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: Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until June 4, 2015)
Contact: Lucie Desforges or Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Order Declaring that the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Do Not Apply in Quebec
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until April 20, 2015)
Contact: James Arnott or Yves Bourassa

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Regulatory Provisions for the Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until May 20, 2015)
Contact: Michelle Sanders

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Canadian Payments Association Election of Directors Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until April 20, 2015)
Contact: Lisa Pezzack

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Amending the Schedule to the Tobacco Act
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until April 6, 2015)
Contact: Mathew Cook

Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Citizenship Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 30, 2015)
Contact: Himmat Shinhat

Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 30, 2015)
Contact: Matt de Vlieger

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 30, 2015)
Contact: Chris Doiron or Yves Bourassa

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Mutual Property and Casualty Insurance Company Having Only Mutual Policyholders Conversion Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 30, 2015)
Contact: Glenn Campbell

Department of Finance
Proposed Regulations: Mutual Property and Casualty Insurance Company with Non-mutual Policyholders Conversion Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 30, 2015)
Contact: Glenn Campbell

National Farm Products Council
Proposed Regulations: Proclamation Amending the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency Proclamation
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 30, 2015)
Contact: Marc Chamaillard or Pierre Bigras

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 207, 208, 209, 301.1, 301.2, 1106, 1201 and 1202)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until April 23, 2015)
Contact: Kyle Buchanan

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.