The Canada Gazette is an important instrument in the Canadian democratic process. It informs Canadians of the operations of government and allows them to actively participate in the legislative and regulatory process.
Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, announced a new online commenting feature for proposed regulations published in the Canada Gazette.
The new feature is part of the Canada Gazette’s ongoing efforts to evolve into a modern, digital publication and will give Canadians, stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to submit comments on regulatory proposals online. After the conclusion of the consultation period, comments will be publicly available, whether they have been received through the online feature or through other means (such as email or regular mail), providing greater transparency in the process.