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Legislative Update Report No. 2017-20

Legislation Current To: October 25, 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-62 An Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts
C-369 An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Indigenous People Day)
C-370 An Act to continue VIA Rail Canada Inc. under the name VIA Rail Canada, to amend the Canada Transportation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
C-371 An Act respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income Tax Act
C-372 An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans and group insurance plans)
C-373 An Act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving
C-374 An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)
C-375 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report)
C-378 An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)
C-379 An Act to amend the Bank Act (use of word “bank”, “banker” or “banking”)
C-380 An Act to promote local foods

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, October 18, 2017:

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

SOR/2017-215 By-law Amending the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Deposit Insurance Information By-law

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2017-211 Regulations Amending the Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations
SOR/2017-212 Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Licensing Regulations
SOR/2017-213 Order Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Levies Order

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2017-209 Order 2017-87-08-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2017-210 Order 2017-66-08-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2017-216 Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
SOR/2017-217 Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Trade-marks Act

SI/2017-56 Order Repealing Order in Council P.C. 1996-324 and Designating the Minister of Industry as the Minister for the purposes of certain sections of the Act

Pest Control Products Act

SOR/2017-220 Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Personal Use Import Exemption)

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act

SOR/2017-219 Regulations Amending the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Regulations

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 14, 2017:

Criminal Code

  • Blood Drug Concentration Regulations

DNA Identification Act

  • Regulations Amending the DNA Identification Regulations

Canada Shipping Act, 2001

  • Regulations Amending the Administrative Monetary Penalties and Notices (CSA 2001) Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 21, 2017:

Hazardous Products Act

  • Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

  • Regulations Amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, October 18, 2017:

An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, SC 2017, c 14

  • Subsections 1(1) to (4), (6), (7), (9) and (10) and sections 8 and 13, which amend the Citizenship Act, in force October 11, 2017 (SI/2017-57)

Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, SC 2015, c 36

  • Subsections 169(1) and 171(1) and (3) and sections 172, 173 and 175, which amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, in force October 18, 2017 (SI/2017-58)

Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, SC 2013, c 16

  • Sections 19, 22, 23, 25 to 27, 30, 31, 34 and 35, which amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, in force October 18, 2017 (SI/2017-59)

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

  • Sections 196 to 219 and 222 to 227, which amend the Judges Act, in force September 29, 2017 (SI/2017-60)

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act, SC 2017, c 15

  • Act in force October 6, 2017 (SI/2017-63)

Royal Assents

October 18, 2017

  • Bill S-226, Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) Chapter No. 21
  • Bill S-231, Journalistic Sources Protection Act Chapter No. 22

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 14, 2017:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. 19124
  • Order 2017-66-07-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 21, 2017:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. 19233
  • Publication of the final decision after screening assessment of four substances — three alkyl sulfates and α-olefin sulfonate — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Food and Drugs Act

  • Notice of intent to consult on Health Canada’s Fee Proposal for Drugs and Medical Devices

Hazardous Products Act
Hazardous Materials Information Review Act

  • Notice of intent for possible amendments to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act and the Hazardous Products Act.

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SLPB-006-17 — Consultation on the Spectrum Outlook 2018 to 2022
  • Notice No. SLPB-007-17 — Extension to the reply comment period: Consultation on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 21, 2017:

  • Equitable Trust — Letters patent of incorporation

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 14, 2017:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Certain silicon metal — Decisions

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 21, 2017:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination  
    • Architect and engineering services — related to construction
  • Expiry review of order — Hot-rolled carbon steel plate

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 21, 2017:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Royalties to Be Collected for the Communication to the Public by Telecommunication or the Reproduction, in Canada, of Musical Works (Erratum)

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Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, October 14, 2017:

Mines and Minerals Act

Alta Reg 172/2017 Innovative Energy Technologies (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 173/2017 Mines and Minerals Dispute Resolution Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, October 14, 2017:

Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Act, 2017, SA 2017, c 5

  • Act in force September 20, 2017

Vital Statistics and Life Events Modernization Act, SA 2016, c 26
Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 2), SA 2016, c 23

  • Section 2(e), section 2(f) to the extent that it enacts section 1(1)(o.2) of the Vital Statistics Act, sections 6(a) and (e), 7, 8, 10, 12(c), 12(d), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23(a), 24(a), (b), (d) and (e), 25(a)(i), (iii) and (iv), 26(a), 27, 28, 35 and 37(b), section 44 to the extent that it enacts sections 51.2 and 51.3 of the Vital Statistics Act, and sections 48, 52, 53, 60, 61 and 62 of the Vital Statistics and Life Events Modernization Act in force September 20, 2017
  • Section 8 of the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 2) in force September 20, 2017

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British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
9 Miscellaneous Statutes (Minor Corrections) Amendment Act, 2017 
10 Health Professions Amendment Act, 2017 
11 Provincial Court Amendment Act, 2017 
14 Sheriff Amendment Act, 2017 
202 Property Law and Land Title Amendment Act, 2017 

Regulations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, October 17, 2017:

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 185/2017 Repeals BC Reg 250/98 — Spill Cost Recovery Regulation
Amends BC Reg 133/2014 — Administrative Penalties (Environmental Management Act) Regulation
Enacts Spill Preparedness, Response and Recovery Regulation
BC Reg 186/2017 Enacts Spill Contingency Planning Regulation
BC Reg 187/2017 Repeals BC Reg 263/90 — Spill Reporting Regulation
Enacts Spill Reporting Regulation

Proclamations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, October 17, 2017:

Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2016, SBC 2016, c 20 

  • Act, except section 3 insofar as it repeals section 79 of the Environmental Management Act, in force October 30, 2017 (BC Reg 185/2017)

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Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Farm Products Marketing Act

Man Reg 134/2017 Chicken Broiler Quota Order, amendment
Man Reg 135/2017 Milk Quality Regulation


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New Brunswick

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, October 18, 2017:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments
Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publication of Proposed Amendments to the Financial and Consumer Services Commission Rule MB-001 Mortgage Brokers Licensing and Ongoing Obligations and Rule MB-002 Mortgage Brokers Fees (collectively the “Proposed Rules”)

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, October 20, 2017:

Judicature Act

NLR 89/17 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986, amendment

Pension Benefits Act, 1997

NLR 91/17 Pension Benefits Act Regulations, amendment

Proclamations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, October 20, 2017:

An Act to amend the Judicature Act, SNL 2016, c 37

  • Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in force October 17, 2017 (NLR 88/17)

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Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
1 Western Canada Lottery Act 
2 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

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Nova Scotia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
38 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Act 
39 Financial Measures (2017) Act 
40 Workers' Compensation Act (amended)
42 Osteopaths Act
43 Healthier Schools Act 
44 Mental Health Court Expansion Act 
45 Safer Homes Act
46 Hearing Aids for Low-income Seniors Act 
47 Homes for Special Care Act (amended) 
48 Appropriations Act, 2017 
49 Education Fund Protection Act 
50 Social Inclusion Act 
51 Rental Fairness and Affordability Act 
52 Motor Vehicle Act (amended)
53 Electricity Act (amended)
54 Labour Standards Code (amended)
55 Real Estate Appraisers Act (amended) and the Election by Widow Regulations(amended)
56 Occupational Safety General Regulations (amended) 
57 Education Act (amended)
58 Workers' Compensation Act (amended) 
59 Health Authorities Act (amended)
60 Municipal Government Act (amended) and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
61 Municipal Government Act (amended) and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
62 Cayley's Law

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, October 13, 2017:

Non-essential Pesticides Control Act

NS Reg 141/2017 List of Allowable Pesticides Regulations — amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 140/2017 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 142/2017 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices


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Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

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Ontario

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
167 An Act to amend the Consumer Reporting Act
168 An Act to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to footwear
169 An Act to amend the Building Code Act, 1992 with respect to the height of wood frame buildings

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, October 14, 2017:

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 368/17 Vehicle Weights and Dimensions — For Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-friendly Vehicles, amending O Reg 413/05
O Reg 369/17 Photo-radar System — Part XIV.1 of the Highway Traffic Act, revoking O Reg 500/94
O Reg 372/17 Critical Defects of Commercial Motor Vehicles, amending O Reg 512/97
O Reg 373/17 Red Light Camera System Evidence, amending O Reg 277/99
O Reg 374/17 Equipment, amending Reg 587 of RRO 1990
O Reg 375/17 General, amending Reg 596 of RRO 1990
O Reg 376/17 Equipment, amending Reg 587 of RRO 1990

Public Vehicles Act

O Reg 371/17 General, amending Reg 982 of RRO 1990

Dental Hygiene Act, 1991

O Reg 381/17 Designated Drugs

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, October 14, 2017:

Regulated Health Professions Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, SO 2009, c 26

  • Section 9, which amends the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, in force April 1, 2018

Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 14

  • Schedule 2, ss 1-15, which amend the Child and Family Services Act, in force January 1, 2018

Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, SO 2015, c 28

  • Schedule 1, ss 12, 117, 143, which amend the Condominium Act, 1998, in force January 1, 2018

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Office of the Auditor General of Ontario

October 17, 2017
Auditor General Says Provincial Government Plans to Obscure the Financial Impact of Electricity Rate Cuts

Labour

October 11, 2017
Proposed consequential amendments to O Reg 285/01 and O Reg 125/16 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed — Comments by November 27, 2017

October 11, 2017
Proposed increase to administrative monetary penalties (Notice of Contravention) under Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 — Comments by November 27, 2017

October 12, 2017
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed — Comments by November 27, 2017

October 18, 2017
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Residential Building Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers — Comments by December 1, 2017   

October 18, 2017
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Managers and Supervisors — Comments by December 1, 2017

October 18, 2017
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Information Technology Professionals — Comments by December 1, 2017

October 18, 2017
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Architects — Comments by December 1, 2017

October 18, 2017
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Homemakers, Domestic Workers and Residential Care Workers — Comments by December 1, 2017

October 18, 2017
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Pharmacists — Comments by December 1, 2017

October 18, 2017
Review of the Exclusion of Domestic Workers from the Labour Relations Act, 1995 — Comments by December 1, 2017

October 23, 2017
Amendment to the Benefit Plans Regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans — Comments by December 7, 2017

Transportation

October 24, 2017
Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to Oversize Overweight Permit fees — Comments by December 8, 2017

Natural Resources and Forestry

October 13, 2017
Regulation change under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act: Regulating compressed air energy storage in porous rock reservoirs and solution-mined salt caverns — Comments by November 27, 2017

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Prince Edward Island

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, October 14, 2017:

Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island

  • proAction® Order (DFPEI 2017-12)

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 17-07)

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Quebec

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 25 octobre 2017:

Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la déclaration obligatoire de certaines émissions de contaminants dans l’atmosphère

Loi visant l’augmentation du nombre de véhicules automobiles zéro émission au Québec afin de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et autres polluants

  • Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 juillet 2017 [Erratum]

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 25, 2017:

Environment Quality Act

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

An Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions

  • Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, July 5, 2017 [Erratum]

Sanctions

18 octobre 2017

  • Loi nº 62, Loi favorisant le respect de la neutralité religieuse de l’État et visant notamment à encadrer les demandes d’accommodements pour un motif religieux dans certains organismes — Chapitre nº 19

19 octobre 2017

  • Loi nº 133, Loi obligeant le port de l’uniforme par les policiers et les constables spéciaux dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions et sur l’exclusivité de fonction des policiers occupant un poste d’encadrement — Chapitre nº 20

Assents

October 18, 2017

  • Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies — Chapter No. 19

October 19, 2017

  • Bill 133, An Act to make wearing of the uniform by police officers and special constables mandatory in the performance of their duties and respecting the exclusivity of duties of police officers who hold a managerial position — Chapter No. 20

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Saskatchewan

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, October 20, 2017:

The Summary Offences Procedure Amendment Act, 2016, SS 2016, c 30

  • Sections 3 and 8 to 10 in force October 17, 2017

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Yukon

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
6 Public Airports Act 
9 Act to Amend the Pounds Act (2017)

Regulations

Yukon Gazette, Part II, October 15, 2017:

Lands Act
Territorial Lands (Yukon) Act

Yukon OIC 2017/164 Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the Lands Act and paragraphs 21(a) and (d) of the Territorial Lands (Yukon) Act
Yukon OIC 2017/165 Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the Lands Act and paragraphs 21(a) and (d) of the Territorial Lands (Yukon) Act
Yukon OIC 2017/166 Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the Lands Act and paragraphs 21(a) and (d) of the Territorial Lands (Yukon) Act

Placer Mining Act
Quartz Mining Act

Yukon OIC 2017/168 Pursuant to section 98 of the Placer Mining Act and section 15 of the Quartz Mining Act
Yukon OIC 2017/169 Pursuant to section 98 of the Placer Mining Act and section 15 of the Quartz Mining Act
Yukon OIC 2017/170 Pursuant to section 98 of the Placer Mining Act and section 15 of the Quartz Mining Act

 


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