New laws and rules coming into effect in 2019
The new year will usher in a host of new laws and rules that Canadians should be aware of, including changes to parental leave benefits and the sale of edible cannabis products. On the provincial level, 2019 will see new rules regarding distracted driving penalties, rent increases, and workplace sexual harassment. The implementation of a federally imposed carbon tax on provinces that have failed to come up with their own plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could become a reality pending legal challenges to the plan by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs. Manitoba has also yet to come up with a plan before the federal government’s Jan. 1 deadline.