As the official newspaper of the Government of Canada published since 1841, the Canada Gazette is one of the vehicles that Canadians can use to access the laws and regulations that govern their daily lives.
Government departments and agencies as well as stakeholders from the private sector are required by law to publish certain information in the Canada Gazette. The official newspaper is published under the authority of the Statutory Instruments Act and of the Statutory Instruments Regulations.
The Canada Gazette contains formal public notices, official appointments, proposed regulations, regulations and public Acts of Parliament from government departments and agencies. It also contains miscellaneous public notices from the private sector.
The Canada Gazette serves as a consultative tool between the Government of Canada and Canadians. It gives Canadians the opportunity to provide their comments on the proposed regulations published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ. For each of the proposed regulations listed, there is a contact name from the relevant department or agency and a closing date for comments. Anyone who may be affected by the proposed regulations can also request background information from the issuing department.
The Canada Gazette plays an important role in Canada’s regulatory process. Not only does it serve as official notice to Canadians, it also allows participation in the regulatory process by voicing opinions or providing comments as befits our democratic system.
The Canada Gazette Directorate
The Canada Gazette Directorate is part of the Integrated Services Branch of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
The Directorate is made up of four teams: Editing and Publications Support Services, Communications, Administration Support Services and Information Technology and Web Services.
Undivided attention to detail and dedication are required by all employees in order to follow a rigorous publication process and to ensure that strict deadlines are met for the publication of laws, regulations and other statutory instruments.
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