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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 16954

Ministerial Condition

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information pertaining to the substance oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono-C11-14-alkyl ethers, branched, sulfates, sodium salts, Chemical Abstracts Service No. 78355-51-8;

And whereas the ministers suspect that the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, hereby permits the manufacture or import of the substance in accordance with the conditions of the following annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Conditions

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. The following definitions apply in these ministerial conditions:

“notifier” means the person who has, on July 26, 2012, provided to the Minister of the Environment the prescribed information concerning the substance, in accordance with subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

“substance” means oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono-C11-14-alkyl ethers, branched, sulfates, sodium salts, Chemical Abstracts Service No. 78355-51-8.

“waste” includes effluents resulting from rinsing vessels that contained the substance, process effluents that contain the substance and any residual amounts of the substance.

2. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance in accordance with the present ministerial conditions.

Restriction

3. The notifier may import or manufacture the substance to use it, or to transfer it to a person who will use it only in oil production operations.

4. At least 120 days prior to beginning manufacturing of the substance in Canada, the notifier shall inform the Minister of the Environment, in writing, and provide the following information:

  • (a) the information specified in item 5 of Schedule 10 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

  • (b) the information specified in paragraph 11(c) of Schedule 11 to those Regulations;

  • (c) a brief description of the manufacturing process that details the reactants and monomers used, reaction stoichiometry, batch or continuous nature of the process, and scale of the process;

  • (d) a flow diagram of the manufacturing process that includes features such as process tanks, holding tanks and distillation towers; and

  • (e) a brief description of the major steps in manufacturing operations, the chemical conversions, the points of entry of all reactants and the points of release of the substance, and the processes to eliminate environmental release.

Handling of the Substance

5. The notifier must collect any waste in their physical possession or under their control.

Disposal

6. The notifier must destroy or dispose of any waste in their physical possession or under their control in the following manner:

  • (a) on-shore deep-well injection in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where the well is located;

  • (b) incineration in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where the disposal facility is located; or

  • (c) depositing it in a secure landfill, in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where the landfill is located, if it cannot be destroyed or disposed of in accordance with paragraph (a) or (b).

Environmental Release

7. Where any release of the substance to the environment occurs, other than an injection into a petroleum reservoir for the purposes of oil production, the person who has the physical possession or control of the substance shall immediately take all measures necessary to prevent any further release and to limit the dispersion of the substance. Furthermore, the person shall inform the Minister of the Environment immediately by contacting an enforcement officer, designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, of the Environment Canada Regional Office that is closest to where the release occurred.

Record-keeping Requirements

8. (1) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records, with any documentation supporting the validity of the information contained in these records, indicating

  • (a) the use of the substance;

  • (b) the quantity of the substance that the notifier manufactures, imports, purchases, sells and uses;

  • (c) the name and address of each person to whom the notifier transfers the physical possession or control of the substance; and

  • (d) the name and address of the person in Canada who has disposed of the waste for the notifier, the method used to do so, and the quantities of waste shipped to that person.

(2) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records mentioned in subitem (1) at the notifier’s principal place of business in Canada for a period of at least five years after they are made.

Other Requirements

9. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the transfer, written confirmation from this person that they were informed of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. This written confirmation shall be maintained at the notifier’s principal place of business in Canada for a period of at least five years from the day it was received.

Coming into Force

10. These ministerial conditions come into force on September 18, 2012.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 16037a (variation to Significant New Activity Notice No. 16037)

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the substance Short tangled multi-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by catalytical chemical vapour deposition, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the Minister of the Environment published on September 25, 2010, Significant New Activity Notice No. 16037 in Part Ⅰ of the Canada Gazette, Vol. 144, No. 39;

Whereas the substance is not specified on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment hereby varies Significant New Activity Notice No. 16037, pursuant to subsection 85(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in accordance with the following Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

1. Subitem 2(1) of Significant New Activity Notice No. 16037 is replaced by the following:

2. (1) For the purpose of this Notice, a significant new activity is any use of the substance in a quantity greater than 10 kg per calendar year other than

  • (a) as a component in coatings that are applied industrially to products that are not intended for use by or for children; or

    (b) to industrially formulate a solid metallic product or a rubber, plastic, or any other solid polymeric product where none of those products are intended for use by or for children.

2.Item 3 of the Notice is replaced by the following:

3. Despite subitem 2(1), the use of the substance as a research and development substance, as this term is defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers), is not a new activity.

3. Items 4, 5 and 6 of the Notice are replaced by the following:

4. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity:

  • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;

  • (b) the information describing the agglomeration or aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the substance;

  • (c) the analytical information to determine the leachability potential of the substance and its precursors from the final product resulting from the new activity;

  • (d) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

  • (e) the analytical information to determine the length and diameter of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under paragraph (d);

  • (f) the information describing the agglomeration or aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under paragraph (d); and

  • (g) all other information or test data in respect of the substance that are in the possession of the person proposing the significant new activity, or to which they have access, and that are relevant to determining whether the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic.

5. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the Notice.

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 86 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance. However, as mentioned in subsection 81(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 2 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21

Chairperson (part-time position)

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 was established as a federal Crown corporation under the Museums Act in June 2010. Located at Pier 21, a national historic site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this national institution and member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio is responsible for exploring the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in the building of Canada and of the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life.

The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall stewardship of the Museum and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Museum. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Museum and to exercise care and due diligence. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Museum carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, remains viable and holds management accountable for its performance.

The successful candidate must possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson, is required, as well as experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector. The ideal candidate possesses experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, and best business practices and in corporate governance. Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, as well as experience in dealing with cultural institutions, would be considered an asset. Experience in fundraising activities would also be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the board and the director of a similar-sized organization is necessary. The selected candidate should possess knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance. The successful candidate is financially literate and possesses knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting. Knowledge of the federal government’s policy agenda and how it relates to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 would be considered an asset. Knowledge of the cultural, patrimonial and/or recreational tourism sectors would also be considered an asset.

The position requires superior leadership and management skills to enable the Board to accomplish its work effectively. The selected candidate should be able to lead discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise. The ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems is essential. The qualified candidate should possess the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, his office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum’s key stakeholders and partners. Superior communications skills, both written and oral, are required, as is the ability to act as the Museum’s spokesperson in dealing with the Government, the media, the Museum’s stakeholders and partners, and other organizations.

The selected candidate must possess leadership and be a person of sound judgment and integrity. He or she possesses and adheres to high ethical standards, has superior interpersonal skills, and demonstrates tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

To be appointed as Chairperson of the Board, a person must be a Canadian citizen. The Board meets approximately four times per year in Halifax and participates in conference calls approximately six times per year. The successful candidate would be expected to attend fundraising and other events approximately three times per year and should expect to commit to the position an average of 30 days annually.

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. 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 the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.pier21.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by October 26, 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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NOTICE OF VACANCIES

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Vice-Chairperson (Telecommunications) [full-time position] and Regional Member (Ontario) [full-time position]

Vice-Chairperson (Telecommunications) [full-time position]

Salary range: $196,800–$231,500

Location: National Capital Region

Regional Member (Ontario) [full-time position]

Salary range: $139,900–$164,500

Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent regulatory body, established under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act. As a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the CRTC is responsible for regulating and supervising all aspects of the Canadian broadcasting system with a view to implementing the broadcasting policy set out in the Broadcasting Act. It also regulates telecommunications in Canada to implement the policy set out in the Telecommunications Act. The CRTC’s role is thus to maintain a delicate balance “in the public interest” between the cultural, social and economic goals of the legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications. The CRTC is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Vice-Chairperson (Telecommunications)
Location: National Capital Region

Reporting to the Chairperson of the CRTC, the Vice-Chairperson is responsible for assisting the Chairperson in providing effective leadership to the Commission, assuming responsibility for telecommunication issues, and for providing executive support in the management of an independent regulatory body.

The successful candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience. Extensive experience in providing corporate direction and leadership is required, as well as experience with the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, an agency or an equivalent. The ideal candidate possesses proven senior level decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues, as well as experience in developing, maintaining and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization. Experience formulating cultural or regulatory policy would be considered an asset. Experience in the telecommunications industry would also be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate must possess extensive knowledge of the legislative framework and mandate of the CRTC and other relevant federal legislation. Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad is necessary. The suitable candidate should have an understanding of international, social and economic trends; consumer interests; stakeholder concerns; the role of government in formulating public policy; and how these relate to the CRTC. Knowledge of the theories, practices and procedures related to administrative justice, especially related to quasi-judicial bodies, is required. Knowledge of broad issues related to media convergence would be considered an asset.

The position requires the ability to provide assistance to the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act. The ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents is essential. The selected candidate should be able to render fair, equitable and timely decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment. The ability to conduct a fair and efficient quasi-judicial hearing is required, as well as the ability to develop effective working relationships and build consensus. The successful candidate possesses superior communication skills, both written and oral, and is able to represent the CRTC, when required, with a wide range of stakeholders.

Regional Member (Ontario)
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The successful candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience. Experience in providing advice on complex issues at a senior level is required. The qualified candidate should possess experience in either the broadcasting, telecommunications or digital media industries. Experience as a member or legal counsel within a quasi-judicial tribunal or experience appearing before a quasi-judicial tribunal would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of the legislative framework and mandate of the CRTC and other relevant federal legislation. Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad is necessary. The suitable candidate should have an understanding of international, social and economic trends; consumer interests; stakeholder concerns; the role of government in formulating public policy; and how these relate to the CRTC. The qualified candidate should also have knowledge and understanding of the procedures and practices involved in conducting quasi-judicial hearings.

The preferred candidate must be able to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents. The ability to render fair, equitable and timely decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment is required, as is the ability to develop effective working relationships and build consensus. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, and to represent the CRTC, when required, with a wide range of stakeholders.

For both positions

The selected candidates must be persons of sound judgment, integrity and impartiality. The chosen candidates possess and adhere to high ethical standards, and have superior interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

Pursuant to subsection 5(1) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, “a person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person (a) is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or (b) has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in (i) a telecommunications undertaking, or (ii) the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail.”

The successful candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the specified area of employment, and be prepared to travel across 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 candidates 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 candidates 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 these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/welcome.htm.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by October 24, 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.

BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at August 31, 2012

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

5.2

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

3.8

 
   

3.8

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

18,905.1

 

Government of Canada bonds

53,138.0

 

Other investments

331.7

 
   

72,374.8

Property and equipment

 

183.2

Intangible assets

 

51.3

Other assets

 

56.0

   

72,674.3


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

60,925.3

Deposits

Government of Canada

9,341.5

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

25.4

 

Other deposits

1,403.3

 
   

10,770.2

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under

   

repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

555.1

 
     

555.1

     

72,250.6

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

293.7

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
     

423.7

72,674.3

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, September 19, 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, September 19, 2012

M. CARNEY
Governor

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