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 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 (Rainy River)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until June 12, 2017)
Contact: Mr. Chris Doiron

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 Justice
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Access to Information Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until June 12, 2017)
Contact: Sarah Geh

Department of Justice
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Privacy Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until June 12, 2017)
Contact: Sarah Geh

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 and the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 29, 2017)
Contact: Lisa Pezzack

Laurentian Pilotage Authority
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 29, 2017)
Contact: Fulvio Fracassi

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

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Bus Seat Belts)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until June 1, 2017)
Contact: Kyle Hendershot

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.