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Legislative Update Report No. 2020-19 Le Bulletin d'actualités législatives

Legislation for the period 09/24 to 10/07

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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

Bills / Projets de loi

House of Commons / Chambre des communes

  Referenced on first reading only
C-2 An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19
C-3 An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code
C-4 An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19
C-5 An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
C-6 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)
C-7 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)
C-246 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act
C-247 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (controlling or coercive conduct)

Senate / Sénat

  Referenced on first reading only
S-201 An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speaker of the Senate)
S-202 An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act
S-203 An Act to restrict young persons' online access to sexually explicit material
S-204 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)
S-205 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate)
S-206 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle
S-207 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary)
S-208 An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation
S-209 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age)
S-210 An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada

Regulations / Réglements

Canada Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2020:

Criminal Code

SI/2020-63 Order Amending the Approved Screening Devices Order

Canada Marine Act

SOR/2020-192 Regulations Amending the Schedule to the Canada Marine Act

Canada Pension Plan

SOR/2020-206 Regulations Amending the Canada Pension Plan Regulations

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2020-193 Regulations Amending the Canadian Turkey Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990
SOR/2020-194 Regulations Amending the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers Quota Regulations

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2020-205 Regulations Amending the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (Part 1 — Biomass)

Customs Tariff

SOR/2020-199 United States Surtax Order (Aluminum 2020)

Royal Assents / Sanctions royales

October 2, 2020

  • Bill C-4, COVID-19 Response Measures Act — Chapter No. 12

Notices / Avis

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 26, 2020:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of that Act applies to the substance 2-ethylhexyl 2-ethylhexanoate (Erratum)
  • Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of that Act applies to the substance ethanol, 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]-, referred to under the Chemicals Management Plan as AEEA (Erratum)
  • Notice with respect to the availability of a report summarizing any comments and notices of objection received [Alberta]
  • Notice with respect to the availability of a report summarizing any comments and notices of objection received [Saskatchewan]
  • Order 2020-87-12-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Notice of intent to remove low volume or discontinued substances from the Revised In Commerce List

Hazardous Materials Information Review Act

  • Filing of claims for exemption

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SMSE-012-20 — Release of ICES-002, issue 7, and RSS-216, issue 2

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

  • Assessment of Pension Plans Regulations — Basic rate

Aeronautics Act

  • Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 8

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 3, 2020:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • 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 four substances in the Other Polymers Group specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Food and Drugs Act

  • Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19

Miscellaneous Notices / Avis divers

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 3, 2020:

  •  CAA Insurance CompanyLetters patent of continuance

Commissions / Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 26, 2020:

Canada Energy Regulator

  • Application to export electricity to the United States
    • Shell Energy North America (Canada) Inc.
    • Shell Energy North America (US), L.P

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Appeal
    • Notice No. HA-2020-010
  • Inquiries
    • Shipboard miscellaneous equipment — repair, overhaul, modification and calibration
    • Waterways, harbours, dams and other water works

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Administrative decisions
  • Decisions

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 3, 2020:

Canada Border Services Agency

  • Certain concrete reinforcing bar — Decision

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Appeals — Notice No. HA-2020-011
  • Commencement of preliminary injury inquiry (E-Registry pilot project) — Concrete reinforcing bar
  • Inquiries
    • ADP software
    • Construction services

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Alberta / Alberta

Regulations / Réglements

Alberta Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2020:

Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

Alta Reg 162/2020 Physician Payment Disclosure Regulation

ATB Financial Act

Alta Reg 155/2020 Alberta Treasury Branches Amendment Regulation

Employment Standards Code

Alta Reg 159/2020 Employment Standards Amendment Regulation

Financial Administration Act

Alta Reg 156/2020 Funds and Agencies Exemption Amendment Regulation

Recording of Evidence Act
Judicature Act
Provincial Court Act

Alta Reg 161/2020 Transcript Fees and Format (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 165/2020 Oil and Gas Conservation Rules (Orphan Fund Levy) Amendment Regulation

Provincial Offences Procedure Act

Alta Reg 160/2020 Procedures (Trespass) Amendment Regulation

Regional Health Authorities Act

Alta Reg 163/2020 Regional Health Authorities Amendment Regulation

Responsible Energy Development Act

Alta Reg 164/2020 Alberta Energy Regulator Administration Fees Rules Amendment Regulation

Proclamations / Proclamations

Alberta Queen's Printer

Conflicts of Interest Amendment Act, 2017, SA 2017, c 20

  • Sections 2 and 5 in force October 1, 2020 (OIC 285/2020)

Mental Health Amendment Act, 2020, SA 2020, c 15

  • Sections 1, 2(a)(i) and (v) and (b), 3 to 18, 20, 21, 22(a), (d)(ii) and (e), 23, 24(b), 25 to 36, 37(a)(ii), 38(a) and (b)(i)(A), 39 to 41, 42(a)(iii) and (iv) and (d) and 44 in force September 30, 2020 (OIC 281/2020)
  • Section 2(a)(ii) in force March 31, 2021

Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020, SA 2020, c 25

  • Section 12 in force October 7, 2020 (OIC 302/2020)

Local Authorities Capital Financing Act, SA 2020, c 22

  • Act in force October 31, 2020 (OIC 304/2020)

Real Estate Amendment Act, 2020, SA 2020, c 10

  • Act in force December 1, 2020 (OIC 295/2020)

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British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique

  • No entries for this issue

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Manitoba / Manitoba

Regulations / Réglements

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

Regulated Health Professions Act

Man Reg 93/2020 Practice of Registered Nursing Regulation, amendment

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New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick

Notices / Avis

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, September 30, 2020:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Notice of Rule

  • The making of amendments to National Instrument 21-101 Market Operation ("NI 21-101") and the Companion Policy to NI 21-101 (together, the "Amendments").

Request for Comments
Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publication of proposed Financial and Consumer Services Commission Rules; UP-001 Unclaimed Property – General and UP–002 Unclaimed Property - Fees (collectively the "Proposed Rules").

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, October 7, 2020:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments
Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publishing for comment of proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions ("NI 45-106") and proposed changes to Companion Policy 45-106CP Prospectus Exemptions relating to the offering memorandum prospectus exemption (the "Proposed Amendments").

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Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Regulations / Réglements

Office of the Legislative Counsel – Annual Regulations

Cannabis Control Act

NLR 72/20 Cannabis Licensing and Operations Regulations, amendment

Labour Standards Act

NLR 75/20 Labour Standards Regulations, amendment

Notices / Avis

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, October 2, 2020:

Judicature Act

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

  • Practice Note — P.N. No. 2020-03

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Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Regulations / Réglements

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2020:

Motor Vehicles Act

NWT Reg 122-2020 Large Vehicle Control Regulations, amendment


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Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Ècosse

Regulations / Réglements

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, September 25, 2020:

Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Act

NS Reg 115/2020 Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Regulations
NS Reg 116/2020 Specified Site Regulations

Mortgage Regulation Act

NS Reg 113/2020 Mortgage Regulation Act General Regulations

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 117/2020 Honorary Consul Number Plates Regulations

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 111/2020 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 119/2020 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations / Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, September 25, 2020:

Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Act, SNS 2013, c 7

  • Act in force September 8, 2020 (NS Reg 114/2020)

Mortgage Regulation Act, SNS 2012, c 11

  • Act in force November 1, 2021 (NS Reg 112/2020)

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Nunavut / Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

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Ontario / Ontario

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
207 An Act to amend the Children's Law Reform Act, the Courts of Justice Act, the Family Law Act and other Acts respecting various family law matters
209 An Act to exempt certain wines from the basic tax on wine
210 An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 with respect to the minimum wage for residential superintendents, janitors and caretakers
212 An Act to amend the Connecting Care Act, 2019 with respect to a patient bill of rights
213 An Act to reduce burdens on people and businesses by enacting, amending and repealing various Acts and revoking a regulation
214 An Act to amend the Time Act and various other Acts

Regulations / Réglements

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 532/20

Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence, amending Reg 950 of RRO 1990

Ontario Water Resources Act

O Reg 533/20

Taking Ground Water to Produce Bottled Water, amending O Reg 463/16

Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004

O Reg 534/20 General, amending O Reg 329/04

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 535/20 Drivers' Licences, amending O Reg 340/94
 

Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002

O Reg 536/20 Personal Real Estate Corporations
O Reg 537/20 General, amending O Reg 567/05
O Reg 538/20 Educational Requirements, Insurance, Records and other Matters, amending O Reg 579/05
O Reg 539/20 Code of Ethics, amending O Reg 580/05

Education Act

O Reg 540 /20 Calculation of Maximum in-year Deficit, amending O Reg 280/19

Condominium Act, 1998

O Reg 541/20 Extension of Temporary Suspension Period
O Reg 548/20 Description and Registration, amending O Reg 49/01

Business Corporations Act

O Reg 542/20 Extension of Temporary Suspension Period

Co-Operative Corporations Act

O Reg 543/20 Extension of Temporary Suspension Period

Corporations Act

O Reg 544/20 Extension of Temporary Suspension Period

Occupational Health and Safety Act

O Reg 545/20 Inventory of Agents or Combinations of Agents for the Purpose of Section 34 of the Act, revoking Reg 852 of RRO 1990

Land Registration Reform Act

O Reg 547/20 Documents — General, amending O Reg 18/99
O Reg 559/20 Electronic Registration, amending O Reg 19/99
O Reg 560/20 Form of Documents, amending Reg 688 of RRO 1990

Registry Act

O Reg 549/20 Registry Divisions, amending O Reg 427/99
O Reg 552/20 Surveys, Plans and Descriptions of Land, amending O Reg 43/96
O Reg 554/20 Records, amending Reg 995 of RRO 1990

Land Titles Act

O Reg 550/20 Land Titles Divisions, amending O Reg 428/99
O Reg 553/20 Procedures and Records, amending Reg 690 of RRO 1990

Boundaries Act

O Reg 551/20 General, amending Reg 60 of RRO 1990

Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

O Reg 555/20 General
O Reg 556/20 Exemptions

Reducing Regulatory Costs For Business Act, 2017

O Reg 557/20 General, revoking O Reg 491/17
O Reg 558/20 Exemptions, revoking O Reg 567/17

Solicitors Act

O Reg 563/20 Contingency Fee Agreements

Proposed Regulations / Projets de réglement

Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act

October 1, 2020
Updating regulations under the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993 (FRFOFA), which establishes the Farm Business Registration Program (FBR Program), to support electronic delivery of the Farm Business Registration program, reduce administrative burden for farmers, and provide flexibility due to COVID-19 — Comments by November 16, 2020

Environmental Protection Act

October 6, 2020
Extending Grandfathering for Infrastructure Projects and Providing Additional Flexibility for Excess Soil Reuse — Comments by November 20, 2020

October 7, 2020
Proposal to end nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions trading — Comments by November 20, 2020

Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

October 6, 2020
Regulations under the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 — Comments by November 23, 2020

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997

October 6, 2020
Changes to modernize Ontario's approach to licensing aquaculture — Comments by November 20, 2020

Ontario Drug Benefit Act

October 6, 2020
Improving Access to Exceptional Access Program Drugs for Ontarians Living Near Manitoba and Quebec Borders — Comments by November 20, 2020

Environmental Protection Act
Ontario Water Resources Act

October 6, 2020
Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to make modifications to Environmental Activity and Sector Registry requirements and exemptions for low risk short-term water taking activities — Comments by November 20, 2020

Ontario Water Resources Act

October 6, 2020
Proposal to require municipal support for new or increased bottled water takings — Comments by November 20, 2020

October 6, 2020
Exempting dams from requiring a permit to take water — Comments by November 20, 2020

Royal Assents

September 24, 2020

  • Bill 182, Franco-Ontarian Emblem Amendment Act, 2020 — Chapter No. 21

October 1, 2020

  • Bill 204, Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act, 2020 — Chapter No. 23

Notices / Avis

Ontario Gazette, September 26, 2020:

Ontario Energy Board

  • Notice of Amendments to the Standard Supply Service Code

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Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

  • No entries for this issue

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Quebec / Québec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
65 Loi modifiant principalement la Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement en matière de consigne et de collecte sélective
66 Loi concernant l'accélération de certains projets d'infrastructure
67 Loi instaurant un nouveau régime d'aménagement dans les zones inondables des lacs et des cours d'eau, octroyant temporairement aux municipalités des pouvoirs visant à répondre à certains besoins et modifiant diverses dispositions
599 Loi visant le respect de l'orientation sexuelle et de l'identité de genre
690 Loi modifiant la Charte de la langue française afin de préciser qu'elle s'applique aux entreprises privées qui exercent leurs activités dans un champ de compétence fédérale
691 Loi modifiant la Loi sur le ministère des Transports afin d'assurer le maintien de services de transport aérien dans certaines régions du Québec

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
65 An Act to amend mainly the Environment Quality Act with respect to deposits and selective collection
66 An Act respecting the acceleration of certain infrastructure projects
67 An act to establish a new development regime for the flood zones of lakes and watercourses, to temporarily grant municipalities powers enabling them to respond to certain needs and to amend various provisions
599 An Act to respect sexual orientation and gender identity
690 An Act to amend the Charter of the French language to specify that it applies to private enterprises operating in an area of federal jurisdiction
691 An Act to amend the Act respecting the Ministère des Transports to maintain air transportation services in certain regions of Québec

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 7 octobre 2020:

Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires

Décret 996-2020 Règlement modifiant le Tarif des honoraires pour la prise et la transcription des dépositions des témoins

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 7, 2020:

Courts of Justice Act

OC 996-2020 Regulation to amend the Tariff of fees for the recording and transcription of depositions of witnesses

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 30 septembre 2020:

Code de procédure pénale

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la forme des constats d'infraction
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la forme des rapports d'infraction

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

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

Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la santé et la sécurité dans les travaux d'aménagement forestier

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 7 octobre 2020:

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

  • Règlement modifiant l'Arrêté ministériel concernant les frais exigibles

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, September 30, 2020:

Code of Penal Procedure

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the form of offence reports
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the form of statements of offence

Environment Quality Act

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

An Act respecting occupational health and safety

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting health and safety in forest development work

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 7, 2020:

Environment Quality Act

  • Regulation to amend the Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 6 octobre 2020:

Loi sur la sécurité privée

AM 0061-2020 Règlement modifiant le Règlement d'application de la Loi sur la sécurité privée — Arrêté numéro AM 0061-2020 de la ministre de la Sécurité publique

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 7 octobre 2020:

Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux

AM 2020-70 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur certaines conditions de travail applicables aux cadres des agences et des établissements de santé et de services sociaux — Arrêté numéro 2020-070 du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux
AM 2020-71 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur certaines conditions de travail applicables aux hors-cadres des agences et des établissements publics de santé et de services sociaux — Arrêté numéro 2020-071 du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 6, 2020:

Private Security Act

AM 0061-2020 Regulation to amend the Regulation under the Private Security Act — Order number AM 0061-2020 of the Minister of Public Security

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 7, 2020:

An Act respecting health services and social services

MO 2020-070 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting certain terms of employment applicable to officers of agencies and health and social services institutions — Order 2020-070 of the Minister of Health and Social Services
MO 2020-071 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting certain terms of employment applicable to senior administrators of agencies and of public health and social services institutions — Order 2020-071 of the Minister of Health and Social Services

Sanctions

24 septembre 2020

  • Loi nº 29, Loi modifiant le Code des professions et d'autres dispositions notamment dans le domaine buccodentaire et celui des sciences appliquées — Chapitre nº 15
  • Loi nº 42, Loi donnant suite à des mesures fiscales annoncées à l'occasion du discours sur le budget du 21 mars 2019 et à certaines autres mesures — Chapitre nº 16

Assents

September 24, 2020

  • Bill 29, An Act to amend the Professional Code and other provisions in particular in the oral health and the applied sciences sectors — Chapter No. 15
  • Bill 42, An Act to give effect to fiscal measures announced in the Budget Speech delivered on 21 March 2019 and to various other measures — Chapter No. 16

Avis

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 7 octobre 2020:

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 2021
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le financement

Notices

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 7, 2020:

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 2021
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financing

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Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan

Regulations / Réglements

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, September 25, 2020:

The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act

Sask Reg 103/2020 The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Standards and Compliance) Amendment Regulations, 2020

The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997

Sask Reg 106/2020 The Vehicle Weight and Dimension (Miscellaneous) Amendment Regulations, 2020

The Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Sask Reg 107/2020 The Oil and Gas Emissions Management (Miscellaneous) Amendment Regulations, 2020

The Executive Government Administration Act
The Economic and Co-operative Development Act

Sask Reg 111/20 The Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program Amendment Regulations, 2020

Notices / Avis

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, October 2, 2020:

The Summary Offences Procedure Amendment Regulations, 2020 (No. 2)

  • Errata Notice

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Yukon / Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

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