Instrument 81-105 Mutual Fund Sales Practices (amendments required in French only)

Newfoundland

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, January 13, 2012:

Pension Benefits Act, 1997

NLR 110/11Solvency Funding Relief Regulations Amendment (Erratum)

Proclamations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, January 13, 2012:

An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act, 1999, SNL 2011, c 7

  • Sections 10, 20 to 23 and 27 to 29 in force February 1, 2012 (NLR 01/12)

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, January 13, 2012:

Insurance Act

NS Reg 326/2011Automobile Insurance Contract Mandatory Conditions Regulations, amendment
NS Reg 327/2011Automobile Insurance Prohibited Risk-Classification Factors Regulations, amendment

Interpretation Act

NS Reg 328/2011Adjudicative Bodies Designation Regulations, amendment

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 325/2011Acadian Flag Number Plates Regulations

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 331/2011Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 1/2012Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, January 13, 2012:

Elections Act,SNS 2011, c 5

  • Act in force January 1, 2012 (NS Reg 330/2011)

Nova Scotia Jobs Fund Act,SNS 2011, c 40

  • Act in force December 21, 2011 (NS Reg 329/2011)

Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act,SNS 2010, c 42

  • Act in force December 20, 2011 (NS Reg 322/2011)

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, January 21, 2012:

Assessment Act

O Reg 1/12General, amending O Reg 282/98

Notices

Ontario Gazette, January 14, 2012:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

  • Cost of Goods Guideline No. 01/12

Prince Edward Island

  • No entries for this issue

Quebec

Sanctions Royales

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 janvier 2012 :

30 novembre 2011

  • Loi nº 7, Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives concernant principalement le secteur financier — Chapitre nº 26
  • Loi nº 16, Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives en matière de santé et de services sociaux afin notamment de resserrer le processus de certification des résidences privées pour aînés — Chapitre nº 27
  • Loi nº 21, Loi modifiant la Loi sur la mise en marché des produits agricoles, alimentaires et de la pêche — Chapitre nº 28
  • Loi nº 22, Loi modifiant le Code civil concernant certains cas de résiliation du bail d'un logement — Chapitre nº 29

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 18 janvier 2012 :

2 décembre 2011

  • Loi nº 33, Loi éliminant le placement syndical et visant l'amélioration du fonctionnement de l'industrie de la construction — Chapitre nº 30
  • Loi nº 40, Loi abrogeant la Loi assurant la continuité de la prestation des services juridiques au sein du gouvernement et de certains organismes publics et modifiant la Loi sur le régime de négociation collective des procureurs aux poursuites criminelles et pénales — Chapitre nº 31
  • Loi nº 42, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite en vue de prolonger certaines mesures d'atténuation des effets de la crise financière de 2008 à l'égard de régimes de retraite visés par cette loi — Chapitre nº 32

9 décembre 2011

  • Loi nº 30, Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives en matière municipale — Chapitre nº 33
  • Loi nº 32, Loi donnant suite au discours sur le budget du 17 mars 2011 et modifiant diverses dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 34
  • Loi nº 35, Loi visant à prévenir, combattre et sanctionner certaines pratiques frauduleuses dans l'industrie de la construction et apportant d'autres modifications à la Loi sur le bâtiment — Chapitre nº 35
  • Loi nº 39, Loi modifiant la Loi sur le régime de rentes du Québec et d'autres dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 36
  • Loi nº 41, Loi modifiant la Loi sur la pharmacie — Chapitre nº 37
  • Loi nº 120, Loi concernant les campagnes à la direction des partis politiques — Chapitre nº 38

Royal Assents

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 11, 2012:

November 30, 2011

  • Bill 7, An Act to amend various legislative provisions mainly concerning the financial sector — Chapter No. 26
  • Bill 16, An Act to amend various legislative provisions concerning health and social services in order, in particular, to tighten up the certification process for private seniors' residences — Chapter No. 27
  • Bill 21, An Act to amend the Act respecting the marketing of agricultural, food and fish products — Chapter No. 28
  • Bill 22, An Act to amend the Civil Code as regards the resiliation of a dwelling lease in certain cases — Chapter No. 29

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 18, 2012:

December 2, 2011

  • Bill 33, An Act to eliminate union placement and improve the operation of the construction industry — Chapter No. 30
  • Bill 40, An Act to repeal the Act to ensure the continuity of the provision of legal services within the Government and certain public bodies and to amend the Act respecting the collective bargaining plan of criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys — Chapter No. 31
  • Bill 42, An Act to amend the Supplemental Pension Plans Act in order to extend certain measures to reduce the effects of the 2008 financial crisis on plans covered by the Act — Chapter No. 32

December 9, 2011

  • Bill 30, An Act to amend various legislative provisions concerning municipal affairs — Chapter No. 33
  • Bill 32, An Act giving effect to the Budget Speech delivered on 17 March 2011 and amending various legislative provisions — Chapter No. 34
  • Bill 35, An Act to prevent, combat and punish certain fraudulent practices in the construction industry and make other amendments to the Building Act — Chapter No. 35
  • Bill 39, An Act to amend the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan and other legislative provisions — Chapter No. 36
  • Bill 41, An Act to amend the Pharmacy Act — Chapter No. 37
  • Bill 120, An Act respecting political party leadership campaigns — Chapter No. 38

Avis

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 janvier 2012 :

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la déclaration obligatoire de certaines émissions de contaminants dans l'atmosphère (Erratum)

Notices

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 11, 2012:

Environment Quality Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere (Erratum)

Saskatchewan

  • No entries for this issue

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue
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