Consultation

Your comments and input play an important part in Canada’s regulatory process. Do you have an opinion on the types of controls that should be put in place to safeguard the environment, the foods you eat, or the drugs you buy? These are just some of the many regulations that affect the daily lives of Canadians.

The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management requires that federal departments and agencies demonstrate that Canadians have been consulted and that they have had an opportunity to participate in developing or modifying regulations and regulatory programs.

Pre-publication in Part Ⅰ of the Canada Gazette gives various interested groups and individuals, as well as Canadians in general, a final opportunity to review and comment on a proposed regulation at the last stages of the regulation-making process, before it is enacted and published in Part Ⅱ of the Canada Gazette.

Pre-publication also gives interested parties, those stakeholders previously consulted at the beginning of the regulatory process, the opportunity to see how the final draft proposal is in keeping with previous consultation drafts.

Current Consultations in the Canada Gazette

The following contains a list of the current proposed regulations about which you are invited to send your comments:

Canadian Grain Commission
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canada Grain Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 22, 2017)
Contact: Melanie Gustafson

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Playpens Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until July 6, 2017)
Contact: Shannon Whittle

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Importation of Drugs for an Urgent Public Health Need)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Number of days for comments: 15 days (Until May 7, 2017)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Vanessa's Law)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until July 6, 2017)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 22, 2017)
Contact: Richard St Marseille

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Bus Seat Belts)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until June 1, 2017)
Contact: Kyle Hendershot

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations and Other Regulations Made Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 18, 2017)
Contact: Stéphane Couroux or Joe Devlin

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations and the Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Shortages of Drugs and Discontinuation of Sale of Drugs)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 18, 2017)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 18, 2017)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Proposed Regulations: Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until April 21, 2017)
Contact: Richard Arsenault

You can access more Government of Canada consultations through the Government of Canada Consultation Portal. This Consultation Portal focuses on providing a list of links to departmental consultation activities and to related information.