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Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management

Table of Contents

  1. Our Commitment to Canadians
  2. Introduction
  3. Scope of Application
  4. Effective Date
  5. The Life Cycle Approach to Regulating
  6. Regulatory Impact Analysis
    1. Consultation
    2. Identifying and assessing public policy issues
    3. Setting public policy objectives and expected outcomes
    4. Selecting the appropriate mix of government instruments
    5. Assessing legal implications and other Cabinet directions
    6. Compliance with international obligations
    7. Analyzing the benefits and costs of regulation
    8. Recommending an option
    9. Coordination
    10. Cooperation
    11. Planning for implementation, compliance, and enforcement
    12. Measuring, evaluating, and reviewing regulation
  7. Regulatory Management
    1. "One-for-One" Rule
    2. Small business lens
    3. Forward regulatory planning
    4. Service performance
    5. Reporting
    6. Review of the Directive
  8. Roles and Responsibilities
  9. References
  10. Enquiries and Further Information
  11. Appendix: International Trade Obligations Regarding Specific Requirements for the Design and Implementation of Technical Regulations, Conformity Assessment Procedures, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures