Forward Regulatory Plan: 2019 to 2021 – Measurement Canada

Regulatory Initiative: Miscellaneous Amendments to the Weights and Measures Regulations - 2019

Enabling act(s)

Weights and Measures Act, subsection 10(1)


The initiative is a miscellaneous regulatory amendment intended to make minor modifications to the Weights and Measures Regulations to clarify certain provisions, update obsolete references and correct French translations to ensure that the English and French versions are equivalent. These modifications were requested by Measurement Canada staff.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

The proposal is unrelated to a work plan or commitment under a formal regulatory cooperation forum.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed regulatory changes will not have any negative impacts on Canadians. If anything, the impacts will be positive in that they will clarify certain provisions, modify wording to remove barriers to innovation and ensure that English and French versions are equivalent. There will be no new requirements imposed on Canadians, including businesses.


Since this is a miscellaneous amendment regulation with no impact, no prepublication in the Canada Gazette, Part I or public consultation will be required. An exemption from pre-publication will be sought from Treasury Board Secretariat.

Further information

There is no further information available.

Departmental contact information

Carl Cotton
Vice-President, Program Development Directorate, Measurement Canada

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 2019

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