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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, November 11, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until January 10, 2018)
Contact: Julie Thompson and Michael Donohue

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Toys Regulations (Magnetic Toys)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until January 18, 2018)
Contact: Sylvia Weihrer

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until December 20, 2017)
Contact: Executive Director

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until November 20, 2017)
Contact: Julie Calendino

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.