Archived Consultations

Please note that all consultations prior to 2005 are hosted by Government of Canada's Web Archive web site.

Pre-Budget Consultations

Online 2015 Pre-Budget Consultations

Online 2014 Pre-Budget Consultations

Online 2013 Pre-Budget Consultations

Online 2012 Pre-Budget Consultations

Online 2011 Pre-Budget Consultations

Online 2010 Pre-Budget Consultations

Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2009

Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2008

Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2007

Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2006 and Beyond

Other Consultations

2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011

2015

Department of Finance Consults on Draft Tax Legislative Proposals (July 2015)

Consultations on a Voluntary Supplement to the Canada Pension Plan (July 2015)

Proposed amendments to the regulations of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (July 2015)

Harper Government Moves to Streamline Administration and Supervision of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (July 2015)

Demutualization Framework for Federally Regulated Property and Casualty (P&C) Mutual Insurers (June 2015)

Synthetic Equity Arrangements (April 2015)

Small Business Deduction: Consultation on Active versus Investment Business (April 2015)

Captive Insurance (April 2015)

Balancing Oversight and Innovation in the Ways We Pay (April 2015)

2014

Department of Finance to Report and Consult on International Aid (November 2014)

Federal Capital Markets Stability Act: Draft for Consultation (September 2014)

Department of Finance Consults on Draft Tax Legislation (August 2014)

Government Launches Public Consultation on a Taxpayer Protection and Bank Recapitalization Regime (August 2014)

Harper Government Consults on National Strategy for Financial Literacy (June 2014)

Harper Government Begins Consultations on a Potential Target Benefit Pension Plan Framework (April 2014)

Department of Finance Releases Income and Sales Tax Technical Amendments for Public Comment (April 2014)

Consultation on Tax Planning by Multinational Enterprises (February 2014)

Information Exchange Agreement Signed Between Canada and the United States (February 2014)

Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Hospital Parking (January 2014)

The Department of Finance Clarifies GST/HST Rules Following Court Decision (January 2014)

Government of Canada Invites Comments on Draft Legislative Proposals to Require Reporting of International Electronic Funds Transfers to the Canada Revenue Agency (January 2014)

2013

Canada's Financial Consumer Protection Framework: Consultation Paper (December 2013)

The Department of Finance Releases Technical Proposals to Assist With the Orderly Phase-Out of the Federal Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations Tax Credit (November 2013)

Government of Canada Moving Forward With Its Plan for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity (September 2013)

Government Invites Comments on Legislative Proposals to Modernize the Life Insurance Policy Exemption Test (August 2013)

Government Proposes Changes to Foreign Affiliate Dumping Rules (August 2013)

Government Invites Comments on Possible Measures to Prevent Treaty Shopping (August 2013)

Government of Canada Seeks to Improve the Fairness and Certainty of the Tax System (July 2013)

Government Invites Comments on Proposals to Improve the Integrity of the Federal Tax System by Limiting Access to Graduated Rates for Trusts and Certain Estates (June 2013)

Consultations Launched on Phase-Out of the Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations Tax Credit (May 2013)

Prime Minister announces plan to strengthen venture capital investment in Canada (January 2013)

2012

Harper Government Launches Review of Canada’s Tariff Regime for Developing Countries (December 2012)

Harper Government Releases Income Tax Technical Amendments for Public Comment (December 2012)

Department of Finance Launches Public Consultation on International Aid (December 2012)

Harper Government Releases Draft Legislative Proposals Concerning Income Tax Rules Applicable to Canadian Banks With Foreign Affiliates (November 2012)

Harper Government Pre-Publishes Second and Final Tranche of Pooled Registered Pension Plan Regulations (October 2012)

Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (HRSDC - October 2012)

Harper Government Announces Code of Conduct Expansion to Mobile Payments (September 2012)

Harper Government Moving Forward With Plan for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity (August 2012)

Harper Government Publishes Pooled Registered Pension Plan Regulations (August 2012)

Harper Government Launches Consultations on Contingency Fees for the SR&ED Tax Incentive Program (August 2012)

Harper Government Releases Draft Legislation to Strengthen Tax Fairness for Canadians (July 2012)

Harper Government Imposes Tough New Pro-Consumer Oversight on Banking Complaints (July 2012)

Harper Government Encourages Consumer Choice and Competitiveness of Credit Unions Nationwide (July 2012)

Minister of Finance Launches Consultations on Increasing Venture Capital in Canada (June 2012)

Government Releases for Consultation Draft Legislative Proposals to Improve the Caseload Management of the Tax Court of Canada (June 2012)

Department of Finance Announces Transitional Rules for the Elimination of the Harmonized Sales Tax in British Columbia (February 2012)

2011

Government Launches Consultations on Canada’s Foreign Trade Zone-Like Policies and Programs (December 2011)

Minister of Finance Launches Consultation to Update Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime (December 2011)

Provincial and Federal Governments Partner Toward Introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (December 2011)

Government Invites Comments on Proposals to Improve the Caseload Management of the Tax Court of Canada (November 2011)

Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations on Ascertaining Identity (November 2011)

Government of Canada Releases Income Tax and Sales Tax Technical Amendments for Public Comment (October 2011)

Government Launches Review of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (October 2011)

Pooled Registered Pension Plans: Building a Stronger Retirement Income System for Canadians (October 2011)

Finance Canada – Customs Tariff

Joint Notice with the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness under the Customs Act

Government Invites Comments on Tax Rules for Employee Profit Sharing Plans (August 2011)

Government of Canada Releases Draft Foreign Affiliate Rules (August 2011)

Government Launches Employment Insurance Rate-Setting Consultations (August 2011)

Government of Canada Moving Forward With Its Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth (August 2011)

Department of Finance Invites Comments on Proposal to Strengthen Regulation of Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations (July 2011)

Consultation on a Demutualization Framework for Federal Property & Casualty Insurance Companies (June 2011)

Covered Bonds Consultation Paper (May 2011)

Department of Finance Releases Draft Income Tax Proposals (March 2011)

Harper Government to Further Strengthen Protection for Canadian Consumers of Financial Products and Services - Access to Funds Regulations and Negative Option Billing Regulations (March 2011)

Invitation to submit views on proposed Most-Favoured-Nation tariff elimination on certain products (February 2011)

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Government Proposes Changes to Certain GST/HST Rules Relating to Financial Institutions (January 2011)

Financial Action Task Force (January 2011)

2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

2010

Department of Finance Consultation on Official Development Assistance, 2010 (December 2010)

Government of Canada Announces Amendments to the Real Estate Investment Trust Rules (December 2010)

Government of Canada Moves to Strengthen the Federally Regulated Private Pension System (December 2010)

The Taxation of Corporate Groups Consultation (November 2010)

Government of Canada Releases Income Tax Technical Amendments for Public Comment (November 2010)

Minister of Finance Announces Review of Financial Institutions Legislation (September 2010)

Minister of Finance Launches Consultations to Help Businesses Obtain Long-Term Mortgages (August 2010)

Government of Canada Releases Draft Regulations to Accommodate Ontario's Relief for Status Indians Equal to the Provincial Portion of the HST (August 2010)

Government of Canada Releases Consultation Draft of Legislative Tax Proposals (August 2010)

Government of Canada Releases Revised Income Tax Technical Proposals (July 2010)

Task Force for the Payments System Review: Call for submission (July 2010)

Government of Canada Seeks to Protect Agents of the Crown Collecting the GST/HST and the Air Travellers Security Charge From Civil Liability Claims (July 2010)

Proposed Changes to Certain Harmonized Sales Tax Rules in Respect of Financial Institutions, Streamlined Accounting Methods and Interment Rights (June 2010)

Proposed Changes to the Application of the Harmonized Sales Tax to Financial Institutions (May 2010)

Government of Canada Seeks Public Input on Proposals to Require Information Reporting of Tax Avoidance Transactions (May 2010)

Draft Income Tax Regulations Released Concerning Capital Cost Allowance for Oil Sands Projects and Clean Energy Generation Equipment (May 2010)

Minister of Finance Moves to Enhance Protection for Private Pension Plan Members (May 2010)

Minister of Finance Releases Draft Proposals on Tax-Free Savings Accounts (April 2010)

Ensuring the Ongoing Strength of Canada's Retirement Income System (March 2010)

Minister of Finance Announces New Tax Proposals to Accommodate Employee Life and Health Trusts (February 2010)

Government of Canada Announces Proposed Changes to Place of Supply Rules for the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
(February 2010)

2009

Government of Canada Releases Draft Foreign Affiliate Regulations (December 2009)

Government of Canada Introduces Proposed Code of Conduct for Canadian Credit and Debit Card Industry (November 2009)

Government of Canada Proposes Improvements to the Application of the GST to the Financial Services Sector
(September 2009)

Invitation to submit views on proposed Most-Favoured-Nation tariff elimination on manufacturing inputs and machinery and equipment (September 2009)

Enhanced tobacco stamping regime to deter contraband tobacco (August 2009)

Minister of Finance Releases New Credit Card Regulations to Improve Protection for Consumers (May 2009)

Consultations on Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance for Carbon Capture and Storage Assets (April 2009)

Supporting Stable Financing - Consultations on Leasing (April 2009)

Government Implements Pension Measures (March 2009)

Consultation on a Proposed Arrivals Duty-Free Program at Canada's International Airports (March 2009)

Department of Finance Releases Schedule for Pension Consultations (March 2009)

Invitation to submit views on proposed changes to the treatment of temporarily imported cargo containers under the Customs Tariff (February 2009)

Minister of Finance Launches National Consultations on Private Pensions (February 2009)

Consultation to Support Financing of Vehicle and Equipment Purchases by Consumers and Businesses (February 2009)

Strengthening the Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Private Pension Plans Subject to the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (Jan 2009)

2008

Advisory Panel on Canada's System of International Taxation (December 2008)

Consultations on International Aid (December 2008)

Invitation to submit comments on extension of Most-Favoured-Nation tariff treatment to Libya (July 2008)

2007

Improving the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentives (October 2007)

Modernizing Securities Transfer Rules in Federal Statutes (June 2007)

2006

Online Consultations on the Advantage Canada Plan (November 2006)

Online Consultations on Restoring Fiscal Balance in Canada (August 2006)

2005

Tax and Other Issues Related to Publicly Listed Flow-Through Entities (Income Trusts and Limited Partnerships) (September 2005)

Enhancing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime (June 2005)

Invitation to submit views on a proposed increase in certain Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) tariffs (May 2005)

Regulatory Framework for Federally Regulated Defined Benefit Pension Plans (May 2005)

The 2006 Review of Financial Sector Legislation (February 2005)

2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000

2004

Consultations on the Commission for Africa

Notice Seeking Comments on Possible Trade Retaliation Against the United States in Response to that Country's Failure to Repeal the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 (commonly referred to as the Byrd Amendment) (November 2004)

Proposed Amendments to the NAFTA Rules of Origin (August 2004)

2003

Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions (January 2003)

Employment Insurance Premium Rate-Setting Mechanism (February 2003)

Harmonization of MFN tariffs with the United States and Mexico and liberalization of the rules of origin under NAFTA (December 2003)

Large Bank Mergers (June 2003)

2002

Air Travellers Security Charge Review (November 2002)

Class 43.1 (Income Tax Regulations) (March 2002)

Consultation Paper on WTO Subsidies and Trade Remedies Negotiations (June 2002)

Cooperative Bank Consultation - Key Principles Underlying a Possible Legislative Model (March 2002)

Disability Tax Credit Consultation (November 2002)

Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering Consultations - Review of the FATF 40  Recommendations (June 2002)

Proposals for Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) Rules of Origin Changes (May 2002)

Proposals for Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Rules of Origin Changes (April 2002)

2001

Accelerated Tariff Elimination (Canada Gazette Notice, September 15, 2001)

Consultations on the 2001-2003 Sustainable Development Strategy (February 2001)

Discussion Paper on "Emergency Safeguard Mechanism" - World Trade Organization Negotiation on Trade in Services (July 24, 2001)

Finance Canada Seeks Views On The Canadian International Trade Tribunal(CITT) Textile Tariff Reference (August 2001)

Government Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Discourage Smoking (News Release 2001-039, April 5, 2001)

Invitation to submit views on Requests for Accelerated Elimination of Tariffs Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (Canada Gazette Notice, September 15, 2001)

Legislation to Amend the Excise Tax Act (News Release 2001-017, February 20, 2001)

Legislation to Create New Policy Framework for Financial Services Sector (News Release 2001-014, February 7, 2001)

Money-Laundering Regulation (News Release 2001-016, February 16, 2001)

Proposal to Amend de minimis Provisions and to Implement Transhipment and Minor Processing Provisions under the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (Canada Gazette Notice, November 28, 2001)

2000

Amendments to the Harmonized System - World Trade Organization (Canada Gazette Notice, December 2, 2000)

Draft Income Tax Amendments Implementing Key Elements of Government's Five-Year Tax Reduction Plan (News Release 2000-101, December 21, 2000)

Draft Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes Relating to Budget 2000 and Other Sales Tax Measures (News Release 2000-078, October 4, 2000)

Consultation Paper for the World Trade Organization Negotiations on Financial Services (June 2000)

Follow-Up to Termination of the Machinery Program (July 2000)

Foreign Bank Tax Proposals (News Release 2000-059, August 8, 2000)

Income Tax Measures in the 2000 Budget (News Release 2000-039, May 9, 2000)

Proposed Amendments to GST/HST Regulations Relating to Provincial Gaming Authorities (News Release 2000-052, July 5, 2000)

Related Third Party Consultations

Parliamentary Consultations

Minister of Finance Welcomes Task Force Consultations on Financial Literacy (February 2010)

Budget 2000 New Era... New Plan (Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, December 1999)

Canada: People, Places and Priorities (Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, November 2002)

Facing the Future: Challenges and Choices for a New Era (Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, December 1998)

For the Benefit of our Children: Improving Tax Fairness (Nineteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, Sub-Committee on Tax Equity for Canadian Families with Dependent Children, June 1999)

Keeping the Balance: Security and Opportunity for Canadians (Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, December 1997)

Productivity with a Purpose: Improving the Standard of Living of Canadians (Twentieth Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, June 1999)

Securing our Future (Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, November 2001)

The Future Starts Now: A study of the Financial Services Sector in Canada - Final Report (Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, March 1999)

Task Forces and Working Groups

Technical Committee on Business Taxation Report (April 6, 1998)

Wise Persons Committee