The Canada Gazette – Gateway to New Canadian Legislation by Reg and Kathy Coffey – December 22, 2010 – Ingleside Ontario

Ingleside ON – Over the past week or so there has been mention of new Canadian laws in the posts here in the Cornwall Free News. I thought that some information on how and where information on proposed legislation can be found would help those posters as well as anyone who is interested. Basically, all proposed pieces of legislation must be published in the Canada Gazette before becoming law.
The Government of Canada publishes communication on new and changing laws in its official newspaper, “The Canada Gazette”.  The gazette consists of three parts. Part I ccontains the intent to add or change laws; Part II contains the details of the changes after consultation, and Part III is the done deal. Nothing can become law unless it is published in the Canada Gazette.
Part 1 is where Canadians have an opportunity to influence how these laws are changed. If you want to comment on the proposals, contact information for each new or changing law can be found at the end of the section of each proposed law.

As an example for anyone interested, I have summarized the Current Consultations (laws that been proposed and are currently under review)  in the Canada Gazette below. The details can be found at the link to the individual affected law below

If you want to know more about the Gazette, information can be found at
Electronic copy of Gazette 1 published on December 18, 2010 can be found at
Reading through these documents is not light reading; attention span is directly proportional to how they will impact your life. Not for those suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder.
Current Consultations
Department of the Environment- Proposed Regulations: Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act
Department of Finance- Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985
Department of Industry and Department of Justice – Proposed Regulations: Order Designating Saskatchewan for the Purposes of the Criminal Interest Rate Provisions of the Criminal Code
Department of Transport Proposed Regulations: Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations
Department of Citizenship and Immigration – Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
Atlantic Pilotage Authority – Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations, 1996
Department of Transport -Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I and IV — Conduct of Flight Tests)
Department of Health – Proposed Regulations: Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Regulations
Department of Health- Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Authority to Sell Drugs Fees Regulations
Department of Health- Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Establishment Licensing Fees Regulations (1056)
Department of Health-Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Licensed Dealers for Controlled Drugs and Narcotics Fees Regulations (1056)
Department of Health- Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations
Department of Health- Proposed Regulations: Regulations Amending the Medical Devices Regulations
Department of the Environment and Department of Health-Proposed Regulations: Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Canada Gazette is the source of information everything else is interpretation

Department of Transport-Proposed Regulations: Regulations amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Motorcycle Brake Systems — Standard 122)

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you Reg/Kathie. Merry Christmas,

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