Bill or Act:
Electricity Act, 1998
Summary of Proposal:
In the 2020 Value-for-Money Audit of the Electrical Safety Authority, the Auditor General found that the current process for preventing illegal electrical installations is ineffective and that illegal electrical installations were a problem in the province. The Auditor General recommended enabling the Electrical Safety Authority to directly issue monetary fines.
The ability to issue administrative monetary penalties will strengthen the Electrical Safety Authority's enforcement framework and provide an additional tool for it to use to promote compliance with the Electricity Act, 1998's electrical safety provisions and its regulation.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on the development of a regulatory framework for the Electrical Safety Authority's administrative monetary penalties regime. The consultation paper outlines the proposed key technical details of this proposed regime. The ministry invites stakeholders to review the details of this consultation paper and to share comments for ministry consideration.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
January 10, 2022
Comments Due Date:
February 24, 2022
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
56 Wellesley Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1C1