Acts and regulations - Canadian Heritage
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As a department, Canadian Heritage is responsible for administering acts and regulations, and for implementing government-wide regulatory initiatives:
Acts and regulations
Canadian Heritage is responsible for administering certain federal acts and regulations.
Access these federal acts and regulations at the following links:
Planned or anticipated changes to regulations (Forward Regulatory Plan and Regulatory Stock Review Plan)
Canadian Heritage publishes a public list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated federal regulatory changes that the Department intends to bring forward over a 24-month period (Forward Regulatory Plan).
View the Forward Regulatory Plan for more information.
The Regulatory Stock Plan Review provides information on Canadian Heritage planned regulatory review between 2021 and 2031.
View Canadian Heritage Stock Review Plan 2021-2031 for more information.
Timeliness service standards and performance information
Canadian Heritage publishes timeliness service standards and performance information for its services, including services for regulated parties to obtain regulatory authorization such as a permit or licence to engage in a regulated activity.
View the timeliness service standards and performance information to learn more.
How guidance on regulatory requirements is provided (Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements)
Canadian Heritage’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements:
- outlines the commitments, practices and tools that the Department applies when providing Canadians and businesses with information and guidance on regulatory obligations to be met
- identifies the conditions under which written responses to questions will be provided
View Canadian Heritage’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements for more information.
Number of administrative burden requirements in regulations (Administrative Burden Baseline initiative)
The Administrative Burden Baseline initiative requires departments and agencies to:
- establish a baseline count of federal regulatory requirements that impose administrative burden on business
- annually update and report publicly on the count of baseline requirements
View the number of administrative burden requirements in regulations administered by Canadian Heritage for more information.
All of the Government of Canada’s acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Laws website.
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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