Forward Regulatory Plan: 2023-2025

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.

  • Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds from Petroleum Liquid Storage Tanks and Transfer Operations Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing, and Reverse Etching Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms)
  • Orders Adding Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  • Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations
  • Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022
  • Order Amending the Export Control List in Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  • Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coating Regulations
  • Coal Tar Based Sealant Products Regulations
  • Recycled Content and Labelling for Plastic and Single-Use Items Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers)
  • Amendments to the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector)
  • Proposed Regulations Repealing the Secondary Lead Smelter Release Regulations
  • Regulations to Reduce Landfill Methane Emissions
  • Clean Electricity Regulations in support of a net-zero electricity sector
  • Regulations Amending the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
  • Regulations to Cap and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

Cannabis Act

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Food and Drugs Act

Pest Control Products Act

Radiation Emitting Devices Act

Tobacco and Vaping Products 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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