By Ken Fox, Research Librarian
The Election Amendment Act, 2019, SS 2019, c 29, is proclaimed into force January 31, 2020. According to the government’s summary, “the Act implements recommendations arising from the Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) report Volume IV – Chief Electoral Officer’s Recommendations for Legislative Reform.”
The Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2019, SS 2019, c 32, is proclaimed into force February 1, 2020, except that portion of section 7 that enacts section 5.2; in subsection 17(1) the words “5.2,”; and that portion of clause 21(b) that enacts clause 30(c.12). The amendment regulates vaping in the province. For more information, view the CBC’s news release.
Section 24 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Act, 2019, SS 2019, c 14, is proclaimed into force February 12, 2020.The amendment adds Part VII.1, on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, to the act. According to the summary, “The new part authorizes the development of regulations respecting greenhouse gas emissions, and allows persons to apply to the minister for investigations of alleged contraventions of those regulations. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may direct that penalties for contraventions be paid into a prescribed fund for the purposes of reducing or managing greenhouse gas emissions. The new part also allows for the negotiation of an agreement with the Government of Canada respecting greenhouse gas and the administration of greenhouse gas emission regulation.”