Legislative Updates

Here is the full list of legislative updates we are currently tracking.

862.CurrentBills5/31/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 69, Reducing Inefficiencies Act (Infrastructure Statute Law Amendments), 2023https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-69Received Royal Assent on May 18, 2023The Bill would allow the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, on a project-specific basis, to alter or waive the 30-day waiting period for Class Environmental Assessments projects.
892.CurrentBills5/31/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 79, Working for Workers Act, 2023https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-79Ordered to Third Reading on May 8, 2023Bill 79 contains amendments to many Acts If passed, upon the occurrence of a mass termination, an employer would be required to provide the same enhanced notice to employees who work exclusively from home that it would be required to provide to employees who work on site.
902.CurrentBills5/31/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 85, Building a Strong Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2023https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-85Received Royal Assent on May 18, 2023This bill makes legislative amendments related to the 2023 Ontario Budget, including an amendment to the Dedicated Funding for Public Transportation Act, 2013 to ensure that Ontario’s Gas Tax Program continues to provide two cents per litre of provincial gas tax revenue to municipalities in order to support local public transit.
912.CurrentBills5/31/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 97, Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act, 2023https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-97Ordered for Third Reading on May 29, 2023The Act proposes substantial changes to rental rules and planning law in Ontario, including a new proposed Provincial Planning Statement which would combine the Growth Plan for the GGH and the Provincial Policy Statement.
932.CurrentBills5/31/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 112, Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-112Referred to Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy on May 30, 2023If passed, on January 1, 2025, The Region of Peel is dissolved and the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon are continued as single-tier municipalities. Bill 112 details the creation of the transition board to intiiate the dissolution of Region of Peel.
822.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 44, Building More Homes by Ending Exclusionary Zoning Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-44First reading carried on November 22, 2022The Bill amends the Planning Act to require official plans to contain policies authorizing, in areas of settlement, the use of up to four residential units in a detached house, semi-detached house or rowhouse as well as multi-unit residential buildings of up to four stories.
832.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 45, Building More Homes on Major Streets and Transit Corridors Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-45First reading carried on November 22, 2022The Bill amends the Planning Act to require official plans to contain policies that authorize, in areas of settlement, midrise housing developments ranging from six to 11 stories on major streets, including along transit corridors.
592.CurrentBills8/29/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 5, Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-5First reading carried on August 10, 2022The Bill amends the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to require the code of conduct for municipal councillors and members of local boards to include a requirement for those councillors and members to comply with workplace violence and harassment policies.
943.RegConOpen5/31/2023 12:00:00 AM2023 Ontario Fire Codehttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=44728&language=enComments close July 13, 2023The Ministry of the Solicitor General is seeking input on proposed amendments to O. Reg. 213/07 (Ontario Fire Code), including harmonization with the National Fire Code.
924.RegConClosed5/31/2023 12:00:00 AMSeeking Feedback on Future Regulations To Create A Balanced Framework Around Municipal Rental Replacement By-Lawshttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=44428&language=enComments closed May 21, 2023The government is proposing to enact a Minister's regulation-making authority to enable the Minister to set minimum requirements which municipalities must impose on landowners, if they have rental replacement by-laws. This would increase consistency across and between municipalities that establish by-laws.

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