STANDING COMMITTEE ON REGULATIONS AND PRIVATE BILLS
FIRST REPORT 2022
Session, 42nd Parliament
70 Elizabeth II
The Honourable Ted Arnott, MPP
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Your Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills has the honour to present its Report and commends it to the House.
Chair of the Committee
Standing committee on REGULATIONS AND PRIVATE BILLS
2nd Session, 42nd Parliament
LORNE COE jeremy roberts
VINCENT KE dave smith
lAURA mAE lINDO daisy wai
pAUL mILLER jamie west
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek
STEPHEN CRAWFORD, MICHAEL MANTHA, and RANDY PETTAPIECE served as substitute members of the committee.
Clerk of the Committee
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Scope of this Report and the Committee’s Mandate
Number of Regulations Filed
New, Revoking, and Amending Regulations
New Regulations Filed in 2020
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
O. Reg. 723/20, amending Regulation 55 of R.R.O. 1990 (Weighing of Carcasses) under the Beef Cattle Marketing Act
Section 33 of the Legislation Act, 2006
Standing Order 111(i)
Committee’s Process for the Review of Regulations
Whose Authority Ten or More Regulations Were
Filed in 2020
and Associate Ministries and the Number of Regulations
Filed in 2020 for Which Each Was Responsible
 The Office of Legislative Counsel has observed that “the ‘number’ of regulations applying to a given business sector (sector X) may not be indicative of how regulated the sector is. One could argue that a single 100-page regulation governing ‘sector X’ regulates sector X much more than 20 two-page regulations relating to sector X in which each of the 20 regulations regulates a separate topic. . . . The decision as to whether to draft one long regulation or several shorter ones is made by legislative counsel working together with the relevant ministry, taking into account various factors including the best way to give the public easy access to the laws of Ontario. Consequently, if you are attempting to determine how regulated sector X is, you must analyze the substance of the regulations that apply to sector X rather than counting the numbers of regulations that apply to sector X.” (Source: Email communication from Office of Legislative Counsel to Committee counsel, March 6, 2008.)
 The list of Ministries used for this calculation is found on the Ontario.ca website at Ministries, https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministries, accessed March 17, 2022.
 These descriptions are based on information found on the Ontario.ca website at e-Laws definitions: A collection of terms used on e-Laws and their definitions, http://www.ontario.ca/laws/e-laws-definitions, accessed March 30, 2022.
 In 2020, 3 regulations were identified as both New and Revoking regulations by the Registrar of Regulations; accordingly, these regulations are identified as both “New” and “Revoking” in the tables.
 The list of Ministries used for this table is found on the Ontario.ca website at Ministries at https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministries, accessed March 17, 2022. The number of regulations for which each Ministry or Associate Ministry is responsible is derived from the table entitled Public statutes and ministers responsible, on the Ontario.ca website at https://www.ontario.ca/laws/public-statutes-and-ministers-responsible, accessed in March 2022.