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Atlantic Growth Strategy - Consultation

Aboriginal peoples | Agriculture | Copyright / Trademarks / Patents | Culture | Development | Economic development | Economy | Employment | Environment | Exporting/Importing | Finance | Financial assistance and entitlements | Fisheries | Food and drug | Government procurement | Health | Immigration | Industry | Labour | National defence | Natural resources | Persons with disabilities | Policy | Private sector | Recreation | Regulations | Rural and remote services | Science and technology | Seniors | Service | Society | Taxes | Trade | Training and careers | Transportation | Youth
Apr 28, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017
Between April and June 2017, the Atlantic Growth Advisory Group will be conducting a series of roundtables, by invitation only, to engage stakeholders in Atlantic Canada on ways to enhance regional growth. Summaries of each roundtable will be posted on the Atlantic Growth Strategy website. In addition to the in-person engagement sessions, the Advisory Group members also want to hear from Atlantic Canadians on ideas to grow the region's economy. Your ideas will assist the Advisory Group to gain a better understanding of Atlantic Canada's reality and will help shape the future of our region.

Consultation Paper for the Space Advisory Board: Driving Canada's Future in Space

Industry | Science and technology
Apr 25, 2017 - May 16, 2017
As a part of the Government's Innovation and Skills Plan, the Space Advisory Board will engage with Canadians to develop a new vision for Canada's space sector and define key elements of a strategy that will be launched this summer. The Board input will inform the strategy, which will focus on using space to drive broader economic growth and innovation, while inspiring the next generation of space scientists.

Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project - Public Comments Invited

Environment
Apr 25, 2017 - May 15, 2017
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in an area known as the Flemish Pass in the Atlantic Ocean. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public. For information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on our web site.

Consultation on the new Manual of Patent Office Practice Chapter 17 section on medical kits

Copyright / Trademarks / Patents | Industry | Regulations
Apr 24, 2017 - May 15, 2017
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is conducting a three-week consultation on a proposed new section of chapter 17 of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) dealing with medical kits. From now to May 15, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be conducting a consultation on proposed changes to the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP). We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to chapter 17 relating to medical kits. The proposed changes will lead to additional certainty and consistency in the patent examination process. The proposed update to chapter 17 relating to medical kits will be a new section to address a guidance gap in the MOPOP.

Notice to interested parties - Amendment to exclude 123I-ioflupane from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Narcotic Control Regulations

Health
Apr 21, 2017 - May 30, 2017
This notice provides interested stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on Health Canada's intent to exclude 123I-ioflupane from application of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Narcotic Control Regulations.

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Chymosin B from Kluyveromyces lactis CIN in Certain Dairy Foods - Document Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0091

Food and drug | Health
Apr 19, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017
Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of chymosin B from the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis CIN in dairy products such as cheese, quark (a type of fresh cheese), and fermented milk products such as yogurt, kefir and sour cream. Chymosin B from other source organisms, including Kluyveromyces marxianus var. lactis (DS1182) (pKS105), is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in the manufacture of various dairy products. However, K. lactis CIN has not previously been permitted as a source organism for any enzyme on the List of Permitted Food Enzymes. The results of Health Canada?s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety of chymosin B from K. lactis CIN for use as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective April 19, 2017. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.

2017-2018 Annual Plan: Competition is key--Creating the conditions for innovation

Industry | Regulations
Apr 18, 2017 - May 2, 2017
This annual plan sets out the ways we intend to help create the conditions for innovation over the coming year, whether by promoting fair competition and confidence in the digital economy, advocating for pro‑competition regulations in the financial services sector, examining the growing use of big data or tackling online deceptive marketing practices.

Consultation on thermal energy meters

Industry | Natural resources | Regulations
Apr 18, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
You're invited to provide comments on the proposal to begin regulating thermal energy meters (also called BTU (British thermal unit) meters and heat meters).

Consultation on 1-Methylcyclopropene, Proposed Registration Decision PRD2017-06

Health | Policy
Apr 18, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed registration decision for 1-Methylcyclopropene. Proposed Registration Decision PRD2017-06 is a consultation document that summarizes the science evaluation for 1-Methylcyclopropene and presents the reasons for the proposed decision. The PMRA will consider any comments received before making a final decision on 1-Methylcyclopropene.

Notice of Intention to Order Pipeline Companies and Processing Plant Companies to Report to the Board on Pipe or Components having Material Properties not Meeting Specifications

Environment | Industry | Public safety | Regulations
Apr 12, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017
The Board is issuing this Notice of Intention to Order in conjunction with amended Safety Advisory SA-2016-01A. The General Order will require reporting of the existence of pipeline pipe and components that do not meet Company specifications and/or material property requirements identified in standards including those of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Comments on the Draft General Order may be submitted by Companies or any interested party.

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