Forward Regulatory Plan: 2021-2023

This Forward Regulatory Plan provides information on regulatory initiatives that Health Canada aims to propose or finalize in the next 2 years through:

  • pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I
  • final publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II

The Forward Regulatory Plan may also include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame. Comments or enquiries can be made using the departmental contact information included with each regulatory initiative.

Regulatory Initiatives

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

The following regulatory initiatives under the purview of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 are administered jointly by Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). For further details, please visit the ECCC Forward Regulatory Plan web page.

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations
  • Regulations in the Volatile Organic Compounds from Petroleum Liquide Storage Tanks and Loading Facilities Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing, and Reverse Etching Regulations - Phase 2
  • Regulations Amending the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms)
  • Regulations Prohibiting the Manufacture and Import of Lead Wheel Weights in Canada
  • Orders Adding Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  • Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations
  • Proposed Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain toxic Substances Regulations, 2012
  • Amendments to the Export Control List in Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  • Regulations to ban harmful single-use plastics and establish performance requirements for plastic products
  • Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coating Regulations
  • Regulations Prohibiting the Manufacture and Import of Coal Tar Based Sealant and Coating Products

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (Bill C-14)

Food and Drugs Act

Hazardous Products Act

Patent Act

Pest Control Products Act

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Cannabis Act

Radiation Emitting Devices Act

Consult Health Canada's acts and regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by Health Canada
  • further information on the Health Canada's implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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