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Legislative Update Report No. 2017-19

Legislation Current To: October 11, 2017

In This Issue

Federal Government Nova Scotia
Alberta Nunavut
British Columbia Ontario
Manitoba Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick Québec/Quebec
Newfoundland Saskatchewan
Northwest Territories Yukon

Federal Government

Bills

House of Commons

  Referenced on first reading only
C-60 An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect
C-61 An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
C-363 An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (amendment of the List)
C-364 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing)
C-365 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighting equipment)
C-366 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Abitibi and Témiscamingue regions)
C-367 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Colquitz River, Tod Creek and Craigflower Creek)
C-368 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Sooke River, Jordan River, Bilston Creek and Muir Creek)

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, October 4, 2017:

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2017-194 Regulations Amending the Canadian Turkey Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990
SOR/2017-206 Regulations Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986
SOR/2017-207 Order Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Levies Order

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 19992

SOR/2017-196 Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations and Making a Consequential Amendment to Another Regulation

Broadcasting Act

SI/2017-52 Order Declining to Set Aside or Refer Back to the CRTC Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-198

Special Economic Measures Act

SOR/2017-204 Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations
SOR/2017-205 Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Permit Authorization Order

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

  • By-law Amending the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Differential Premiums By-law

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, October 4, 2017:

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, SC 2017, c 20

  • Sections 126 to 129 and 131 to 190, which amend the Parliament of Canada Act and make consequential amendments to other Acts, in force September 21, 2017 (SI/2017-53)

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 23, 2017:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice with respect to certain micro-organisms  
  • Publication after screening assessment of six substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999) 
  • Notice of intent to amend the Non-domestic Substances List under subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SMSE-017-17 — Release of RSS-252, issue 1

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 30, 2017:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. 19330
  • Waiver of information requirements for living organisms (subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Waiver of information requirements for substances (subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of two stilbenes — benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2′-(1,2- ethenediyl)bis[5-[[4-[bis(2- hydroxyethyl)amino]-6-(phenylamino)- 1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-, disodium salt (C.I. Fluorescent Brightener 28, disodium salt), CAS RN 4193-55-9, and benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2′-(1,2-ethenediyl) bis[5-[[4-(4-morpholinyl)-6- (phenylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-, disodium salt (Fluorescent Brightener FWA-1), CAS RN 16090-02-1 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) or paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999) .
  • Publication after screening assessment of two substances — phenol, 2-methyoxy-4- (2-propenyl)-, CAS RN 97-53-0 (eugenol) and rose, Rosa canina, ext. (CAS RN 84696-47-9) (Rosa canina extract) — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Global Affairs Canada

  • Consultations on Canada’s discussions with the remaining members of what was previously the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2017-87-08-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Publication after screening assessment of 15 substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication of the final decision after screening assessment of a substance — 1,1-ethanediol, 2,2,2-trichloro- (chloral hydrate), CAS RN 302-17-0 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Hazardous Materials Information Review Act

  •  Filing of claims for exemption

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

  • Innovation Credit Union — Notice pursuant to the Disclosure on Continuance Regulations (Federal Credit Unions)
  • Union Bank, Canada Branch — Transfer of liabilities

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 23, 2017:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination — Communication, detection and fibre optics

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Review of the final determination of dumping regarding certain carbon steel welded pipe — Decision

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Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2017:

Fair Trading Act

Alta Reg 166/2017 Employment Agency Business Licensing Amendment Regulation


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British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
4 Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Continuation Act 
5 Constitution Amendment Act, 2017
6 Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Act 
8 Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, 2017 

Regulations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, September 19, 2017:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 170/2017 Amends BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation

Hospital Act

BC Reg 171/2017 Amends the Schedule to the Act

Hospital Insurance Act

BC Reg 171/2017 Amends BC Reg 25/61 — Hospital Insurance Act Regulations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, October 10, 2017:

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 182/2017 Amends BC Reg 71/2010 — Mineral Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation

Royal Assents

September 21, 2017

  • Bill 7, Supply Act (No. 2), 2017 — Chapter No. 8

October 5, 2017

  • Bill 4, Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Continuation Act — Chapter No. 9

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Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
39 The Canadian Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Labour Mobility Act and Regulated Health Professions Act Amended)
40 The Legislative Assembly Amendment Act

Regulations

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Employment Standards Code

Man Reg 128/2017 Employment Standards Regulation, amendment

The Court of Queen's Bench Act

Man Reg 130/2017 Court of Queen's Bench Rules, amendment

Manitoba Laws - Proclamations

The Legislative Security Act, SM 2017, c 17

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New Brunswick

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, October 4, 2017:

Gas Distribution Act, 1999

NB Reg 2017-34 NB Reg 99-60, amendment

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, October 11, 2017:

Pension Benefits Act

NB Reg 2017-35  NB Reg 91-195, amendment

Medical Services Payment Act

NB Reg 2017-36 NB Reg 84-20, amendment

 

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, September 15, 2017:

Highway Traffic Act

NLR 82/17 Vehicles Regulations, 2001, amendment

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, September 22, 2017:

Personal Health Information Act

NLR 84/17 Personal Health Information Regulations, amendment

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Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
33 Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2018-2019

Regulations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2017:

Insurance Act

NWT Reg 075-2017 Insurance Regulations — amendment

Proclamations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2017:

An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act, SNWT 2017, c 14

  • Act in force October 1, 2017 (SI-005-2017)
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Nova Scotia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
1 Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Appreciation Act 
2 Teachers' Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvements (2017) Act (repealed)
3 Public Services Sustainability (2015) Act (repealed) 
4 Dignity for Victims of Sexual Violence Act 
5 Provincial Court Act (amended)
6 Sexual Violence Action Plan Act 
7 Workers' Compensation Act (amended)
8 Pre-primary Education Act (amended) 
9 Education Act (amended) 
10 Municipal Government Act (amended) and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
11 Auditor General Act (amended)
12 Boxing Authority Act (amended) 
14 Education Act (amended)
15 Environment Act (amended)
16 Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act 
17 Solemnization of Marriage Act (amended)
19 Consumer Protection Statutes (amended)
20 Small Business Tax Protection Act
21 Environment Act (amended) 
22 Health Authorities Act (amended)
23 Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act (amended)
25 Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building Walk-in Clinic Act
26 Environmental Bill of Rights
27 Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act
28 Clean Air Act
29 Marine Renewable-energy Act (amended)
31 School Supplies Tax Credit Act
32 Environmental Racism Prevention Act
33 Gas Distribution Act (amended)
34 Buy Local Wild Blueberries Act
35 Public–Private Partnership Prohibition Act
37 Voluntary Blood Donations Act

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, September 29, 2017:

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 134/2017 Traffic Signs Regulations — amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 135/2017  Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 136/2017  Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Regulated Health Professions Network Act

NS Reg 138/2017 Regulated Health Professions Network Regulations — amendment

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, September 29, 2017:

Accessibility Act, SNS 2017, c 2

  • Act in force September 18, 2017 (NS Reg 137/2017)

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Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

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Ontario

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
155 An Act respecting life leases
157 An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to domestic and sexual violence
158 An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act in respect of harm to vulnerable road users
160 An Act to amend, repeal and enact various Acts in the interest of strengthening quality and accountability for patients
161 An Act to raise awareness of opioid abuse
162 An Act to amend the Insurance Act to authorize life settlements
163 An Act to enact the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017 and to amend the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in relation to abortion services
164 An Act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to immigration status, genetic characteristics, police records and social conditions
165 An Act to amend the Law Society Act and the Solicitors Act with respect to matters related to personal injury claims and client agreements
166 An Act to amend or repeal various Acts and to enact three new Acts with respect to the construction of new homes and ticket sales for events

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, September 23, 2017:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

O Reg 358/17 General, amending Reg 460 of RRO 1990

Ontario Gazette, September 30, 2017:

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 364/17 Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence, amending Reg 950 of RRO 1990

Pension Benefits Act 

O Reg 365/17 Administrative Penalties

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, September 30, 2017:

Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, SO 2016, c 37

  • Schedule 19, ss 5, 6 (2), (3), which amend the Pension Benefits Act, in force January 1, 2018 

Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 10

  • Schedule 1, ss 8, 25, 26, 27, 31, which amend the Municipal Act, 2001, in force January 1, 2018
  • Schedule 2, ss 21, 22, 23, which amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, in force January 1, 2018
  • Schedule 1, ss 18, 19-23, 32, which amend the Municipal Act, 2001, in force March 1, 2019
  • Schedule 2, ss 15-20, 27, which amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, in force March 1, 2019
  • Schedule 3, ss 1-9, 10 (1), which amend the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, in force March 1, 2019
  • Schedule 4, s 7, which amends the Limitations Act, 2002, in force March 1, 2019
  • Schedule 4, s 12, which amends the Public Inquiries Act, 2009, in force March 1, 2019

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

September 22, 2017
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act — Making Permanent the Temporary Exemption of Certain JSPPs from the Requirement to File a Reference Valuation — Comments by November 9, 2017

September 22, 2017
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act — Extending the Temporary Exemption for Certain JSPPs from the Annual Valuation Filing Requirement — Comments by November 9, 2017

Notices

Ontario Gazette, September 23, 2017:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

  • Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline — Superintendent’s Guideline No. 02/17, October 2017

Ontario Gazette, October 7, 2017:

Ontario Securities Commission

  • National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives

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Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

Highway Traffic Act

EC2017-556 Demerit Point System Regulations, amendment

Summary Proceedings Act

EC2017-570 Ticket Regulations, amendment
EC2017-571 Ticket Regulations, amendment

Proclamations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act (No. 3), SPEI 2017, c 66 

  • Act in force October 7, 2017

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, October 7, 2017:

Judicature Act

  • Prejudgment and postjudgment interest rates, January 2002 to December 2017

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Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
141 Loi visant principalement à améliorer l’encadrement du secteur financier, la protection des dépôts d’argent et le régime de fonctionnement des institutions financières
148 Loi encadrant l’approvisionnement en médicaments génériques par les pharmaciens propriétaires et modifiant diverses dispositions législatives
891 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les normes du travail afin de modifier la procédure de fixation et de révision du salaire minimum
992 Loi modifiant la Loi sur l’administration publique et d’autres dispositions législatives afin qu’un sous-ministre ou un dirigeant d’organisme soit imputable de l’efficience de son ministère ou organisme

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
141 An Act mainly to improve the regulation of the financial sector, the protection of deposits of money and the operation of financial institutions
148 An Act to regulate generic medication procurement by owner pharmacists and to amend various legislative provisions
891 An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards in order to amend the minimum wage setting and review procedure
992 An Act to amend the Public Administration Act and other legislative provisions to make deputy ministers and chief executive officers accountable for their government department's or public body's efficiency 

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 4 octobre 2017:

Loi sur l’assurance médicaments

Décret 946-2017 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les avantages autorisés à un pharmacien

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 octobre 2017:

Loi sur les services préhospitaliers d’urgence

Décret 965-2017 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les conditions d’inscription d’un technicien ambulancier au registre national de la main-d’œuvre

Code de la sécurité routière

Décret 968-2017 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l’immatriculation des véhicules routiers

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 4, 2017:

An Act respecting prescription drug insurance

OC 946-2017 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting benefits authorized for pharmacists

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 11, 2017:

An Act respecting pre-hospital emergency services

OC 965-2017 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the conditions for the registration of an ambulance technician in the national workforce registry

Highway Safety Code  

OC 968-2017 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting road vehicle registration

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 27 septembre 2017:

Loi sur le bâtiment

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de construction et le Règlement d’application de la Loi sur le bâtiment
  • Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 4 octobre 2017:

Loi sur les mines

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les substances minérales autres que le pétrole, le gaz naturel et la saumure

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 octobre 2017:

Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux

  • Règlement concernant les modalités d’utilisation de mécanismes de surveillance par un usager hébergé dans une installation maintenue par un établissement qui exploite un centre d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, September 27, 2017:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the Construction Code and the Regulation respecting the application of the Building Act
  • Regulation to amend the Safety Code

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 4, 2017:

Mining Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than petroleum, natural gas and brine

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 11, 2017:

An Act respecting health services and social services

  • Regulation respecting the terms governing the use of monitoring mechanisms by a user sheltered in a facility maintained by an institution operating a residential and long-term care centre

Sanctions

21 septembre 2017

  • Loi nº 121, Loi augmentant l’autonomie et les pouvoirs de la Ville de Montréal, métropole du Québec — Chapitre nº 16

27 septembre 2017

  • Loi nº 137, Loi concernant le Réseau électrique métropolitain — Chapitre nº 17

Assents

September 21, 2017

  • Bill 121, An Act to increase the autonomy and powers of Ville de Montréal, the metropolis of Québec — Chapter No. 16

September 27, 2017

  • Bill 137, An Act respecting the Réseau électrique métropolitain — Chapter No. 17

Avis

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 4 octobre 2017:

Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles

  • Règlement sur les pourcentages applicables aux fins de fixer la cotisation des employeurs tenus personnellement au paiement des prestations pour l’année 2018
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le financement

Notices

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 4, 2017:

An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

  • Regulation respecting the applicable percentages for the purposes of levying the assessment on employers personally liable for the payment of benefits for 2018
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financing

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Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, September 29, 2017:

The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010

RRS, c E-10.22, Reg 6 The Electronic Equipment Stewardship Regulations

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, September 22, 2017:

The Medical Profession Act, 1981

  • Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons — Regulatory Bylaw Amendments

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Yukon

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
6 Public Airports Act 
7 Act to Amend the Dental Profession Act (2017)
8 Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (2017) 
9 Act to Amend the Pounds Act (2017)
10 Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (2017)
11 Act to Amend the Health Act (2017)
12 Act to Amend the Hospital Act (2017)
13 Missing Persons Act 
14 Legal Profession Act, 2017
202 Third Appropriation Act, 2016-17
203 Second Appropriation Act, 2017-18

 

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