Consultation Dates: July 17, 2017-August 16, 2017
Details: Inadmissible persons may be issued a removal order. If an individual fails to confirm departure with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the removal order may remain unenforced. Currently, a removal order can only be enforced by an officer outside of Canada in very limited circumstances. Regulatory amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations are being considered to expand officer authority to enforce a removal order where the person concerned is confirmed to be outside of Canada.
Consultation Dates: July 6, 2017-August 15, 2017
Details: Through the release of this paper, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is hereby initiating a consultation on a licensing framework for unassigned or returned spectrum licences in the 700 MHz, Wireless Communications Services (WCS), Personal Communications Services (PCS), 1670-1675 MHz (I Block) and Broadband Radio Services (BRS)- 2500 MHz bands. Comments are being sought on all aspects related to the licensing of this spectrum.
Consultation Dates: June 17, 2017-August 15, 2017
Details: The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing regulations relating to the beer compositional standards in order to better serve the beer industry and consumers. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking comments on proposed changes to the beer compositional standards during a 60-day consultation. Proposed changes were published in a Notice of Intent in Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 17, 2017. A World Trade Organization (WTO) notification was also shared to solicit feedback from Canada’s trading partners. The CFIA will take all comments into consideration when amending the beer compositional standards in the Food and Drug Regulations. It is anticipated that the proposed amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, spring 2018. The beer compositional standards in the Food and Drug Regulations establish the requirements a product must meet in order to be labelled, packaged, sold, or advertised as beer in Canada.
Consultation Dates: June 1, 2017-August 15, 2017
Details: The Federal Government completed a detailed safety assessment of ethylene oxide, which included the current uses as food additives. Ethylene Oxide is permitted for use as a fumigant on whole or ground spices. Since the current scientific information does not support the safety in use of either of these two additives, Health Canada intends to remove ethylene oxide from the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of these food additives.
Consultation Dates: June 28, 2017-August 11, 2017
Details: We want to make sure that serious ADRs and MDIs are reported to Health Canada so that there is enough information to detect safety problems. Reports about serious ADRs and MDIs can be important signals of emerging safety issues. Such post-market observations can also lead to improved safety information about a product. Improving our knowledge about product safety will help Canadians and their health care providers to make better, more informed decisions about their medical treatment and support overall patient safety.
Consultation Dates: July 11, 2017-August 10, 2017
Details: Prodigy Gold Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Argonaut Gold Incorporated, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit gold mine and metal mill located 14 kilometres south-east of Dubreuilville, Ontario. Mining would occur over 10 years with an ore production capacity of 45 200 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 35 000 tonnes per day and will operate for approximately 12 to 15 years.
Consultation Dates: July 20, 2017-August 9, 2017
Details: The Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.
Consultation Dates: June 27, 2017-August 4, 2017
Details: MOPOP Chapter 12 deals with the topics of statutory subject-matter and utility. The proposed update to Chapter 12 will lead to additional certainty and consistency in the patent examination process. Proposed changes to Chapter 12 will provide guidance related to recent jurisprudence and will structure the chapter to allow for the quick implementation of any future jurisprudence. The MOPOP is a guide for patent examiners, applicants, agents and the public looking for information about the operational procedures and examination practices of the Patent Office under the current Patent Act and Patent Rules.
Consultation Dates: June 1, 2017-July 30, 2017
Details: The purpose of this consultation is to solicit feedback on guidance proposed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada on the principles and good practices that petitioners should consider in organizing and presenting whole genome sequencing data as part of a pre-market submission for novel foods, novel feeds and plants with novel traits.
Consultation Dates: June 28, 2017-July 28, 2017
Details: Atlantic Gold Corporation is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and reclamation of an open pit gold mine in Marinette, Nova Scotia. The Beaver Dam Mine Project (the Project) would have an ore production rate of 5480 tonnes per day, over a four-year period. Ore from the Project would be crushed and transported approximately 31 km by road to the Moose River (Touquoy) mine for processing. Components of the Project would include an open pit, a materials storage facility, mine haul roads, mine infrastructure for crushing and haul-out, and road upgrades.
Consultation Dates: May 29, 2017-July 28, 2017
Details: The purpose of this consultation is to solicit feedback on guidance proposed by the Food Directorate’s Bureau of Microbial Hazards to control C. botulinum in plant and mushroom products stored in oil or infusing oils. This guidance document applies to any plant and mushroom product that has been stored in oil, which can be found in a sealed package, displayed for sale at the retail level. Plant products include fresh, brined, roasted, dehydrated and re-hydrated vegetable and fruit matter, herbs and spices.
Consultation Dates: May 17, 2017-July 28, 2017
Details: Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada invite users of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), such as industry representatives and experts in the field of employment research, to submit proposals for changes to the NOC. All proposals received will be shared between ESDC and Statistics Canada, which will be working jointly on the update of the NOC.
Consultation Dates: June 10, 2017-July 25, 2017
Details: As part of the Healthy Eating Strategy, Health Canada is proposing to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. Over the past decade, there has been growing concern about the negative impact of marketing of unhealthy food and beverages on children’s nutritional health. Health Canada is currently exploring options to fulfill its commitment. We want to hear from the public, health organizations, industry and other interested stakeholders about your experiences with food marketing to children and your ideas about how best to put in place new restrictions.
Consultation Dates: June 10, 2017-July 25, 2017
Details: Health Canada is revising Canada’s Food Guide to strengthen its recommendations for healthy eating.
Consultation Dates: March 22, 2017-July 24, 2017
Details: The Government remains committed to building a fair tax system that benefits the middle class and those working hard to join it. This includes recognizing that, over time, changes in the economy have made a number of provisions in Canada’s tax statutes less relevant than when they were first introduced.
Consultation Dates: June 19, 2017-July 21, 2017
Details: The Government of Canada is modernizing Canada’s intellectual property (IP) framework so that we can join five international IP treaties, including the Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, and Nice Agreement all regarding trademarks.
Consultation Dates: June 1, 2017-July 21, 2017
Details: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed registration decision for indaziflam. Proposed Registration Decision PRD2017-09 is a consultation document that summarizes the science evaluation for indaziflam and presents the reasons for the proposed decision. The PMRA will consider any comments received before making a final decision on indaziflam.
Consultation Dates: May 31, 2017-July 21, 2017
Details: The Government of Canada is looking for thoughts and ideas to help develop an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework that will reflect the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada. This Framework will be co-developed with Indigenous peoples.
Consultation Dates: June 19, 2017-July 17, 2017
Details: Budget 2017 announced the Innovation and Skills Plan, which puts in place key programs and approaches to facilitate an innovation ecosystem in Canada, where ideas and creativity are successfully commercialized and firms grow to scale with the help of their Intellectual Property (IP) assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets, etc.).
Consultation Dates: June 19, 2017-July 14, 2017
Details: The Government of Canada is modernizing Canada’s intellectual property (IP) framework so that we can join five international IP treaties, including the Hague Agreement for industrial design.
Consultation Dates: June 12, 2017-July 12, 2017
Details: The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.
Consultation Dates: April 28, 2017-July 7, 2017
Details: Between April and June 2017, the Atlantic Growth Advisory Group will be conducting a series of roundtables, by invitation only, to engage stakeholders in Atlantic Canada on ways to enhance regional growth. Summaries of each roundtable will be posted on the Atlantic Growth Strategy website. In addition to the in-person engagement sessions, the Advisory Group members also want to hear from Atlantic Canadians on ideas to grow the region’s economy. Your ideas will assist the Advisory Group to gain a better understanding of Atlantic Canada’s reality and will help shape the future of our region.
Consultation Dates: June 16, 2017-July 6, 2017
Details: Osisko Mining Inc. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of a underground gold mine located on the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay Territory, about 75 km southeast of the Cree village of Waswanipi and 115 km east of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec. The Lac Windfall Mine Project would have an ore production capacity of approximately 1,900 tonnes per day over a period of up to 10 years. Additional project components would include an ore processing plant, a tailings pond, ore, waste rock and overburden storage areas, two operating ramps and the widening of a bridge.
Consultation Dates: April 22, 2017-July 6, 2017
Details: The proposal includes a number of major modifications to address identified hazards, including additional performance requirements and test methods to address unintentional folding or collapse of the playpen’s top rails, and the introduction of performance requirements and test methods for playpen accessories, including accessories intended for unsupervised infant sleep. The proposal repeals and replaces the current Regulations. The proposed changes are intended to help improve the safety of these products to further safeguard against injuries and deaths by aligning the majority of the Canadian requirements with U.S. requirements, and aligning some others with the current Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (CCBR).
Consultation Dates: June 13, 2017-July 4, 2017
Details: The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation, located in Manitoba. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.
Consultation Dates: June 3, 2017-July 3, 2017
Details: A notice has been printed in Canada Gazette, Part I on June 3, 2017, initiating a 30-day comment period which will end on July 3, 2017. The notice provides interested stakeholders with the opportunity to provide comments on Health Canada’s proposal to add U-47700 and its salts, isomers, derivatives and analogues, and salts of isomers, derivatives and analogues to Schedule I to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to Part I of the Schedule to Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations. U-47700 is a synthetic opioid. There is no known evidence demonstrating that U-47700 has any legitimate use apart from scientific research. Although no animal or human abuse liability studies on U-47700 are available, internet user reports describe the effects of U-47700 use as similar to that of opioids that are known to be misused recreationally. U-47700 appears to be used by illicit drug manufacturers in counterfeit prescription medications and other illicit drug mixtures (e.g. cocaine, heroin). U-47700 has been detected in at least 254 law enforcement drug seizure exhibits identified by Health Canada in 2016 alone. In March 2017, the United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted in favour of controlling U-47700 under Schedule I of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (1961 Convention). As a signatory to the 1961 Convention, Canada has an obligation to adopt controls over this substance.
Consultation Dates: May 29, 2017-July 2, 2017
Details: The purpose of this exercise is to allow the municipalities, partners, community stakeholders, residents and Canadians to take part in decision-making related to the management of Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial national historic site. The management plan is the official document that will guide the management of the historic site over the next ten years (2017-2027). It will provide the directions to support the use of the site and the protection of cultural and natural resources, as well as to enrich the visitor experience and forge bonds with the community.
Consultation Dates: April 19, 2017-July 2, 2017
Details: Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lactase from Bacillus licheniformis PP3930 in certain standardized and unstandardized dairy foods. Lactase from other source organisms is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in lactose-reducing enzyme preparations and a number of standardized and unstandardised dairy products. However, B. licheniformis PP3930 has not previously been permitted as a source organism for any enzyme in the List of Permitted Food Enzymes. The results of Health Canada’s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety of lactase from Bacillus licheniformis PP3930 when used in bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective April 5, 2017. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
Consultation Dates: April 19, 2017-July 2, 2017
Details: Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of chymosin B from the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis CIN in dairy products such as cheese, quark (a type of fresh cheese), and fermented milk products such as yogurt, kefir and sour cream. Chymosin B from other source organisms, including Kluyveromyces marxianus var. lactis (DS1182) (pKS105), is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in the manufacture of various dairy products. However, K. lactis CIN has not previously been permitted as a source organism for any enzyme on the List of Permitted Food Enzymes. The results of Health Canada?s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety of chymosin B from K. lactis CIN for use as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective April 19, 2017. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
Consultation Dates: June 7, 2017-June 30, 2017
Details: We want to hear from you! Elk Island National Park is currently in the planning phase of developing a 10 year management plan to develop a strategy to maintain healthy ungulate populations to preserve forest growth, rangeland health, and to ensure visitor safety. This plan will present a vision of Elk Island National Park and be a guiding document for future management priorities. Have your say about the hyperabundant ungulate management plan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 587-341-4984. Feedback accepted until June 30, 2017.
Consultation Dates: June 1, 2017-July 1, 2017
Details: Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of the bacterium Carnobacterium maltaromaticum strain CB1 (C. maltaromaticum CB1) to limit or inhibit the growth of Listeria monocytogenes in various meat and poultry products. C. maltaromaticum CB1 is already permitted for use in Canada as a preservative on four standardized meat products, namely vacuum-packed wieners, vacuum-packed sliced roast beef, vacuum-packed sliced cooked ham, and vacuum-packed sliced cooked turkey. As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada’s assessment the Department has enabled the food additive use of C. maltaromaticum CB1 described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective June 01, 2017. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
Consultation Dates: June 1, 2017-July 1, 2017
Details: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is consulting with consumers and industry stakeholders on a proposed change to the way that wine blended in Canada is labelled. The Food and Drug Regulations currently require that the country of origin be declared and clearly indicated on wine labels. In 1994, as an interim measure for blended wine labelling, the statement “Cellared in Canada by (naming the company), from imported and/or domestic wines” was permitted for use as the country of origin label statement for a mix of imported and domestic wines blended in Canada. The CFIA has heard that this “Cellared in Canada” statement is not informative and potentially misleading to consumers. New statements have been proposed to replace “Cellared in Canada”. These statements are intended to provide consumers with the information they need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Consultation Dates: May 18, 2017-June 30, 2017
Details: Canadian stakeholders, businesses and the public are invited to submit feedback as part of the Government of Canada’s consultation on the federal benchmark and backstop for carbon pricing.
Consultation Dates: February 13, 2017-June 30, 2017
Details: The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy and is consulting with Canadians between February and June 2017 to gather views to help develop this strategy.
Consultation Dates: January 31, 2017-June 30, 2017
Details: On December 18, 2015, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs issued a statement in which she committed to work with First Nation leadership and organizations on the way forward for mutual transparency and accountability. The Government of Canada is seeking input on how to best support mutual transparency and accountability between First Nations and the Government of Canada.
Consultation Dates: May 16, 2017-June 28, 2017
Details: Health Canada is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. Based on international best practices, the proposed amendments would provide the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) with new regulatory tools and information to better protect Canadian consumers from excessive prices while reducing regulatory burden on patentees.
Consultation Dates: May 27, 2017-June 26, 2017
Details: Amendments to the Tobacco Reporting Regulations (TRR) are being proposed to address the recommendations made by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR) and to modernize and improve the information collected by Health Canada. The Department is also proposing to update the tobacco testing methods that are prescribed in these regulations. As such, consequential amendments are also being proposed to the Tobacco Products Information Regulations which reference the same methods.
Consultation Dates: April 11, 2017-June 25, 2017
Details: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) for ethaboxam up to 75 days from the date of publication of this consultation document. The PMRA will consider all comments received before making a final decision on the proposed MRL for ethaboxam.
Consultation Dates: April 11, 2017-June 25, 2017
Details: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) for flumioxazin up to 75 days from the date of publication of this consultation document. The PMRA will consider all comments received before making a final decision on the proposed MRL for flumioxazin.
Consultation Dates: April 11, 2017-June 25, 2017
Details: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) for penthiopyrad up to 75 days from the date of publication of this consultation document. The PMRA will consider all comments received before making a final decision on the proposed MRL for penthiopyrad.
Consultation Dates: May 25, 2017-June 24, 2017
Details: The intent of this notice is to seek comments regarding an application received from TerreStar Solutions Inc. (“TerreStar”) for spectrum licences in the 1695-1710 MHz frequency band and the Personal Communications Services (PCS) Block H (1910-1915 MHz /1995-2000 MHz), with some restrictions based on certain locations across Canada, and align the spectrum with their Tier 1 AWS-4 spectrum licence in the 2000-2020 MHz / 2180-2200 MHz band.
Consultation Dates: May 15, 2017-June 23, 2017
Details: The purpose of this consultation is to give the partners, community stakeholders and general public an opportunity to get involved in the decision-making process related to managing The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site.
Consultation Dates: April 7, 2017-June 21, 2017
Details: The purpose of this notice is to inform consumers and interested stakeholders of Health Canada’s intent to implement a prohibition on the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in foods by adding PHOs to Part 1 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods.
Consultation Dates: April 18, 2017-June 16, 2017
Details: You’re invited to provide comments on the proposal to begin regulating thermal energy meters (also called BTU (British thermal unit) meters and heat meters).
Consultation Dates: March 9, 2017-June 16, 2017
Details: REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Radiography Installations, was developed to provide guidance to persons intending to design and construct installations for the purposes of performing industrial radiography. Industrial radiography is a non-destructive method of looking for defects in materials by examining the structures of welds, castings, and building components. A radiography installation is any shielded enclosure, cell or vault where radiography is performed. These installations can be very effective in preventing or minimizing radiation doses to both operators and persons in the vicinity of the radiography work.
Consultation Dates: May 15, 2017-June 14, 2017
Details: The Minister of Natural Resources has established an Expert Panel to conduct a targeted review of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) structure, role and mandate under the National Energy Board Act. This is a key element of the Government of Canada’s review of environmental and regulatory processes.
Consultation Dates: April 12, 2017-June 12, 2017
Details: The Board is issuing this Notice of Intention to Order in conjunction with amended Safety Advisory SA-2016-01A. The General Order will require reporting of the existence of pipeline pipe and components that do not meet Company specifications and/or material property requirements identified in standards including those of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Comments on the Draft General Order may be submitted by Companies or any interested party.
Consultation Dates: March 24, 2017-June 6, 2017
Details: Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of a New Food Additive, Lycopene Extract from Tomato, as a Food Colouring Agent in Various Foods. As no safety concerns were raised through this assessment, it is the intention of Health Canada to enable the food additive use described in the information document. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
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