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Legislative Update Report No. 2018-06

Legislation Current To: March 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-71 An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms
C-399 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (disability tax credit)

Senate

Regulations

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Agreement Act

SOR/2018-35 Privileges and Immunities of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Order

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

SOR/2018-37 Regulations Amending the Narcotic Control Regulations and the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations (Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) and Methadone)

Access to Information Act

SOR/2018-38 Regulations Amending the Access to Information Regulations

Privacy Act

SOR/2018-39 Regulations Amending the Privacy Regulations

Motor Vehicle Safety Act

SOR/2018-43 Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 108 and 108.1)

Orders in Council

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 17, 2018:

National Energy Board Act

  • Order — Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity GC-128 to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to operate the Albersun Pipeline Asset Purchase Project  

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, March 21, 2018:

Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2, SC 2014, c 39

  • Division 17 of Part 4 which brings sections 2 to 12 of the DNA Identification Act in force March 6, 2018 (SI/2018-26)

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 10, 2018:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication after screening assessment of seven hydrocarbon-based substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for a substance — cyclohexene, 4-ethenyl- (4-vinylcyclohexene or 4-VCH), CAS RN 100-40-3 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Proposed guidance on the use of quantitative microbial risk assessment in drinking water

Department of Health Act

  • Notice of annual increase of Health Canada’s Drug Master Files and Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product fees

Hazardous Materials Information Review Act

  • Filing of claims for exemption

Patent Act

  • Notice of annual increase of fees pursuant to the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 10, 2018:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination — Dry wheat pasta
  • Inquiry — Engines, turbines, components and accessories

National Energy Board

  • Application to export electricity to the United States — Mercuria Commodities Canada Corporation

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 17, 2018:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination — Construction services

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Alberta

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
1 Energy Diversification Act
2 Growth and Diversification Act
3 Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2018
4 Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2018
5 An Act to Strengthen Financial Security for Persons with Disabilities
201 Employment Standards (Firefighter Leave) Amendment Act, 2018
202 Alberta Taxpayer Protection (Carbon Tax Referendum) Amendment Act, 2018

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, March 15, 2018:

Regional Health Authorities Act

Alta Reg 17/2018 Health Regulations Amendment Regulation

Labour Relations Code

Alta Reg 19/2018 Construction Industry Labour Relations Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, March 15, 2018:

An Act to Strengthen and Protect Democracy in Alberta, SA 2017, c 29

  • Sections 2(a)(iii) and 86, to the extent that it adds Division 1 of Part 4.1 of the Election Act, in force February 21, 2018

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Amendment Act, 2017, SA 2017, c 11

  • Act, except sections 34, 35, 36 and 42, in force March 1, 2018

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British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
203 Equal Pay Certification Act
204 Name Amendment Act, 2018
205 Election Amendment Act, 2018
206 Reducing Waste Act, 2018

Regulations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, March 13, 2018:

Coal Act

BC Reg 39/2018

Amends BC Regs 
296/2005 
151/2001

Employment Standards Act

BC Reg 32/2018 Amends BC Reg 396/95 — Employment Standards Regulation

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 39/2018 Amends BC Regs
576/80
163/96
325/97
23/2000
296/2005
151/2001
Repeals BC Reg 315/88

Workers Compensation Act

BC Reg 37/2018 Amends BC Reg 321/2002 — Workers Compensation Act Appeal Regulation

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, March 20, 2018:

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 46/2018 Amends BC Regs
299/92 — Permit Fees Regulation
320/2004 — Waste Discharge Regulation
217/97 — Asphalt Plant Regulation
87/2012 — Municipal Wastewater Regulation
254/2005 — Oil and Gas Waste Regulation
470/90 — Pulp Mill and Pulp and Paper Mill Liquid Effluent Control Regulation
519/95 — Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation

Oil and Gas Activities Act

BC Reg 51/2018 Amends BC Reg 274/2010 — Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation

Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act

BC Reg 43/2018 Repeals BC Regs
129/2009 — Prescribed Health Care Professions Regulation
139/2009 — Prescribed Number of Days Regulation
Enacts Pharmacy Operations General Regulation

Proclamations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, March 20, 2018:

Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2017, SBC 2017, c 12

  • Sections 2 to 6 and 8 in force April 1, 2018 (BC Reg 45/2018)

Natural Gas Development Statutes Amendment Act, 2015, SBC 2015, c 40

  • Sections 1, 3 to 9, 11 to 19, 21 and 23 in force March 20, 2018 (BC Reg 51/2018)

Royal Assents

March 15, 2018

  • Bill 2, Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2018 — Chapter No. 4
  • Bill 3, Tla'amin Final Agreement Amendment Act, 2018 — Chapter No. 1
  • Bill 4, British Columbia Innovation Council Amendment Act, 2018 — Chapter No. 2
  • Bill 8, Supply Act (No. 1), 2018 — Chapter No. 3

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Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
12 The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2018
14 The Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act
15 The Film and Video Classification and Distribution Act
16 The Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act
17 The Drivers and Vehicles Amendment and Highway Traffic Amendment Act
18 The Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Taking Care of Our Children)
19 The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning)
22 The Queen's Counsel Act
23 The Commodity Futures Amendment and Securities Amendment Act
24 The Social Services Appeal Board Amendment Act
25 The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Amendment Act (Prohibiting Cannabis Consumption in Outdoor Public Places)
26 The Impaired Driving Offences Act (Various Acts Amended)
27 The Fiscal Responsibility and Taxpayer Protection Amendment Act

Regulations

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Pharmaceutical Act

Man Reg 30/2018 Manitoba Drug Interchangeability Formulary Regulation, amendment

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 31/2018 Prescription Drugs Payment of Benefits Regulation, amendment

The Regional Health Authorities Act

Man Reg 32/2018 Regional Health Authorities (General) Regulation, amendment

Manitoba Laws - Proclamations

The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act (Various Acts Amended), SM 2017, c 22

The Advocate For Children and Youth Act, 2017, SM 2017, c 8

  • Act, except section 1 insofar as it enacts clauses (b) to (e) to the definition "reviewable service" and section 21, in force March 15, 2018

The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, SM 2017, c 34

  • Section 2, in force March 15, 2018
  • Section 7, in force April 1, 2018

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New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
45 Loan Act 2018
46 Appropriations Act 2018-2019
47 Supplementary Appropriations Act 2016-2017 (1)

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, March 21, 2018:

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

  • Act in force January 31, 2018

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, March 21, 2018:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Requests for Comments
Notice and Request for Comments

  • Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions and National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations relating to Syndicated Mortgages and proposed changes to Companion Policy 45-106CP Prospectus Exemptions (the proposed amendments)
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
1 An Act to Amend the Family Violence Protection Act
2 An Act to Amend the Electrical Power Control Act, 1994 and the Public Utilities Act
36 Interim Supply Act, 2018

Regulations

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

Judicature Act

NLR 17/18 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986, amendment

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, March 2, 2018:

Court of Appeal Act

Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules
Practice Note — Criminal Proceedings

  • CAPN No. 2018-19

Court of Appeal Rules

Practice Note — Civil Proceedings

  • CAPN No. 2018-18

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, March 9, 2018:

Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986

 Practice Note 

  • P.N. No. 2018-01

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Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
7 Chartered Professional Accountants Act
8 Emergency Management Act
9 Appropriation Act (Operational Expenditures), 2018-2019
10 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018
11 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018
12 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019

 

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Nova Scotia

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
82 Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
83 Safer Universities and Colleges Act
84 Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
85 Municipal Government Act (amended)
86 Motor Vehicle Act (amended)
87 Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act
88 Mental Health App Act
89 An Act Respecting Gender-neutral Identification
90 Education Act (amended)
91 Pre-primary Education Act (amended)
92 Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Act
93 Statistics Act (amended)

Regulations

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

Summary Proceedings Act

NS Reg 33/2018 Summary Offence Tickets Regulations — amendment
NS Reg 40/2018 Summary Offence Tickets Regulations — amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 34/2018 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 36/2018 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Public Highways Act

NS Reg 35/2018 Spring Weight Restriction Regulations — amendment

Proclamations

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

Safe Body Art Act, SNS 2011, c 44

  • Act, except section 35, in force February 1, 2019 (NS Reg 38/2018)

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Nunavut

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
1 Corrections Act
2 Chartered Professional Accountants Act
3 Cannabis Statutes Amendment Act


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Ontario

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
2 An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act
3 An Act respecting transparency of pay in employment
5 An Act to amend the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 in respect of funded services for new residents
6 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
7 An Act to amend the Government Advertising Act, 2004
8 An Act to amend the Consumer Reporting Act and the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000
9 An Act to amend the Courts of Justice Act and the Justices of the Peace Act
11 An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit pedestrians from holding and using certain mobile devices while crossing a roadway
12 An Act to amend the Ontario Water Resources Act with respect to the public reporting of sewage bypassing
13 An Act to establish the Poet Laureate of Ontario in memory of Gord Downie
14 An Act with respect to the custody, use and disclosure of personal information
15 An Act to amend the Taxpayer Protection Act, 1999

Regulations

Building Code Act, 1992

O Reg 79/18

Building Code, amending O Reg 332/12

Land Registration Reform Act

O Reg 85/18

Automated System, amending O Reg 16/99

O Reg 86/18

Electronic Registration, amending O Reg 19/99

Land Titles Act

O Reg 87/18

Procedures and Records, amending Reg 690 of RRO 1990

Registry Act

O Reg 88/18

Surveys, Plans and Descriptions of Land, amending O Reg 43/96

O Reg 89/18

Registry Divisions, amending O Reg 427/99

O Reg 90/18

Forms, amending O Reg 434/11

Human Rights Code

O Reg 95/18

Business Practices Permissible to Landlords in Selecting Prospective Tenants for Residential Accommodation, amending O Reg 290/98

Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006

O Reg 96/18

Mortgage Brokerages: Standards of Practice, amending O Reg 188/08

Employment Standards Act, 2000

O Reg 97/18

When Work Deemed to be Performed, Exemptions and Special Rules, amending O Reg 285/01

Occupational Health and Safety Act

O Reg 106/18

X-Ray Safety, amending Reg 861 of RRO 1990

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 98/18

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

Royal Assents

March 8, 2018

  • Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act, 2017 — Chapter No. 3
  • Bill 194, Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 — Chapter No. 4

Notices

Ontario Gazette, March 17, 2018:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Request for Submissions

  • FSCO Draft 2018 Statement of Priorities — Submissions by May 8, 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
173 Loi visant principalement à instaurer un revenu de base pour des personnes qui présentent des contraintes sévères à l’emploi
176 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les normes du travail et d’autres dispositions législatives afin principalement de faciliter la conciliation famille-travail
1098 Loi modifiant le Code d’éthique et de déontologie des membres de l’Assemblée nationale

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
173 An Act mainly to introduce a basic income for persons with a severely limited capacity for employment
176 An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance
1098 An Act to amend the Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly

Réglements

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

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

Décret 233-2018 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

Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement

Décret 234-2018 Règlement sur les aqueducs et égouts privés

Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux

Décret 259-2018 Règlement sur la certification des résidences privées pour aînés

Regulations

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

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

OC 233-2018 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

Environment Quality Act

OC 234-2018 Regulation respecting private waterworks and sewer services

An Act respecting health services and social services

OC 259-2018 Regulation respecting the certification of private seniors’ residence

Projets de Règlement

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

Code des professions

  • Règlement sur les normes d’éthique et de déontologie des administrateurs du Conseil d’administration d’un ordre professionnel

Draft Regulations

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

Professional Code

  • Regulation respecting the standards of ethics and professional conduct of directors on the board of directors of a professional order

Sanctions

20 mars 2018

  • Loi nº164, Loi concernant l’accessibilité de certains documents du Conseil exécutif ou qui lui sont destinés — Chapitre nº 3

21 mars 2018

  • Loi nº 163, Loi concernant la mise en oeuvre de recommandations du comité de retraite de certains régimes de retraite du secteur public et modifiant diverses dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 4

Assents

March 20, 2018

  • Bill 164, An Act respecting access to certain documents held by the Conseil exécutif or intended for the Conseil exécutif — Chapter No. 3

March 21, 2018

  • Bill 163, An Act respecting the implementation of recommendations of the pension committee of certain public sector pension plans and amending various legislative provisions — Chapter No. 4

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Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
121 The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act
122 The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Consequential Amendments Act, 2018

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, March 9, 2018:

The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006

Sask Reg 14/2018 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Regulations, 2018

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, March 16, 2018:

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
15 Cannabis Control and Regulation Act

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