Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Regulatory Affairs Sector (RAS) is conducting an online consultation process – Let’s Talk Federal Regulation Consultation - to obtain stakeholder feedback on systemic issues related to the modernization of the federal regulatory system as well as on specific regulatory items related to regulatory reviews and regulatory cooperation. The Let’s Talk Federal Regulation Consultation will focus on:

  • Systemic issues in Canada’s regulatory system impacting stakeholders’ ability to remain competitive.
  • Stakeholder insights about their COVID-19 experiences, to determine the efficacy of regulatory flexibilities. 
  • Opportunities to improve Canada’s regulatory system to support post-pandemic economic recovery. 

The website for this consultation process is hosted by Granicus Holdings Canada ULC – an open engagement platform designed to encourage respectful and purposeful dialogue.

Participation in the consultation process is voluntary and can take place through any of the consultation tools listed on this website. Alternatively, you can also take part in the engagement process by emailing the RAS team at

By participating, you indicate acknowledgement and acceptance of this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use. The Privacy Statement sets out how your personal information will be collected and for which purpose, as well as how it will be used and disclosed. The Terms of Use sets out the terms for use of the consultation website. The Privacy Notice and Terms of Use should be read jointly.

Privacy Notice

Any personal information that may be collected will be protected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Privacy Act and as described in the Standard Personal Information Banks entitled Public Communications (PSU 914) and Outreach Activities (PSU 938), which can be found in the publication, Info Source.

Collection of personal information

Participation in this consultation process is voluntary and you may choose to remain anonymous. However, you acknowledge that the comments you provide will be public by default. Any personal information you provide is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act (FAA)

Should you choose to participate in the Let’s Talk Federal Regulation Consultation, and register an account, a username and email address must be provided, and you must agree to Granicus's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.   

In addition, when you register to participate in the engagement process, you have the option to provide us with demographic information, such as your province/territory, and your industry/stakeholder type. You may “prefer not to answer” these questions or discontinue participation in this process at any time.

The provision of personal information in any opinions/feedback you provide via the consultation process is prohibited as per the Participation Guidelines set out in the Terms of Use below. Any personal, protected or classified information provided will be removed by a moderator.

Use and disclosure of personal information

The personal information you provide in order to participate in the Let’s Talk Federal Regulation Consultation will be used for the following purposes:

  • Registration information – will be used to create an account to allow you to participate in the consultation process. This information may further be used in aggregate for statistical, and reporting purposes in relation to the Let’s Talk Federal Regulation Consultation, such as to measure the Secretariat’s level of engagement with key stakeholder and underrepresented groups.
  • Personal opinions and feedback on the Let’s Talk Federal Regulation Consultation – will be used to help inform possible areas of opportunity for the Regulatory Affairs Sector. A What we Heard Report may be produced at a later date, providing stakeholders an overview of the feedback received.

Your Rights

Under the Privacy Act, you have the right of access to, and correction of, your personal information, if you have provided any. However, because the collection and use of your personal information through the consultation process is intended to be anonymous, TBS may have no means to identify your information in order to address your right of correction.

For inquiries concerning access to or the correction of personal information in the custody of the TBS, please contact the TBS Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office

For information about the length of time that personal information will be retained, including the final disposition of those records, please contact the Regulatory Cooperation and Engagement Division at TBS.

Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints you may have regarding this Privacy Notice, your privacy rights and the Privacy Act may be directed to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by email at or by calling 1-866-312-1511. If you are not satisfied with the department’s response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by email at or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.

Terms of Use

We look forward to hearing from you. Your ideas and comments are central to the modernization of Canada’s federal regulatory system.

Comments and feedback on this platform will be monitored 24/7. The Regulatory Affairs team at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat will read comments and participate in discussions when appropriate. Your comments and contributions must be relevant and respectful. While comments are moderated, we will not censor any comments except in a few specific cases, listed below. 

Any activity or material that violates the Terms of Use will be removed. Similarly, registered accounts acting contrary to these Terms of Use may be temporarily or permanently disabled. By choosing to participate on the Let’s Talk Federal Regulations website, you are indicating that you accept to abide by the Terms of Use. 

Our team will not engage in partisan or political issues or respond to questions that violate these Terms of Use.

Our team reserves the right to remove comments and contributions, and to block users based on the following criteria:

The comments or contributions:

  • include personal, protected or classified information of the Government of Canada or infringes upon intellectual property or proprietary rights
  • are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Constitution Act, 1982
  • are racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic or defamatory, or contain or refer to any obscenity or pornography
  • are threatening, violent, intimidating or harassing
  • are contrary to any federal, provincial or territorial laws of Canada
  • constitute impersonation, advertising or spam
  • encourage or incite any criminal activity
  • are written in a language other than English or French
  • otherwise violate this notice

Our team is committed to providing a safe, open, and respectful discussion forum. The Terms of Use are designed to allow all users to share their opinions and ideas. Constructive disagreements are permissible provided they do not violate the Terms of Use.

Our team cannot commit to replying to every message or comment, but we look forward to continuing the conversation whenever possible. Our team will reply to comments in the official language in which they are posted. If we determine the response is a question of general public interest, we will respond in both official languages.