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Consultations for Human Pathogens and Toxins Act Regulations

The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed a comprehensive consultation strategy explaining how ongoing input and feedback will be solicited from stakeholders and other interested parties on the development of the program and regulatory framework required to fully implement the Human Pathogens and Toxins ActExternal Link (HPTA). The Strategy was developed as a result of a national pre-consultation initiative (Phase One of Four) and ongoing engagement with provincial and territorial counterparts.

Interested and affected parties will be consulted at various stages of the HPTA regulatory development process through in-person events, technical workshops, and electronic means according to the following schedule.

  • Phase II: Targeted stakeholder workshops and electronic engagement – COMPLETED. Should you wish a copy of the summary report please contact the Consultation Secretariat at: hpta.lapht.consultation@phac-aspc.gc.ca.
  • Phase III: Consultations (workshops and electronic workbook) on operational challenges on key program elements and policy instruments in spring 2013 – COMPLETED. Should you wish a copy of the summary report please contact the Consultation Secretariat at: hpta.lapht.consultation@phac-aspc.gc.ca.
  • Phase IV: Live webcast information sessions on the proposed program and regulatory framework concurrent with the publication of proposed regulations in Canada Gazette Part I in spring 2014.
  • Pre-publication in Part I of the Canada Gazette, for final comments, targeted for spring 2014.

For an electronic copy of the HPTA Consultation Strategy, please send a request via email to: hpta.lapht.consultations@phac-aspc.gc.ca

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