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: Scott Islands Protected Marine Area Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until January 30, 2017)
Contact: Caroline Ladanowski

Department of Natural Resources and Department of Employment and Social Development
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety Transitional Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until January 30, 2017)
Contact: Kim Phillips

Department of Natural Resources and Department of Employment and Social Development
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Marine Installations and Strutures Transitional Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until January 30, 2017)
Contact: Kim Phillips

Department of Natural Resources and Department of Employment and Social Development
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety Transitional Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until January 30, 2017)
Contact: Kim Phillips

Department of Natural Resources and Department of Employment and Social Development
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Transitional Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until January 30, 2017)
Contact: Kim Phillips

Department of Employment and Social Development, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Number of days for comments: 45 days (Until February 7, 2017)
Contact: Doris Berthiaume

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Respecting Compulsory Insurance for Ships Carrying Passengers
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until February 22, 2017)
Contact: Doug O’Keefe

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Proposed Regulations: St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Number of days for comments: 45 days (Until January 31, 2017)
Contact: Glen Herbert and Christie Chute

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Adding a Toxic Substance to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until February 8, 2017)
Contact: Greg Carreau or Michael Donohue

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until February 16, 2017)
Contact: Dr. Cornelius F. Kiley

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Children's Jewellery Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until February 16, 2017)
Contact: Sarah Sheffield

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until February 16, 2017)
Contact: Sarah Sheffield

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until February 9, 2017)
Contact: Nathalie Morin and Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until January 25, 2017)
Contact: Nathalie Morin and Yves Bourassa

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (International Harmonization Update, 2016)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until January 25, 2017)
Contact: Geneviève Sansoucy

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until January 19, 2017)
Contact: Brenda Tang and Mary Ellen Perkin

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until January 19, 2017)
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.