Canadian Dairy Commission
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Acts and Regulations

The Canadian Dairy Commission is responsible for a number of Acts passed by the Parliament of Canada that are related to agriculture in Canada.

What are we doing?

As a department, the Canadian Dairy Commission is responsible for administering act and regulations, and for implementing government-wide regulatory initiatives.

Acts and regulations

The Canadian Dairy Commission is responsible for administering certain federal acts and regulations.

Access these federal acts and regulations at the following links: Acts and Regulations.

Planned or anticipated changes to regulations (Forward Regulatory Plan or the Stock Review plan)


The Canadian Dairy Commission publishes a public list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated federal regulatory changes that the Canadian Dairy Commission intends to bring forward over a 24-month period (Forward Regulatory Plan).

The Forward Regulatory Plan landing page includes a link to the the Canadian Dairy Commission’s stock review plan, which is the Canadian Dairy Commission’s plan to review its entire regulatory stock over a set period of time. The stock review plan includes:
  • a list of the regulations that will undergo a review, prioritized in a way that makes sense to the regulator and stakeholders;
  • a time frame for the review(s).
View the Forward Regulatory Plan at the following link: Forward Regulatory Plan.

How guidance on regulatory requirements is provided (Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements)

The Canadian Dairy Commission’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements:
  • outlines the commitments, practices and tools that the Canadian Dairy Commission’s applies when providing Canadians and businesses with information and guidance on regulatory obligations to be met;
  • identifies the conditions under which written responses to questions will be provided.
View the the Canadian Dairy Commission’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements at the following link: Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements.

Number of administrative burden requirements in regulations (Administrative Burden Baseline initiative)
The Administrative Burden Baseline initiative requires departments and agencies to:

  • establish a baseline count of federal regulatory requirements that impose administrative burden on business;
  • annually update and report publicly on the count of baseline requirements.
View the number of administrative burden requirements in regulations administered by the Canadian Dairy Commission at the following link: Administrative Burden Baseline count and annual updates.

Frequently Asked Questions – Regulations

The Frequently Asked Questions are meant to provide Canadians and businesses with basic information about all the regulations that the Canadian Dairy Commission administers directly. View the Frequently Asked Questions at the following link: Frequently Asked Questions – Regulations.

All of the Government of Canada’s acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Laws website.


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: