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:

Atlantic Pilotage Authority
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending Schedules 2 to 4 to the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until August 28, 2017)
Contact: Centre for Biosecurity

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
Proposed Regulations: By-law Amending the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Deposit Insurance Information By-law
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until August 14, 2017)
Contact: Emiel van der Velden

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until October 13, 2017)
Contact: Chief

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 14, 2017)
Contact: Luc Tremblay

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, VI and VII — Flight Crew Member Hours of Work and Rest Periods)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until September 29, 2017)
Contact: Chief

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 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: Michael Donohue

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

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.