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 Regulatory Policy 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 programmes.

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 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, June 24, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until August 23, 2017)
Contact: Greg Carreau or Michael Donohue

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Proposed Regulations: Laurentian Channel Marine Protected Area Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 24, 2017)
Contact: Christie Chute or Stephen Snow

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail Security Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 24, 2017)
Contact: Marie-France Paquet

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 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 17, 2017)
Contact: Nathalie Martel

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 17, 2017)
Contact: Mary Jane Roberts

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, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until August 16, 2017)
Contact: Greg Carreau and Michael Donohue

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Bank Recapitalization (Bail-in) Conversion Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 17, 2017)
Contact: Manuel Dussault

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Bank Recapitalization (Bail-in) Issuance Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 17, 2017)
Contact: Manuel Dussault

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Compensation Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 17, 2017)
Contact: Manuel Dussault

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Corded Window Coverings Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until August 31, 2017)
Contact: Scott Postma

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Opioids)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until August 31, 2017)
Contact: Bruno Rodrigue

Department of Employment and Social Development 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, June 10, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until July 10, 2017)
Contact: Shafi Askari-Farahani

Courts Administration Service
Proposed Regulations: Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until August 2, 2017)
Contact: Andrew Baumberg

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until July 26, 2017)
Contact: Mark Cauchi and Joe Devlin

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds (Petroleum Sector)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until July 26, 2017)
Contact: Mr. Pierre Boucher and Mr. Matt Watkinson

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, May 27, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until July 26, 2017)
Contact: Mr. Pierre Boucher and Mr. Matt Watkinson

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Tobacco Reporting Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until June 26, 2017)
Contact: Mr. Mathew Cook

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until July 12, 2017)
Contact: James Arnott and Joe Devlin

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 (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

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.