Regulatory Interpretation Policy Statement

An interpretation policy is an overarching document that outlines the commitments, practices and tools to be applied by a department or agency when providing Canadians and businesses with information and guidance on regulatory obligations to be met. It also identifies the conditions under which written responses to questions will be provided.

The Minister of Finance has a wide range of responsibilities under many different statutes, including direct responsibility for developing the policy and legislative framework for taxation, tariffs, and the financial sector.

The administration and interpretation of regulations that have an impact on businesses are, however, not the responsibility of the Minister of Finance. For information about the administration and interpretation of these regulations, please refer to the appropriate agencies as follows:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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