Category Archives: Ontario

Ontario Bill 174 – Receives Royal Assent

Ontario Bill 174 – Receives Royal Assent

The omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent today in Queen’s Park. Third Reading was…

Ontario Bill 174 – Committee Presentation

Ontario Bill 174 – Committee Presentation

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy held Committee on the omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters on November 29th…

Ontario Bill 174 – Referred to Committee

Ontario Bill 174 – Referred to Committee

The omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. Several…

Ontario Bill 174 – Summary

Ontario Bill 174 – Summary

On November 1, 2017, Attorney General (Government House Leader) Hon. Yasir Naqvi introduced Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters for first reading.…

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

New Proposed Regulations for Ontario Bill 45, Schedule 3 (ECA)

The Ontario Liberal Government has announced the release of new proposed regulations for Bill 45, Schedule 3 Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA), 2015. (Consolidated Version of the ECA) In their news release, “Ontario Taking Further Steps to Protect People from Second-Hand Smoke and Vapour, Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Legislation”, they state that the proposed changes…

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

New Laws for Ontario are in Effect

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! May the New Year bring good (or at least better) regulation to our industry! The short of the long is, as of January 1, 2016: It is illegal to sell or supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer) to anyone under 19 years of…

What happens January 1st, 2016 in Ontario Electronic Cigarette Act 2015 (Bill 45)

What happens January 1st, 2016 in Ontario Electronic Cigarette Act 2015 (Bill 45)

** NOTE:  This news entry has been updated.  See the HIGHLIGHTED updates at the bottom of the article. We have been getting a lot of questions about what is happening in Ontario with Bill 45, Schedule 3 (Electronic Cigarette Act). === EDIT for clarity === NO PROCLIMATION DATE HAS BEEN NAMED BY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.…

Bill 45, Section 3 – Update from Randy Hillier

Bill 45, Section 3 – Update from Randy Hillier

We received the following correspondence this morning from MPP Randy Hillier, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington: We’ve put up a valiant fight to keep vaporizers available and accessible to those who have found them to be an effective tool to kick their smoking addiction. Yesterday I received the proposed Government amendments to Bill 45. Although I was…

Ontario Bill 45 Committee Review

Ontario Bill 45 Committee Review

The Committee on General Government heard testimony from the public this week on Ontario Bill 45, An Act to enhance public health by enacting the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2014 and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2014 and by amending the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. During this period there were many speakers, both in favour and opposed to different…

Joint Action, Ontario Bill 45 Section 3

Joint Action, Ontario Bill 45 Section 3

ECTA and THRA have been engaged in discussions with Government Relations firms and professionals over the past two weeks. We have completed one conference call, and expect a full written proposal by end of day. Another conference call is scheduled for today (Thursday), and we hope to have a second proposal by Friday. A conference…