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Legislative Update Report No. 2021-08 Le Bulletin d'actualités législatives

Legislation for the period 04/08 to 04/21

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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-28 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and to repeal the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act

Regulations / Réglements

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 14, 2021:

Special Economic Measures Act

SOR/2021-50 Special Economic Measures (People’s Republic of China) Permit Authorization Order
SOR/2021-64 Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations
SOR/2021-65 Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2021-51 Regulations Amending the Canadian Turkey Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990
SOR/2021-52 Order Amending the Canada Turkey Marketing Levies Order (2019)
SOR/2021-53 Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations

Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act

SOR/2021-55 Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Regulations

Income Tax Act

SOR/2021-56 Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations (COVID-19 — Wage and Rent Subsidies Periods 14 to 16)

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2021-57 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Human Milk Fortifiers)

Canada Shipping Act, 2001

SOR/2021-59 Marine Safety Fees Regulations
SOR/2021-60 Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Marine Liability Act

SOR/2021-61 Regulations Amending the Marine Liability and Information Return Regulations (Certain Fees)
SOR/2021-63 Regulations Amending the Marine Liability and Information Return Regulations (Exporters)

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act

SOR/2021-62 Wreck Removal Convention Certificate Fee Regulations

Customs Tariff

SOR/2021-66 CUKTCA Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Regulations
SOR/2021-67 CUKTCA Rules of Origin Regulations
SOR/2021-68 CUKTCA Tariff Preference Regulations

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act

SOR/2021-69 Regulations Amending the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations

Export and Import Permits Act

SOR/2021-70 Order Amending the Import Control List and the Export Control List
SOR/2021-71 Regulations Amending the Export Permits Regulations (Non-strategic Products)
SOR/2021-72 Order Amending Certain General Import Permits Issued Under the Export and Import Permits Act (Nos. 100, 1 and 13)

Proposed Regulations / Projets de réglement

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 10, 2021:

Federal Courts Act

  • Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules [enforcement amendments]
  • Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules (Limited Scope Representation)
  • Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules [proportionality, abuse of process and Federal Court of Appeal motions]

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 17, 2021:

Financial Administration Act

  • Order Amending the Advance Income Tax Ruling Fees Order

Notices / Avis

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 10, 2021:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Federal Environmental Quality Guideline for copper

Radiocommunication Act

  • Notice No. SMSE-003-21 — Release of SRSP-331.8, issue 1, and SRSP-312.7, issue 2
  • Notice No. SMSE-004-21 — Release of SPR-003, issue 1

Insurance Companies Act

  • Intact Insurance Company — Letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 17, 2021:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

State Immunity Act

  • Order Accepting the Recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Concerning the Two-Year Review of the List of State Supporters of Terrorism

Aeronautics Act

  • Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 25

Miscellaneous Notices / Avis divers

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 10, 2021:

  • Canadian Transit Company (The) — Annual meeting

Commissions / Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 10, 2021:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Expiry of order — Certain steel goods
  • Expiry review of order (E-registry Service pilot project) — Steel grating
  • Inquiry — Alarm systems, hazard detecting
  • Order — Photovoltaic modules and laminates

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Decisions

Species at Risk Act

  • Description of critical habitat of the Red-headed Woodpecker in Point Pelee National Park of Canada and Riding Mountain National Park of Canada

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 17, 2021:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Determination — Animal and fisheries studies; fisheries resources management services
  • Inquiries
    • Refrigeration, air conditioning, and air circulating equipment
    • Transportation, travel and relocation services

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  • Administrative decisions
  • Decisions
  • Part 1 applications
  • Regulatory policies

Supplements / Suppléments

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 17, 2021:

Copyright Board

  • SOCAN Tariff 14 — Performance of an Individual Work (2018-2024)

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Alberta / Alberta

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
62 Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2021
63 Police (Street Checks and Carding) Amendment Act, 2021
64 Public Lands Amendment Act, 2021
65 Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2021
66 Public Health Amendment Act, 2021
67 Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act
68 Election Statutes Amendment Act, 2021
69 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2021
206 Property Rights Statutes Amendment Act, 2020

Regulations / Réglements

Alberta Gazette, Part II, April 15, 2021:

Regional Health Authorities Act

Alta Reg 62/2021 Regional Health Authorities Amendment Regulation

Judicature Act

Alta Reg 64/021 Justices of the Peace 2021 Compensation Commission Regulation
Alta Reg 65/021 Provincial Court Judges and Masters in Chambers 2021 Compensation Commission Regulation

Film and Television Tax Credit Act

Alta Reg 69/2021 Film and Television Tax Credit Amendment Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 70/2021 Oil and Gas Conservation Rules Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 71/2021 Oil and Gas Conservation Rules Amendment Regulation

Responsible Energy Development Act

Alta Reg 72/2021 Alberta Energy Regulator Administration Fees Rules Amendment Regulation

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Alta Reg 76/2021 Forest Resources Improvement Amendment Regulation

Notices / Avis

Alberta Gazette, Part I, April 15, 2021:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Amendments to Alberta Securities Commission Rule 72-501 Distributions to Purchasers Outside Alberta
  • Amendments to National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities

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British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
1 An Act to Ensure the Supremacy of Parliament
2 Public Interest Disclosure Amendment Act, 2021
3 Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2021
4 Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2021

Regulations / Réglements

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, April 13, 2021:

Liquor Control and Licensing Act

BC Reg 105/2021 Amends BC Reg 241/2016 — Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation

Liqour Distribution Act

BC Reg 105/2021 Amends BC Reg 611/76 — Liqour Distribution Regulation

British Columbia Regulations Bulletin, April 20, 2021:

Emergency Program Act

BC Reg 107/2021 Enacts COVID-19 (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act) Regulation

Employment and Assistance Act

BC Reg 108/2021
  Amends BC Reg 263/2002 — Employment and Assistance Regulation

Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act

BC Reg 108/2021 Amends BC Reg 265/2002 — Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Regulation

Offence Act

BC Reg 109/2021 Amends BC Reg 89/97 — Violation Ticket Administration and Fines Regulation

Provincial Sales Tax Act

BC Reg 110/2021 Amends BC Reg 93/2013 — Designated Accommodation Area Tax Regulation

Statute Revision Act

BC Reg 111/2021 Amends Residential Tenacy Act

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Manitoba / Manitoba

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
71 The Education Property Tax Reduction Act (Property Tax and Insulation Assistance Act and Income Tax Act Amended)

Regulations / Réglements

Manitoba Laws - Unconsolidated Regulations

The Income Tax Act

Man Reg 27/2021 School Tax Reduction (2021) Regulation

The Social Work Profession Act

Man Reg 28/2021 Social Work Profession Regulation, amendment

The Farm Products Marketing Act

Man Reg 29/2021 Chicken Broiler Quota Order, amendment
Man Reg 30/2021 Broiler Breeder Laying Hen Quota Order, amendment
Man Reg 31/2021 Turkey Quota Order, amendment

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New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick

Regulations / Réglements

Office of the Attorney General – Acts and Regulations

Provincial Offences Procedure Act

NB Reg 2021-37 NB Reg 91-50, amendent


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Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
5 An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015
9 An Act to Amend the Energy Corporation Act and the Hydro Corporation Act, 2007
10 An Act to Amend the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act

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Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
25 An Act to Amend the Education Act


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Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Ècosse

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
92 Continuing Care Assistants Registry Act
95 Parenting and Support Act (amended)
97 Electricity Act (amended)
98 Municipal Government Act (amended) and Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
103 Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (amended)
105 Financial Measures (2021) Act


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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
237 An Act to amend the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
276 An Act to enact and amend various Acts

Regulations / Réglements

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 273/21 Environmental Compliance Approvals — Exemptions from Section 9 of the Act, amending O Reg 524/98
O Reg 274/21 Registrations under Part II.2 of the Act — Activities Requiring Assessment of Air Emissions, amending O Reg 1/17
O Reg 275/21

Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act, amending O Reg 359/09

O Reg 300/21 Registrations under Part II.2 of the Act — Water Taking, amending O Reg 63/16

Environmental Assessment Act

O Reg 276/21 Electricity Projects, amending O Reg 116/01
O Reg 277/21

Waste Management Projects, amending O Reg 101/07

Municipal Act, 2001

O Reg 287/21 Debt and Financial Obligation Limits, amending O Reg 403/02

Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000

O Reg 289/21 Administrative Penalties
O Reg 290/21

Elevating Devices, amending O Reg 209/01

Ontario Water Resources Act

O Reg 301/21 Water Taking and Transfer, amending O Reg 387/04

Farm Products Marketing Act

O Reg 302/21 Tobacco — Marketing, amending O Reg 208/09

Proposed Regulations / Projets de réglement

Public Vehicles Act, RSO 1990

April 9, 2021
Regulatory Changes to Support Deregulation of the Inter-Community Passenger Transportation Vehicle Sector — Comments by May 7, 2021

Education Act

April 15, 2021
Waive the requirement for select First Nations schools to provide documentation to the ministry demonstrating school eligibility under the Reciprocal Education Approach (REA) — Comments by May 29, 2021

Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

April 15, 2021
Proposed legislative amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 — Comments by May 25, 2021

Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

April 15, 2021
Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 — Comments by May 25, 2021

French Language Services Act

April 15, 2021
Amendment to the French Language Services Act - Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Package — Comments by May 25, 2021

Employment Standards Act

April 15, 2021
Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) on payment of wages and employment standards officer's self-audit powers — Comments by May 25, 2021

Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

April 15, 2021
Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 — Comments by May 25, 2021

Planning Act

April 15, 2021
Proposed changes to certain land division provisions in the Planning Act — Comments by May 25, 2021

Pension Benefits Act

April 15, 2021
Red Tape Reduction - Revocation of Spent Regulations Regarding Temporary Solvency Funding Relief — Comments by May 31, 2021

April 15, 2021
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act: Requiring Pension Plan Administrators to Provide Information Relating to Their Pension Plan's Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Exposure to Potential Future Claims — Comments by May 31, 2021

Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021

April 15, 2021
Consultation related to the proposed Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021 — Comments by May 17, 2021

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

April 15, 2021
Eliminating Renewable Energy Requirements — Comments by May 25, 2021

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

April 15, 2021
Updating the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation's (NOHFC) Forms Repository — Comments by May 15, 2021

Ontario Drug Benefit Act

April 15, 2021
Dissolution of the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act — Comments by May 30, 2021

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

April 15, 2021
Dissolution of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 — Comments by May 30, 2021

Mining Act, RSO 1990

April 15, 2021
Proposal to Establish a Public Registry for Licences of Occupation — Comments by May 25, 2021

April 15, 2021
Amendment of the Mining Act to enable a more streamlined approach to authorizing the sale of end product from bulk samples — Comments by May 25, 2021

Ministry of the Environment Act

April 16, 2021
New Minister's Fee Regulation for the Proposed Modernization of Property Information Program — Comments by May 31, 2021

Invasive Species Act, 2015

April 21, 2021
Regulating 13 invasive species and watercraft as a carrier of invasive species under Ontario’s Invasive Species Act, 2015 — Comments by June 5, 2021

Proclamations / Proclamations

Orders In Council

Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020, SO 2020, c 34

  • Schedule 17, section 1, which amends the Ontario Water Resources Act, in force April 1, 2021 (OIC 328/2021)

Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020, SO 2020, c 16

  • The following provisions in force March 31, 2021 (OIC 329/2021):
    • Schedule 3, sections 1-7, being the Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation Repeal Act, 2020
    • Schedule 3, section 9, which repeals the Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act
    • Schedule 3, section 10, which amends the Housing Services Act, 2011
    • Schedule 3, section 11, which amends the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Act
    • Schedule 3, section 12, which amends the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
    • Schedule 3, section 13, which amends the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act

Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019, SO 2019, c 14

  • Schedule 7, sections 2-13, which amend the Mining Act, in force April 1, 2021 (OIC 331/2021)

Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 33

  • Schedule 1, section 57, being the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017, in force July 1, 2021 (OIC 389/2021)

Royal Assents

April 12, 2021

  • Bill 257, Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021 — Chapter No. 2

April 14, 2021

  • Bill 238, Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act, 2021 — Chapter No. 3

April 19, 2021

  • Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 — Chapter No. 4
  • Bill 254, Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021 — Chapter No. 5

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Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Regulations / Réglements

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 10, 2021:

Pharmacy Act

EC2021-239 General Regulations, amendment

Regulated Health Professions Act

EC2021-241 Licensed Practical Nurses Regulations, amendment
EC2021-242 Registered Nurses Regulations, amendment

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 17, 2021:

Regulated Health Professions Act

EC2021-272 Allied Health Professionals Regulations
EC2021-273 Reserved Activities Regulations, amendment

Notices / Avis

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 17, 2021:

Judicature Act

  • Quarterly Notice Pursuant to the Judicature Act — Prejudgment and postjudgment rates, January 2002 – June 2021

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Quebec / Québec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
197 Loi modifiant la Loi sur la protection du consommateur afin de lutter contre l'obsolescence programmée et de faire valoir le droit à la réparation des biens

Bills

  Referenced on first reading only
197 An Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act to fight planned obsolescence and assert the right to repair goods

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 14 avril 2021:

Code de procédure pénale

Décret 519-2021 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la forme des rapports d'infraction
Décret 520-2021 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la forme des constats d'infraction

Loi sur les normes du travail

Décret 553-2021 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les normes du travail

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 14, 2021:

Code of Penal Procedure

OC 519-2021 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the form of offence reports
OC 520-2021 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the form of statements of offence

Act respecting labour standards

OC 553-2021 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting labour standards

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 21 avril 2021:

Loi sur le ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement
Loi visant principalement la gouvernance efficace de la lutte contre les changements climatiques et à favoriser l'électrification

  • Règlement sur les appareils de chauffage au mazout

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 21, 2021:

Act respecting the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
Environment Quality Act
Act mainly to ensure effective governance of the fight against climate change and to promote electrification

  • Regulation respecting oil heaters

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 8 avril 2021:

Loi concernant le transport rémunéré de personnes par automobile

AM 2021-07 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la formation des chauffeurs qualifiés — Arrêté numéro 2021-07 du ministre des Transports

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 8, 2021:

Act respecting remunerated passenger transportation by automobile

MO 2021-07 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the training of qualified drivers — Order 2021-07 of the Minister of Transport

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 14 avril 2021:

Loi visant à renforcer le régime d'examen des plaintes du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux notamment pour les usagers qui reçoivent des services des établissements privés, SQ 2020, c 24

  • Dispositions de la Loi, à l'exception de celles de l'article 5, en vigueur au 1er juin 2021 (Décret 496-2021)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 14, 2021:

Act to strengthen the complaint examination process of the health and social services network, in particular for users receiving services from private institutions, SQ 2020, c 24

  • The provisions of the Act, except those of section 5, in force June 1, 2021 (OC 496-2021)

Sanctions

20 avril 2021

  • Loi nº 60, Loi modifiant la Loi sur la fonction publique et d’autres dispositions — Chapitre nº 11

Assents

April 20, 2021

  • Bill 60, An Act to amend the Public Service Act and other provisions — Chapter No. 11

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Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan

Bills / Projets de loi

  Referenced on first reading only
26 An Act to amend The Police Act, 1990 and to make consequential amendments
27 An Act to amend The Summary Offences Procedure Act, 1990
28 An Act respecting an Active Families Benefit
29 An Act to Support Saskatchewan Restaurants
30 An Act to amend The Saskatchewan Technology Start-up Incentive Act
31 An Act to amend The Innovation Saskatchewan Act
35 An Act to amend The Income Tax Act, 2000
36 An Act to amend The Provincial Sales Tax Act

Regulations / Réglements

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, April 9, 2021:

The Executive Government Administration Act
The Human Resources, Labour and Employment Act

RRS E-13.1 Reg 15 The Employment Program Regulations, 2021

The Saskatchewan Telecommunications Act

Sask Reg 35/2021 The Sask911 Fees Amendment Regulations, 2021

The Saskatchewan Assistance Act

Sask Reg 36/2021 The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability Amendment Regulations, 2021
Sask Reg 37/2021 The Saskatchewan Income Support Amendment Regulations, 2021

Notices / Avis

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, April 9, 2021:

The Pre-judgment Interest Act

  • The Pre-judgment Interest Regulations, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Rules of Court
Court of Queen's Bench For Saskatchewan

  • Criminal Practice Directive No. 1 — Criminal Pre-trial Conferences

Notices / Avis

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, April 16, 2021:

The Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act

  • Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals — Regulatory Bylaws Amendments
  • The Physical Therapist's Act, 1998 — The SCPT Regulatory Bylaws Amendments, 2016

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Yukon / Yukon

Regulations / Réglements

Yukon Gazette, Part II, April 15, 2021:

Civil Emergency Measures Act

YOIC 2021/31 Declaration extending state of emergency

Assessment and Taxation Act

YOIC 2021/37 2021 General Property Tax Rates and Exemptions Regulation
Order-in-Council 2020/68 is repealed

Financial Administration Act

YOIC 2021/38 Airport Fees and Public Property Amendments Regulation (2021)
Waiver of Airport Fees No.3 (COVID-19) Regulation is repealed

Highways Act

YOIC 2021/39 Declaration respecting Public Airports Regulation

Public Airports Act

YOIC 2021/41 Public Airports Regulation
YOIC 2021/42 Waiver of Airport Fees Regulation

Placer Mining Act
Quartz Mining Act

YOIC 2021/46 Order Prohibiting Entry on Certain Lands in Yukon (Dawson Planning Region)

Proclamations / Proclamations

Yukon Gazette, Part II, April 15, 2021:

Act to amend the Wills Act (2020), SY 2020, c 15

  • Act in force May 1, 2021 (OIC 2021/43)

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