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 Natural Resources
Proposed Regulations: Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until July 14, 2016)
Contact: Debbie Scharf

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until June 22, 2016)
Contact: Greg Carreau, Michael Donohue or the Substances Management Information Line

Department of Natural Resources
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canada Lands Surveyors Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 16, 2016)
Contact: Jean Gagnon or José M’Bala

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canada Wildlife Act) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until June 8, 2016)
Contact: Laura Farquharson and Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until June 8, 2016)
Contact: Laura Farquharson and Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until June 8, 2016)
Contact: Laura Farquharson and Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until June 1, 2016)
Contact: Gwen Goodier and Yves Bourassa

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 2, 2016)
Contact: Michele Rae

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Zoning Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until May 4, 2016)
Contact: Joseph Szwalek

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 108 and 108.1)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 12, 2016)
Contact: Marcin Gorzkowski

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 214)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 12, 2016)
Contact: Anthony Jaz

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 226)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 12, 2016)
Contact: Anthony Jaz

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.