RGI Papers

Regulatory Governance Papers present analyses, case studies, opinions, and current issues pertinent to regulatory governance. They are written by scholars and practitioners within the Regulatory Governance Initiative (RGI) network, as well as RGI staff. They are designed to be accessible to a broad readership as well as in workshop and classroom settings. RGI Papers are peer reviewed.

Please contact the series editor if you would like to propose a topic for a Regulation Governance Paper.

Series Editor:
Marc Saner (2009-2010) | Robert Slater (2011- to the present)

Associate Editors:
Vlasios Melessanakis (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
Michael McIntyre (Sprott School of Business)
Stephan Schott (School of Public Policy and Administration)

RGI Timelines

Timelines are tools put together by RGI staff to help track key regulatory developments in key industries. Tracking the key moments in the evolution of an industry is essential knowledge for the regulatory community. RGI has committed to developing more timelines, as well as keeping existing timelines up to date. If you would like to contribute, please contact Robert Slater.

Timeline – Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation
This timeline outlines important events related to nanotechnology policy and regulation in Canada, ‎Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States with an emphasis on ‎developments since 2000. For the purposes of this timeline, Nanotechnology is a term used to ‎describe the manipulation of matter on the molecular scale. For background purposes, the research ‎team has also chosen to include broader developments in science policy as well as significant ‎events outside of the focus regions where deemed appropriate.‎
By Beth Dunning
Timeline – Nanotechnology – April 2010

Timeline – Bioenergy Policy and Regulation in Canada
This timeline outlines important events related to bioenergy policy and regulation in Canada with an ‎emphasis on biofuels and developments since 2000. For the purposes of this timeline, Bioenergy ‎refers to various forms of renewable energy produced from biomass, such as biofuels, biopower ‎and bioheat. The research team has made an effort to highlight events relevant to the forestry ‎sector. For background purposes, the research team has also chosen to include broader ‎developments in energy policy as well as significant events outside of Canada where deemed ‎appropriate.‎
By Alin Charrière

Timeline – Bioenergy Policy and Regulation in Canada – November 2009