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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

CONSULTATIONS ON POTENTIAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP MEMBERS

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of possible free trade negotiations between Canada and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members, which include

Additional countries have also expressed their interest in consultations on joining the discussions:

This notice is part of the Government of Canada’s domestic consultation process with business, citizen-based organizations and individual Canadians, as well as with provincial and territorial governments, to obtain advice and views on priorities, objectives and concerns to help outline the parameters of this initiative.

Background

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement under negotiation to liberalize trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Nine countries are currently participating in the negotiations: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States. Japan and Mexico have recently announced their intentions to begin consultations to join the TPP. With the participation of Canada, Mexico and Japan, the TPP would represent a market of more than 775 million people and a combined GDP of $25.7 trillion (or US$24.9 trillion) — a market larger than the European Union.

The intent of TPP negotiators is to create an ambitious, high-standard regional free trade agreement that covers a wide range of areas related to trade and investment. On November 12, 2011, leaders of the TPP member countries meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum announced the achievement of a broad outline of an agreement that would enhance trade and investment, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and create and sustain jobs. Nine rounds of negotiations have taken place.

Following review of the November 2011 outline released by TPP members, Canada notes the high degree of complementarity between what is being pursued in the TPP and the approach Canada takes in its own trade negotiations.

Additional information on the TPP can be found at www.ustr.gov/tpp (in English only).

Submissions by interested parties

The Government is embarking on a public consultation process to allow all interested stakeholders an early opportunity to provide comments, input and advice on possible free trade negotiations with TPP countries (current nine members and other interested countries: Japan and Mexico). It is essential that the Government of Canada be fully aware of the interests and potential sensitivities of Canadians with respect to this initiative. We welcome advice and views on any priorities, objectives and concerns relating to possible free trade negotiations with TPP countries. In particular, we are seeking views with respect to the following:

  • Opinions on areas of goods export interest (identified by Harmonized System [HS]/Tariff codes, if possible), including products that would benefit from the early removal of tariffs and other barriers by TPP countries.
  • Views on market access liberalization for TPP countries products (identified by HS/Tariff codes, if possible) into the Canadian market, including input on those products for which the elimination of tariffs should be expedited or phased-in over time.
  • Advice and views on trade in services, particularly the identification of sectors/activities of export interest for Canadian service providers, and opinions on domestic regulatory measures that restrict or otherwise affect market access for Canadian service providers.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding the temporary entry of business persons from Canada into TPP countries and into Canada from TPP countries (e.g. impediments to entering or working in TPP countries on a temporary basis, including licensing or certification requirements at the border).
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding measures affecting exports destined for TPP countries, including non-tariff barriers (such as import licensing), technical barriers to trade (including technical regulations, standards and/or conformity assessment procedures) and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
  • Views on general rules of origin and/or advice on appropriate rules of origin for specific products or sectors.
  • Advice on “trade facilitation” issues (e.g. significant impediments related to import procedures).
  • Advice, views and experiences with customs procedures and with commercial goods entering and/or leaving TPP countries.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding investment barriers faced by Canadian investors in TPP countries, including restrictions imposed on foreign ownership or entry to market, questions of transparency of regulation, performance requirements (i.e. local content requirements, use of local labour and services), and any other impediments/barriers.
  • Advice and views on government procurement markets of interest to Canadian suppliers and exporters to TPP countries, including the government departments, agencies or enterprises of interest and the goods, services or construction services that Canadian suppliers are interested in selling to those government organizations. Note that participation in government procurement may include bidding as the prime contractor or exporting goods and/or services to the prime contractor who in turn bids on government contracts.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding barriers (e.g. availability and transparency of information, domestic preferences) when selling or attempting to sell to governments of TPP countries.
  • Views and experiences with the protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Advice and views on competition policy matters, including development of possible cooperation mechanisms.
  • Views on capacity-building measures that could assist developing countries in achieving the objectives of the agreement.
  • Views on ways to reflect the interests and values of Canadians in the area of sustainable development, environmental protection and conservation.
  • Views on ways to reflect the interests and values of Canadians in the areas of workers’ rights, human rights, transparency in business and commercial practices and other social concerns, as they relate to TPP countries.
  • Views on other related issues not mentioned above.

All interested parties are invited to submit their views by February 14, 2012. Please be advised that any information received as a result of this consultation will be considered as public information, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Submissions should include

  1. the contributor’s name and address and, if applicable, his/her organization, institution or business;
  2. the specific issues being addressed; and
  3. precise information on the rationale for the positions taken, including any significant impact it may have on Canada’s domestic or foreign interests.

Contributions can be sent by email to consultations@ international.gc.ca, by fax to 613-944-3489 or by mail to Trade Negotiations Consultations (TPP), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Trade Policy and Negotiations Division II (TPW), Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Application for surrender of charter

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of subsection 32(2) of the Canada Corporations Act, an application for surrender of charter was received from

File No.

Name of Company

Received

436413-9

The Donna Flynn Memorial Foundation

04/11/2011

311563-1

THE FAIR ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

28/10/2011

763341-6

The World on my Plate

12/10/2011

December 16, 2011

AÏSSA AOMARI
Director
Incorporation and Information
Products and Services Directorate
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Letters patent

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Corporations Act, letters patent have been issued to

File No.

Name of Company

Head Office

Effective Date

790109-7

ACTION COMMUNAUTAIRE TRANSCULTURELLE DES IMMIGRANTS FRANCOPHONES (ACTIF)

Ottawa (Ont.)

21/07/2011

793793-8

CANADA-POLAND YOUTH INTERNSHIP SOCIETY

Calgary, Alta.

25/08/2011

786307-1

Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association Inc.

City of Winnipeg, Man.

26/05/2011

797566-0

Canadian Engineering Education Association

Winnipeg, Man.

26/09/2011

789657-3

Canadian National Quality Council

Regina, Sask.

30/06/2011

793823-3

NATIONAL COALITION OF CANADIAN CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (N.C.C.C.C.)

Montréal (Qc)

19/09/2011

793891-8

Community Futures Network of Canada

Mulgrave, N.S.

22/09/2011

797626-7

espace AKWABA

Montréal (Qc)

06/10/2011

797576-7

FOUNDATION FOR AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CANADA

City of Toronto, Ont.

27/09/2011

792268-0

HelpGate Peel

City of Mississauga, Ont.

22/08/2011

792243-4

INTUITIVE MIND

Barrie, Ont.

25/07/2011

790094-5

KITE SPORTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Whitehorse, Y.T.

11/07/2011

793809-8

La Ligue des Démocrates Réformistes de Guinée

Ottawa (Ont.)

13/09/2011

789675-1

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Canada, Incorporated

Vancouver, B.C.

07/07/2011

797769-7

NORTH KOREANS IN CANADA

Toronto, Ont.

11/10/2011

790125-9

NUBA MOUNTAINS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION-CANADA

Kitchener, Ont.

26/07/2011

797556-2

THE EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION OF KOREAN CHURCHES IN NORTH AMERICA

Thornhill, Ont.

22/09/2011

797579-1

THE ONE MORE WEAR FOUNDATION

Scarborough, Ont.

28/09/2011

797777-8

THE WOMEN’S FOUNDATION NEPAL-CANADA INTERNATIONAL

Lac-Saguay, Que.

07/10/2011

797637-2

TRANSFORMING LIVES WOMEN OF HOPE CENTRE

City of Ottawa, Ont.

14/10/2011

797639-9

TRANSFORMING LIVES YOUTH RESOURCE CENTRE

City of Ottawa, Ont.

14/10/2011

December 16, 2011

AÏSSA AOMARI
Director
Incorporation and Information
Products and Services Directorate
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Supplementary letters patent

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Corporations Act, supplementary letters patent have been issued to

File No.

Name of Company

Date of S.L.P.

779649-8

ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE CANADA

24/10/2011

779596-3

CHILD LIFELINE INC.

31/10/2011

435732-9

CHURCH OF GOD MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST INTERNATIONAL

04/11/2011

754752-8

CMJ SOCIETY CANADA INC.

26/10/2011

754766-8

FONDATION NATIONALE DE L’ACADIE

02/11/2011

771293-6

GLOBAL EYESIGHT NOW

21/10/2011

330424-8

HOT DOCS

01/11/2011

356902-1

HOT DOCS INDUSTRY

01/11/2011

757942-0

INSTITUTE OF THE INCARNATE WORD OF CANADA

28/10/2011

090354-0

JODO SHINSHU BUDDHIST TEMPLES OF CANADA

07/11/2011

266323-6

Pheasants Forever Canada, Inc.

29/11/2011

449956-5

SHREE SHIVKRUPANAND SWAMI FOUNDATION CANADA

27/09/2011

032458-2

THE ESTHER AND BERNARD BESNER FAMILY FOUNDATION

02/11/2011

432286-0

The S’Cool Public Education Foundation

04/11/2011

442598-7

THE SIMON AND MARAL HASSERJIAN FOUNDATION

19/10/2011

December 16, 2011

AÏSSA AOMARI
Director
Incorporation and Information
Products and Services Directorate
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Supplementary letters patent — Name change

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Corporations Act, supplementary letters patent have been issued to

File No.

Old Name of Company

New Name of Company

Date of S.L.P.

031551-6

ASSOCIATION FOR THE EXPORT OF CANADIAN BOOKS

Canada Books

27/10/2011

371611-2

Clinical Trials Stakeholders Association

Clinical Trials Ontario

27/10/2011

421266-5

CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR ISRAEL AND JEWISH ADVOCACY

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

22/11/2011

370471-8

THE FATHER’S HOUSE K-W

Central Church K-W

07/11/2011

December 16, 2011

AÏSSA AOMARI
Director
Incorporation and Information
Products and Services Directorate
For the Minister of Industry

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF REVIEW TRIBUNALS

Deputy Commissioner (full-time position)

Salary range: $135,300–$159,200

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

In 1991, Parliament created the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunals with the passage of Bill C-116. In 1995, Bill C-54 gave Review Tribunals additional jurisdiction to hear appeals under the Old Age Security Act. The Review Tribunals were created as a body independent from government that would make determinations regarding eligibility for persons claiming benefits under the acts mentioned above.

When a person claiming entitlement to a benefit is not satisfied with the decision made by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, that person may appeal to a Review Tribunal under section 82 of the Canada Pension Plan or section 28 of the Old Age Security Act.

A Review Tribunal is an independent body of three people selected by the Commissioner of Review Tribunals from a Panel of up to 400 individuals appointed by the Governor in Council. The Review Tribunal conducts a hearing and makes a decision regarding the eligibility for benefits in individual cases.

The Office of the Commissioner is an independent, quasi-judicial body which has the responsibility of ensuring that hearings are carried out by Review Tribunal Panel Members in communities across the country. The Office of the Commissioner also has responsibility for providing legal advice, technical support, training and other assistance to Panel Members and for ensuring that all parties to an appeal are provided with the proper documentation, notices, and other material that might be necessary to ensure fair and impartial hearings.

The Deputy Commissioner assists the Commissioner in the management of the organization and the establishment of partnerships with the various stakeholders in order to achieve its goals and commitment to dealing with each party in an appeal with sensitivity, understanding, respect and dignity.

The Deputy Commissioner exercises all of the Commissioner’s powers when the Commissioner is absent, most notably that of directing the activities of the Office which include establishing and providing logistical support to Review Tribunals and setting the hearing calendar. The Deputy Commissioner plays a significant role in the training of Review Tribunal members and in the assessment of their performance.

The successful candidate will have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience. A degree in law would be considered an asset.

The preferred candidate will have experience as a member, legal counsel or manager of an administrative tribunal or experience in representing parties at hearings of courts or tribunals or in alternate dispute resolution processes. He or she will also have experience interpreting and applying legislation and case law and conducting training. Experience in preparing performance evaluation reports on employees or tribunal members is also required. Executive-level experience in a private or public sector organization, including the management of financial and human resources would be considered an asset.

Knowledge of the legislated mandate and operations of the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act, the Review Tribunal Rules of Procedure and other related federal legislation is required. Knowledge of appeal processes and the implications of the decisions made by the Review Tribunals as well as knowledge of the procedures and practices associated with conducting a quasi-judicial hearing and of the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice, are required. Familiarity with the operation of an administrative tribunal, including the rules that govern its operations, would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret complex legislation and to ensure that decisions are rendered in accordance with applicable law in addition to possessing excellent interpersonal and managerial skills to lead and motivate staff and to ensure the Review Tribunals adhere to the highest standards of accountability and transparency. He or she will also adhere to high ethical standards and have the ability to promote collaborative decision-making in order to foster consistency in the decisions of the Review Tribunals.

Additionally, the preferred candidate will exercise sound judgment, integrity, tact and discretion, as well as possess the ability to think strategically and anticipate trends. The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is essential.

Proficiency in both official languages is preferred.

The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance and be willing to travel regularly to attend hearings and various other conferences and meetings in all parts of Canada.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The preferred candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public Office Holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about this organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.ocrt-bctr.gc.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by January 27, 2012, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (fax), GICA-NGEC@ bnet.pco-bcp.gc.ca (email).

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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  • Footnote 1
    Canada has existing free trade agreements in force with the United States and Mexico, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994), Chile (1997), and Peru (2009). Canada will continue to uphold all aspects of existing agreements throughout the TPP consultation and negotiation process.
  • Footnote 2
    Canada has existing free trade agreements in force with the United States and Mexico, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994), Chile (1997), and Peru (2009). Canada will continue to uphold all aspects of existing agreements throughout the TPP consultation and negotiation process.
  • Footnote 3
    Canada has existing free trade agreements in force with the United States and Mexico, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994), Chile (1997), and Peru (2009). Canada will continue to uphold all aspects of existing agreements throughout the TPP consultation and negotiation process.
  • Footnote 4
    Canada has existing free trade agreements in force with the United States and Mexico, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994), Chile (1997), and Peru (2009). Canada will continue to uphold all aspects of existing agreements throughout the TPP consultation and negotiation process.