Consultations

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List of consultations

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Closing date Topic Title Description
Road Updated requirements for Technical Standards Document (TSD) 108

We are looking for your feedback on the changes Transport Canada is proposing.

Road Updating Canada’s theft protection options for new vehicles

Transport Canada is seeking your feedback on our possible approach to reducing vehicle theft in Canada.

Closed Marine Improving the safety of pilot transfer arrangements

Transport Canada is helping the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to revise the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulation V/23 and the associated instruments. Completing the work for these revisions is planned to end in 2024.

Closed Marine Canadian Navigable Waters Act legislative review

As part of the legislative review process of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, this discussion paper will guide engagement with various stakeholders to find out where we can improve the Act, and where we can build upon successes.

Closed Marine Updating the regulations and standards for response organizations and oil handling facility operators

As part of the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada wants to update the regulations that control how Canada prepares for, and responds to, ship-source oil spills. Transport Canada wants your feedback on changes we’re considering for some of these regulations.

TDG Public Notice – 60-day consultation for new editions of CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341, and CSA B342

The New editions of the following standards are being developed by the Canadian Standards Association's (CSA) Technical Committee on Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods and are expected to be published in 2024.

Closed Marine Let’s Talk Transportation: Public Interest Assessment of Bunge’s Proposed Acquisition of Viterra

Transport Canada is reviewing the proposed acquisition of Viterra Limited (Viterra) by Bunge Limited (Bunge) in accordance with the Canada Transportation Act. We want your input to help inform the review process.

Closed Marine The Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations: Providing provinces and municipalities with a greater role in managing their waterways

Transport Canada wants to modernize the VORR to make it faster, easier, and more effective for local authorities to implement restrictions.

Closed Marine Let’s Talk: Long-term anchoring

Transport Canada is consulting on whether to regulate long-term anchoring.

Closed Marine Let’s Talk Polar Code: Adding new vessel types to the Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

Consultation regarding adding new vessel types to the Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations.

Closed Marine What We Heard: Public Consultation on the Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (submission 2021)

From June 17, 2023 to August 16, 2023, the changes we’ve proposed for the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations were available for public comment through the Canada Gazette, Part 1. This report summarizes what we heard during this public consultation.

Closed Rail Let’s Talk: Amendments to the Railway Safety Act in Bill C-33

A consultation on amendments to the Railway Safety Act in Bill C-33

Closed Aviation Let’s Talk Interference with CATSA Screening at Airports

Transport Canada wants to add regulations that would fine and ban people when they are unruly and interfere with CATSA’s screening process at airport screening checkpoints.

Closed Marine Let’s talk: Labour shortages in Canada’s marine transportation sector

Transport Canada wants to better understand the possible impacts of labour shortages in Canada’s marine transportation sector and also wants your feedback on possible solutions.

Closed Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: General Aviation

Transport Canada is conducting a regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and its associated Standards. This work aims to make the regulatory framework more agile, coherent and risk adverse to better serve the needs of the aviation sector. We would like to hear from you on how we can enhance, improve, or modernize regulations related to general aviation, with a focus on balloon, hang glider, ultralight, and parachute operations.

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: A framework for the future of Canada’s air transportation system

A safe and reliable air transportation system is critical for Canada. As the air sector recovers from recent challenges, we want your input on how we could improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of Canada’s air transportation system.

Closed Marine Let’s Talk: Engine cut-off switches

We want your views on introducing new requirements on installing and using engine cut-off switches on certain recreational vessels.

Closed Marine Share and view ideas: Managing anchorages in the Salish Sea

An anchorage is a good place to anchor a vessel. Transport Canada is considering giving the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority more authority to manage commercial anchorages in the Salish Sea. (Feb 22 – April 23, 2023)

Closed Marine Consultation on updating the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (2021 submission)

The Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations explain the rules for vessels that navigate or operate in some Canadian waters.

Each year, Transport Canada receives applications from local authorities to create or update navigation restrictions in order to make navigation safer, to protect the environment and to protect the public interest.

We use this yearly process to update the regulations and make other small changes.

We’re holding this consultation to collect feedback from key stakeholders, including Indigenous communities, about these policy changes.

 

Closed Road Let’s talk: Improving how we enforce commercial vehicle safety

We want your views on adding new contraventions (violations) to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.

Closed Rail Public consultation on hydrology and measures to mitigate the potential impacts of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project

Transport Canada (TC) invites the public to comment on the hydrogeological report as well as the updated environmental assessment report on the potential impacts of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project on groundwater and wetlands, and on the proposed mitigation and follow-up measures.

Closed Rail Let’s Talk: Safety Management Systems in the Rail Industry

Transport Canada is reviewing the 2015 Rail Safety Management System Regulations to see how we can strengthen SMS performance to improve rail safety. T The review will provide opportunities to identify issues that need to be addressed for oversight or regulatory amendments. Best practices, oversight approaches, and other issues identified will also be added to the extent possible. There will be several opportunities to provide comments. The first step is to get feedback from stakeholders and the public on the strengths and weaknesses of the current system. We’ve written a discussion paper and asked five questions to gather feedback and help facilitate the discussion.

Closed TDG Ton Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (CAN/CGSB-43.149)

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of Safety Standard CAN/CGSB-43.149 for a 60-day consultation period. Safety standard CAN/CGSB-43.149 sets out the requirements for designing, manufacturing, maintaining, qualifying, inspecting, marking, selecting, and using ton containers.

Closed Marine Share and view ideas: Strengthening marine safety and environmental protection through potential amendments to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Transport Canada would like to hear your views on potential changes to the Canada shipping Act, 2001. We want to hear from Indigenous peoples and marine stakeholders that are directly involved in or affected by marine shipping. Your feedback will support discussions and decisions on the proposed legislative changes.

Closed Marine Share and view ideas: Alternative requirements for designing, constructing, and safety equipment for aquaculture barges

Currently, the requirements for inspecting, designing, constructing, equipping, and certifying aquaculture barges that carry or accommodate crew are outlined in 13 different regulations and standards made under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Transport Canada is proposing an alternative option to the design, construction, and safety equipment requirements.