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Legislative Update Report No. 2020-18 Le Bulletin d'actualités législatives

Legislation for the period 09/10 to 09/23

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Federal Government / Gouvernement fédéral Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse
Alberta / Alberta Nunavut / Nunavut
British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique Ontario / Ontario
Manitoba / Manitoba Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard
New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick Quebec / Québec
Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan
Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-Ouest Yukon / Yukon

Federal Government / Gouvernement fédéral

Regulations / Réglements

Canada Gazette, Part II, September 16, 2020:

Canada Labour Code

SOR/2020-191 Regulations Amending the Canada Labour Standards Regulations (Number of Weeks)

Aeronautics Act

SOR/2020-190 Regulations Amending the Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, VI and VII — Seaplane Operations)

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2020-183 Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations

Species at Risk Act

SOR/2020-185 Critical Habitat of the Northern Wolffish (Anarhichas denticulatus) Order
SOR/2020-186 Critical Habitat of the Spotted Wolffish (Anarhichas minor) Order

Employment Insurance Act

SOR/2020-187 Interim Order No. 8 Amending the Employment Insurance Act (Facilitated Access to Benefits)
SOR/2020-188 Interim Order No. 9 Amending the Employment Insurance Act (Employment Insurance Emergency Response Benefit)

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act

SOR/2020-189 Regulations Amending the Income Support Payment (Number of Weeks) Regulations

Notices / Avis

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 12, 2020:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. 20381

Species at Risk Act

  • Description of Marbled Murrelet critical habitat in the Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area

Bank Act

  • Wells Fargo Rail Canada ULC ("WFRCU"), Wells Fargo Rail Corporation ("WFRC"), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and its affiliates — Order deeming entities not to be entities associated with a foreign bank

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SLPB-002-20 — Consultation on the Technical and Policy Framework for the 3650-4200 MHz Band and Changes to the Frequency Allocation of the 3500-3650 MHz Band

Aeronautics Act

  • Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 3
  • Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 7

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 19, 2020:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication after screening assessment of thallium and its compounds, including those specified on the Domestic Substances List and those identified for further consideration following prioritization of the Revised In Commerce List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of two substances of the Petroleum Coke Group — Coke (petroleum) [green coke], CAS RN 64741-79-3, and Coke (petroleum), calcined (calcined coke), CAS RN 64743-05-1 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for a substance — silanamine, 1,1,1-trimethyl-N- (trimethylsilyl)-, hydrolysis products with silica (TMSS), CAS RN 68909-20-6 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Global Affairs Canada

  • Consulting Canadians on the development of a renewed Responsible Business Conduct strategy

Miscellaneous Notices / Avis divers

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 19, 2020:

  •  Gerber Life Insurance Company — Assumption reinsurance agreement

Commissions / Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 12, 2020:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Inquiry — Technical/vocational training

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Decisions

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 19, 2020:

Canada Energy Regulator

  • Application to export electricity to the United States as a border accommodation — Hydro One Networks Inc.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Commencement of exclusions inquiry
    • Certain steel goods
  • Inquiries
    • Human resource services, business consulting / change management; project management services
    • Shipboard miscellaneous equipment — repair, overhaul, modification and calibration
    • Task-based informatics professional services
    • Wildlife control services (airports)

Supplements / Suppléments

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 12, 2020:

Copyright Board

  • Re:Sound Tariff 6.B – Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Fitness Activities (2018-2022)
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Alberta / Alberta

Proclamations / Proclamations

Alberta Queen's Printer

Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020, SA 2020, c 27

  • Section 1(1) to (13) and (15) to (17) in force on September 10, 2020 (OIC 271/2020)
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British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique

Regulations / Réglements

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, September 15, 2020:

Financial Institutions Act

BC Reg 227/2020

Amends BC Regs
573/2004 — Marketing of Financial Products Regulation     
22/2013 — Administrative Penalties Regulation     
566/2004 — Contravention of Prescribed Provisions Regulation    
576/2004 — Prescribed Offences Regulation

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, September 22, 2020:

Business Corporations Act

BC Reg 230/2020 Amends BC Reg 77/2020
BC Reg 250/2020 Amends BC Reg 65/2004 — Business Corporations Regulation

Cannabis Control and Licensing Act

BC Reg 238/2020 Amends BC Reg 202/2018 — Cannabis Licensing Regulation

Carbon Tax Act

BC Reg 239/2020 Amends BC Reg 125/2008 — Carbon Tax Regulation
BC Reg 260/2020 Amends BC Reg 125/2008 — Carbon Tax Regulation

Commercial Transport Act

BC Reg 240/2020 Amends BC Reg 328/91 — Commercial Transport Fees Regulation

Court Rules Act

BC Reg 232/2020 Amends BC Reg 168/2009 — Supreme Court Civil Rules
BC Reg 236/2020 Amends BC Regs
417/98 — Provincial Court (Family) Rules
120/2020 — Provincial Court Family Rules

Employment and Assistance Act

BC Reg 247/2020 Amends BC Reg 263/2002 — Employment and Assistance Regulation
BC Reg 259/2020 Amends BC Reg 263/2002 — Employment and Assistance Regulation

Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act

BC Reg 247/2020 Amends BC Reg 265/2002 — Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Regulation
BC Reg 259/2020 Amends BC Reg 265/2002 — Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Regulation

Financial Administration Act

BC Reg 233/2020 Enacts Commercial Recreation Tenure (COVID-19 Emergency) Relief Regulation
BC Reg 260/2020 Amends BC Reg 217/2020 — Carbon Tax Remission (COVID-19 Emergency) Regulation

Gaming Control Act

BC Reg 248/2020 Amends BC Reg 208/2002 — Gaming Control Regulation

Hospital Act

BC Reg 261/2020 Amends BC Reg 121/97 — Hospital Act Regulation

Income Tax Act

BC Reg 249/2020 Enacts Emergency Benefit for Workers Regulation
BC Reg 262/2020 Amends BC Reg 4/99 — Film and Television Tax Credit Regulation
Amends BC Reg 343/95 — Political Contributions Regulations

Laboratory Services Act

BC Reg 263/2020 Amends BC Reg 52/2015 — Laboratory Services Regulation

Motor Fuel Tax Act

BC Reg 239/2020 Amends BC Reg 414/85 — Motor Fuel Tax Regulation
BC Reg 260/2020 Amends BC Reg 414/85 — Motor Fuel Tax Regulation

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 240/2020

Amends BC Regs 
26/58 — Motor Vehicle Act Regulations     
334/91 — Motor Vehicle Fees Regulation

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

BC Reg 239/2020 Amends BC Regs
98/2008 — Net Profit Royalty Regulation
495/92 — Petroleum and Natural Gas Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Regulation

Provincial Sales Tax Act

BC Reg 242/2020 Amends BC Reg 97/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Exemption and Refund Regulation
BC Reg 243/2020 Amends BC Reg 97/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Exemption and Refund Regulation
BC Reg 244/2020 Amends BC Reg 96/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Regulation
BC Reg 245/2020 Amends BC Reg 97/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Exemption and Refund Regulation
BC Reg 246/2020 Amends BC Reg 96/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Regulation
BC Reg 253/2020 Amends BC Reg 96/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Regulation
BC Reg 254/2020 Amends BC Reg 96/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Regulation

Public Sector Employers Act

BC Reg 255/2020 Amends BC Reg 84/2003 — Social Services Employers Regulation
BC Reg 256/2020 Amends BC Reg 427/94 — Health Care Employers Regulation

Railway Safety Act

BC Reg 237/2020 Amends BC Reg 210/2004 — Railway Safety Adopted Provisions
BC Reg 266/2020 Amends BC Reg 154/2004 — Administration Delegation Regulation

Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act

BC Reg 231/2020 Amends BC Reg 158/2019 — Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Regulation

Tobacco Tax Act

BC Reg 246/2020 Amends BC Reg 66/2002 — Tobacco Tax Act Regulation

Proclamations / Proclamations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, September 15, 2020:

Municipal Affairs and Housing Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2020, SBC 2020, c 16

  • Sections 14 and 15 in force September 10, 2020 (BC Reg 227/2020)

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, September 22, 2020:

Land Owner Transparency Act, SBC 2019, c 23

  • Act in force, except various sections, November 30, 2020, and sections 30 to 38 in force April 30, 2021 (BC Reg 250/2020)

Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act, SBC 2018, c 45

  • Various sections in force September 17, 2020 and section 10 in force December 15, 2020 (BC Reg 231/2020)
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Manitoba / Manitoba

Regulations / Réglements

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 86/2020 Charges for Licences, Registrations, Permits and Other Services Regulation, amendment

Environment Act

Man Reg 87/2020 Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation, amendment

Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 90/2020 Specified Drugs Regulation, amendment

Pharmaceutical Act

Man Reg 91/2020 Manitoba Drug Interchangeability Formulary Regulation

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New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick

Notices / Avis

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, September 23, 2020:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments
Notice and Request for Comment

  • Proposed amendments to National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives ("NI 94-101") and changes to the Companion Policy 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives (the "Proposed Amendments").
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Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
41 An Act to Amend the Insurance Contracts Act

Regulations / Réglements

Office of the Legislative Counsel – Annual Regulations

Occupational Health and Safety Act

NLR 68/20 Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations, amendment

Public Health Protection and Promotion Act

NLR 69/20 Public Health Protection and Promotion Regulations, amendment

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Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-Ouest

  • No entries for this issue
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Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Ècosse

Regulations / Réglements

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, September 11, 2020:

Dairy Industry Act

NS Reg 108/2020 Total Production Quota Regulations — amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 107/2020 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 110/2020 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

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Nunavut / Nunavut

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
49 An Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act
50 An Act to Amend the Liquor Act

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Ontario / Ontario

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
200 An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 in respect of sick notes
202 An Act to continue the Soldiers' Aid Commission
203 An Act respecting the rights of persons receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings and their caregivers
204 An Act to amend various Acts respecting municipal elections, to amend the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 and to provide for a temporary residential rent freeze and specified temporary protections for certain commercial tenants
205 An Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and other Acts with respect to certain categories of evictions and the provision of legal representation with respect to such evictions
206 An Act to amend the Change of Name Act

Regulations / Réglements

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 496/20 Rules of Civil Procedure, amending Reg 194 of RRO 1990

Class Proceedings Act, 1992

O Reg 497/20 General
O Reg 498/20 Subrogated Claims

Law Society Act

O Reg 495/20 Class Proceedings, amending O Reg 771/92

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

O Reg 503/20

Order Made under the Act — Extension of Emergency, revoking O Reg 105/20

O Reg 504/20

Order Made under the Act — Extensions and Renewals of Orders, revoking O Reg 106/20

Gaming Control Act, 1992

O Reg 507/20 General, amending O Reg 78/12

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 508/20 Safety Inspections, amending O Reg 306/20, which amends Reg 611 of RRO 1990
O Reg 526/20 Speed Limits, amending Reg 619 of RRO 1990

Building Code Act, 1992

O Reg 511/20 Building Code, amending O Reg 332/12

Development Charges Act, 1997

O Reg 513/20 General, amending O Reg 82/98
O Reg 514/20 General, amending O Reg 454/19, which amends O Reg 82/98

Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act

O Reg 517/20 Laboratories, amending Reg 682 of RRO 1990
O Reg 518/20 Specimen Collection Centres, amending Reg 683 of RRO 1990

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997

O Reg 502/20 Open Seasons — Wildlife, amending O Reg 670/98

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 520/20 General, amending Reg 909 of RRO 1990
O Reg 521/20 Administrative Penalties, amending O Reg 365/17

Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016

O Reg 522/20 Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

O Reg 524/20 General, amending O Reg 328/03

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 525/20 Vehicle Emissions, amending O Reg 457/19

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

O Reg 527/20 General, amending O Reg 175/98

Proposed Regulations / Projets de réglement

Environmental Assessment Act

September 11, 2020
Proposed Project List for comprehensive environmental assessments under the Environmental Assessment Act — Comments by November 10, 2020

Ontario Heritage Act

September 21, 2020
Proposed Regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (Bill 108) — Comments by November 5, 2020

Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016

September 18, 2020
Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption Framework — Comments by November 2, 2020

Environmental Protection Act, 1990

September 18, 2020
Hazardous Waste Digital Reporting Service Modernization — Comments by November 2, 2020

Mining Act

September 22, 2020
A proposal to amend regulations under the Mining Act regarding the closure plan amendment 45-day service standard — Comments by November 6, 2020

Notices / Avis

Ontario Gazette, September 12, 2020:

Ontario Securities Commission

  • Amendments to National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions
  • Amendments to National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation

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Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Regulations / Réglements

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, September 12, 2020:

Registered Health Professions Act

EC2020-545 Reserved Activities Regulations, amendment

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, Sepember 19, 2020:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

EC2020-530 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Regulations, amendment

Labour Act

EC2020-531 Notice of Termination (Exemption) Regulations, revocation

Building Codes Act

EC2020-523 Building Codes Regulations, amendment

Notices / Avis

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, September 12, 2020:

Egg Farmers of PEI

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EFPEI 20-05)
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Quebec / Québec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
596 Loi instituant Pharma-Québec

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
596 An Act to establish Pharma-Québec

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 23 septembre 2020:

Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

Décret 945-2020 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la santé et la sécurité du travail dans les mines

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, September 23, 2020:

An Act respecting occupational health and safety

OC 945-2020 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety in mines

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 16 septembre 2020:

Loi sur l'assurance automobile

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le remboursement de certains frais

Loi sur l'assurance médicaments

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le régime général d'assurance médicaments

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement concernant le financement des régimes de retraite à prestations déterminées relevant de plus d'une autorité gouvernementale

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 23 septembre 2020:

Loi sur le bâtiment

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de construction

Loi sur les décrets de convention collective

  • Décret modifiant le Décret sur l'industrie des services automobiles de la région de Montréal

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la soustraction de certains régimes de retraite à l'application de dispositions de la Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, September 16, 2020:

Automobile Insurance Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the reimbursement of certain expenses

An Act respecting prescription drug insurance

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the basic prescription drug insurance plan

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the funding of multi-jurisdictional defined benefit pension plans

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, September 23, 2020:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the Construction Code

An Act respecting collective agreement decrees

  • Decree to amend the Decree respecting the automotive services industry in the Montréal region

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the exemption of certain pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act
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Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan

Proclamations / Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, September 11, 2020:

The Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Amendment Act, 2020, SS 2020, c 4

  • Act in force September 15, 2020

The Lobbyists Amendment Act, 2020, SS 2020, c 27

  • Act in force September 14, 2020

The Members' Conflict of Interest Amendment Act, 2020, SS 2020, c 28

  • Act in force September 14, 2020

Notices / Avis

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, September 11, 2020:

The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997

  • Establishment of Speed Zones — Provincial Highway No. 211 and Blackstrap Lake Access

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Yukon / Yukon

Notices / Avis

Yukon Gazette, Part II, September 15, 2020:

Civil Emergency Measures Act

MO 2020/54 Civil Emergency Measures Education Measures (COVID-19) Order, MO 2020/15, repealed

Oil and Gas Act

MO 2020/55 Oil and Gas Permit No. 0020, the renewal term is extended by three years

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