RegData Canada

RegData Canada uses the RegData 3.1 framework to create multiple datasets from the regulatory code of Canada and the regulatory code of the Canadian provinces. These datasets include statistics such as the number of individual restrictions in a given administrative code, the industries that those restrictions affect, and the agencies that have issued those restrictions. A user’s guide for RegData Canada can be found here and a short history of the RegData project can be found here. The interactive RegData Canada Regulation Tracker can be found here.

Previously, the published version of industry results for the federal RegData Canada dataset contained unfiltered results. That dataset version can be found here. Found below is a filtered industry results dataset per the standards laid out in the RegData user’s guide.

Below is a video explaining the RegData Canada project and some of the resulting data.

 

If you use any of the below datasets, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Jonathan Nelson, and Stephen Strosko. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.

 

For technical documentation on the project, see here.

Dataset NameRegulations Main Datasets
Includes the restriction and word counts for each component of the regulatory code.
Regulations Industry Datasets
Includes the industry relevance for each component of the regulatory code.
Regulations Complexity Datasets
Includes complexity metrics for each component of the regulatory code.
Statutes Main Datasets
Includes the restriction and word counts for each component of the statutory code.
Statutes Industry Datasets
Includes the industry relevance for each component of the statutory code.
Statutes Complexity Datasets
Includes complexity metrics for each component of the statutory code.
RegData Canada
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Province Summary
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Alberta
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
British Columbia
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Manitoba
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
New Brunswick
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
New Foundland & Labrador
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Northwest Territories
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Nova Scotia
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Nunavut
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Ontario
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Prince Edward Island
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Quebec
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Saskatchewan
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.
Yukon
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Stephen Strosko, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Canada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/regdata-canada/.