Legislative Updates

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

892.CurrentBills3/27/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 79, Working for Workers Act, 2023https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-79Second reading debated as of March 23, 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.CurrentBills3/27/2023 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-85First reading carried on March 23, 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.
852.CurrentBills2/28/2023 12:00:00 AMBill 56, Fewer Floods, Safer Ontario Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-56First reading carried on December 7, 2022 The Bill enacts several measures related to the public awareness of flooding issues, including requiring information on flooding issues to be sent to taxpayers along with their municipal tax bill.
862.CurrentBills2/28/2023 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-69Referred to Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure, and Cultural Policy on March 6, 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.
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.
874.RegConClosed2/28/2023 12:00:00 AMProviding Authority to Waive or Alter the 30-day Waiting Period for Class Environmental Assessment Projectshttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=43847&language=enConsultation closed on March 28, 2023The Ministry proposes an amendment to the Environmental Assessment Act to provide the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks with the authority to waive the 30-day waiting period for Class Environmental Assessment projects.
884.RegConClosed2/28/2023 12:00:00 AMMunicipal Reporting on Planning Matters - Proposed Minister's Regulation under the Planning Acthttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=43527&language=enConsultation closed on March 8, 2023The Minister is considering making a municipal data reporting regulation that would provide data to the government related to planning matters for the Housing Supply Action Plan commitments.

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