Consultations

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List of consultations

Closing date Topic Title Description

2022-01-01

Marine

Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)

Opportunity to attend meetings of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and share views on marine safety and security.

2020-01-01

Road

Intercity Bus Services Task Force

The Federal Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Working Group on Intercity Bus was launched in January 2019 by the Council of Deputy Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety to explore innovative and long-term solutions to address the surface mobility needs of Canadians.

2019-09-30

Marine

Let's Talk Proactive Vessel Management

As part of the Oceans Protection Plan, we are looking for feedback from the public regarding the draft National Framework for Proactive Vessel Management.

2019-09-23

Dangerous Goods

Small containers for the transport of dangerous goods

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the final draft of Safety Standard CAN/CGSB-43.150 for a 60-day consultation period. This standard will be in force once adopted within the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations).

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Dangerous Goods

Electronic Shipping Documents

Transport Canada (TC) is looking for your input as we try to identify timely and flexible solutions to update the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations with paperless alternatives.

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Marine

Share and view ideas: Let's talk navigation—Adding navigable waters to the new Canadian Navigable Waters Act Schedule

Transport Canada is proposing to add navigable waterways to the Schedule of the new Canadian Navigable Waters Act (CNWA), should it become law. We want to hear from you. Learn more about our proposed changes.

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Marine

Marine Fuel in the Arctic

We are looking for your input on how Canada can reduce environmental risks associated with marine fuel spills in the Arctic, and whether a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) is the best way to do this.

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Aviation

Let's Talk Drones

We are seeking your feedback on our recently published Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

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Aviation

Locked Checked Baggage

Transport Canada is proposing to have the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), rather than airlines, cut locks and seals on checked bags it needs to open and search. We want to hear your feedback on this proposed change.

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Aviation

Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: Part II Aircraft Identification and Registration

Transport Canada is conducting an aviation safety regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

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Marine

Share and view ideas: Let's talk navigation—Minor Works

Transport Canada is developing updates to its Minor Works Order, to be implemented should Bill C-69 become law. We want to hear from you. Learn more about our proposed changes.

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Dangerous Goods

Highway and TC portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released the drafts of the update to safety standards CSA B620, CSA B621 and CSA B622 for a 60-day consultation period. Once the safety standards have been finalized and published, a notice will be issued specifying the coming into force date of the updated standards.

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Rail

Passenger Rail Transportation Security Regulations

Transport Canada is proposing new regulations to enhance the security of passenger rail transportation in Canada, and we welcome your input.

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Dangerous Goods

International harmonization updates to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Transport Canada is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR).

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Marine

Pleasure Craft Safety

Transport Canada is reviewing the benefits and risks of accepting new options for Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and Electronic Visual Distress Signals Devices (eVDSD). We want your input on the safety effects for boaters.

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Rail

Freight-Rail Data

We invite railways, freight-rail users, and interested Canadians to share their feedback on the type of data needed to better understand Canada's freight-rail system.

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Marine

Introducing a Fee for Marine Insurance Certification Services

As part of Modernizing Transport Canada's fees for services, we are proposing introducing a fee for marine insurance certification services, and we want your feedback.

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Marine

Modernizing fees for Marine Cargo Services

As part of Modernizing Transport Canada's fees for services, we are proposing changes to the marine cargo services fees, and we want your feedback.

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Marine

Proposed Amendments to the Navigation Safety Regulations

Transport Canada is proposing amendments to its Navigation Safety Regulations. We want to hear your feedback regarding these proposed changes.

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Marine

Key regulations under the proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Transport Canada is proactively developing policies and other program tools to be implemented should Bill C-69 become law. We want to hear from you. Learn more about our proposed changes.

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Dangerous goods

Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released the draft of the update to safety standard CSA B625, "Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods" for a 60-day consultation period.

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Marine

Ports Modernization Review

We are initiating a national conversation to seek your views and ideas on how best to position Canada Port Authorities for the future.

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Marine

Hazardous and Noxious Substances

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how we can better prepare for and respond to releases of hazardous and noxious substances into the marine environment.

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Aviation

Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations

To help inform the review process and make aviation regulations more flexible for your business while maintaining a high level of safety, we are asking for your input.

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Aviation

Modernizing fees for Aeronautical Product Approvals

As part of Modernizing Transport Canada's fees for services, we are proposing changes to aeronautical product design approvals fees, and we want your feedback.

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Marine

Potential Legislative Changes

We are looking for your comments on the direction of potential legislative changes to improve marine safety and environmental protection in our waters.

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Marine

Proactive Vessel Management

As a waterway user or coastal community resident, we wanted your feedback on the traffic issues and conflicts you face so we can develop measures for safe navigation and environmental protection in local waterways.

2020-04-01

Marine

Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness

Tell us what kind of information you think is useful to include in the development of a maritime awareness information system.

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Marine

Emergency Towing Needs for the West Coast

We are engaging Canadians as we consider increased emergency towing response, capacity and other possible long-term solutions for the West Coast.

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Aviation

Lasers - Interim Order No. 2

Transport Canada has renewed the Interim Order (Interim Order No. 2) for an additional year. The Interim Order was signed by the Minister of Transport Canada on June 10, 2019 and remains in effect until June 10, 2020. Transport Canada will continue to be proactive in consulting with stakeholders concerning the Interim Order.

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Aviation

Lasers

We held preliminary consultations to hear from consumers, retailers, air travellers and businesses about the best way to protect the public from unsafe use of lasers.

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Aviation

Drones

We asked for your feedback on how to support safe drone operations, tools fostering ongoing dialogue with the drone industry and stakeholders and promoting Canadian drone innovation.

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Aviation

Evaluating the Air Travel Experience

We invited you to share your views as we work towards new regulations on collecting air travel performance data from air travel service providers.

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Road

Vulnerable Road Users and Heavy Vehicles Safety Measures

To address the issue of safety concerns, the Vulnerable Road Users Steering Committee consulted on the Summary Report about the interaction between pedestrian/cyclists and heavy vehicles.

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Marine

Requirements for Oil Spill Response Organizations

It was important for us to hear your ideas on how we could improve the regulations and standards for oil spill preparedness and response.

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Aviation

Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

We wanted to hear your thoughts on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) that works to achieve carbon neutral growth for international aviation.

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Marine

Pilotage Act Review

We wanted to know what you thought about Canada's marine pilotage system and if you had suggestions on other ways to deliver safe pilotage services.

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Marine

Understanding the Effects of Marine Vessel Activity on Coastal Environments

We are working with local stakeholders and coastal communities to better understand the effects of marine vessel activity on coastal environments.

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Aviation

Car Seats on Planes

We asked what the public and industry thought about making Child Restraint Systems, such as car seats, mandatory on board commercial flights for children under 2 years old.

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Road

International Bridges and Tunnels Act

We asked the public to comment on the proposed Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project. Approximately four hundred submissions were received, raising a number of issues and concerns.

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Marine

Review of the St. Lawrence Seaway

We administered a review to examine further opportunities for increased economic and commercial development, the waterway's competitiveness and sustainability, and the Seaway's governance structure.

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Dangerous goods

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Client Identification database

We conducted a preliminary consultation on the transportation of dangerous goods, and the requirements for collecting information to identify its transport.

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Transportation

The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation

We coordinated an engagement process to inform the development of a long-term agenda for transportation in Canada that presented opportunities and advances in technology.

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Road

Minimum Noise Requirements for Hybrid and Electric vehicles

We conducted a preliminary consultation on amending the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations to address minimum noise requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles since their silence is dangerous to those they share the road with.

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