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Legislative Update Report No. 2018-04

Legislation Current To: February 21, 2018

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-69 An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
C-70 An Act to give effect to the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Government of Canada, to amend the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
C-397 An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to survivor pension benefits
C-398 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (medical inadmissibility — excessive demand)

Senate

  Referenced on first reading only
S-245 An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, February 21, 2018:

Access to Information Act

SOR/2018-23 Order Amending Schedule I to the Access to Information Act (Office of the Administrator of the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods)

Financial Administration Act

SI/2018-20 Application for Citizenship — Minors Remission Order

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

SOR/2018-8 By-law Amending the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Differential Premiums By-law

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2018-15 Regulations Amending the Canadian Turkey Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990
SOR/2018-17 Order Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Levies Order
SOR/2018-18 Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations

Canadian Payments Act

SOR/2018-16 By-law Amending the Canadian Payments Association By-law No. 3 — Payment Items and Automated Clearing Settlement System

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2018-11 Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under Section 89, Subsection 93(1) and Section 114 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
SOR/2018-20 Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Species at Risk Act

SI/2018-17 List of Wildlife Species at Risk (referral back to COSEWIC) Order
SOR/2018-10 Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act

Special Import Measures Act

SOR/2018-13 Regulations Amending the Members of Panels (NAFTA) Regulations

Privacy Act

SOR/2018-24 Order Amending the Schedule to the Privacy Act (Office of the Administrator of the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods)

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 10, 2018:

Food and Drugs Act

  • Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Food and Drugs Act (Nutrition Symbols, Other Labelling Provisions, Partially Hydrogenated Oils and Vitamin D)

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act

  • Regulations Amending the Transportation Safety Board Regulations

Trade-marks Act

  • Trademarks Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 17, 2018:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  • Regulations Amending the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Regulations Limiting Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Natural Gas-fired Generation of Electricity
  • Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations (Erratum)

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, February 21, 2018:

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

  • Sections 442 to 449, which enact the Invest in Canada Act and amend other Acts, in force March 12, 2018 (SI/2018-15)

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 10, 2018:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2018-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Order 2018-87-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Publication after screening assessment of cyanides, including those specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Competition Act

  • Revised Competition Act pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2018

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

  • Regulatory Cooperation Forum — Request for stakeholder comments, comments by April 11, 2018

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 17, 2018:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Rescission of ministerial condition concerning carbonoperoxoic acid, O,O-(1,1-dimethylpropyl) O-(2-ethylhexyl) ester, CAS RN 70833-40-8

Species at Risk Act

  • Description of critical habitat for the Sprague’s Pipit and Swift Fox in the Prairie National Wildlife Area (unit number 11)
  • Description of Chestnut-collared Longspur critical habitat in the Prairie National Wildlife Area (unit number 11) and Grasslands National Park of Canada

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SLPB-001-18 — Spectrum Licence Renewal Process for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1) and Other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 17, 2018:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination — Professional, administrative and management support services
  • Inquiries
    • Communications, detection and fibre optics
    • Graphic and web design services
  • Order — Stainless steel sinks

National Energy Board

  • Application to export electricity to the United States — Algonquin Tinker Gen Co.

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Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, February 15, 2018:

Workers’ Compensation Act

Alta Reg 2/2018 Firefighters’ Primary Site Cancer Amendment Regulation

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Alta Reg 5/2018 Forest Resources Improvement Amendment Regulation

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British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
2 Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2018

Regulations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 13, 2018:

Employment Standards Act

BC Reg 12/2018 Amends BC Reg 396/95 — Employment Standards Regulation

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 11/2018 Amends BC Reg 26/58 — Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 20, 2018:

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 14/2018 Amends BC Reg 25/2015 — Lien on Impounded Motor Vehicles Regulation

Partnership Act

BC Reg 15/2018

Amends BC Regs
524/78 — Partnership Regulation
90/2009 — Extraprovincial Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Partnerships from a Designated Province Regulation

Workers Compensation Act

BC Reg 19/2018 Amendments to the Act resulting from changes to the Consumer Price Index

Proclamations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 20, 2018:

Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, SBC 2012, c 12

  • Sections 83, 85, 87, 88, 90 to 93, 95 to 97, 99, 101 (a) and 104 to 106 in force December 14, 2018 (BC Reg 15/2018 )

Public Safety Statutes Amendment Act, 2017, SBC 2017, c 17

  • Sections 2 to 12 in force March 1, 2018 (BC Reg 18/2018 )

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Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act

Man Reg 15/2018

Automobile Insurance Coverage Regulation, amendment


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New Brunswick

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, February 21, 2018:

Public Health Act

NB Reg 2018-7 NB Reg 2009-136, amendment
NB Reg 2018-8 NB Reg 2009-137, amendment
NB Reg 2018-9 Public Health Inspector Certification Regulation — Public Health Act

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, February 14, 2018:

An Act to Implement Strategic Program Review Initiatives, SNB 2016, c 28

  • Part 1 in force January 31, 2018
  • Part 2 in force February 1, 2018

An Act to Amend the Public Health Act, SNB 2017, c 42

  • Act in force February 1, 2018

An Act Respecting the Change of Name Act and the Vital Statistics Act, SNB 2017, c 13

  • Act in force February 1, 2018

Early Childhood Services Act, SNB 2010, c E-0.5

  • Act, except sections 18, 54, and Part 3, in force February 1, 2018
     
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, February 9, 2018:

Judicature Act

NLR 9/18 Rules of Supreme Court, 1986, amendment

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Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue
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Nova Scotia

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, February 16, 2018:

Environment Act

NS Reg 20/2018 Standards for Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Adoption Regulations

Natural Products Act

NS Reg 21/2018 Nova Scotia Egg Producers Levy Order — amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 19/2018 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 23/2018 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
194 An Act respecting fairness in procurement
195 An Act to enact the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Act, 2018 and the Correctional Services and Reintegration Act, 2018, to make related amendments to other Acts, to repeal an Act and to revoke a regulation
196 An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
197 An Act respecting affordable electricity
198 An Act to amend the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 and the Education Act to protect students who are habitually absent from or late arriving to school

Regulations

Farm Products Marketing Act

O Reg 5/18 Greenhouse Vegetables — Plan, amending Reg 418 of RRO 1990

Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006

O Reg 7/18 Application, Renewal and Regulatory Fees — Mortgage Brokerages, Mortgage Brokers, Mortgage Agents and Mortgage Administrators

Consumer Protection Act, 2002

O Reg 8/18 Requirements for Direct Agreements Subject to Section 43.1 of Act

Residential Tenancies Act, 2006

O Reg 9/18 Tenancy Agreements for Tenancies of a Prescribed Class

Ministry of Natural Resources Act

O Reg 12/18

Transition — Establishment of Mining and Lands Tribunal

Health Insurance Act

O Reg 13/18

General, amending Reg 552 of RRO 1990

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

O Reg 14/18

Ontario Electricity Support Program

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 15/18

Asset Transfers under Sections 80 and 81 of the Act, amending O Reg 310/13

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 16/18

Stopping of Vehicles on Parts of the King’s Highway, amending Reg 622 of RRO 1990

O Reg 17/18 Designation of Bus By-Pass Shoulders on King’s Highway, amending O Reg 618/05
O Reg 18/18

Restricted use of Left Lanes by Commercial Motor Vehicles, amending Reg 608 of RRO 1990

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, February 17, 2018:

Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 25

  • Schedule 5, ss 1 (3), 23, 49, 50, which amend the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, in force February 1, 2018

Building Ontario Up Act (Budget Measures), 2015, SO 2015, c 20

  • Schedule 27, s 1, which amends the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006, in force January 29, 2018

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Prince Edward Island

  • No entries for this issue

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Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
164 Loi concernant l’accessibilité de certains documents du Conseil exécutif ou qui lui sont destinés
170

Loi modernisant le régime juridique applicable aux permis d’alcool et modifiant diverses dispositions législatives en matière de boissons alcooliques

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
164 An Act respecting access to certain documents held by the Conseil exécutif or intended for the Conseil exécutif
170 An Act to modernize the legal regime applicable to liquor permits and to amend various other legislative provisions with regard to alcoholic beverages

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 21 février 2018:

Loi sur les pesticides

Décret 70-2018 Règlement modifiant le Code de gestion des pesticides
Décret 71-2018 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les permis et les certificats pour la vente et l’utilisation des pesticides

Loi sur les mines

Décret 80-2018 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les substances minérales autres que le pétrole, le gaz naturel et la saumure

Loi médicale

Décret 84-2018 Règlement sur les infirmières praticiennes spécialisées

Loi sur les infirmières et les infirmier

Décret 85-2018 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les classes de spécialités de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec pour l’exercice des activités visées à l’article 36.1 de la Loi sur les infirmières et les infirmiers

Loi sur le bâtiment

Décret 87-2018 Règlement modifiant le Code de construction et le Règlement d’application de la Loi sur le bâtiment
Décret 88-2018 Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité
Décret 89-2018 Règlement sur les installations sous pression

Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux

Décret 92-2018 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

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 21, 2018:

Pesticides Act

OC 70-2018 Regulation to amend the Pesticides Management Code
OC 71-2018 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting permits and certificates for the sale and use of pesticides

Mining Act

OC 80-2018 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than petroleum, natural gas and brine

Medical Act

OC 84-2018 Regulation respecting specialized nurse practitioners

Nurses Act

OC 85-2018 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the classes of specialization of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec for the activities referred to in section 36.1 of the Nurses Act to be engaged in

Building Act

OC 87-2018 Regulation to amend the Construction Code and the Regulation respecting the application of the Building Act
OC 88-2018 Regulation to amend the Safety Code
OC 89-2018 Regulation respecting pressure installations

An Act respecting health services and social services

OC 92-2018 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

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 14 février 2018:

Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement

  • Règlement sur les travaux relatifs à une installation de gestion ou de traitement des eaux
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les attestations d’assainissement en milieu industriel
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les exploitations agricoles
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les matières dangereuses
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les ouvrages municipaux d’assainissement des eaux usées
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le prélèvement des eaux et leur protection
  • Règlement sur les matières résiduelles fertilisantes
  • Règlement sur l’extension d’un système de gestion des eaux pluviales admissible à une déclaration de conformité
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement concernant le cadre d’autorisation de certains projets de transfert d’eau hors du bassin du fleuve Saint-Laurent
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les déchets biomédicaux
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l’enfouissement et l’incinération de matières résiduelles
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l’entreposage des pneus hors d’usage
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les fabriques de pâtes et papiers
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les lieux d’élimination de neige
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la protection et la réhabilitation des terrains
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le stockage et les centres de transfert de sols contaminés
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les usines de béton bitumineux
  • Règlement sur les aqueducs et égouts privés
  • Règlement sur les carrières et sablières
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l’assainissement de l’atmosphère

Loi modifiant la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement afin de moderniser le régime d’autorisation environnementale et modifiant d’autres dispositions législatives notamment pour réformer la gouvernance du Fonds vert

  • Règlement relatif à certaines mesures transitoires pour l’application de la Loi modifiant la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement afin de moderniser le régime d’autorisation environnementale et modifiant d’autres dispositions législatives notamment pour réformer la gouvernance du Fonds vert

Code de la sécurité routière

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les  conditions et les modalités d’utilisation des cinémomètres photographiques et des systèmes photographiques de contrôle de circulation aux feux rouges

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 21 février 2018:

Loi sur le bâtiment

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

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 14, 2018:

Environment Quality Act

  • Regulation respecting work related to a water management or treatment facility
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting industrial depollution attestations
  • Regulation to amend the Agricultural Operations Regulation
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting hazardous materials
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting municipal wastewater treatment works
  • Regulation to amend the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation
  • Fertilizing Residuals Regulation
  • Regulation respecting the extension of a storm water management system eligible for a declaration of compliance
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the framework for authorization of certain projects to transfer water out of the St. Lawrence River Basin
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting biomedical waste
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting used tire storage
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting pulp and paper mills
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting snow elimination sites
  • Regulation to amend the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting hot mix asphalt plants
  • Regulation respecting private waterworks and sewer services
  • Regulation respecting sand pits and quarries
  • Regulation to amend the Clean Air Regulation

An Act to amend the Environment Quality Act to modernize the environmental authorization scheme and to amend other legislative provisions, in particular to reform the governance of the Green Fund

  • Regulation respecting certain transitional measures to carry out the Act to amend the Environment Quality Act to modernize the environmental authorization scheme and to amend other legislative provisions, in particular to reform the governance of the Green Fund

Highway Safety Code

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the conditions and procedures for the use of photo radar devices and red light camera systems

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 21, 2018:

Building Act

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

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 14 février 2018:

Loi modifiant l’organisation et la gouvernance du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux notamment par l’abolition des agences régionales

AM 2018 002 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la procédure de désignation de certains membres du conseil d’administration des centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux et des établissements non fusionnés — Arrêté numéro 2018 002 du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 14, 2018:

An Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies

MO 2018 002 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the procedure for designating certain members of the board of directors of integrated health and social services centres and unamalgamated institutions — Order number 2018 002 of the Minister of Health and Social Services

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 21 février 2018:

Loi sur le bâtiment à l’égard de la Loi sur les appareils sous pression, SQ 1985, c 34

  • L’article 214 en ce qui concerne la Loi sur les appareils sous pression (chapitre A-20.01) en vigueur au 8 mars 2018 (Décret 86-2018)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 21, 2018:

Building Act in respect of the Act respecting pressure vessels, SQ 1985, c 34

  • Section 214 as regards the Act respecting pressure vessels (chapter A-20.01) in force March 8, 2018 (OC 86-2018)

Sanctions

14 février 2018

  • Loi 107, Loi visant à accroître la compétence et l’indépendance du commissaire à la lutte contre la corruption et du Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes ainsi que le pouvoir du directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales d’accorder certains avantages à des témoins collaborateurs — Chapitre nº 1

Assents

February 14, 2018

  • Bill 107, An Act to increase the jurisdiction and independence of the Anti-Corruption Commissioner and the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes and expand the power of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions to grant certain benefits to cooperating witnesses — Chapter No. 1

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Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, February 9, 2018:

The Provincial Court Act, 1998

Sask Reg 9/2018 The Provincial Court Compensation Amendment Regulations, 2018

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Yukon

Regulations

Yukon Gazette, Part II, February 15, 2018:

Environment Act

Yukon OIC 2018/11 Designated Materials Transitional Amendment Regulation (2018)

Summary Convictions Act

Yukon OIC 2018/16 Regulation to amend the Summary Convictions Regulation (2018)

Highways Act

Yukon OIC 2018/27 Portion of Access Road shown on Plan 71260 CLSR and Plan 104540 CLSR that comprises approximately 0.06 hectares, which is described in Schedule 1 and outlined in bold on the map attached as Schedule 2, is closed

Placer Mining Act
Quartz Mining Ac

Yukon OIC 2018/29 Order amends Order-in-Council 2013/61 and the Order Prohibiting Entry on Certain Lands in Yukon (White River First Nation)
Section 2 of Order-in-Council 2013/61 is repealed
In the Definition "Order expiry date" in section 2, the expression "January 30, 2018" in paragraph (a) is replaced with the expression "August 31, 2018"
Yukon OIC 2018/30 Order amends Order-in-Council 2013/224 and the Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands (Ross River Area) Order
Section 2 of Order-in-Council 2013/224 is repealed
In section 3 of the Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands (Ross River Area) Order, the expression "January 31, 2018" is replaced with the expression "July 31, 2019"

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