Legislative Update Report No. 2012-04

Feb 29, 2012

Federal Government

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
C-31An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform
Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act
Hon. Kenney
C-32An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act
Hon. Nicholson

Senate

 Referenced only on first reading
S-7An Act to amend the Criminal Code, The Canada Evidence Act and the Security of Information Act
Hon. LeBreton

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, February 29, 2012:

Criminal Code

SI/2012-7Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) — Criminal Proceedings Rules

Financial Administration Act

SOR/2012/12Order Amending the Pardon Services Fees Order

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2012-14Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1347 — Sulfonamides)
SOR/2012/15Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1527 — Maximum Residue Limits for Veterinary Drugs)
SOR/2012/16Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1593 — Clinical trials — Miscellaneous

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

February 24, 2012
Minister Menzies hightlights Pooled Registered Pension Plans' strengths for small and medium-sized business

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

February 27, 2012
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Publishes Revised Recommendations

Environment

February 16, 2012
Canada’s Environment Minister and International Partners Launch New Global Climate and Clean Air Initiative

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 18, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Significant New Activity Notice No. 16568

Department of Health Act

  • Notice amending Health Canada's Drug Master Files and Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product fees

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 25, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  • Publication of final decision on the screening assessment of a substance — Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), CAS No. 541-02-6 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Investment Canada Act

  • Amount for the year 2012

Bank Act

  • Schedules I, II and III

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 18, 2012:

  • Novex Insurance Company and AXA General Insurance, letters patent of amalgamation
  • PNC Bank Canada Branch, application to convert to a full-service branch

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 18, 2012:

Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission

  • Hazardous Materials Information Review Act Filing of a claim for exemption

Alberta

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
6Property Rights Advocate Act
Hon. McQueen

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, February 15, 2012:

Child and Youth Advocate Act, SA 2011, c C-11.5

  • Except section 32, Act in force April 1, 2012

Health Quality Council of Alberta Act, SA 2011, c H-7.2

  • In force February 1, 2012

Vital Statistics Act, SA 2007 c V-4.1

  • In force May 14, 2012

Wills and Succession Act, SA 2010 c W-12.2

  • Except section 117, Act in force February 1, 2012

Releases, Speeches and Statements

February 21, 2012
Province responds to Property Rights Task Force recommendations: consultation, compensation and access to the
courts key action areas

February 27, 2012
Premier Redford welcomes Keystone XL re-application

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
21Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2012
Hon. Falcon

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, January 31, 2012:

Financial Institutions Act

BC Reg 10/2012Insurance Contracts (Life Insurance Replacement) Regulation, amending BC Reg 327/90

Regulatory Reporting Act

BC Reg 8/2012Enacting Regulatory Reporting Regulation

Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, February 4, 2012:

The Consumer Protection Act

Man Reg 6/2012Consumer Protection Regulation, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, February 18, 2012:

Workers Compensation Act

Man Reg 12/2012Consumer Protection Regulation, amendment

Notices

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, February 11, 2012:

The Manitoba Securities Commission

New Brunswick

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, February 22, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice and Request for Comment – Publishing for comments:

  • Proposed Multilateral Instrument 32-102 Registration Exemptions for Non-Resident Investment Fund Managers (MI 32-102)
  • Proposed Companion Policy 32-102CP (32-102CP)
  • Proposed consequential amendments to Companion Policy 31-103CP Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (31-103CP)

Together, the Proposed Materials

Proclamation

An Act to Amend the Gas Distribution Act, 1999, SNB 2011, c 56

  • Act in force January 18, 2012

Newfoundland

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, February 17, 2012:

Optometry Act, 2004

NLR 13/12Diagnostic and Therapeutic Drug Regulations (Amendment)

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, February 10, 2012:

Judicature Act

  • Rules of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, 1986 — Court of Appeal Practice Note CAPN No. 2012-02

Northwest Territories

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
2Interim Appropriation Act (Operations and Expenditures), 2012-2013
Hon. Miltenberger
3Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2012-2012
Hon.Miltenberger
4Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2011-2012
Hon. Miltenberger

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, February 10, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 32/2012Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 34/2012Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, February 10, 2012:

An Act to Prevent Unnecessary Labour Disruptions and Protect the Economy, SNS 2011, c 71

  • Act in force January 24, 2012 (NS 33/2012)

Nunavut

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
24Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2012-2013
Hon. Peterson
35An Act to amend the Tobacco Tax Act
Hon. Peterson

Ontario

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
33An Act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to gender identity and gender expression
Ms DiNovo, Mrs. Elliott and Mr. Naqvi
34An Act to repeal the Public Works Protection Act, amend the Police Services Act with respect to
court security and enact the Security for Electricity Generating Facilities and Nuclear Facilities
Act, 2012
Hon. Meilleur
36An Act to raise awareness about radon, provide for the Ontario Radon Registry and reduce
radon levels in dwellings and workplaces
Mr. Moridi

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, February 25, 2012:

Good Government Act, 2011, SO 2011, c 1

  • Amend the proclamation issued on May 30, 2011 by striking out "March 1, 2012" and substituting "March 31, 2012"

Good Government Act, 2009, SO 2009, c 33

  • Amend the proclamation issued on May 30, 2011 by striking out "March 1, 2012" and substituting "March 31, 2012"

Notices

Ontario Gazette, February 25, 2012:

Ontario Securities Commission

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

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, February 11, 2012:

Occupational Health and Safety Act

EC2012-49General Regulations

Quebec

Projets de loi

 Référencés à la première lecture seulement
53Loi sur la dissolution de la Société de gestion informatique SOGIQUE
Hon. Bolduc
54Loi concernant les paramètres sectoriels de certaines mesures fiscales
Hon. Bachand
55Loi concernant la reconnaissance professionnelle des technologues en électrophysiologie médicale
Hon. Bolduc
56Loi visant à lutter contre l'intimidation et la violence à l'école
Hon. Beauchamp
57Loi modifiant l'encadrement de l'utilisation des cinémomètres photographiques et des systèmes photographiques de contrôle de circulation aux feux rouges et d'autres dispositions législatives
Hon. Moreau
58Loi modifiant la Loi sur le régime de retraite du personnel d'encadrement et d'autres
dispositions législatives
Hon. Courchesne

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
53An Act to dissolve the Société de gestion informatique SOGIQUE
Hon. Bolduc
54Act An Act respecting the sectoral parameters of certain fiscal measures
Hon. Bachand
55An Act respecting the professional recognition of medical electrophysiology technologists
Hon. Bolduc
56An Act to prevent and deal with bullying and violence in schools
Hon. Beauchamp
57An Act to modify the rules governing the use of photo radar devices and red light camera
systems and amend other legislative provisions
Hon. Moreau
58An Act to amend the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Management Personnel
and other legislative provisions
Hon. Courchesne

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 15 février 2012 :

Code des professions

Décret 58-2012Règlement modifiant le Code de déontologie des notaires
Décret 59-2012Règlement sur le fonds d'indemnisation de la Chambre des notaires du Québec

Code de la sécurité routière
Loi sur l'administration financière

Décret 82-2012Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les frais exigibles en vertu du Code de la sécurité routière et sur la remise des objets confisqués

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 15, 2012:

Professional Code

OC 58-2012Regulation to amend the Code of ethics of notaries
OC 59-2012Regulation respecting the compensation fund of the Chambre des notaires du Québec

Highway Safety Code
Financial Administration Act

OC 82-2012Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting fees exigible under the Highway Safety Code and the return of confiscated objects

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 25 janvier 2012 :

Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux

AM 2011-018Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur certaines conditions de travail applicables aux hors-cadres
des agences et des établissements publics de santé et de services sociaux — Arrêté numéro
2011 018 du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux
AM 2011-019Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur certaines conditions de travail applicables aux cadres des
agences et des établissements de santé et de services sociaux — Arrêté numéro 2011 018
du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 8 février 2012 :

Loi sur l'Agence du revenu du Québec

AM 2012Règlement sur la signature de certains actes, documents ou écrits de l'Agence du revenu
du Québec — Arrêté du ministre du Revenu

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 25, 2012:

An Act respecting health services and social services

MO 2011-018Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting certain terms of employment applicable to
senior administrators of agencies and of public health and social services institutions — Order
number 2011 018 of the Minister of Health and Social Services and of the Minister for
Social Services
MO 2011-019Regulation to amend the regulation respecting certain terms of employment applicable to
officers of agencies and health and social services institutions — Order number 2011 019
of the Minister of Health and Social Services and of the Minister for Social Services

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 8, 2012:

An Act respecting the Agence du revenu du Québec

MO 2012Regulation respecting the signing of certain deeds, documents and writings of the Agence du revenu du Québec — Order of the Minister of Revenue

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 15 février 2012 :

Loi sur les jurés

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les indemnités et les allocations des jurés

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 15, 2012:

Jurors Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting indemnities and allowances to jurors

Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, February 17, 2012:

The Securities Act, 1988

Sask Reg 4/2012The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment
Regulations, 2012

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, February 10, 2012:

The Medical Profession Act, 1981

  • Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons — Regulatory Bylaw Amendments

Yukon

Regulations

Yukon Gazette, Part II, February 15, 2012:

Placer Mining Act and Quartz Minning Act

OIC 2012/06Order Prohibiting Entry on Certain Lands (Peel Watershed Planning Region)
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