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 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Proposed Regulations: Emergency Protection Orders Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 12, 2014)
Contact: Neil Burnett

Department of Employment and Social Development and Canada Employment Insurance Commission
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 12, 2014)
Contact: Brian Hickey

Department of Human Resources and Skills Development and Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until May 12, 2014)
Contact: Simone Kendall and Pierre LeFort

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Number of days for comments: 15 days (Until April 20, 2014)
Contact: Lyndon Murdock or Paula Clarke

Department of Justice
Proposed Regulations: Order Amending the Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Number of days for comments: 15 days (Until April 20, 2014)
Contact: Lyndon Murdock or Paula Clarke

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Amending Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until May 28, 2014)
Contact: Lucie Desforges or Yves Bourassa

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Railway Operating Certificate Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Number of days for comments: 30 days (Until April 14, 2014)
Contact: Susan Archer

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 22, 2014)
Contact: Mathew Cook

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Repealing the Cigarette Ignition Propensity Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 22, 2014)
Contact: Mathew Cook

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Tobacco (Seizure and Restoration) Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 22, 2014)
Contact: Mathew Cook

Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Tobacco Products Information Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until May 22, 2014)
Contact: Mathew Cook

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 [40 petroleum and refinery gases]
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until April 16, 2014)
Contact: Danie Dubé

Department of the Environment and Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 [4 petroleum and refinery gases]
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Number of days for comments: 60 days (Until April 16, 2014)
Contact: Danie Dubé

Department of Transport
Proposed Regulations: Grade Crossings Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Number of days for comments: 90 days (Until May 9, 2014)
Contact: Marie-Josée Goulet

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.