Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill

The Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill (ARMB) allows the government to address overly complicated, inconsistent or outdated federal regulatory requirements, as indicated by businesses and Canadians. The recurring bill helps to keep the regulatory system relevant and up to date.

First Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill

The first ARMB was included in the 2019 Budget Implementation Act and made changes to 12 pieces of legislation, including transportation, pest control, electricity and gas inspection. The following are some examples.

Second Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill

On March 31, 2022, Bill S-6, an Act Respecting Regulatory Modernization (second Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill), was introduced in Parliament.

Bill S-6 includes minor amendments to:

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat received input on specific areas of legislation that were redundant or unclear, or used out-of-date technologies and practices. This input determined what changes could be included in the second ARMB.

For more information on the bill:

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