Legislative Update Report No. 2012-05

Mar 15, 2012

Federal Government

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
C-33An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations
Hon. Raitt

Senate

 Referenced only on first reading
S-8An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands
Hon. Lebreton

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 10, 2012:

Bank Act
Cooperative Credit Associations Act

Insurance Companies Act
Trust and Loan Companies Act

  • Regulations Amending the Credit Business Practices (Banks, Authorized Foreign Banks, Trust and Loan Companies, Retail Associations, Canadian Insurance Companies and Foreign Insurance Companies) Regulations

Food and Drugs Act

  • Blood Regulations
  • Regulations Amending Schedule D to the Food and Drugs Act (Blood)
  • Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Blood)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

  • Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendment 11)

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

March 4, 2012
Harper government acts to further protect consumers

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 3, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of that Act applies to two substances

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 10, 2012:

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

  • Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations Prospecting permits

Telecommunications Act

  • DGTP-001-12 — Petition to the Governor in Council concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2011-733

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 10, 2012:

  • Endurance Reinsurance Corporation of America, release of assets
  • Hanover Insurance Company (The), release of assets

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 10, 2012:

National Energy Board

  • DTE Energy Trading Inc. — Application to export electricity to the United States
  • Group 1 companies — Approval of abandonment cost estimates — Public hearing

Alberta

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
5Seniors' Property Tax Deferral Act
Hon. Jablonski

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, February 29, 2012:

Court of Queen's Bench Act
Provincial Court Act

Alta Reg 20/2012Provincial Court Judges and Masters in Chambers Compensation Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 21/2012Provincial Judges and Master in Chambers Registered and Unregistered Pension Plans Amendment Regulation

Mines and Minerals Act

Alta Reg 19/2012Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Amendment Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 18/2012Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation

Safety Codes Act

Alta Reg 22/2012Exemption Amendment Regulation

Royal Assents

March 5, 2012

  • Bill 1, Results-based Budget Act — Chapter No. R-17.5
  • Bill 3, Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2012 — Chapter No. 1

British Columbia

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
22Education Improvement Act
Hon. Abbott
23Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Falcon
24Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. McRae
25Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Bond
26Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Statutes Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Thomson
28Criminal Asset Management Act
Hon. Bond

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, February 23, 2012:

Ministry of Energy and Mines

Calling for tenders:

  • Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes March 28, 2012

Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, February 25, 2012:

The Construction Industry Wages Act

Man Reg 15/2012Construction Minimum Wage Regulation, amendment

The Mines and Minerals Act

Man Reg 16/2012Lands Re-opened to Prospecting Orders Regulation, amendment


New Brunswick

  • No entries for this issue

Newfoundland

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
3An Act to Amend the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act
Hon. Collins
4An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, 2000
Hon. Marshall
5An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration Act
Hon. Marshall
6An Act to Amend the Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act
Hon. Davis
7An Act to Amend the Provincial Court Act, 1991
Hon. Collins
8An Act to Amend the Family Violence Protection Act
Hon. Collins
9An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act, 1999 and Urban and Rural Planning Act, 2000
Hon. O'Brien
10An Act to Amend the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act
Hon. Collins

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

  • No entries for this issue

Nunavut

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
25Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, No. 6, 2010-2011
Hon. Peterson
26Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, No. 3, 2011-2012
Hon. Peterson
27Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 1, 2012-2013
Hon. Peterson
28Write-Off of Assets Act, 2011-2012
Hon. Peterson
29Write-Off of Assets Act, No. 1, 2010-2011
Hon. Peterson
30Building Code Act
Hon. Kusugak
31An Act to Amend the Consumer Protection Act
Hon. Kusugak
32An Act to Amend the Legal Services Act
Hon. Kusugak
33An Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act
Hon. Kusugak
34An Act to Amend the Integrity Act
Hon. Rumbolt


Ontario

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
38An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act with respect to safety precautions to take when
approaching roadside assistance vehicles
Mr. Dunlop
39An Act to amend the Education Act with respect to concussions
Hon. Broten
41An Act to encourage the disclosure of and investigate fraudulent activity in connection with
automobile insurance claims and to amend the Independent Health Facilities Act with Respect
to licensee requirements
Hon. Mangat
42An Act to amend the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Environmental Protection Act with respect
to renewable energy
Hon. Hudak
43An Act to amend the Insurance Act with respect to the elements used in classifying risks for a
coverage or category of automobile insurance
Hon. Sergio
44An Act to repeal the Far North Act, 2010 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Miller
45An Act to amend the Insurance Act with respect to risk classification systems for automobile
insurance
Hon. Singh
46An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012
Hon. Duncan

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, March 3, 2012:

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991

O Reg 21/12Registration
O Reg 22/12General, amending O Reg 543/94

Dental Technology Act, 1991

O Reg 20/12Registration, amending O Reg 874/93

Denturism Act, 1991

O Reg 23/12Registration, amending O Reg 833/93

Green Energy Act, 2009

O Reg 13/12General, amending O Reg 82/95

Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991

O Reg 18/12General, amending O Reg 207/94

Occupational Therapy Act, 1991

O Reg 19/12General, amending O Reg 226/96

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 12/12Solvency Funding Relief for Certain Public Sector Pension Plans, amending O Reg 178/11

Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991

O Reg 17/12General, amending O Reg 596/94


Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, March 3, 2012:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2012-66Home Heat Tanks Regulations, amendment

Pesticides Control Act

EC2012-94
[Reissue]
Regulations, amendment

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, March 3, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-02)

Quebec

Projets de loi

 Référencés à la première lecture seulement
45Loi modifiant le Code civil, le Code de procédure civile et la Loi sur le curateur public en matière
de protection des personnes
Hon. James
59Loi concernant le partage de certains renseignements de santé
Hon. Bolduc

Bills

 Referenced only on first reading
45An Act to amend the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure and the Public Curator Act as regards
the protection of persons
Hon. James
59An Act respecting the sharing of certain health information
Hon. Bolduc

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 22 février 2012 :

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

Décret 70-2012Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la qualité de l'eau potable

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 29 février 2012 :

Loi sur l'assurance médicaments

Décret 95-2012Que soit fixé au 1er mars 2012 la date à partir de laquelle la Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec exerce les fonctions qui lui sont confiées par les articles 57 et 58 de la Loi

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Décret 115-2012Règlement modifiant le Règlement concernant le financement des régimes de retraite des secteurs municipal et universitaire
Décret 116-2012Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la soustraction de certains régimes de retraite à l'application de dispositions de la Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 22, 2012:

Environment Quality Act

OC 70-2012Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 29, 2012:

An Act respecting prescription drug insurance

OC 95-2011That March 1, 2012 be set as the date from which the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec exercises the functions entrusted to it by sections 57 and 58 of the Act

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

OC 115-2011Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the funding of pension plans of the municipal and university sectors
OC 116-2012Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the exemption of certain pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 22 février 2012 :

Loi sur les valeurs mobilières

AM 2012-01Règlement modifiant le Règlement 31-103 sur les obligations et dispenses d'inscription et les obligations continues des personnes inscrites — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-01 du ministre délégué aux Finances

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 29 février 2012 :

Loi sur la publicité légale des entreprises

AM 2012Règlement d'application de la Loi sur la publicité légale des entreprises

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 22, 2012:

Securities Act

MO 2012-01Regulation to amend Regulation 31-103 respecting Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations — Order number V-1.1-2012-01 of the Minister for Finance

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 29, 2012:

An Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises

MO 2012Regulation respecting the application of the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprices

Sanctions Royales

5 mars, 2012

  • Loi nº 54, Loi concernant les paramètres sectoriels de certaines mesures fiscales — Chapitre nº 1

Royal Assents

March 5, 2012

  • Bill 55, An Act respecting the sectoral parameters of certain fiscal measures — Chapter No. 1

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 29 février 2012 :

Loi modifiant le Code de la sécurité routière et d'autres dispositions législatives, SQ 2010, c 34

  • Articles 28, 35 en ce qui concerne le paragraphe 2° et l'article 102 en vigueur le 15 avril 2012 (Décret 100-2012)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 29, 2012:

An Act to amend the Highway Safety Code and other legislative provisions, SQ 2010, c 34

  • Section 28, section 35 as regards paragraph 2 and section 102 in force April 15, 2012 (OC 100-2012)

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 22 février 2012 :

Loi sur le bâtiment

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de construction pour favoriser l'efficacité énergétique

Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les renseignements devant être transmis par les établissements au ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 29 février 2012 :

Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics

  • Règlement sur le registre des entreprises non admissibles aux contrats publics et sur les mesures de surveillance et d'accompagnement

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 22, 2012:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the Construction Code to promote energy efficiency

An Act respecting health services and social services

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the information that institutions must provide to the Minister of Health and Social Services

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 29, 2012:

An Act respecting contracting by public bodies

  • Regulation respecting the register of enterprises ineligible for public contracts and oversight and monitoring measures

Saskatchewan

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, February 24, 2012:

The Local Government Election Amendment Act, 2011, SS 2011, c 9

  • Sections 20, 21, 53, 54 and 65 in force March 1, 2012

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue
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