Targeted Regulatory Reviews

Following the recommendations of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, and recognizing the importance of ensuring that regulatory frameworks remain effective and relevant, the Government of Canada announced in Budget 2018 that it would fund over three years “targeted reviews of regulatory requirements and practices that are bottlenecks to economic growth and innovation.” The first round of targeted Regulatory Reviews focused on three high-growth sectors:

  • agri-food and aquaculture
  • health and bio-sciences
  • transport and infrastructure

A central feature of the Regulatory Reviews is stakeholder engagement. In partnership with departments and agencies, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat led national engagement efforts with businesses, Canadians, academia, and other stakeholders. This included Canada Gazette consultations, in which stakeholders were asked to provide feedback on ways to enable regulations to be more agile, transparent, and responsive resulting in benefits for all Canadians.

For regulatory review content regarding transport and infrastructure, please visit Transport Canada Targeted Regulatory Review.