OHS Insider Month in Review – January 2018: New Brunswick
LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
|Workers’ Comp Filing Deadline
February 28, 2018
Drugs & Alcohol
Nov. 10: The proposed Cannabis Control Act (Bill 16) making it illegal to use cannabis in any workplace where smoking is currently banned under the New Brunswick Smoke-Free Places Act received second reading. The bill also bans cannabis consumption in any location by a person under age 19.
Jan. 18: That’s the deadline to comment on proposed regulations to the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act that would allow victims of domestic violence to go to a court or hearing officer for protection and custody orders and other forms of legal help without notifying the partner who abused them.
Dec. 7: Public consultation concluded on a government Task Force discussion paper reviewing the current fiscal condition, transparency and overall effectiveness of New Brunswick’s worker’s comp system.
Dec. 14: Highlights of New Brunswick’s newly proposed carbon pricing plan:
- Modified hybrid carbon pricing system under which federal intensity targets would apply to large industrial emitters and province would regulate carbon levy
- Funded via redirecting current gasoline and diesel taxes
- No new direct taxes on consumers.