Public statutes and ministers responsible
A list of Ontario’s consolidated and unconsolidated public statutes. Indicates whether the statute is on e-Laws, whether any laws amended the statute or any change notices were given affecting it, the Minister(s) assigned responsibility for the statute by Order in Council, and whether the statute has been repealed.
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This table lists the public statutes that:
- existed on December 31, 1990 and were consolidated in the Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990 (R.S.O. 1990)
- existed on December 31, 1990, but because they were considered to be of limited application or effect, were not consolidated in the R.S.O. 1990 and continued in unconsolidated form (see Schedule C, volume 12 of the R.S.O. 1990)
- were enacted on or after January 1, 1991
Currency note: The Table does not show changes in responsibility for statutes affected by Order in Council 987/2018 made on June 29, 2018 and Order in Council 1012/2018 made on July 25, 2018. Those Orders in Council assign and transfer certain ministerial powers, duties, functions and responsibilities to specified ministers on an interim basis pending fuller assignments and transfers to be ordered in due course. The Table will be updated once the Orders in Council providing for these fuller assignments and transfers have been made.
Descriptions, by column, of the information in the table:
Shows the title and citation of the statute. If the statute has been renamed, its former title is noted.
A "yes" in this column indicates that a consolidated version of the statute is available on e-Laws. A "no" in this column indicates that a consolidated version of the statute is not available on e-Laws. Not all public statutes are available in consolidated form. Public statutes that were not included in the R.S.O. 1990 and have not subsequently been consolidated under section 98 of the Legislation Act, 2006 are not available on e-Laws in consolidated form. Public statutes repealed before January 1, 2004 may not be available on e-Laws in consolidated form.
Sets out ministerial responsibility for the administration of the statute, if assigned by Order in Council (OIC) made under the Executive Council Act on or after November 19, 2003. Responsibility for a statute may be shared between 2 or more Ministers. Responsibility for most unconsolidated public statutes has not been assigned to any Minister.
Ministerial Responsibility: OIC and Gazette Date
Sets out the number of each OIC that assigned ministerial responsibility for the administration of the statute, followed in parentheses by the publication date of the issue of The Ontario Gazette in which the OIC was published.
- every law that amends the statute
- every change notice given under Part V of the Legislation Act, 2006 affecting the statute and listed in the Change Table for Statutes (CTS)
- every repeal of a provision of the statute under section 10.1 of the Legislation Act, 2006
- any consolidation of the statute under section 98 of the Legislation Act, 2006
For repealed unconsolidated statutes, legislative history is complete back to 1990. The table may not include pre-1990 legislative history for unconsolidated public statutes repealed before July 26, 2007.
Part left unconsolidated by R.S.O. 1990
Applies to public statutes that existed on December 31, 1990, but because they were considered to be of limited application or effect, were not consolidated in the R.S.O. 1990 and continued in unconsolidated form. In some cases, only a part of a statute continued in unconsolidated form. This column specifies whether all or part of the statute continued. Note that this column reflects the status of the statute as of the R.S.O. 1990. Some or all of the part of the statute that continued may since have been repealed or amended (see the "Legislative History", "Repealed on" and "Repealed by" columns).
If the statute has been repealed, this column shows the repeal date. Otherwise, the column is left blank.
If the statute has been repealed, this column cites the law that repealed it. Otherwise, the column is left blank.