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Federal Budget Implementation Bill Introduced (C-13)

On October 4, 2011, the federal government introduced Bill C-13, Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act, omnibus legislation designed to implement a number of measures proposed in its 2011 Budget (as previously discussed here). If passed, the Bill would, among other things: amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to eliminate the mandatory retirement age…

Proposed PIPEDA amendments re-introduced as Bill C-12

On September 29, 2011, the federal government introduced Bill C-12, Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act, which, if passed, will amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA“).   Bill C-12 reintroduces Bill C-29 (previously reported here), which expired on the Order Paper when Parliament was proclaimed dissolved in March, 2011.  Among other things,…

Bill 133 (Asset Division on Marriage Breakdown) – Q & A Posted

In anticipation of January 1, 2012, when new legislation related to the division of pension assets on the breakdown of a spousal relationship comes into force, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) has published a Question and Answer guide (“Q & A”) for members of the public. As previously reported, the pension division and…

Anti-spam Regulation Proposed Under Bill C-28

On July 9, 2011, the federal government published proposed Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations under Bill C-28, the so-called “anti-SPAM” legislation. The proposed Regulations are administrative in nature and specifically provide definitions for terms used in Bill C-28, including “personal relationship” and “family relationship”. The Regulations also define the specific conditions under which consent would be…

Bill 181, Mandatory Retirement Legislation For Firefighters, Receives Royal Assent

On June 1, 2011, Bill 181, Fire Protection and Prevention Amendment Act, 2011, received Royal Assent. As previously reported, Bill 181 amends the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to provide for the mandatory retirement at age 60 of firefighters regularly assigned to fire suppression duties, in certain circumstances, and impose a duty of fair…

Bill 133 Regulations (Asset Division on Marriage Breakdown) Filed Under Pension Benefits Act

On June 24, 2011, the Ontario government filed long-anticipated regulations in support of amendments to the Pension Benefits Act effected by Bill 133, the Family Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009. O. Reg. 287/11 (Family Law Matters) follows the previously reported March 2011 release of draft regulations and a related Consultation Paper, and reflects that consultation…

“Publicly Funded Organization” Exclusions Designated Under BPS Act

On June 7, 2011, the Ontario government filed a regulation under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, expressly designating (1) district social services administration boards established under the District Social Services Administration Boards Act, and (2) “First Nations” as defined in the Indian Act as excluded “Publicly Funded Organizations” for the purposes of the…

BPS Accountability “Perquisites” Provisions To Come Into Force

August 2, 2011 has been named as the date sections 11.1 and 11.2 of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 will come into force. These amendments are contained in Schedule 4 of the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011. Section 11.1 pertains to the issuance of perquisite directives by the Management Board…

Bill 160 OHSA Amendments Receive Royal Assent

On June 1, 2011, Bill 160, the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011, received Royal Assent. As previously reported, the Bill 160 amendments are intended to respond to the recommendations provided by the Expert Panel on Occupational Health and Safety and significantly amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Bill should…