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 Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Schedule to the Navigation Protection Act
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until August 15, 2016)
Contact: Nancy Harris

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until August 1, 2016)
Contact: Chris Doiron

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Veterinary Drugs – Antimicrobial Resistance)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 15, 2016)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Establishment Licensing Fees (Veterinary Drugs) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 15, 2016)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Employment and Social Development
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Old Age Security Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 25, 2016)
Contact: Nathalie Martel

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Assessment of Pension Plans Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 25, 2016)
Contact: Sylvia Bartlett

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Proposed Regulations: Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam Marine Protected Areas Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 25, 2016)
Contact: Christie Chute

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Proposed Regulations: Muskowekwan First Nation Solution Potash Mining Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 25, 2016)
Contact: Neil Burnett

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Food Irradiation)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 1, 2016)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations (Dental X-ray Equipment)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 1, 2016)
Contact: Tara Bower

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Locomotive Emissions Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until September 16, 2016)
Contact: Diane McLaughlin

Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Number of days for comments: 45 days (Until July 26, 2016)
Contact: Collin Baird

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until August 25, 2016)
Contact: Stéphane Couroux or Yves Bourassa

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Pest Control Products Fees Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until August 25, 2016)
Contact: Jordan Hancey

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under Sections 140, 209 and 286.1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until August 4, 2016)
Contact: Stewart Lindale and Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Amending Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until July 28, 2016)
Contact: Lucie Desforges and Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until July 28, 2016)
Contact: Lucie Desforges and Yves Bourassa

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.