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Regulatory Changes (Ontario) Related to the Legalization of Cannabis 

Please note that regulations are made under a number of different statutes with different responsible Ministries - Closing Dates Vary. March 5, 2018

Proposed places of use regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017
Closing Date: March 5, 2018

MAG is considering new regulations that would: restrict where medical cannabis can be used; clarify the places of use rules for recreational cannabis; and permit the consumption of cannabis in hotel rooms, vehicles and boats that are used as residences and private residences that are also workplaces. MAG is also consulting on post-legalization considerations respecting consumption lounges and designated smoking areas in multi-unit dwellings.

Extending the Reduced Suspension Program, Clarifying Long-term Vehicle Impoundment Rules and Making Other Consequential Amendments to Enhance Ontario's Impaired Driving Programs under the Making Ontario's Roads Safer, 2015
Closing Date: March 4, 2018

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on the proposed extension of the reduced suspension program, clarification of long-term vehicle impoundment rules and amendments to clarify impaired driving program requirements.

Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, Schedule 4, Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (formerly Bill 174)
Closing Date: March 4, 2018

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on regulations being developed to support implementation of Schedule 4 of the Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation
Closing Date: March 3, 2018

The following summary outlines the proposed regulation that would be made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the content of the proposed new regulation.

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators.
Closing Date: February 20, 2018

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code related to combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators.

Proposed Regulations Relating to Cannabis Retail and Distribution
Closing Date: February 7, 2018

New regulations are proposed under the Cannabis Act, 2017 and Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017; amendments are proposed to prescribe the OCRC under the Pay Equity Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Consultation on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

Closing Date: January 18 2017

The Government of Canada has committed to legalizing, strictly regulating, and restricting access to cannabis.  In April 2017, the government introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act. Subject to the approval of Parliament, the Government of Canada intends to bring the proposed Cannabis Act into force no later than July 2018.

Feedback on Health Canada's proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis is now being sought via online consutlation.

Expert Panel on Public Health Report

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

In July 2017, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care released the Expert Panel on Public Health Report: “Public Health within an Integrated Health System.”





It is reviewing the recommendations provided by the expert panel, and exploring options for further engagement. Stakeholder consultations have been ongoing, but an email account to collect feedback has been established and will be active until October 31 2017.


Community Hubs

Deadline: N/A

In March 2015, the Premier of Ontario appointed Karen Pitre as Special Advisor on Community Hubs and members to the Premier’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group.


The Special Advisor and the Advisory Group reviewed provincial policies and has developed a framework for adapting existing public assets to become community hubs. More information can be found on the new community hubs website:


If you have an interest in providing input and feedback to help guide the Special Advisor and Advisory Group’s work, please:


1.    Provide a written submission by e-mail to; and/or

2.    Answer questions using the online consultation form on the new website, located at The form includes space for any additional feedback.



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