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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY ACT

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-003-12 — Consultation on the Licensing Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) in Canada

The intent of this notice is to initiate, through the release of the above-mentioned document, a public consultation on modifications to various elements of Industry Canada’s satellite licensing framework. In particular, Industry Canada is seeking views on the use of a first-come, first-served process to assign satellite spectrum at orbital positions for fixed- and broadcasting-satellite services, the fee regime applicable to assignments of fixed- and broadcasting-satellite services spectrum, and the obligations associated with satellite licences.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than May 23, 2012. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

The Department will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted until June 30, 2012. All comments and reply comments will be reviewed and considered by the Department in arriving at a final position on the issues raised in the consultation.

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF), along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used, to the following email address: satelliteconsultation@ic.gc.ca. Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, Industry Canada, 19th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-003-12).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

March 9, 2012

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-001-12 — Proposed Revisions to the Frameworks for Mandatory Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing

This notice announces the release of the above-mentioned document, which proposes revisions to the frameworks for mandatory roaming and tower and site sharing.

In November 2010, the Minister of Industry announced a review of the roaming and tower sharing policy. An analysis of the data collected during the initial phase of the review has shown that some changes could be made to improve the effectiveness of these frameworks. In this current stage of the review, Industry Canada is seeking comments from stakeholders on the proposed changes.

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF) to the following email address: spectrum.operations@ic.gc.ca.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Senior Director, Spectrum Management Operations, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (DGSO-001-12). Parties should submit their comments no later than within 60 days of the date of publication of this notice on the Industry Canada Web site in order to ensure consideration. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Industry Canada will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

March 14, 2012

FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-002-12 — Policy and Technical Framework: Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) — 700 MHz Band, Broadband Radio Service (BRS) — 2500 MHz Band

This notice announces the release of the document titled Policy and Technical Framework: Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) — 700 MHz Band, Broadband Radio Service (BRS) — 2500 MHz Band, which sets out Industry Canada’s general policy decisions for both the band 698-806 MHz (known as the 700 MHz band) and the band 2500-2690 MHz (known as the 2500 MHz band), specific decisions for the 700 MHz and 2500 MHz bands, and Industry Canada’s determination with respect to auction timing for both of the bands.

This document is the result of the consultation processes undertaken in Canada Gazette notice SMSE-018-10 —Consultation on a policy and technical framework for the 700 MHz band and aspects related to commercial mobile spectrum, and Canada Gazette notice SMSE-005-11 —Decisions on a band plan for Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and consultation on a policy and technical framework to license spectrum in the band 2500-2690 MHz.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

March 14, 2012

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
PAMELA MILLER
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as fingerprint examiners:

Derek Cantin

James Cleveland

Anne-Marie Gagné

Kiyomi Ruttan

Chris Brown

Christine Gendron

Tracy Regnier

Philippe Tisserand

Kerry Barbe

Stephanie Miller

Lise Comtois

Tanya Marlyk

Lisa Caouette

Trevor Coates

Nichole Habinski

Rosalyn Rich

Nikki Fitzpatrick

Suzanne Hachey

Steve Roach

Lisa Rousseau

Mona Gendron

Dan Beaudry

Cora Kuich

Cosimo Castronovo

Megan Dorman

Sarah Roy

Debbie Brammal

Phil Fortin

Chris Read

Susan Robert

Cindy Schimpf

Dave Roberts

Yves Gagné

Michael Lamarche

Ottawa, March 5, 2012

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following persons of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as fingerprint examiners:

L. Rousseau

C. Schimpf

K. S. A. Barbe

M. C. M. Gendron

D. G. Roberts

S. K. Miller

D. Beaudry

J. R. Y. Gagné

M. M. L. Comtois-Laurin

Ottawa, March 5, 2012

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Notice of an amendment to the fees charged by Western Canada Marine Response Corporation pursuant to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Description

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) currently is a certified response organization pursuant to section 169 of the Act in respect of a rated capability of 10 000 tonnes and a geographic area covering the waters bordering British Columbia (including the shorelines associated with such waters) and excluding waters north of 60° north latitude.

Definitions

1. In this notice of fees,

“Act” means the Canada Shipping Act,2001. (Loi)

“asphalt” means a derivate of oil that is commercially described as road or paving asphalt or unblended roofers flux, that has a specific gravity equal to or greater than one, that is solid at 15 degrees Celsius and that sinks to the bottom as a solid when immersed in water. (asphalte)

“BOCF” means bulk oil cargo fee. [droits sur les produits pétroliers en vrac (DPPV)]

“CALF” means capital asset/loan fee. [droits d’immobilisations et d’emprunt (DIE)]

“oil handling facility” means an oil handling facility that is prescribed pursuant to the Act and is located in WCMRC’s geographic area. (installation de manutention d’hydrocarbures)

“ship (bulk oil)” means a ship that is constructed or adapted primarily to carry bulk oil in its cargo spaces. [navire (avec produits pétroliers en vrac)]

Registration Fees

2. The registration fees that are payable to WCMRC in relation to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Act are the registration fees set out in Part Ⅰ of this notice.

PART I

3. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total registration fee payable by a prescribed oil handling facility shall be determined as set out in section 5 of this Part.

4. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total registration fee payable by a ship shall be determined as set out in section 6 of this Part.

5. The registration fee applicable in respect of the annual membership fees is six hundred and twenty dollars and zero cents ($620.00) per prescribed oil handling facility, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2012.

6. The registration fee applicable in respect of the annual membership fees is six hundred and twenty dollars and zero cents ($620.00) per ship, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2012.

Bulk Oil Cargo Fees

7. The bulk oil cargo fees that are payable to WCMRC in relation to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Act are the bulk oil cargo fees set out in Part Ⅰ of this notice.

8. This part applies to the loading and unloading of oil within WCMRC’s Geographic Area of Response (GAR).

9. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total BOCF payable by a prescribed oil handling facility shall be determined by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded and (in the case of bulk oil intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude) loaded at the prescribed oil handling facility by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 7 and 8 of this Part.

10. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total BOCF payable by a ship (bulk oil) shall be determined,

  1. (a) in the case of bulk oil loaded onto the ship (bulk oil) and intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude, by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil loaded at an oil handling facility that is within WCMRC’s geographic area, and that does not have an arrangement with WCMRC, by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 7 and 8 of this Part;

  2. (b) in the case of bulk oil unloaded from the ship (bulk oil), by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded at an oil handling facility that is within WCMRC’s geographic area, and that does not have an arrangement with WCMRC, by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 7 and 8 of this Part;

  3. (c) in the case of bulk oil loaded onto the ship (bulk oil) outside WCMRC’s geographic area which is transferred within WCMRC’s geographic area to another ship for use as fuel by such ship, by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil transferred by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 7 and 8 of this Part; and

  4. (d) in the case of bulk oil received by the ship (bulk oil) within WCMRC’s geographic area from another ship as cargo where such bulk oil is intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude, by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil received by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 7 and 8 of this Part.

11. The BOCF applicable in respect of oil (other than asphalt) is

  1. (a) an amended fee of seventy-nine and eight-tenths cents ($0.798) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from May 1, 2012.

12. The BOCF applicable in respect of asphalt is

  1. (a) an amended fee of thirty-nine and nine-tenths cents ($0.399) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from May 1, 2012.

PART II

13. Nothing in this notice is intended to modify, replace or amend the capital asset/loan fee established by, and payable to, WCMRC and published in the November 26, 2011, edition of the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ.

Interested persons may, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, file notices of objection that contain the reasons for the objection with the Manager of Environmental Response, Marine Safety, Operations and Environmental Programs, Transport Canada, Place de Ville, Tower C, 10th Floor, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8, 613-990-5913 (telephone), 613-993-8196 (fax), josee.lamoureux@tc.gc.ca (email). All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the name of the response organization submitting the list of proposed amended fees, and the date of publication of the notice of proposed amended fees.

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at February 29, 2012

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

5.7

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

1.9

 
   

1.9

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

17,720.5

 

Government of Canada bonds

46,976.0

 

Other investments

336.0

 
   

65,032.5

Property and equipment

 

178.8

Intangible assets

 

46.4

Other assets

 

66.7

   

65,332.0


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

57,528.4

Deposits

Government of Canada

5,897.2

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

24.6

 

Other deposits

1,034.2

 
   

6,956.0

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under

 

 

repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

419.5

 
     

419.5

     

64,903.9

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

298.1

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
     

428.1

65,332.0

Effective January 1, 2011, the Bank of Canada adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

I declare that the foregoing return is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, March 12, 2012

S. VOKEY
Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing return is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, March 12, 2012

J. MURRAY
Deputy Governor

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