Ms. Ève Péclet
Mr. Speaker, to answer the member’s question, I refer to section 18.4 in the bill. The exact wording is as follows:
For greater certainty, a document, index, rate or number that is incorporated by reference in a regulation is not required to be transmitted for registration or published in the Canada Gazette by reason only that it is incorporated by reference.
This makes it clear in the law that the incorporation by reference of regulations, either those from other countries or other jurisdictions, will ensure that they will not have to be published. They will not even have to be transmitted for registration. This means that, at that time, the regulation-making authority will not even have to transmit for registration the incorporations that it makes. This is a huge problem.
Subtopic: Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act