Extra Editions (Part Ⅰ and Part Ⅱ)

The publication of extra editions in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ and Part Ⅱ, is warranted for the following reasons:

  1. The extra edition is prescribed by statute or regulation.
  2. The extra edition is requested by the Clerk of the Privy Council.
  3. The extra edition is requested by the Governor General, the House of Commons or the Senate.
  4. The extra edition will prevent substantial damage to the Crown.
  5. The extra edition will prevent danger to public and/or national health and safety.
  6. The extra edition will protect public and/or national health and welfare.
  7. The extra edition will protect public and/or national security.
  8. The extra edition presents emergency legislation.

Reasons No. 4 to 8 must be substantiated in writing by an official who has the authority to speak for or on behalf of the Minister responsible for the requesting department or agency prior to the publication of an extra edition.

In cases where reasons No. 1 through 8 are not applicable, the Canada Gazette Directorate must obtain a written request from the Office of the Minister responsible for the requesting department or agency prior to the publication of an extra edition.

Part Ⅰ extra editions cannot be published on the same date as a regular Part Ⅰ issue (every Saturday).

Part Ⅱ extra editions cannot be published on the same date as a regular Part Ⅱ issue (every other Wednesday).

Extra editions are NOT published on a Sunday.