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Legislative Update Report No. 2021-04 Le Bulletin d'actualités législatives

Feb 26, 2021

Legislation for the period 02/11 to 02/24

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Effective immediately, Legislative Update will only report on Private Member's Bills beginning at second reading.

In This Issue

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-21 An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms)
C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
C-23 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Identification of Criminals Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (COVID-19 response and other measures)
C-206 An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)
C-218 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)
C-220 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (compassionate care leave)

Regulations / Réglements

Canada Gazette, Part II, February 15, 2021:

Contraventions Act

SOR/2021-13 Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations (Schedule XVI)

Canada Gazette, Part II, February 17, 2021:

Employment Insurance Act

SOR/2021-3 Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2021-4 Regulations Amending the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers Quota Regulations
SOR/2021-11 Order Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Levies Order

Canada Pension Plan

SOR/2021-5 Calculation of Contribution Rates Regulations, 2021
SOR/2021-6 Additional Canada Pension Plan Sustainability Regulations

Financial Administration Act

SOR/2021-7 Order Amending Part III of Schedule VI to the Financial Administration Act

Canada Transportation Act

SOR/2021-9 Regulations Amending the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations and the Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations

Species at Risk Act

SOR/2021-12 Critical Habitat of the Fernald’s Braya (Braya fernaldii) Order
SI/2021-6 Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

Proposed Regulations / Projets de réglement

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 13, 2021:

Accessible Canada Act

  • Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations
  • Accessible Canada Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 20, 2021:

Species at Risk Act

  • Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act
  • Critical Habitat of the Copper Redhorse (Moxostoma hubbsi) Order

Orders in Council / Décrets

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 20, 2021:

National Energy Board Act

  • Order — Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity GC-132 to Trans Québec & Maritimes Pipeline Inc. to operate the Sabrevois pipeline and related facilities

Notices / Avis

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 13, 2021:

Boards of Trade Act

  • Chambre de Commerce de Sept-Iles (La)
  • Chambre de commerce du grand Châteauguay

Investment Canada Act

  • Amounts for the year 2021

Competition Act

  • Revised Competition Act pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2021

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SMSE-001-21 — Amendment 1 to RSS-102, issue 5

Aeronautics Act

  • Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 20
  • Interim Order Respecting Certain Training Requirements (B-737-8 and Other Aircraft), No. 2

Canada Shipping Act, 2001

  •  Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 20, 2021:

Statutes Repeal Act

  • List of repeals

Criminal Code

  • Designation as fingerprint examiner
  • Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Insurance Companies Act

  • Hudson Insurance Company — Order to insure in Canada risks

Canada Shipping Act, 2001

  • Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd.
  • Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Miscellaneous Notices / Avis divers

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 20, 2021:

  • Société Générale (Canada) — Continuance under the Canada Business Corporations Act and discontinuance under the Bank Act

Commissions / Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 13, 2021:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Concrete reinforcing bar — Decision

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Appeal — Notice No. HA-2020-021
  • Commencement of inquiry (E-registry Service pilot project) — Concrete reinforcing bar
  • Expiry of order (E-registry Service pilot project) — Steel grating
  • Findings — Heavy plate
  • Inquiry — Project management services

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Decisions

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 20, 2021:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Commencement of interim review (E-registry Service pilot project) — Welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Administrative decisions
  • Decisions
  • Part 1 applications

Species at Risk Act

  • Description of critical habitat of the Gray Ratsnake (Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population) in Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

Supplements / Suppléments

Canada Gazette, Part I, February 13, 2021:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2020

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Alberta / Alberta

Regulations / Réglements

Alberta Gazette, Part II, February 13, 2021:

Franchises Act

Alta Reg 9/2021 Franchises (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Land Titles Act

Alta Reg 10/2021 Metric Conversion (Expiry Date Repeal) Amendment Regulation

Justice of the Peace Act

Alta Reg 11/2021 Justice of the Peace (2017 Compensation Commission Report) Amendment Regulation

Provincial Court Act

Alta Reg 12/2021 Mediation Rules of the Provincial Court - Civil Division Amendment Regulation

Provincial Offences Procedure Act

Alta Reg 13/2021 Procedures Amendment Regulation

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Alta Reg 21/2021 Potable Water (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Alta Reg 22/2021 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Regulation

Judicature Act

Alta Reg 23/2021 Alberta Rules of Court (Divorce Proceedings) Amendment Regulation

Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

Alta Reg 24/2021 Out-of-Country Health Services Amendment Regulation

Public Health Act

Alta Reg 28/2021 Bodies of Deceased Persons (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Alberta Land Stewardship Act

Alta Reg 29/2021 Conservation Easement Registration (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation

Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

Alta Reg 30/2021 Egg Farmers of Alberta Plan Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 32/2021 Alfalfa Seed Commission Authorization Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 33/2021 Alfalfa Seed Commission Amendment Regulation

Electronic Transactions Act

Alta Reg 36/2021 Electronic Transactions Act Designation Amendment Regulation

Proclamations / Proclamations

Alberta Queen's Printer

Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2020, SA 2020, c 37

  • Section 1, which amends the Jury Act, in force February 10, 2021 (OIC 46/2021)

Restoring Balance in Alberta's Workplaces Act, 2020, SA 2020, c 28

  • Section 11(14), (16), (23)(a), (24), (25), (31), (36), (37), (38) and (42), to the extent that it enacts section 209(2)(d) and (h) of the Labour Relations Code, in force February 10, 2021 (OIC 43/2021)

Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020 (No. 2), SA 2020, c 39

  • Section 7, which amends the Land Titles Act, in force April 1, 2021 (OIC 55/2021)

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British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique

Regulations / Réglements

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 9, 2021:

Emergency Program Act

BC Reg 25/2021 Enacts COVID-19 (Provincial Court Proceedings) Regulation

Provincial Sales Tax Act

BC Reg 26/2021 Amends BC Reg 96/2013 — Provincial Sales Tax Regulation

Securities Act

BC Reg 27/2021 Amends BC Reg 110/2004 — National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 16, 2021:

Energy Efficiency Act

BC Reg 35/2021 Amends BC Reg 14/2015 — Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 40/2021 Amends BC Regs     
210/2007 — Code of Practice for Soil Amendments    
246/2007 — Code of Practice for the Slaughter and Poultry Processing Industries

Evidence Act

BC Reg 31/2021 Amends BC Reg 210/2020 — Expert Evidence Regulation

Financial Administration Act

BC Reg 30/2021 Amends BC Reg 226/2001 — Official Duties Expense Regulation

Insurance Corporation Act

BC Reg 28/2021 Amends BC Reg 307/2004 — Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 41/2021 Enacts Mineral Land Reserve (Relief from Obligations) Regulation

Workers Compensation Act

BC Reg 39/2021 Amendments to the Act resulting from changes to the Consumer Price Index

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 23, 2021:

Residential Tenancy Act

BC Reg 42/2021 Amends BC Reg 477/2003 — Residential Tenancy Regulation

Safety Standards Act

BC Reg 43/2021 Amends BC Reg 105/2004 — Safety Standards General Regulation

Proclamations / Proclamations

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, February 23, 2021:

Administrative Tribunals Statutes Amendment Act, 2015, SBC 2015, c 10

  • Sections 134, 135(b), 136(b), 180, 181(b) and 182(b) in force March 1, 2021 (BC Reg 42/2021)

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Manitoba / Manitoba

Regulations / Réglements

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Court of Appeal Act

Man Reg 9/2021 Court of Appeal Rules, amendment

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New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick

Regulations / Réglements

Office of the Attorney General – Acts and Regulations

Procurement Act

NB Reg 2021-15 NB Reg 2014-93, amendment

Notices / Avis

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, February 17, 2021:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comment
Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publication for comment of the proposed amendments to National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information ("NI 33- 109") and its related forms ("NI 33-109 Forms"), changes to Companion Policy 33-109CP Registration Information, the related Amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations ("NI 31-103") and changes to the Companion Policy 31-103CP Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations) setting out methods to modernize registration information requirements (the "Proposed Amendments").
  • Publication of the proposal to repeal existing Local Rule 91-501 Derivatives and replace with the new proposed Local Rule 91- 501 Over-the-Counter Trades in Derivatives (the "Proposed Rule").
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Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Regulations / Réglements

Office of the Legislative Counsel – Annual Regulations

Labour Standards Act

NLR 8/21 Labour Standards 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, February 12, 2021:

Crop and Livestock Insurance Act

NS Reg 13/2021 Premium Rates for Insurable Crops and Livestock Regulations — amendment

Dairy Industry Act

NS Reg 9/2021 Bulk Haulage Regulations — amendment
NS Reg 31/2021 Milk Classes and Categories Regulations — amendment
NS Reg 32/2021 Milk Pricing Regulations — amendment

Natural Products Act

NS Reg 10/2021 Nova Scotia Egg Producers Levy Order — amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 11/2021 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 30/2021 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations / Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, February 12, 2021:

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Appreciation Act, SNS 2019, c 2

  • Act in force February 1, 2021 (NS Reg 12/021)

Life Partners in Long-term Care Act, SNS 2020, c 3

  • Act in force March 1, 2021 (NS Reg 33/2021)
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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
228 An Act to prohibit unencapsulated expanded or extruded polystyrene in floating docks, floating platforms and buoys
243 An Act to amend the Trespass to Property Act to establish minimum fines for specified types of trespass
245 An Act to amend and repeal various statutes, to revoke various regulations and to enact the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021
251 An Act to enact, amend and repeal various Acts in respect of human trafficking matters

Regulations / Réglements

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 107/21 Rules of Civil Procedure, amending Reg 194 of RRO 1990
O Reg 108/21

Rules of the Small Claims Court, amending O Reg 258/98

O Reg 111/21 Rules of Civil Procedure, amending Reg 194 of RRO 1990

Liquor Licence Act

O Reg 109/21 Licences to Sell Liquor, amending Reg 719 of RRO 1990

Estates Act

O Reg 110/21 Small Estates

Taxation Act, 2007

O Reg 112/21 General, amending O Reg 37/09

Public Guardian and Trustee Act

O Reg 121/21 General, amending O Reg 191/95

Succession Law Reform Act

O Reg 122/21 General, amending O Reg 54/95

Vital Statistics Act

O Reg 130/21 General, amending Reg 1094 of RRO 1990

Proposed Regulations / Projets de réglement

Insurance Act
Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

February 11, 2021
Amendments to regulations under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery of automobile insurance notices and other automobile insurance documents — Comments by March 29, 2021

Insurance Act

February 11, 2021
Proposed amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance) under the Insurance Act regarding an insured's election not to recover damages from their insurer under the Direct Compensation - Property Damage (DCPD) coverage — Comments by March 29, 2021

February 11, 2021
Proposed new regulation under the Insurance Act with respect to Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exemption orders under section 15.1 of the Act — Comments by April 2, 2021

Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016

February 11, 2021
Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) — Comments by March 28, 2021

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

February 12, 2021
Amending the Distribution Rate Protection Regulation — Comments by March 30, 2021

February 22, 2021
Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program — Comments by April 8, 2021

Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

February 11, 2021
Proposed Amendments to O Reg 79/10, Long-Term Care Homes Act, for Enhancing Cooling Requirements in Long-Term Care Homes — Comments by March 15, 2021

Public Lands Act

February 12, 2021
Amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to remove the 10-day registry waiting period for existing shore land erosion control structures — Comments by March 29, 2021

February 12, 2021
Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use — Comments by March 29, 2021

Housing Services Act, 2011

February 16, 2021
Proposed Amendments to O Reg 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Required Local Eligibility Rules, set out in Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 — Comments by April 19, 2021

Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005

February 16, 2021
Regulatory Amendments to O Reg 367/07, Term of Licences and O Reg 368/07, Registration Requirements for Business Entities — Comments by March 18, 2021

Denturism Act, 1991
Dentistry, 1991

February 19, 2021
College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) Registration Regulations — Comments by April 5, 2021

Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004

February 21, 2021
Amendment of O Regulation 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) — Comments by April 21, 2021

Proclamations / Proclamations

Orders In Council

Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act, 2020, SO 2020, c 33

  • Section 1, which amends the Occupiers' Liability Act, in force January 29, 2021 (OIC 95/2021)

Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020, SO 2020, c 25

  • Schedule 1, sections 1-22, 24, 25, which amend the Children's Law Reform Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 1, section 26, which amends the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 1, section 27, which amends the Courts of Justice Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 1, section 28, which amends the Family Law Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 1, section 29, which amends the Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act, 1996, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 1, section 30, which amends the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 2, sections 1-3, which amend the Courts of Justice Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 2, section 4, which amends the Change of Name Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 2, section 5, which amends the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 2, section 6, which amends the Children's Law Reform Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)
  • Schedule 2, section 7, which amends the Family Law Act, in force March 1, 2021 (OIC 96/2021)

Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020, SO 2020, c 11

  • Schedule 8, sections 1(3), (4), 4, 6, which amend the Estates Act, in force April 1, 2021 (OIC 97/2021)

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Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

  • No entries for this issue
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Quebec / Québec

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 17 février 2021:

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

  • Droits et frais payables en vertu de la Loi sur les permis d'alcool
  • Règlement sur le régime applicable aux permis d'alcool

Loi sur la Société des alcools du Québec
Loi modernisant le régime juridique applicable aux permis d'alcool et modifiant diverses dispositions législatives en matière de boissons alcooliques

  • Règlement sur la participation à un salon de dégustation ou à une exposition visant la présentation et la découverte de boissons alcooliques

Loi sur la Société des alcools du Québec

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le cidre et les autres boissons alcooliques à base de pommes

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, February 17, 2021:

An Act respecting liquor permits
An Act to modernize the legal regime applicable to liquor permits and to amend various other legislative provisions with regard to alcoholic beverages

  • Duties and costs payable under the Act respecting liquor permits
  • Regulation respecting the legal regime applicable to liquor permits

An Act respecting the Société des alcools du Québec
An Act to modernize the legal regime applicable to liquor permits and to amend various other legislative provisions with regard to alcoholic beverages

  • Regulation respecting participation in a tasting show or in an exhibition held to present or discover alcoholic beverages

An Act respecting the Société des alcools du Québec

  • Regulation amending Regulation respecting cider and other apple-based alcoholic beverages

Sanctions

17 février 2021

  • Loi nº 46, Loi modifiant la Loi sur la conservation du patrimoine naturel et d'autres dispositions

Assents

February 17, 2021

  • Bill 46, An Act to amend the Natural Heritage Conservation Act and other provisions
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Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan

Regulations / Réglements

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, February 12, 2021:

The Provincial Court Act, 1998

Sask Reg 10/2021 The Provincial Court Compensation Amendment Regulations, 2021

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Yukon / Yukon

Notices / Avis

Yukon Gazette, Part II, February 15, 2021:

Health Professions Act

MO 2021/08 Midwives Regulation

Placer Mining Act
Quartz Mining Act

MO 2021/10 Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands (Ross River Area) Order

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