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ONTARIO STATUTE CITATOR

WEEKLY BULLETIN SERVICE
1st Session, 42nd Parliament
2018-2021

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NEW THIS WEEK
Royal Assent
Supply Act, 2021 (Bill 261). Royal Assent March 11, 2021, c. 1.

Readings
Battle of the Hatpins Day Act, 2021 (Bill 258). First Reading March 8, 2021.
Convenience Store Week Act, 2021 (Bill 262). First Reading March 10, 2021.
Health Protection and Promotion Amendment Act (Temptation Be Gone), 2021
   (Bill 263). First Reading March 11, 2021.
Recovery Month Act, 2021 (Bill 250). Second Reading March 10, 2021.
Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act, 2021 (Bill 260). First
   Reading March 8, 2021.
Viewer Discretion Act (Images of Fetuses), 2021 (Bill 259). First Reading March
   8, 2021.

Proclamations
Nothing to report.

 STATUS AND SUMMARY OF CURRENT BILLS
                     (Note: New entries are in bold-face.)
Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 (Bill 245). Second Reading March 2,
   2021. Summary: This bill amends various Acts.
Access to Natural Gas Act, 2018 (Bill 32). Royal Assent December 6, 2018, c.
   15; Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieu-
   tenant Governor. July 1, 2019 is fixed as the day on which the following
   provision, which amends the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, comes into
   force: s. 1. Summary: The Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 is amended to
   provide rate protection for consumers or classes of consumers with respect to
   costs incurred by a gas distributor in making a qualifying investment for the
   purpose of providing access to a natural gas distribution system to those con-
   sumers. Gas distributors are entitled to be compensated for any resulting lost
   revenue and all consumers, or such classes of consumers as are prescribed,
   are required to contribute toward the compensation.
Accessible Parking and Towing Industry Review Committee Act, 2018 (Bill 39).
   Second Reading October 25, 2018. Summary: The Accessible Parking and
   Towing Industry Review Committee Act, 2018 requires the Minister of Gov-
   ernment and Consumer Services to establish an advisory committee to do the
   following: 1. Inquire into and report on the system of accessible parking for
   persons with a disability, 2. Inquire into and report on matters related to the
   towing industry. The committee is to be established within 90 days after the
   Bill receives Royal Assent and must report its recommendations to the Min-
   ister within eight months of its establishment. Within 60 days after receiving

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the committee’s report, the Minister must inform the Assembly of the recom-
    mendations that he or she will implement within the following five years.
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Act, 2019 (enactment)....See....Plan
    to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019 (Bill 138), c. 15.
Algoma University Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 79). Second Reading March 21,
    2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Algoma University Act, 2008 to re-in-
    state the expanded power of the University to grant degrees which was in-
    cluded in the Act when it was enacted in 2008. The power was never pro-
    claimed in force and was repealed under section 10.1 of the Legislation Act,
    2006 as of December 31, 2018. The power would still come into force only on
    proclamation as in the version of the Act that was enacted in 2008.
Alternate Land Use and Services Program for Agricultural Land Act, 2018 (Bill
    28). Second Reading September 27, 2018. Summary: The Bill recognizes the
    right of owners of agricultural land to set aside any part of the land as fallow
    for either of the following two purposes: to establish, restore or preserve a
    natural ecosystem and to establish and maintain projects that produce ser-
    vices for natural ecosystems. The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
    has 12 months to develop a provincial framework and action plan that does
    such things as the following. It can provide guidelines on how agricultural
    land can be used for those purposes, provide for the government to create
    and distribute standardized educational materials on those guidelines, pro-
    mote research into those uses of agricultural land, promote the holding of
    international symposia on those uses and encourage fundraising for those
    uses and those symposia. The Minister can amend the provincial framework
    and action plan to update it as the Minister considers advisable.
Alternative Filing Methods for Business Act, 2020 (enactment)....See....COVID-
    19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020 (Bill 190).
An Act to perpetuate an ancient parliamentary right (Bill 1). First Reading July
    12, 2018.
Archives and Recordkeeping Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 80). First Reading
    March 18, 2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Archives and Recordkeeping
    Act, 2006. It adds a provision making it an offence to contravene subsection
    15(1) of the Act with an intent to deprive a public body, the Archives of On-
    tario or the Archivist of the custody, control or use of or access to any public
    record of archival value. On conviction, a fine of not more than $50,000 may
    be imposed.
Assessment Amendment Act (Areas in Transition), 2020 (Bill 179). First Read-
    ing March 3, 2020. Summary: The Bill amends the Assessment Act to exclude
    speculative sales of property from the determination of the current value of
    land in the commercial or industrial property class in specified municipal
    areas.
Awenen Niin Act (Who Am I) Respecting Identity Documents, 2021 (Bill 256).
    First Reading March 4, 2021. Summary: The Bill amends the Photo Card Act,
    2008 to provide that no fee shall be charged to an applicant for a photo card.
    The Bill also amends the Vital Statistics Act to provide that no fee shall be
    charged in connection with registering a birth, adding to or changing a birth

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registration, having a search made for the registration of a birth or obtaining
   a birth certificate. No fee shall be charged in connection with obtaining a
   certified copy of a registration of birth, change of name, death or still-birth.
   The Vital Statistics Act is also amended to require the Minister of Govern-
   ment and Consumer Services to establish an advisory committee. The com-
   mittee.s mandate is to make recommendations to end systemic procedural
   and systemic barriers to obtaining personal identification documents in On-
   tario. The committee is required to consult with all relevant stakeholders,
   including, at minimum, the stakeholders specified in the Bill. The committee
   is required to report its recommendations to the Minister. The Minister is
   required to inform the Assembly of the recommendations the Minister will
   implement.
Battle of the Hatpins Day Act, 2021 (Bill 258). First Reading March 8, 2021.
   Summary: The Bill proclaims January 7 in each year as Battle of the Hat-
   pins Day.
Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (Bill 132). Royal Assent De-
   cember 10, 2019, c. 14. Act in force on the day it receives Royal Assent; The
   Schedules to the Act come into force as provided in each Schedule. May 1,
   2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amend the
   Pesticides Act, come into force: Sched. 8, ss. 43(1), (3), (5), 44-46, 49. June
   17, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provision, which amends
   the Ontario College of Art & Design University Act, 2002, comes into force:
   Sched. 5, s. 3. July 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provi-
   sion, which amends the Highway Traffic Act, comes into force: Sched. 16, s.
   15. August 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provision,
   which amends the Environmental Protection Act, comes into force: Sched. 8,
   s. 13. July 31, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions,
   which amend the Insurance Act, come into force: Sched. 9, ss. 2, 3, 5, 7-13.
   September 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions,
   which amend the Aggregate Resources Act, come into force: Sched. 15, ss.
   5(2)-(4), 6(2), 7(2), 9, 13, 15. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which
   the following provision, which amends the Animal Health Act, 2009, comes
   into force: Sched. 3, s. 9(3). January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the
   following provision, which repeals the Livestock Medicines Act, comes into
   force: Sched. 3, s. 14. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the fol-
   lowing provision, which repeals the Fish Inspection Act, comes into force:
   Sched. 3, s. 38. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the following
   provisions, which amend the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations
   Funding Act, 1993, come into force: Sched. 3, ss. 21-35. Summary: This Act
   amends various other Acts.
Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 (Bill 213). Royal Assent De-
   cember 8, 2020, c. 34. Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal
   Assent; the Schedules to this Act come into force as provided in each Sched-
   ule. December 18, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provi-
   sions, which amend the Redeemer Reformed Christian College Act, 1998,
   come into force: Sched. 24, ss. 1-5. December 18, 2020 is fiexed as the day

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on which the following provision, which repeals the Redeemer University
   College Act, 2000, comes into force: Sched. 24, s. 6. December 18, 2020 is
   fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amend the Tyndale
   University College & Seminary Act, 2003, come into force: Sched. 28, ss. 1-
   6. Summary: The Bill amends various Acts.
Better Local Government Act, 2018 (Bill 5). Royal Assent August 14, 2018, c.
   11. Act in force on the day it receives Royal Assent; Schedules to the Act
   come into force as provided in each Schedule. Summary: The Bill amends
   various Acts.
Black Mental Health Day Act, 2020 (Bill 178). First Reading March 2, 2020.
   Summary: The Bill proclaims the first Monday in March in each year as
   Black Mental Health Day. The Anti-Racism Act, 2017 is amended to require
   the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Long-Term Care, Ontario Health and
   any person receiving funding from the Government of Ontario to provide
   health care services to take all reasonable steps to ensure that information
   relating to the race of patients in Ontario is collected. The Ministry of Health
   and Long-Term Care Act is amended. Currently, the Act lists the functions,
   duties and powers of the Minister. The Bill amends the list by adding the duty
   to ensure that health services are provided in a culturally appropriate
   manner.
Bringing Choice and Fairness to the People Act (Beverage Alcohol Retail Sales),
   2019 (Bill 115). Royal Assent June 6, 2019, c. 10. Act in force on a day to be
   named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor. Summary: The Bill
   amends the Liquor Control Act to provide for the termination of an agree-
   ment entitled the Master Framework Agreement entered into between speci-
   fied parties and the Crown.
Broadband is an Essential Service Act, 2020 (Bill 226). First Reading November
   3, 2020. Summary: The Bill enacts the Broadband is an Essential Service Act,
   2020, which requires the Minister of Infrastructure to develop a Broadband
   Connectivity Strategy that aims to deliver high-speed internet connectivity to
   95 per cent of Ontarians by 2026 and to all Ontarians by 2030. The Minister
   is required to update the strategy at specified intervals and undertake certain
   consultations in developing or updating the strategy.
Brunt and Kendall Act (Ensuring Safe Firefighter and Trainee Rescue Training),
   2018 (Bill 10). Second Reading November 1, 2018. Summary: The Bill
   makes amendments to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and to
   the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 to implement measures to provide for
   the safe training of firefighters and firefighter trainees in rescue and emer-
   gency services.
Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (Bill 171). Royal Assent July 8, 2020, c. 12.
   Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent. Summary: The Bill
   is about the planning and construction of the Ontario Line, the Scarborough
   Subway Extension, the Yonge Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown
   West Extension.
Buy in Canada for Mass Transit Vehicles Act, 2019 (Bill 133). First Reading
   October 28, 2019. Summary: The Bill requires that certain public bodies that

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purchase mass transit vehicles may only consider eligible bids that meet cer-
   tain conditions. These conditions include a requirement for at least 60 per
   cent of the part of the bid price relating to materials, overhead, labour and
   profit to be on account of materials, overhead, labour and profit originating
   in Canada. Final assembly of the mass transit vehicles must take place in
   Canada.
Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (enactment)...See....Cannabis Statute Law Amend-
   ment Act, 2018 (Bill 36).
Cannabis Licence Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 235). First Reading Novembre 25,
   2020. Summary: The Bill amends section 4 of the Cannabis Licence Act,
   2018 to provide that, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the Registrar
   shall consider a resolution of the council of the municipality, in which are
   located the premises for which a person makes an application for a retail
   store authorization, as proof of the needs and wishes of the residents of the
   municipality for the purposes of paragraph 5 of subsection 4(6) of the Act.
Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 36). Royal Assent October 17,
   2018, c. 12. Act in force on the day it receives Royal Assent; Schedules to the
   Act come into force as provided in each Schedule. November 16, 2018 as the
   day on which the following provisions of the Act come into force: Sched. 1,
   ss. 1, 2, 3 (1), (4), (5), 4, 6 (3), 7, 9, 10, 18 (which amend the Cannabis Act,
   2017), Sched. 1, s. 23 (which amends the Highway Traffic Act), Sched. 1, s.
   24 (which amends the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017),
   Sched. 2, ss. 1-49 (the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018), Sched. 2, s. 50 (which
   amends the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act,
   1996), Sched. 2, s. 51 (which amends the Business Corporations Act), Sched.
   2, s. 52 (which amends the Gaming Control Act, 1992), Sched. 2, s. 53
   (which amends the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015), Sched. 2, s. 54 (which
   amends the Licence Appeal Tribunal Act, 1999), Sched. 2, s. 55 (which
   amends the Liquor Control Act), Sched. 2, s. 56 (which amends the Liquor
   Licence Act), Sched. 2, s. 57 (which amends the Ministry of Revenue Act),
   Sched. 2, s. 58 (which amends the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act,
   2017), Sched. 2, s. 59 (which amends the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Cor-
   poration Act, 1999), Sched. 2, s. 60 (which amends the Retail Sales Tax Act),
   Sched. 2, s. 61 (which amends the Taxation Act, 2007), Sched. 2, s. 62
   (which amends the Wine Content and Labelling Act, 2000). Summary: The
   Bill amends various Acts and enacts one new Act in relation to the use and
   sale in Ontario of cannabis and of vapour products. Schedule 1 amends the
   Cannabis Act, 2017 and makes related amendments to other Acts. Schedule 2
   enacts the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 and makes related amendments to
   other Acts. Schedule 3 amends the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act,
   2017 and the Liquor Control Act. Schedule 4 amends the Smoke-Free On-
   tario Act, 2017 and makes a consequential amendment to the Highway Traf-
   fic Act.
Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 (Bill 4). Royal Assent October 31, 2018,
   c. 13. Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the
   Lieutenant Governor. November 14, 2018 as the day on which the following

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provisions come into force: ss. 1-10, 11 (1)-(3), 12-15. November 14, 2018 as
   the day on which the following provision, which repeals the Climate Change
   Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016, comes into force: s. 16.
   Summary: The Bill sets out the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018, which
   repeals the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016
   and provides for various matters related to the wind down of the Cap and
   Trade Program. Under the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018, the Gov-
   ernment is required to establish targets for reducing the amount of green-
   house gas emissions in Ontario. The Minister of Environment, Conservation
   and Parks is required to prepare a climate change plan and to prepare pro-
   gress reports in respect of the plan.
Caregiver and Homeworker Protection Act, 2020 (Bill 242). First Reading De-
   cember 8, 2020. Summary: The Bill enacts the Caregiver and Homeworker
   Protection Act, 2020. The Act provides that the Minister of Labour, Training
   and Skills Development shall establish and maintain a Caregiver and
   Homeworker Protection Registry. The Registry shall list the names of all em-
   ployers to whom a notice of contravention has been issued under subsection
   113 (1) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 in relation to one or more
   caregivers or homeworkers unless the Ontario Labour Relations Board finds
   that the employer did not contravene the provision set out in the notice.
Caregiver Recognition Act, 2018 (Bill 59). Second Reading December 6, 2018.
   Summary: The Bill enacts the Caregiver Recognition Act, 2018. The Act sets
   out general principles relating to caregivers and proclaims the first Tuesday
   of April in each year as Caregiver Recognition Day. Ministries and govern-
   ment agencies may take steps to promote the general principles and may con-
   sider them when developing, implementing, providing or evaluating
   caregiver supports.
Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019 (Bill 134). First Reading October 28, 2019.
   Summary: The Bill proclaims the month of October in each year as Carib-
   bean Heritage Month.
Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019 (Bill 139). First Reading November 6,
   2019. Summary: The Bill proclaims the month of August in each year as Car-
   ibbean Heritage Month.
Change of Name Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 206). Second Reading September
   24, 2020. Summary: The Bill amends the Change of Name Act to provide that
   certain offenders are ineligible to change their name. The offenders who are
   ineligible are those who are required to comply with Christopher’s Law (Sex
   Offender Registry), 2000, and other criminal offenders who may be pre-
   scribed by regulation. Consequential amendments are made to Christopher’s
   Law (Sex Offender Registry), 2000.
Charter Rights Transparency Act, 2018 (Bill 49). First Reading October 29,
   2018. Summary: The Bill amends the Ministry of the Attorney General Act to
   require the Attorney General to examine specified government bills and regu-
   lations for the purpose of ascertaining whether any provisions of the instru-
   ments are more likely than not to be found by a court to be inconsistent with
   the purposes and provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Free-

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doms. The Attorney General is required to report any such inconsistency to
   the Legislature. The Bill also imposes additional obligations on the Attorney
   General in connection with bills introduced in the Legislature by a minister
   of the Crown. The Attorney General is required to cause to be tabled in the
   Legislature a statement that sets out the potential effects the Bill on the rights
   and freedoms that are guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and
   Freedoms.
Child Care and Early Years Amendment Act (Not-for-Profit Corporations), 2018
   (Bill 45). First Reading October 17, 2018. Summary: The Bill amends the
   Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 so that corporations are not eligible to
   receive funding for child care and early years programs and services unless
   they are not-for-profit corporations.
Climate Crisis Health Action Plan Act, 2020 (Bill 193). First Reading July 6,
   2020. Summary: The Bill enacts the Climate Crisis Health Action Plan Act,
   2020, which requires the Minister of Health to do the following: 1. Develop
   and publish a strategic action plan that aims to ensure that Ontario.s public
   health and health care systems are prepared for the health risks caused by
   the impacts of the climate crisis; 2. Establish the Climate Crisis and Health
   Secretariat whose responsibilities include assisting the Minister with the de-
   velopment, revision and implementation of the strategic action plan; 3. Es-
   tablish a science advisory board to advise the Minister with respect to cli-
   mate change science and health sciences and the impacts of the climate crisis
   on public health. The Act requires that the strategic action plan be reviewed
   and, if necessary, updated at least every four years.
Closing Oversight Loopholes for Home Care Clinics Act, 2019 (Bill 102). Sec-
   ond Reading May 2, 2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Health Protection
   and Promotion Act, the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 and
   the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act.
Combative Sports Act, 2019 (emactment)....See....Protecting What Matters Most
   Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (Bill 100), c. 7.
Combating Antisemitism Act, 2019 (Bill 168). Second Reading February 27,
   2020. Summary: The Bill requires the Government of Ontario to be guided by
   the working definition of antisemitism and the list of illustrative examples of
   it, adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance plenary on
   May 26, 2016, when it interprets Acts, regulations and policies designed to
   protect Ontarians from discrimination and hate amounting to antisemitism.
   The Bill also amends the Legislation Act, 2006 to adopt that working
   definition.
Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021 (Bill 251). First Reading February 22,
   2021. Summary: This bill amends various other acts.
Combatting Litter for the Environment and Nature Act, 2019 (Bill 130). Second
   Reading October 31, 2019. Summary: The Bill proclaims the second Tuesday
   in May in each year as the Provincial Day of Action on Litter.
Compassionate Care Act, 2020 (Bill 3). Royal Assent December 2, 2020, c. 30.
   Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent. Summary: The Bill
   enacts the Compassionate Care Act, 2018. The Act requires the Minister of

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Health and Long-Term Care to develop a provincial framework designed to
   support improved access to hospice palliative care. The Minister must table a
   report setting out the provincial framework in the Legislative Assembly
   within one year after the Bill comes into force. Within five years after the
   report is tabled, the Minister must prepare and table a report on the state of
   hospice palliative care in Ontario. Each report must be published on a Gov-
   ernment of Ontario website.
Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019 (Bill 68). Royal Assent March
   26, 2019, c. 1. The Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent;
   the Schedules to the Act come into force as provided in each Schedule. De-
   cember 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions of the
   Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019, c. 1, come into force:
   Sched. 4, ss. 26(13), (15) (which amend the Interprovincial Policing Act,
   2009); Sched. 5, ss. 1-39 (the Special Investigations Unit Act, 2019); Sched.
   5, s. 42 (which amends the Police Services Act); Sched. 5, s. 43 except para.
   1 and 2 (which revokes O. Reg. 267/10 (Conduct and Duties of Police Of-
   ficers Respecting Investigations by the Special Investigations Unit), made
   under the Police Services Act); Sched. 6, ss. 1(2), 4(5), 8 (which amend the
   Coroners Act). Summary: The Bill enacts, amends or repeals various Acts
   and revokes various regulations.
Connecting Care Act, 2019 (enactment)....See....The People’s Health Care Act,
   2019 (Bill 74), c. 5.
Connecting Care Amendment Act (Patient Bill of Rights), 2020 (Bill 212). First
   Reading October 6, 2020. Summary: This Bill amends the Connecting Care
   Act, 2019 to add a bill of rights that applies to persons who receive health
   care services. The bill of rights sets out a number of rights that persons re-
   ceiving health services have, including the right to have access to an essen-
   tial caregiver. These rights prevail over the provisions of other Acts or regu-
   lations. Applications may be made to the Superior Court of Justice for a
   declaration that these rights have been contravened, and the court may make
   any order that the court considers appropriate to enforce the rights.
Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 (Bill 175). Royal
   Assent July 8, 2020, c. 13. Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal
   Assent. The Schedules to this Act come into force as provided in each Sched-
   ule.Summary: This bill amends various Acts.
Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Right to Repair Electronic Products),
   2019 (Bill 72). First Reading February 21, 2019. Summary: The Bill requires
   a company to give a consumer or repair shop what they need to repair the
   electronic products themselves. The company can charge for this, but within
   limits.
Convenience Store Week Act, 2021 (Bill 262). First Reading March 10, 2021.
   Summary: The Bill proclaims the seven-day period in each year that ends
   on the Saturday immediately before Labour Day as Convenience Store
   Week.
Cootes Paradise Water Accountability Act, 2020 (Bill 198). First Reading July
   20, 2020. Summary: Section 30 of the Ontario Water Resources Act currently

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requires the Ministry to be notified when polluting material is discharged or
   escapes. The Bill amends this section to require the Ministry to in turn notify
   the public of the discharge or escape in accordance with the regulations.
COPD Awareness Day Act, 2019 (Bill 157). Second Reading December 5, 2019.
   Summary: The Bill proclaims the third Wednesday in November of each year
   as COPD Awareness Day.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act, 2020 (Bill 189). Royal
   Assent April 14, 2020, c. 6. Summary: The Bill amends various Acts.
COVID-19 Public Inquiry Act, 2021 (Bill 248). First Reading February 17, 2021.
   Summary: The Bill enacts the COVID-19 Public Inquiry Act, 2021. The Act
   requires the Lieutenant Governor in Council to establish a commission under
   section 3 of the Public Inquiries Act, 2009 to inquire into and report on the
   Government of Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and to make rec-
   ommendations respecting the minimization of future harm, including loss of
   life, in similar circumstances. The Act provides that the commission shall
   hold hearings in public. It also sets out timelines for the commission to begin
   its work, to issue an interim report, to issue a final report and to make the
   reports public.
Counting Zebra Mussels Act, 2018 (Bill 17). First Reading August 7, 2018. Sum-
   mary: The purpose of the Bill is to require the Minister of the Environment,
   Conservation and Parks to discharge the responsibility under subsection 15
   (1) of the Ontario Water Resources Act to determine the zebra mussel content
   of specified waterways.
COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 (Bill 197). Royal Assent July 21,
   2020, c. 18. Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent. The
   Schedules to this Act come into force as provided in each Schedule. August
   14, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amend
   the Justices of the Peace Act, come into force: Sched. 8, ss. 1, 2. September
   18, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amend
   the Development Charges Act, 1997, come into force: Sched. 3, ss. 1-11.
   September 18, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions,
   which amend the Planning Act, come into force: Sched. 17, ss. 1, 2, 4, 5.
   January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, being
   the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020, come into
   force: Sched. 11, ss. 1-10. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the
   following provision, which repeals the Burden Reduction Reporting Act,
   2014, comes into force: Sched. 11, s. 11. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day
   on which the following provision, which repeals the Reducing Regulatory
   Costs for Business Act, 2017, comes into force: Sched. 11, s. 12. January 1,
   2021 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amend the
   Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, come into
   force: Sched. 7, ss. 1, 2. Summary: This Act amends various other Acts.
COVID-19 Memorial Day Act, 2020 (Bill 241). First Reading December 8 2020.
   Summary: The Bill proclaims the third Monday in March in each year as
   COVID-19 Memorial Day.

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COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020 (Bill 190).
   Royal Assent May 12, 2020, c. 7. June 5, 2020 is fixed as the day on which
   the following provisions, which amend the Education Act, come into force:
   Sched. 9, ss. 1-4. August 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following
   provisions, which amend the Commissioners for taking Affidavits Act, come
   into force: Sched. 4, ss. 2, 3, 5-9. August 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which
   the following provisions, which amend the Notaries Act, come into force:
   Sched. 13, ss. 1(2), 2-6. Summary: The Bill amends various Acts.
Crown Liabilty and Proceedings Act, 2019....See....Protecting What Matters
   Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (Bill 100), c. 7.
Cutting Red Tape for Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2018 (Bill 50). First Reading
   October 30, 2018). Summary: The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act to
   enable certain motor vehicle dealers to apply for permits, number plates and
   other things by electronic means or in an electronic format.
Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia Act, 2019 (Bill 83). Second
   Reading April 4, 2019. Summary: The Bill proclaims January 29 in each
   year as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.
Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2019 (Bill 141). Royal Assent
   June 18, 2020, c. 8. Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclama-
   tion of the Lieutenant Governor. Summary: The Defibrillator Registration
   and Public Access Act, 2019 is enacted. The Act imposes certain require-
   ments respecting the installation, maintenance, testing and availability of
   defibrillators on designated premises or public premises. The Act also re-
   quires defibrillators at such premises to be registered with the registrar
   within specified time periods, and for the prescribed persons to be notified of
   the registrations. Regulations may be made under the Act setting out details
   relating to the requirements under the Act.
Defibrillator Registry Act, 2019 (Bill 140). First Reading November 18, 2019.
   Summary: The Bill enacts the Defibrillator Registry Act, 2019. The Act pro-
   vides for the creation of a registry of the location of defibrillators installed in
   premises that are accessible to members of the public and for the appoint-
   ment of a Registrar to maintain the registry. The registry is to be made avail-
   able to 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers in Ontario.
Defibrillator Training and Access Act, 2019 (Bill 158). First Reading December
   5, 2019. Summary: The Bill requires the owners of designated premises to
   install, make available for use, maintain and test defibrillators in their prem-
   ises. Owners must also ensure that training is undertaken in accordance with
   prescribed guidelines. The Bill also provides for the registration of defibril-
   lators with a registrar designated by the Minister. The registrar is required to
   notify emergency service providers and others of the registration, including
   the specific location, of a defibrillator.
Democratic Participation Act, 2019 (BIll 96). First Reading April 3, 2019. Sum-
   mary: The Bill amends the Education Act, the Election Act, the Municipal
   Elections Act, 1996 and the Taxation Act, 2007.

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Ditch the Switch Act, 2020 (Bill 174). Second Reading March 12, 2020. Sum-
    mary: The Bill amends the Time Act to make the time now called daylight
    saving time the standard time year-round.
Doored But Not Ignored Act, 2019 (Bill 148). First Reading November 21, 2019.
    Summary: The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act to require police officers
    and other prescribed persons to gather information about incidents in which
    someone is injured or property is damaged following a potential contraven-
    tion of clause 165(1)(a) of the Act, which requires individuals to take due
    precautions when opening the door of a motor vehicle on a highway, and to
    report that information to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. The Act is also
    amended to require the Registrar to keep records of and report on these
    incidents.
Dwarfism Awareness and Acceptance Month Act, 2020 (Bill 211). First Reading
    October 6, 2020. Summary: The Bill proclaims the month of October in each
    year Dwarfism Awareness and Acceptance Month.
Dyslexia Awareness Month Act, 2019 (Bill 149). First Reading November 26,
    2019. Summary: The month of October in each year is proclaimed as Dys-
    lexia Awareness Month.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week Act, 2020 (Bill 61). Royal Assent December
    10, 2020, c. 32. Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
    Summary: The Bill proclaims the week beginning February 1 in each year as
    Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Economic and Fiscal Update Act, 2020 (Bill 188). Royal Assent March 25, 2020,
    c. 5. October 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions,
    which amend the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, come
    into force: Sched. 6, ss. 11, 12, 13. Summary: The Act enacts and amends
    various statutes.
Education Amendment Act (Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraints), 2019
    (Bill 160). First Reading December 9, 2019. Summary: The Bill amends the
    Education Act to require the Minister of Education to establish policies and
    guidelines with respect to the use of seclusion and physical restraints in
    schools.
Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder),
    2020 (Bill 172). Second Reading November 3, 2020. Summary: The Bill re-
    quires boards of education to develop policies and guidelines with respect to
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Teachers’ colleges and early
    childhood education programs shall be required to provide training with re-
    spect to FASD.
Efficient Local Government Act, 2018 (Bill 31). First Reading September 12,
    2018. Summary: The Bill amends various Acts and revokes two regulations.
Egyptian Heritage Month Act, 2019 (Bill 106). First Reading May 1, 2019. Sum-
    mary: The Bill proclaims the month of July in each year as Egyptian Heri-
    tage Month.
Egyptian Heritage Month Act, 2019 (enactment)....See....Plan to Build Ontario
    Together Act, 2019 (Bill 138), c. 15.

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Election Finances Amendment Act (Changes for Fund-Raising Events), 2019
   (Bill 99). First Reading April 10, 2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Elec-
   tion Finances Act to provide a $100 limit on the amount that a single person
   may be charged to attend a fund-raising event. It does not apply in respect of
   an annual general meeting, policy conference or similar meeting.
Election Finances Amendment Act (Leadership Fundraising Loophole), 2019
   (Bill 103). First Reading April 29, 2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Elec-
   tion Finances Act. It provides that contributions to a leadership campaign
   following the leadership vote must be for the purpose of paying off the cam-
   paign debt.
Election Fundraising Transparency Act, 2019 (Bill 85). First Reading March 20,
   2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Election Finances Act. The Act is
   amended to prohibit persons from knowingly accepting or receiving reim-
   bursements from a third party in respect of contributions to certain political
   entities. Persons who make certain political contributions are required to
   certify that they have not acted contrary to subsection 19(1) of the Act and
   will not be reimbursed by a third party for their contribution.
Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020
   (Bill 186). Royal Assent March 19, 2020, c. 3. Act in force on the day it
   receives Royal Assent. Summary: The Bill amends the Employment Stan-
   dards Act, 2000 to address when emergency leave is available to employees
   in case of infectious disease emergencies.
Employment Standards Amendment Act (Sick Notes), 2020 (Bill 200). Second
   Reading October 21, 2020. Summary: The Bill amends the Employment Stan-
   dards Act, 2000. It is about what evidence an employer can make an em-
   ployee provide to show that they are entitled to sick leave. Employers retain
   the right to make an employee show evidence that they are entitled to sick
   leave, but are not permitted to require a certificate from a qualified health
   practitioner.
End the Public Funding of Partisan Government Advertising Act, 2019 (Bill
   101). Second Reading May 9, 2019. Summary: The Building Ontario Up Act
   (Budget Measures), 2015 made numerous amendments to the Government
   Advertising Act, 2004. Among the amendments made were changes to the
   rules that apply when the Auditor General reviews government advertising.
   The Bill amends the Act to reverse those amendments so that the Act reads
   substantially as it did prior to the 2015 amendments.
Ending Automobile Insurance Discrimination in the Greater Toronto Area Act,
   2018 (Bill 44). First Reading October 16, 2018. Summary: The Bill amends
   the Insurance Act in order to prevent residents of the Greater Toronto Area
   from paying different rates for automobile insurance based solely on the mu-
   nicipality or area in which they reside in the Greater Toronto Area. Amend-
   ments require the Superintendent to refuse to approve a risk classification
   system used in determining the rates for each coverage and category of auto-
   mobile insurance if the system considers the geographic region as a determi-
   nant and fails to consider the Greater Toronto Area as a single geographic
   area. The amendments also prohibit insurers from entering into contracts of

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insurance that provide for insurance rates that were determined based on
    such a risk classification system.
Ending Discrimination in Automobile Insurance Act, 2018 (Bill 42). Second
    Reading March 21, 2019. Summary: The purpose of the Bill is to enhance the
    marketplace and to encourage more consumer choice in the area of automo-
    bile insurance. The Bill amends the Automobile Insurance Rate Stabilization
    Act, 2003 to require the Superintendent of Financial Services to rescind Bul-
    letin A-01/05 which sets out factors to be included in a risk classification
    system of an insurer under that Act. The Bill also amends the Insurance Act
    to require the Lieutenant Governor in Council to amend Regulation 664 (Au-
    tomobile Insurance) of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 made under
    this Act so that a risk classification system prohibits insurers from using fac-
    tors primarily related to the postal code or telephone area code for the resi-
    dence of a person who would be an insured person under a contract. It also
    requires the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario to make a
    rule to the same effect.
Ensuring Transparency and Integrity in Political Party Elections Act, 2019 (Bill
    150). Second Reading December 12, 2019. Summary: The Bill enacts the En-
    suring Transparency and Integrity in Political Party Elections Act, 2019. The
    Act provides rules relating to the election of an official party candidate for an
    electoral district, the election of a leader of a political party and the election
    of a president of a political party. The Act requires a report to be filed with
    the Chief Electoral Officer within seven days after an election and the report
    must set out, among other things, the number of persons who were eligible to
    vote in the election, the number of person who voted and the number of votes
    that each candidate received. The Chief Electoral Officer must publish the
    information in the report on the Internet. It is an offence not to file a report
    or to make a false statement in a report. The Act permits a candidate to con-
    test the validity of an election by commencing an action in the Superior Court
    of Justice.
Exalting Our Veterans Act, 2020 (Bill 221). Second Reading November 4, 2020.
    Summary: The Bill enacts the Exalting Our Veterans Act, 2020. The Act pro-
    vides that an individual may request to be identified as a veteran on his or
    her driver.s licence or photo card.
Fairness for Residential Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers Act, 2020 (Bill
    210). Second Reading November 24, 2020. Summary: The Bill amends the
    Employment Standards Act, 2000 to provide that a person who is employed
    as the superintendent, janitor or caretaker of a residential building and re-
    sides in the building is entitled to the minimum wage under Part IX of the
    Act. The Bill specifies that the regulations cannot provide that persons so
    employed are disentitled to the minimum wage. The Bill also provides that
    room and board for those persons shall not be considered part of their wage.
Fairness for the Auto Sector Act (Employment Standards), 2018 (Bill 12). First
    Reading July 31, 2018. Summary: Currently, the Employment Standards Act,
    2000 permits industry-specific regulations about leaves of absence. These
    regulations can detrimentally affect the entitlements and rights that an em-

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ployee would otherwise have under the Part of the Act that deals with leaves
    of absence. The Bill would restrict this power. Industry-specific regulations
    could still be made, but they would not be permitted to detrimentally affect
    those entitlements and rights.
Fairness for Road Users Act (Contraventions Causing Death or Serious Bodily
    Harm), 2019 (Bill 122). First Reading June 3, 2019. Summary: The Bill
    amends the Highway Traffic Act. If a person causes or contributes to causing
    an accident which causes death or serious bodily harm, and at the time the
    person was contravening the Highway Traffic Act or its regulations, then the
    person is guilty of an offence. The court may sentence the person to a fine of
    up to $50,000, or to imprisonment for up to two years, or to both. The court
    may also uspend the person’s driver’s licence or permit.
Fairness in Petroleum Products Pricing Act, 2018 (Bill 7). Second Reading Sep-
    tember 13, 2018. Summary: The Bill regulates the price of petroleum prod-
    ucts. The Ontario Energy Board is given power to regulate the retail price
    and wholesale mark-up with respect to the sale of petroleum products in the
    Province. The Lieutenant Governor in Council is given power to govern the
    Board.s power. The Board and the Lieutenant Governor in Council are
    guided by the following objectives: 1. To protect the interests of consumers
    with respect to the predictable and consistent retail pricing of petroleum
    products; 2. To prevent pricing practices that undermine the stability and
    competitiveness of retail markets for petroleum products, including retail
    markets in remote, rural and northern areas; 3. To ensure transparency and
    reasonableness with respect to the prices of petroleum products.
Family Caregiver Day Act, 2018 (Bill 58). First Reading November 20, 2018.
    Summary: The Bill proclaims the first Tuesday in April in each year as Fam-
    ily Caregiver Day.
Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019 (enactment)....See....Protecting
    What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (Bill 100), c. 7.
Fighting Back Against Handguns Act (Handgun Ammunition Sales), 2018 (Bill
    30). First Reading August 14, 2018. Summary: The Bill amends the Ammuni-
    tion Regulation Act, 1994. It allows municipalities to pass a by-law opting in
    to a prohibition on the sale or provision of handgun ammunition within the
    municipality’s territorial boundaries.
Filipino Heritage Month Act, 2020 (Bill 217). First Reading Ocotber 20, 2020.
    Summary: The Bill proclaims the month of June in each year as Filipino Her-
    itage Month.
Financial Professionals Title Protection Act, 2019 (enactment)....See....Protecting
    What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (Bill 100), c. 7.
Fiscal Sustainability, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2019 (enact-
    ment)....See....Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019
    (Bill 100), c. 7.
Fixing the Hydro Mess Act, 2019 (Bill 87). Royal Assent May 9, 2019, c. 6. Act
    comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent; The Schedules to the
    Act come into force as provided in each Schedule. November 1, 2019 as the
    day on which the following provisions, which amend the Ontario Rebate for

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Electricity Consumers Act, 2016, come into force: Sched. 4, ss. 1-6. October
   1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amends
   the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, come into force: Sched. 2, ss. 1-15,
   16(1), 17, 18(1)-(6), 19, 20(1), (2), (4), 21-29. October 1, 2020 is fixed as the
   day on which the following provision, which amends the Energy Consumer
   Protection Act, 2010, comes into force: Sched. 2, s. 30. Summary: The Bill
   amends various Acts.
Food Day Ontario (Food Day Canada in Ontario) Act, 2020 (Bill 163). Second
   Reading February 20, 2020. Summary: The Bill proclaims the Saturday im-
   mediately before Civic Holiday in each year as Food Day Ontario (Food Day
   Canada in Ontario).
Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020 (Bill 216). Second Reading October 20,
   2020. Summary: The Education Act is amended to provide that curriculum
   guidelines shall require that courses of study be developed in experiential
   food literacy education and healthy eating for every grade from grade 1
   through grade 12. The courses of study must ensure that students are given
   opportunities to grow food, prepare food and learn about local foods. Every
   board is required to provide instruction in the courses of study and to provide
   training and support for teachers and other staff of the board. Completion of
   the courses of study are a requirement for obtaining the Ontario secondary
   school diploma, the secondary school graduation diploma and the secondary
   school honour graduation diploma.
Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019 (enact-
   ment)....See....Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (Bill 132), c.
   14.
Fostering Privacy Fairness Act, 2020 (Bill 237). First Reading December 3,
   2020. Summary: Currently, sections 56, 57 and 58 of the Child, Youth and
   Family Services Act, 2017 require every service provider and lead agency to
   provide prescribed reports and information to the Minister and to the pre-
   scribed entities, and to make prescribed information available to the public.
   The Act is amended to provide that, despite those sections, no service pro-
   vider or lead agency may provide or disclose to any person information, in-
   cluding personal information, about an individual who received services
   under the Act who is 21 or older that identifies the individual, or any report
   that contains such information. Such information and reports may however
   be disclosed to the individual or on the consent of the individual or if the
   disclosure is ordered by a court. The Act is also amended to require the Min-
   ister to ensure that, promptly after an individual turns 21, any such informa-
   tion or reports that are in the possession of the Ministry, a service provider,
   lead agency or the Child Protection Information Network be removed from
   their possession and stored in accordance with the regulations.
Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Ser-
   vices Act, 2019 (Bill 116). Royal Assent December 12, 2019, c. 17. Act
   comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent; Schedules to this Act
   come into force as provided in each Schedule. February 18, 2020 as the day
   on which the following provisions, being the Mental Health and Addictions

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Centre of Excellence Act, 2019, come into force: Sched. 1, ss. 1-5. February
   18, 2020 as the day on which the following provision, which amends the
   Connecting Care Act, 2019, comes into force: Sched. 1, s. 6. Summary: The
   Bill enacts two Schedules, the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excel-
   lence Act, 2019 and the Opioid Damages and Health Costs Recovery Act,
   2019.
Franco-Ontarian Community Act, 2019 (Bill 137). First Reading November 5,
   2019. Summary: The Bill replaces the French Language Services Act with a
   new Franco-Ontario Community Act, 2019.
Franco-Ontarian Emblem Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 182). Royal Assent Sep-
   tember 24, 2020, c. 21. Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal
   Assent. Summary: The Bill amends the Franco-Ontarian Emblem Act, 2001
   to recognize the Franco-Ontarian flag as an emblem of Ontario.
Freeing Highways 412 and 418 Act (Toll Highway Amendments), 2020 (Bill
   43). Second Reading November 18, 2020. Summary: Currently, section 47 of
   the Capital Investment Plan Act, 1993 allows the Ontario Transportation
   Capital Corporation to make regulations designating certain highways as toll
   highways. The Bill amends that provision to restrict the Corporation from
   designating any King’s Highway that connects Highway 407 East, as defined
   in the Highway 407 East Act, 2012, to Highway 401. The Bill also amends
   the definition of ‘Highway 407 East‘ in the Highway 407 East Act, 2012 to
   exclude any King’s Highway that connects the highway to Highway 401.
Front-line and Essential Service Worker Week Act, 2020 (Bill 230). Second
   Reading December 2, 2020. Summary: The Bill proclaims the third full week
   of March in each year as Front-line and Essential Service Worker Week.
Garrett’s Legacy Act (Requirements for Movable Soccer Goals), 2018 (Bill 11).
   Second Reading August 2, 2018. Summary: The Bill enacts Garrett.s Legacy
   Act (Requirements for Movable Soccer Goals), 2018. The Act establishes re-
   quirements for organizations or entities respecting the secure installation of
   movable soccer goals that they make available for use by members of the
   public. The Act provides for inspections and requires the Minister to estab-
   lish a mechanism to report complaints of alleged non-compliance with the
   Act.
Gas and Salt Resources Amendment Act (Anti-Fracking), 2019 (Bill 110). First
   Reading May 7, 2019. Summary: The Bill amends the Oil, Gas and Salt Re-
   sources Act to prohibit hydraulic fracturing and activities related to hydrau-
   lic fracturing for the purpose of the exploration for or production of oil or
   gas trapped in shale.
Genocide Awareness, Education, Condemnation and Prevention Month Act,
   2019 (Bill 94). First Reading April 2, 2019. Summary: The Bill proclaims
   April in each year as Genocide Awareness, Education, Condemnation and
   Prevention Month.
Genocide Awareness, Commemoration, Prevention and Education Month Act,
   2019 (Bill 97). Second Reading May 9, 2019. Summary: The Bill proclaims
   the month of April in each year as Genocide Awareness, Commemoration,
   Prevention and Education Month.

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Getting Ontario Moving Act (Transportation Statute Law Amendment), 2019
   (Bill 107). Royal Assent June 6, 2019, c. 8. Act in force on the day it receives
   Royal Assent; the Schedules to this Act come into force as provided in each
   Schedule. July 1, 2019 is fixed as the day on which the following provision,
   which amends the Highway Traffic Act, comes into force: Sched. 1, s. 25.
   November 29, 2019 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions,
   which amend the Highway Traffic Act, come into force: Sched. 1, ss. 26-28.
   January 1, 2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provision, which
   amends the Highway Traffic Act, comes into force: Sched. 1, s. 32. January
   1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the following provision, which amends
   the Highway Traffic Act, comes into force: Sched. 1, s. 22. December 1,
   2020 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which amend the
   Highway Traffic Act, come into force: Sched. 1, ss. 1, 4, 7-10, 12(2), 13, 14,
   18-21, 38. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on which the following provi-
   sion, which amends the Off-Road Vehicles Act, comes into force: Sched. 1, s.
   41. Summary: Numerous amendments are made to various Acts.
Golden Girls Act, 2019 (Bill 69). Second Reading February 28, 2019. Summary:
   Currently the Planning Act provides that the authority to pass by-laws under
   certain sections of the Act does not include the authority to pass a by-law that
   has the effect of distinguishing between persons who are related and persons
   who are unrelated in respect of the occupancy or use of a building or struc-
   ture or part thereof, including the occupancy or use as a single housekeeping
   unit. The Bill amends the Act to provide that the rule applies, for greater
   certainty, in respect of unrelated seniors.
Great Lakes Protection Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 166). Second Reading March
   5, 2020. Summary: The Bill amends the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015 to
   change its title to the Great Lakes Protection and Promotion Act, 2019 and to
   add the promotion of tourism and other economic activities in the Great
   Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin that respect the ecological health of the Ba-
   sin as a purpose of the Act.
Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018 (Bill 34). Royal Assent December 6, 2018, c. 16.
   Act in force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Gover-
   nor; subsection 4(2) in force on the day this Act receives Royal Assent. Janu-
   ary 1, 2019 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, come into
   force: ss. 1, 2 (which amend the Electricity Act, 1998), s. 3 (which amends
   the Conservation Authorities Act), s. 4(1) (which amends the Environmental
   Protection Act), s. 5 (which amends the Ministry of Natural Resources Act),
   s. 6 (which amends the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act),
   s. 7 (which amends the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998), s. 8(1)-(3) (which
   amend the Planning Act), s. 9 (which amends the Water Opportunities Act,
   2010), ss. 10 (which repeals the Green Energy Act, 2009), s. 11 (which re-
   vokes Ontario Regulations 20/17, 404/12, 397/11, 15/10, 329/09 and 97/08).
   June 1, 2019 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions, which
   amend the Planning Act, come into force: ss. 8 (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10).
   Summary: The Bill repeals the Green Energy Act, 2009 and re-enacts various
   provisions of that Act in the Electricity Act, 1998. The Bill also amends vari-

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ous other Acts. Some of those amendments are consequential to the repeal of
   the Green Energy Act, 2009. In addition, the Environmental Protection Act is
   amended to authorize the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regula-
   tions prohibiting the issue or renewal of renewable energy approvals in pre-
   scribed circumstances, which may include circumstances in which the de-
   mand for the electricity that would be generated as part of engaging in the
   renewable energy project has not been demonstrated in accordance with the
   regulations.
Harvey and Gurvir’s Law (Provision of Information Respecting Down Syn-
   drome), 2020 (Bill 225). First Reading November 2, 2020. Summary: The
   Bill amends the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 to require that the
   Minister ensure that up-to-date, evidence based information relating to Down
   syndrome is made available to members and to the public. The Act is further
   amended to require that members share this information with expectant par-
   ent or parents when they communicate a prenatal diagnosis of Down syn-
   drome and that they refrain from recommending any further testing or treat-
   ment in relation to the diagnosis of Down syndrome for a 48-hour period
   unless explicitly requested or unless the member is of the opinion that the
   performance of the testing or treatment is necessary during the 48-hour
   period.
Health and Safety at Work Day Act, 2019 (Bill 143). First Reading November
   18, 2019. Summary: The Bill proclaims April 28 in each year as Health and
   Safety at Work Day.
Health Protection and Promotion Amendment Act (Temptation Be Gone),
   2021 (Bill 263). First Reading March 11, 2021. Summary: The Bill
   amends s. 96(3) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act to create a
   new regulatory power that permits the Lieutenant Governor in Council to
   make regulations that regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale or offering for
   sale of any food online. The Bill also adds three new subsections to s. 96 of
   the Health Protection and Promotion Act that relate to the regulation, re-
   striction and prohibition of high fat, high sodium and high sugar foods.
   Unless regulations are made under the new regulation-making powers, the
   Minister shall, on every anniversary of the day the Bill receives Royal As-
   sent, table a report in the Legislative Assembly that includes a detailed
   description of the progress that has been made in developing the regula-
   tions, including any public consultations.
Hellenic Heritage Month Act, 2019 (Bill 77). First Reading March 6, 2019. Sum-
   mary: The Bill proclaims the month of March in each year as Hellenic Heri-
   tage Month.
Hellenic Heritage Month Act, 2019 (enactment)....See....Plan to Build Ontario
   Together Act, 2019 (Bill 138), c. 15.
Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act, 2020 (Bill 204). Royal Assent Octo-
   ber 1, 2020, c. 23. Act in force as set out in the Act. January 1, 2023 is fixed
   as the day on which the following provisions, which amend the Assessment
   Act, come into force: Sched. 1, ss. 1-3. January 1, 2021 is fixed as the day on
   which the following provisions, which amend the Election Act, come into

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