Celina Caesar-Chavannes

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First Nations education transformation: Engagement 2016-2017

Consultation Dates: November 2, 2016-Present
Details: The Government of Canada will work with education stakeholders in the territories to plan an engagement process that ensures that the voices of Indigenous individuals in the north are heard.
Link: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1485868934279/1485869009298

Air transportation consultation

Consultation Dates: December 19, 2016-Present
Details: The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) is consulting with industry stakeholders, experts and interested members of the public to update and clarify its regulations, guidelines and tools for air transportation so that they reflect how industry is evolving, avoid unnecessary administrative burden and allow for innovation.
Link: https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/consultation/air-transportation-consultation

Torngat Mountains National Park Draft Management Plan

Consultation Dates: April 3, 2017-Present
Details: The Cooperative Management Board and Parks Canada have prepared a draft management plan for Torngat Mountains National Park and are inviting the public to share their views and opinions on the new plan. The new management plan will guide the Cooperative Management Board and Parks Canada’s decisions and actions in protecting, presenting and operating Torngat Mountains National Park over a 10 year period.
Link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/torngats/info/index

Generation Energy

Consultation Dates: April 21, 2017-Present
Details: The Minister of Natural Resources has launched an ongoing and open dialogue with Canadians to discuss and define Canada’s path to an affordable low-carbon energy future.
Link: http://www.generationenergy.ca/

Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act: Engagement 2017

Consultation Dates: May 29, 2017-Present
Details: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Health Canada will work with regional and national First Nation groups to: address their concerns regarding the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act; decide on a course of action, with respect to the shared objective of ensuring safe drinking water for the residents of First Nations communities.
Link: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1496056786210/1496056888386

Public Consultations on the Proposed Trade-marks Regulations

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.
Link: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr04256.html

Engaging Canadians on Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care

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 M├ętis children across Canada. This Framework will be co-developed with Indigenous peoples.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/indigenous-early-learning/consultation-indigenous-early-learning.html?_ga=2.36255144.967880738.1497978056-789562664.1475785909

Consultation on Indaziflam, Proposed Registration Decision PRD2017-09

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.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_prd2017-09/index-eng.php

Government Extends Consultation Period on Cash Purchase Tickets

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.
Link: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n17/17-045-eng.asp

Restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children

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.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-restricting-unhealthy-food-and-beverage-marketing-to-children.html?_ga=2.37321384.967880738.1497978056-789562664.1475785909

Consultation on the revision of Canada’s Food Guide (Phase 2)

Consultation Dates: June 10, 2017-July 25, 2017
Details: Health Canada is revising Canada’s Food Guide to strengthen its recommendations for healthy eating.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-canada-food-guide.html?_ga=2.37321384.967880738.1497978056-789562664.1475785909

Participate in the update of the National Occupational Classification!

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.
Link: http://noc.esdc.gc.ca/English/noc/update.aspx?ver=16&_ga=2.163739327.1653045595.1496345038-789562664.1475785909

Consultation on the Food Directorate’s Draft Guideline on Reducing the Risk of Clostridium botulinum in Plant and Mushroom Products Stored in Oil

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.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/consult/2017-mushrooms-champignons-eng.php

Beaver Dam Mine Project

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.
Link: http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=119355

Consultation on Guidance for Submitting Whole Genome Sequencing Data to Support the Pre-Market Assessment of Novel Foods, Novel Feeds and Plants with Novel Traits

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.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/consult/genome-genome-eng.php

Consultation on revised Manual of Patent Office Practice Chapter 12: Subject-matter and Utility

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.
Link: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr04268.html

Magino Gold Project – Public Comments Invited and Information Sessions

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.
Link: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=119467

Consultation: mandatory reporting of serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents

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.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-reporting-serious-adverse-drug-reactions-medical-device-incidents.html?_ga=2.267919950.1380434234.1499372423-789562664.1475785909

Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Remove Ethylene Oxide from the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses – Reference Number: NOP/AVP-0025

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.
Link: http://hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/consult/nop-avp-0025/index-eng.php

Consultation on proposed changes to Canada’s beer compositional standards – Notice of Intent

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.
Link: http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/accountability/consultations-and-engagement/notice-of-intent/eng/1497381974895/1497382088085

Consultation on a Licensing Framework for Residual Spectrum Licences in the 700 MHz, 2500 MHz, 2300 MHz, PCS and 1670-1675 MHz Bands

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.
Link:http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11287.html

Consultation on Chloropicrin, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2017-01

Consultation Dates: May 30, 2017-August 28, 2017
Details: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed re-evaluation decision for chloropicrin. Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2017-01 is a consultation document that summarizes the science evaluation for chloropicrin and presents the reasons for the proposed decision. The PMRA will consider any comments received. A science-based approach will be applied in making a final decision on chloropicrin.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_prvd2017-01/index-eng.php

Comment Period: Discussion Paper on Environmental and Regulatory Reviews

Consultation Dates: June 29, 2017-August 28, 2017
Details: The discussion paper outlines a potential path for potential projects to proceed in partnership with Indigenous peoples and effective, science-based, enforceable conditions, with clear timelines. Canadians are invited to share their views and opinions on the discussion paper for a period of 60 days (until August 28, 2017).
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/conservation/assessments/environmental-reviews.html?_ga=2.267919950.1380434234.1499372423-789562664.1475785909

Improving child and family services in First Nations communities: Engagement 2016-2017

Consultation Dates: October 1, 2016-August 31, 2017
Details: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) wants to hear from you on what is needed to best meet the needs of First Nations children and families on reserve. Discussions with First Nations, service providers and provinces/Yukon have already started. The MSR is also traveling to regions to hear from partners and stakeholders over the next few months.
Link: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1478808657410/1478808683528

Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Opioids)

Consultation Dates: June 17, 2017-August 31, 2017
Details: The potential for harm associated with opioid drugs and the growing related public health crisis is the subject of increasing concern for Canadians and other levels of government in Canada. Health Canada has identified the need for strengthened post-market oversight of opioids to help monitor and mitigate their risks, and the need for patients to receive additional, clear information about the safe use of opioids and the risks associated with their use. The proposed amendments to the Food and Drugs Regulations would expressly permit the Minister of Health to add or amend terms and conditions to an authorization for the sale of an opioid. This authority could then be used by the Minister to compel an opioid authorization holder to develop and implement a risk management plan to appropriately monitor, quantify, characterize and mitigate the risks associated with post-market use of these products. The proposed amendments would also require that a patient information handout and warning sticker accompany prescription opioids at the time of sale.
Link: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-06-17/html/reg8-eng.php

Consultation on Potassium Peroxymonosulfate, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2017-02

Consultation Dates: June 9, 2017-September 7, 2017
Details: The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed re-evaluation decision for potassium peroxymonosulfate. Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2017-02 is a consultation document that summarizes the science evaluation for potassium peroxymonosulfate and presents the reasons for the proposed decision. The PMRA will consider any comments received. A science-based approach will be applied in making a final decision on potassium peroxymonosulfate.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_prvd2017-02/index-eng.php

Strengthening the Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Consultation Dates: July 12, 2017-September 9, 2017
Details: Health Canada is engaging with Canadians and stakeholders on the key policy proposals that will inform the development of regulations to support bringing into force the dormant sections of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. The purpose of this 60 day consultation is to provide Canadians with an opportunity to review the Department’s policy proposals and to provide feedback prior to the development of regulations. Health Canada wants to hear directly from Canadians. This includes feedback from those who make use of and those who are born of assisted human reproduction (AHR), as well as from those who are part of the AHR industry, including health professionals, and all others who have an interest in these policy proposals.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-assisted-human-reproduction.html?_ga=2.108800066.1583793758.1500302691-789562664.1475785909

Department of Finance Consults on a New Oversight Framework for Retail Payments

Consultation Dates: July 7, 2017-October 6, 2017
Details: Given the rapid pace of innovation in retail payment services, a new oversight framework is needed to ensure that payment services remain reliable and safe, and to help support the payment ecosystem to continue to develop faster, cheaper and more convenient methods of payment.
Link: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n17/17-063-eng.asp

Consultation on Possible Changes to the Food and Drug Regulations: Generic Drug Equivalence and Related Terminology

Consultation Dates: June 30, 2017-October 13, 2017
Details: This Notice of Intent serves to solicit comments on possible changes to the Food and Drug Regulations around establishing pharmaceutical equivalence between a proposed generic drug product and the Canadian Reference Product (CRP). Health Canada also proposes to define the meaning of “medicinal ingredient” and other key terms (e.g., therapeutic moiety and drug product). In doing so, Health Canada aims to create greater alignment and convergence with the practices of other major regulatory jurisdictions and to standardize their use with those applied internationally.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/public-involvement-consultations/drug-products/generic-drug-equivalence-notice.html?_ga=2.108800066.1583793758.1500302691-789562664.1475785909

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Work Planning Consultation

Consultation Dates: June 29, 2017-October 31, 2017
Details: Aligning regulatory approaches between Canada and the United States. The Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Joint Forward Plan emphasizes stakeholder input and engagement in the development of RCC work plans. The purpose of this consultation is to provide an additional mechanism to seek stakeholder feedback on the prioritization of work plan initiatives currently being pursued between the CFIA and its U.S. regulatory counterparts, and solicit input on potential opportunities in the future.
Link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/transforming-the-cfia/regulatory-modernization/regulatory-cooperation-council/eng/1427420901391/1427420973247

Targeted Stakeholder Engagement on potential Implementation Models for a Public Safety Broadband Network in Canada

Consultation Dates: April 24, 2017-December 20, 2017
Details: The Government of Canada is engaging diverse stakeholders and producing evidence-based analysis on implementation models for a potential Public Safety Broadband Network.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/emergencies/stakeholder-engagement-psbn.html?_ga=2.142295408.372589215.1496346211-789562664.1475785909

Torngat Mountains National Park Draft Management Plan

Consultation Dates: April 3, 2017-April 30, 2018
Details: The Cooperative Management Board and Parks Canada have prepared a draft management plan for Torngat Mountains National Park and are inviting the public to share their views and opinions on the new plan. The new management plan will guide the Cooperative Management Board and Parks Canada’s decisions and actions in protecting, presenting and operating Torngat Mountains National Park over a 10 year period.
Link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/ssmarie/info/index/plan