Legislative Update Report No. 2024-10 Le Bulletin d’actualités législatives

May 29, 2024 12 MIN READ

Legislation for the period 05/09 to 05/22

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In This Issue

Federal Government / Gouvernement fédéralNova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse
Alberta / AlbertaNunavut / Nunavut
British Columbia / Colombie-BritanniqueOntario / Ontario
Manitoba / ManitobaPrince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard
New Brunswick / Nouveau-BrunswickQuébec / Québec
Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-LabradorSaskatchewan / Saskatchewan
Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-OuestYukon / Yukon

Federal Government / Gouvernement fédéral

Bills / Projets de loi

Senate / Sénat

 Referenced on first reading only
S-269National Framework on Advertising for Sports Betting Act

Regulations / Règlements

Canada Gazette, Part II, May 22, 2024:

Criminal Code

SOR/2024-84Order Amending the Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2020)

Contraventions Act

SOR/2024-76Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations (Rouge National Urban Park Act)

Financial Administration Act

SOR/2024-78Regulations Amending the Crown Corporation General Regulations, 1995

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2024-82Order 2024-87-04-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2024-83Order 2024-112-04-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Special Economic Measures Act

SOR/2024-87Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Hamas Terrorist Attacks) Regulations

Proposed Regulations / Projets de règlement

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 18, 2024:

Patent Act

  • Regulations Amending the Patent Rules and Certain Regulations Made Under the Patent Act

Proclamations / Proclamations

Orders In Council

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1, SC 2021, c 23
Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, SC 2022, c 10

  • Sections 209 to 211 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1, which amend the Customs Act, in force October 21, 2024 (PC 2024-0505)
  • Sections 303, 329 and 330 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, which amend the Customs Act, in force October 21, 2024 (PC 2024-0505)

Notices / Avis

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 11, 2024:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List, adding the letter “P” to the identifiers of 264 reduced regulatory requirement polymers
  • 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 the substance piperazine
  • Publication of final decision after assessment of a substance — piperazine, CAS RN 110-85-0 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (section 77 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 18, 2024:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2024-87-04-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Commissions / Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 11, 2024:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Concrete reinforcing bar — Decision

Income Tax Act

  • Revocation of registration of charities [Failure to file, 101945764RR0001]
  • Revocation of registration of charities [Voluntary, 102497682RR0001]

Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

  • Call for Bids No. NL24-CFB01 (Eastern Newfoundland)

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination — Information technology consultation services
  • Inquiry — Hotels and motels and inns

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Administrative decisions
  • Decisions
  • Part 1 applications

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 18, 2024:

Canada Energy Regulator

  • Application to export electricity to the United States — ATNV Energy, LP

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Appeal — Notice No. HA-2024-002
  • Commencement of preliminary injury inquiry — Concrete reinforcing bar
  • Determination — Certain wire rod
  • Inquiry — Tailoring services

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Administrative decisions
  • Decisions

NAFTA Secretariat

  • Notice of decision — Certain softwood lumber products from Canada

Supplements / Suppléments

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 11, 2024:

Bank of Canada

  • Financial Statements December 31, 2023

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Alberta / Alberta

Bills / Projets de loi

 Referenced on first reading only
21Emergency Statutes Amendment Act, 2024
22Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2024

Regulations / Règlements

Alberta Gazette, Part II, May 15, 2024:

Consumer Protection Act

Alta Reg 79/2024Appeal Board (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 80/2024Ticket Sales (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Electric Utilities Act

Alta Reg 81/2024Isolated Generating Units and Customer Choice (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Fuel Tax Act

Alta Reg 71/2024Fuel Tax Amendment Regulation

Safety Codes Act

Alta Reg 73/2024Gas Code Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 74/2024Permit Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 75/2024Plumbing Code Amendment Regulation

Orders in Council / Décrets

Alberta King’s Printer

Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment Act, 2023, SA 2023, c 5

  • Section 7, which amends the Land Titles Act, in force May 14, 2024 (OIC 116/2024)

Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment Act, 2022, SA 2022, c 16

  • Section 9(63) to (65) of the Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 in force January 1, 2025 (OIC 111/2024)

Royal Assents

May 16, 2024

  • Bill 10, Financial Statutes Amendment Act, 2024 – Chapter No.
  • Bill 11, Public Safety Statutes Amendment Act, 2024 – Chapter No.
  • Bill 12, Consumer Protection (Life Leases) Amendment Act, 2024 – Chapter No.
  • Bill 13, Real Property Governance Act – Chapter No.
  • Bill 16, Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment Act, 2024 – Chapter No.
  • Bill 17, Canadian Centre of Recovery Excellence Act – Chapter No.
  • Bill 19, Utilities Affordability Statutes Amendment Act, 2024 – Chapter No.
  • Bill 204, Municipal Government (National Urban Parks) Amendment Act, 2023 – Chapter No.

Notices / Avis

Alberta Gazette, Part I, May 15, 2024:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Amendments to National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement

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British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique

Bills / Projets de loi

 Referenced on first reading only
26Name Amendment Act (No. 2), 2024
27Municipalities Enabling and Validating (No. 5) Amendment Act, 2024

Regulations / Règlements

British Columbia Regulations BulletinMay 14, 2024:

Income Tax Act

BC Reg 100/2024Amends BC Reg 135/2008 — Climate Action Tax Credit Regulation

Insurance Corporation Act

BC Reg 95/2024Amends BC Reg 307/2004 — Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission
BC Reg 96/2024Amends BC Reg 307/2004 — Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission

British Columbia Regulations BulletinMay 21, 2024:

Court Rules Act

BC Reg 103/2024Amends BC Reg 533/95 — Provincial Court (Child, Family and Community Service Act) Rules
BC Reg 110/2024Amends BC Reg 120/2020 — Provincial Court Family Rules

Income Tax Act

BC Reg 111/2024Amends BC Reg 187/2010 — Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Regulation

Land Owner Transparency Act

BC Reg 104/2024Amends BC Reg 250/2020 — Land Owner Transparency Regulation

Property Transfer Tax Act

BC Reg 105/2024Amends BC Reg 166/2018 — Information Collection Regulation

Public Interest Disclosure Act

BC Reg 112/2024Amends BC Reg 58/2022 — Government Body Designation (Public Interest Disclosure) Regulation

Real Estate Services Act

BC Reg 101/2024Amends BC Reg 209/2021 — Real Estate Services Rules

Securities Act

BC Reg 109/2024Amends BC Reg 64/2007 — National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement

Proclamations / Proclamations

British Columbia Regulations BulletinMay 14, 2024:

Social Development and Poverty Reduction Statutes Amendment Act, 2024, SBC 2024, c 4

  • Sections 4, 8 to 10 and 23 in force May 13, 2024 (BC Reg 98/2024)

British Columbia Regulations BulletinMay 21, 2024:

Child, Family and Community Service Amendment Act, 2024, SBC 2024, c 5

  • Section 5 in force May 16, 2024 (BC Reg 102 /2024)

Royal Assents

May 16, 2024

  • Bill 14, Tenancy Statutes Amendment Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 19
  • Bill 20, First Nations Mandated Post Secondary Institutes Act — Chapter No. 17
  • Bill 21, Legal Professions Act — Chapter No. 26
  • Bill 22, Safe Access to Schools Act — Chapter No. 18
  • Bill 23, Anti-Racism Act — Chapter No. 22
  • Bill 24, Energy Statutes Amendment Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 20
  • Bill 25, Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 23
  • Bill 26, Name Amendment Act (No. 2), 2024 — Chapter No. 25
  • Bill 27, Municipalities Enabling and Validating (No. 5) Amendment Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 24

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Manitoba / Manitoba

  • No entries for this issue

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New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick

Bills / Projets de loi

 Referenced on first reading only
45An Act Respecting the Firefighters’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Compensation Act
46An Act to Amend the Electricity Act
47Accessibility Act

New Brunswick Royal GazetteMay 22, 2024:

Local Governance Commission Act, SNB 2023, c 18

  • Act in force May 15, 2024

Health Facilities Act, SNB 2023, 13

  • Act in force May 15, 2024

An Act Respecting the Fisheries Bargaining Act and the Industrial Relations Act, SNB 2023, c 30

  • Act in force May 1, 2024

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Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Bills / Projets de loi

 Referenced on first reading only
62An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act and the Liquor Corporation Act
66Pharmacy Act, 2024
74An Act to Amend the Limitations Act
76An Act to Amend the Crop Insurance Act
77An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, 2009
78An Act to Amend the Credit Union Act, 2009, No. 2

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Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-Ouest

  • No entries for this issue

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Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Ècosse

Regulations / Règlements

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 17, 2024:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 85/2024Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices (dispensed from publication)
NS Reg 89/2024Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices (dispensed from publication)

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Nunavut / Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

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Ontario / Ontario

Bills / Projets de loi

 Referenced on first reading only
194Strengthening Cyber Security and Building Trust in the Public Sector Act, 2024
197Safer Roads and Communities Act, 2024

Regulations / Règlements

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 192/24Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence, amending Reg 950 of RRO 1990

Rebuilding Ontario Place Act, 2023

O Reg 194/24Zoning Order — Ontario Place

Proposed Regulations / Projets de règlement

Bill 190, the Working for Workers Five Act, 2024 — Occupational Health and Safety Act

May 10, 2024
Bill 190, the Working for Workers Five Act, 2024 — Occupational Health and Safety Act — Comments by June 10, 2024

Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA)

May 9, 2024
Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), if Bill 190, the Working for Workers Five Act, 2024, passes — Comments by June 10, 2024

Mortgages Brokers, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA)

May 9, 2024
Protecting Consumers and Strengthening the Mortgage Industry with Modern Practices in Ontario – Legislative review of the Mortgages Brokers, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) — Comments by June 24, 2024

Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA)

May 22, 2024
Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA) to offer greater clarity to substitute decision makers and financial institutions regarding beneficiary designations for a plan — Comments by July 8, 2024

Orders In Council

Less Red Tape, More Common Sense Act, 2023, SO 2023, c 20

  • Schedule 14, sections 1-3, which amend the Ontario Heritage Act, in force July 1, 2024 (OIC 564/2024)

Royal Assents

May 16, 2024

  • Bill 162, Get It Done Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 9
  • Bill 165, Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 10
  • Bill 166, Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act, 2024 — Chapter No. 11
  • Bill 180, Building a Better Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2024 — Chapter No. 12

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Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Regulations / Règlements

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, May 11, 2024:

Garnishee Act

EC2024-363Garnishee Regulations, amendment

Jury Act

EC2024-365Regulations, amendment

Notaries and Commissioners Act

EC2024-433Notaries and Commissioners Regulations, amendment

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, May 18, 2024:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2024-447Materials Stewardship and Recycling Regulations, amendment

Regulated Health Professions Act

EC2024-448Physiotherapists Regulations, amendment

Summary Proceedings Act

EC2024-449Ticket Regulations, amendment

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Quebec / Québec

Projets de loi

 Référencés à la première lecture seulement
61Loi édictant la Loi sur Mobilité Infra Québec et modifiant certaines dispositions relatives au transport collectif
62Loi visant principalement à diversifier les stratégies d’acquisition des organismes publics et à leur offrir davantage d’agilité dans la réalisation de leurs projets d’infrastructure
64Loi instituant le Musée national de l’histoire du Québec
65Loi limitant le droit d’éviction des locateurs et renforçant la protection des locataires aînés

Bills

 Referenced on first reading only
61An Act enacting the Act respecting Mobilité Infra Québec and amending certain provisions relating to shared transportation
62An Act mainly to diversify the acquisition strategies of public bodies and increase their agility in carrying out infrastructure projects
64An Act to establish the Musée national de l’histoire du Québec
65An Act to limit lessors’ right of eviction and to enhance the protection of senior lessees

Règlements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 15 mai 2024:

Loi sur l’accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels
Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels dans le secteur privé

Décret 783-2024Règlement sur l’anonymisation des renseignements personnels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 22 mai 2024:

Code des professions

Décret 805-2024Règlement 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

Loi sur les comptables professionnels agréés

Décret 806-2024Entente de collaboration entre l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec («l’OCPAQ») et le Conseil canadien sur la reddition de comptes («le CCRC»)

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 15, 2024:

Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information
Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector

OC 783-2024Regulation respecting the anonymization of personal information

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 22, 2024:

Professional Code

OC 805-2024Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the diplomas issued by designated educational institutions which give access to permits or specialist’s certificates of professional orders

Chartered Professional Accountants Act

OC 806-2024Cooperation agreement between L’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (“l’Ordre”) and The Canadian Public Accountability Board (“CPAB”)

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 22 mai 2024:

Code de procédure civile

AM 2024Concernant les districts dans lesquels la médiation est obligatoire et ceux dans lesquels l’arbitrage est offert aux parties à la division des petites créances de la Cour du Québec — Arrêté numéro 2024-5213 du ministre de la Justice

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 22, 2024:

Code of Civil Procedure

MO 2024Districts in which mediation is mandatory and those in which arbitration is offered to the parties at the Small Claims Division of the Court of Québec — Order 2024-5213 of the Minister of Justice

Sanctions

9 mai 2024

  • Loi nº 30, Loi modifiant diverses dispositions principalement dans le secteur financier — Chapitre nº 15
  • Loi nº 44, Loi modifiant principalement la Loi sur le ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation en matière de recherche — Chapitre nº 16

22 mai 2024

  • Loi nº 60, Loi autorisant la conclusion de conventions collectives d’une durée supérieure à trois ans dans les secteurs public et parapublic — Chapitre nº 17

Assents

May 9, 2024

  • Bill 30, An Act to amend various provisions mainly with respect to the financial sector — Chapter No. 15
  • Bill 44, An Act to amend mainly the Act respecting the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation with respect to research — Chapter No. 16

May 22, 2024:

  • Bill 60, An Act to authorize the making of collective agreements with a term of more than three years in the public and parapublic sectors — Chapter No. 17

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Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan

Bills / Projets de loi

 Referenced on first reading only
617The Members’ Conflict of Interest Amendment Act
618The Lobbyists Transparency Amendment Act
619The Election (Fairness and Accountability) Amendment Act
620The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act
621The Child and Family Services (Betty’s Law) Amendment Act
622The Residents-in-Care Bill of Rights Act

Regulations / Règlements

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, May 17, 2024:

The Mineral Resources Act, 1985

Sask Reg RRS c M-16.1 Reg 6The Mineral Parcel Accretion Regulations

The Mineral Taxation Act, 1983
The Potash Production Tax

Sask Reg 32/2024The Potash Production Tax Amendment Regulations, 2024

The Land Titles Act, 2000

Sask Reg 35/2024The Land Titles (Accretion) Amendment Regulations, 2024

The Land Surveys Act, 2000

Sask Reg 36/2024The Land Surveys (Accretion) Amendment Regulations, 2024

The Construction Codes Act

Sask Reg 37/2024The Building Code Amendment Regulations, 2024

Proclamations / Proclamations

Saskatchewan Cabinet Secretariat

The Miscellaneous Statutes (Accretion) Amendment Act, 2023, SS 2023, c 5

  • Act in force May 10, 2024 (OC 207/2024)

Notices / Avis

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 10, 2024:

Rules of Court
Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan (Practice Directives)

  • Criminal Practice Directive No. 4 — Obtaining a Subpoena for a Criminal Proceeding or Trial

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Yukon / Yukon

Regulations / Règlements

Yukon Gazette, Part II, May 15, 2024:

Summary Convictions Act

YOIC 2024/63Regulation to amend the Summary Convictions Regulation in Respect of Animal Protection and Control (2024)

Placer Mining Act
Quartz Mining Act

YOIC 2024/70Order to amend the Order Prohibiting Entry on Certain Lands in Yukon (the Kaska asserted traditional territory outside the Ross River Area) (2024)
YOIC 2024/71Order to amend the Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands (Ross River Area) Order (2024)

Proclamations / Proclamations

Yukon Gazette, Part I, May 15, 2024:

The Animal Protection and Control Act, SY 2022, c 13

  • Act in force April 4, 2024 (OIC 2024/61)

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