Forward Regulatory Plan

Canada Energy Regulator’s Forward Regulatory Plan for 2023 to 2025:

  • is a publicly available list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated regulatory changes (regulatory initiatives) that the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) intends to propose or finalize within a 2-year period
  • may include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame and that are indicated as long-term

Forward Regulatory Plans are intended to help Canadians, including businesses, Indigenous peoples and trading partners, plan for opportunities to provide their feedback during regulatory development and future regulatory changes.

The Forward Regulatory Plan briefly describes each regulatory initiative and includes information such as:

  • who may be affected by a regulatory initiative
  • regulatory cooperation efforts undertaken or planned
  • opportunities for public consultation
  • links to related information or analysis
  • the CER’s contact information

The Forward Regulatory Plan will be updated over time to reflect progress in regulatory development or changes to the CER’s regulatory priorities or its operating environment

Some of the initiatives in this plan may be associated with the CER’s multi-year plan to review its existing regulations (Regulatory Stock Review Plan).

Forward Regulatory Plan: 2023 to 2025

This Forward Regulatory Plan provides information on regulatory initiatives that the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) 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 contact information included with each regulatory initiative.

Regulatory initiatives

Consult the Canada Energy Regulator’s Acts and Regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by the Canada Energy Regulator
  • further information on the Canada Energy Regulator’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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