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: Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until April 19, 2017)
Contact: Greg Carreau and Michael Donohue

Pacific Pilotage Authority
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 20, 2017)
Contact: Stefan Woloszyn

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 13, 2017)
Contact: Mr. Chris Doiron or Mr. Yves Bourassa

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Personal Use Import Exemption)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until March 13, 2017)
Contact: Jordan Hancey

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Proposed Regulations: Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until April 21, 2017)
Contact: Richard Arsenault

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.