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 Transport
Proposed Regulations: Railway Safety Management System Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until October 3, 2014)
Contact: Susan Archer

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Transportation Information Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until August 4, 2014)
Contact: Susan Archer

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Maple Products Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 11, 2014)
Contact: Luc Rivard

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Proposed Regulations: Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2014
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 11, 2014)
Contact: Brian Torrie

Department of the Environment
Proposed Regulations: Order Declaring that the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations do not apply in Nova Scotia
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until August 27, 2014)
Contact: Ms. Jennifer Kerr and Mr. Yves Bourassa

Department of Citizenship and Immigration and Canada Border Services Agency
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Number of days for comments: 45 days (Until August 5, 2014)
Contact: Tina Matos

Public Health Agency of Canada
Proposed Regulations: Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 4, 2014)
Contact: Kirsten Mattison

Public Health Agency of Canada
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Repealing the Human Pathogens Importation Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until September 4, 2014)
Contact: Kirsten Mattison

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Multi-sector Air Pollutants Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until August 6, 2014)
Contact: Matt Jones and Yves Bourassa