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COMMISSIONS

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACCORD IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Issuance of exploration licences

As required by subsection 62(4) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, and subsection 65(4) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, S.N.S. 1987, c. 3, notice is hereby given that the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has issued exploration licences 2423, 2424, 2425 and 2426 to Shell Canada Limited as a result of Call for Bids No. NS11-1. The effective date of these four licences is March 1, 2012.

A summary of the terms and conditions of all relevant licences was previously published in the Canada Gazette and in the Royal Gazette (Nova Scotia), as part of Call for Bids No. NS11-1. The full text of the Call for Bids and copies of the exploration licences are available from the Board upon request.

March 1, 2012

STUART PINKS
Chief Executive Officer

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

DETERMINATION

Information processing and related telecommunications services

Notice is hereby given that, after completing its inquiry, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) made a determination (File No. PR-2011-043) on March 2, 2012, with respect to a complaint filed by Excel Human Resources Inc. (Excel), of Ottawa, Ontario, pursuant to subsection 30.11(1) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985 (4th Supp.), c. 47, concerning a procurement (Solicitation No. K7A31-11-0151) by the Department of the Environment (Environment Canada). The solicitation was for the provision of level II information management architect services.

Excel alleged that Environment Canada improperly declared its proposal non-compliant.

Having examined the evidence presented by the parties and considered the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Agreement on Government Procurement, the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, the Tribunal determined that the complaint was not valid.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Standard Life Centre, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), secretary@citt-tcce.gc.ca (email).

Ottawa, March 6, 2012

DOMINIQUE LAPORTE
Secretary

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

DETERMINATION

Potassium silicate solids

Notice is hereby given that, on March 6, 2012, pursuant to subsection 37.1(1) of the Special Import Measures Act, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal determined

  • that the evidence did not disclose a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of potassium silicate (also known as silicic acid, potassium salt; potassium water glass; potash water glass; potassium silicate glass), of all grades and ratios in a soluble solid including chunks, flakes or powder forms, originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan had caused retardation; and
  • that there was evidence that disclosed a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods had caused injury or were threatening to cause injury (Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2011-003).

Ottawa, March 6, 2012

DOMINIQUE LAPORTE
Secretary

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

EXPIRY OF ORDER

Hot-rolled carbon steel plate

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection 76.03(2) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), that its orders made on January 9, 2008, in Expiry Review No. RR-2007-001, continuing, with amendment, its orders made on January 10, 2003, in Expiry Review No. RR-2001-006, continuing, with amendment, its findings made on October 27, 1997, in Inquiry No. NQ-97-001, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, will expire (Expiry No. LE-2011-003) on January 8, 2013. The January 9, 2008, orders of the Tribunal left one order in force in respect of the People’s Republic of China; the second order respecting the Republic of South Africa and the Russian Federation was rescinded. Under SIMA, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form of anti-dumping or countervailing duties expire five years from the date of the last order or finding, unless an expiry review has been initiated before that date.

The subject goods are defined as hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths from 24 in. (+/– 610 mm) to 152 in. (+/– 3 860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.187 in. (+/– 4.75 mm) to 4.0 in. (+/– 101.6 mm) inclusive, but excluding plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and tube (also known as skelp), plate in coil form, plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate), and plate produced to American Society for Testing and Materials specifications A515 and A516M/A516, grade 70 (also known as pressure vessel quality plate) in thicknesses greater than 3.125 in. (+/– 79.3 mm).

Any firm, organization, person or government wishing to participate as a party in these proceedings must file a notice of participation with the Secretary on or before March 20, 2012. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in these proceedings must also file a notice of representation with the Secretary on or before March 20, 2012. Qualified counsel who wish to have access to any confidential documents filed in these proceedings must file their notices of representation, declarations and undertakings, as well as the notices of participation signed by the parties that they represent, by the same date.

Parties requesting or opposing the initiation of an expiry review of the remaining order shall file 20 copies of written public submissions containing relevant information, opinions and arguments, with the Secretary of the Tribunal no later than March 26, 2012. Parties should endeavour to base their submissions on public information; however, confidential information relevant to the issues before the Tribunal may be filed, if necessary, along with a comprehensive public summary or edited version thereof.

Submissions shall include evidence, e.g. documents and sources that support the factual statements in the submissions, and argument concerning all relevant factors, including

  • the likelihood of continued or resumed dumping of the goods;
  • the likely volume and price ranges of dumped imports if dumping were to continue or resume;
  • the domestic industry’s recent performance (data for the past three years and for the most recent interim period), including supporting data and statistics showing trends in production, sales, market share, domestic prices, costs and profits;
  • the likelihood of injury to the domestic industry if the order were allowed to expire, having regard to the anticipated effects of a continuation or resumption of dumped imports on the industry’s future performance;
  • any other developments affecting, or likely to affect, the performance of the domestic industry;
  • changes in circumstances, domestically or internationally, including changes in the supply of or demand for the goods, and changes in trends in, and sources of, imports into Canada; and
  • any other matter that is relevant.

Where there are opposing views, each party that filed a submission in response to the notice of expiry will be given an opportunity to respond in writing to the representations of other parties. In these circumstances, the Tribunal will distribute copies of the public submissions to each party that filed a submission with the Tribunal. Confidential submissions will be distributed by the Tribunal only to those counsel who have filed undertakings. Parties wishing to respond to the submissions must do so no later than April 10, 2012.

An expiry review at the request of any firm, organization, person or government will not be initiated unless the Tribunal decides that there is sufficient information to indicate that it is warranted.

The Tribunal will issue a decision on April 25, 2012, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the Tribunal decides that a review is not warranted, the order will expire on its scheduled expiry date. The Tribunal will issue its reasons no later than 15 days after its decision. If the Tribunal decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.

The Tribunal’s Draft Guideline on Expiry Reviews can be found on its Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca. In addition to providing more detailed information on the proceeding whereby the Tribunal determines if an expiry review is warranted, the draft guideline explains how an expiry review is conducted if the Tribunal determines that one is warranted. In an expiry review, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) first determines whether the expiry of the order or finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping or subsidizing of the goods. If the CBSA determines that the expiry of the order or finding in respect of any goods is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping or subsidizing, the Tribunal will then conduct an inquiry to determine if the continued or resumed dumping or subsidizing is likely to result in injury or retardation.

Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to the Secretary, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Standard Life Centre, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), secretary@citt-tcce.gc.ca (email).

Documents may be filed electronically with the Tribunal through its Secure E-filing Service at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/apps/index_e.asp. The information is fully encrypted from the sender to the Tribunal.

Paper copies must still be filed in the required 20 copies. When a paper copy and an electronic version of the same document are filed with the Tribunal, both must be identical. In case of discrepancies, the paper copy will be considered the original.

Written and oral communication with the Tribunal may be in English or in French.

Ottawa, March 6, 2012

DOMINIQUE LAPORTE
Secretary

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

INQUIRY

Professional, administrative and management support services

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has received a complaint (File No. PR-2011-058) from Ernst & Young LLP (Ernst & Young), of Ottawa, Ontario, concerning a procurement (Solicitation No. EP733-113509/A) by the Department of Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC). The solicitation is for the provision of forensic audit services. Pursuant to subsection 30.13(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act and subsection 7(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Tribunal has decided to conduct an inquiry into the complaint.

Ernst & Young alleges that PWGSC improperly determined that its proposal was non-compliant.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Standard Life Centre, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), secretary@citt-tcce.gc.ca (email).

Ottawa, March 8, 2012

GILLIAN BURNETT
Acting Secretary

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES

The Commission posts on its Web site the decisions, notices of consultation and regulatory policies that it publishes, as well as information bulletins and orders. On April 1, 2011, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure came into force. As indicated in Part 1 of these Rules, some broadcasting applications are posted directly on the Commission’s Web site, www.crtc.gc.ca, under “Part 1 Applications.”

To be up to date on all ongoing proceedings, it is important to regularly consult “Today’s Releases” on the Commission’s Web site, which includes daily updates to notices of consultation that have been published and ongoing proceedings, as well as a link to Part 1 applications.

The following documents are abridged versions of the Commission’s original documents. The original documents contain a more detailed outline of the applications, including the locations and addresses where the complete files for the proceeding may be examined. These documents are posted on the Commission’s Web site and may also be examined at the Commission’s offices and public examination rooms. Furthermore, all documents relating to a proceeding, including the notices and applications, are posted on the Commission’s Web site under “Public Proceedings.”

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

REGULATORY POLICY

2012-133 March 5, 2012

Amendment to the buy-through requirement in subsection 27(4) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

The Commission announces that it has amended the buy-through requirement set out in subsection 27(4) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations) to require broadcasting distribution undertakings that distribute to subscribers either a general interest third-language Category B service, or a general interest non-Canadian third-language service, also to distribute ethnic specialty Category A services in the same principal language. The amendment came into force on January 23, 2012.

The amended Regulations were registered on January 23, 2012, and published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅱ, Vol. 146, No. 3, on February 1, 2012 (SOR/2012-4). A copy of the amended Regulations is attached to the regulatory policy.

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

DECISIONS

The complete texts of the decisions summarized below are available from the offices of the CRTC.

2012-131 March 5, 2012

Glen Ferguson, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Bathurst, New Brunswick

Denied — Application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language, low-power community FM radio station in Bathurst.

2012-132 March 5, 2012

CKMO Radio Society
Victoria, British Columbia

Approved — Request to revoke the broadcasting licence for the AM radio station CKMO Victoria.

2012-135 March 6, 2012

Viewer’s Choice Canada Inc.
Across Canada

Approved — Application to amend the broadcasting licence for its regional, English-language general interest terrestrial television pay-per-view service serving Eastern Canada by changing its nature of service from regional to national.

2012-136 March 7, 2012

Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Approved — Application to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language Type B Native radio station CHON-FM Whitehorse in order to operate a low-power FM transmitter at Johnson’s Crossing.

2012-142 March 9, 2012

2190015 Ontario Inc.
Hamilton, Ontario

Approved — Application to change the technical parameters of the English-language digital television station CHCH-DT Hamilton by changing the channel from 11 to 15 and increasing the average effective radiated power.

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission granted

The Public Service Commission of Canada, pursuant to section 116 of the Public Service Employment Act, hereby gives notice that it has granted permission, pursuant to subsection 115(2) of the said Act, to Elizabeth Mae Collins, Administrative Assistant (CR-04), Southern New Brunswick Field Unit, Fundy National Park, Parks Canada Agency, Alma, New Brunswick, to be a candidate, before and during the election period, for the positions of Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor for the Village of Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, in a municipal election to be held on May 14, 2012.

March 2, 2012

KATHY NAKAMURA
Director General
Political Activities Directorate

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission granted

The Public Service Commission of Canada, pursuant to section 116 of the Public Service Employment Act, hereby gives notice that it granted permission, pursuant to subsection 115(2) of the said Act, to Wayne Patrick Davidson, Station Operator (EG-03), Atmospheric Monitoring, Environment Canada, Resolute Bay, Nunavut, to be a candidate, before and during the election period, for the position of Councillor for the Hamlet of Resolute Bay, Nunavut, in a municipal election held on December 12, 2011.

March 7, 2012

KATHY NAKAMURA
Director General
Political Activities Directorate

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