1.0 Purpose


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The (draft) Cabinet Directive on Regulation sets out the Government of Canada’s expectations and requirements in the development, management, and review of federal regulations.

Under the Statutory Instruments Act, regulations are statutory instruments that are established pursuant to legislative powers conferred under an Act of Parliament, and/or that entail the imposition of legal sanctions if they are contravened.

They are used by government as an instrument for mandating or enabling particular behaviours or outcomes in order to achieve public policy objectives.

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