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:

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Establishing a List of Spill-treating Agents (Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 4, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until August 3, 2015)
Contact: Dr. Carl Brown

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, 2015
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 4, 2015
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until September 2, 2015)
Contact: Lisa Pezzack

Canada Border Services Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Passenger Information (Customs) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Jennifer McKinley

Canada Border Services Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Designated Provisions (Customs) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Jennifer McKinley

Canada Border Services Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Jennifer McKinley

Canada Border Services Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Protection of Passenger Information Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Jennifer McKinley

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proposed Regulations: Federal Authority as a Responsible Authority for Designated Projects Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: John McCauley

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Proposed Regulations: Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Areas Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Victoria Sheppard

Department of Natural Resources
Proposed Regulations: Nuclear Liability and Compensation Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Dave McCauley

Department of Natural Resources
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Repealing the Canada-United States Nuclear Liability Rules
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Dave McCauley

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Railway Safety Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Grade Crossings Regulations)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 27, 2015)
Contact: Susan Archer

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Proposed Regulations: Red Tape Reduction Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Number of days for comments: 15 days (Until July 12, 2015)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Citizenship and Immigration and Canada Border Services Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 20, 2015)
Contact: Richard St Marseille

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Shortages and Discontinuation of Sale of Drugs)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 3, 2015)
Contact: Linda Rheaume

Public Health Agency of Canada
Proposed Regulations: Potable Water on Board Trains, Vessels, Aircraft and Buses Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 3, 2015)
Contact: Sara Strawczynski

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Port of Prince Rupert Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 20, 2015)
Contact: Frank Cosentino

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations — Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until August 27, 2015)
Contact: Dana Wang

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Repealing the Vinyl Chloride Release Regulations, 1992
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until August 5, 2015)
Contact: Lucie Desforges

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Eligible Mortgage Loan Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 6, 2015)
Contact: Wayne Foster

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Insurable Housing Loan Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 6, 2015)
Contact: Wayne Foster

Pacific Pilotage Authority
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 6, 2015)
Contact: Stefan Woloszyn

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Part 8 – Reporting Requirements)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 6, 2015)
Contact: Geneviève Sansoucy

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.