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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 2427, 2428, 2429, and 2430 to Shell Canada Limited and exploration licences 2431, 2432, 2433, and 2434 to BP Exploration Operating Company Limited as a result of Call for Bids No. NS12-1. The effective date of these eight licences is January 15, 2013.

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. NS12-1. The full text of the Call for Bids and copies of the exploration licences are available from the Board upon request.

January 15, 2013

STUART PINKS
Chief Executive Officer

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

APPEALS

Notice No. HA-2012-019

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has decided, pursuant to rule 36.1 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules, to consider the appeal listed hereunder by way of written submissions. Persons interested in intervening are requested to contact the Tribunal prior to the commencement of the scheduled hearing. Interested persons seeking additional information should contact the Tribunal at 613-998-9908.

Customs Act

S. Dunlay v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Date of Hearing: February 12, 2013

Appeal No.: AP-2012-019

Goods in Issue: Zero Tolerance knife, Model 0301ST

Issue: Whether the knife in issue is properly classified under tariff item No. 9898.00.00 as a prohibited weapon, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency.

Tariff Item at Issue: President of the Canada Border Services Agency—9898.00.00

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) will hold public hearings to consider the appeals referenced hereunder. These hearings will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Tribunal’s Hearing Room No. 1, 18th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa, Ontario. Interested persons planning to attend should contact the Tribunal at 613-998-9908 to obtain further information and to confirm that the hearings will be held as scheduled.

Special Import Measures Act

Regal Ideas Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Date of Hearing: February 13, 2013

Appeal No.: AP-2012-025

Goods in Issue: Railing systems

Issue: Whether the goods in issue have a powder coat finish which is certified to meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association AAMA 2603 standard and are therefore excluded from the Tribunal’s findings in Inquiry No. NQ-2008-003.

Special Import Measures Act

Norstar Windows & Doors Ltd. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Date of Hearing: February 14, 2013

Appeal No.: AP-2012-020

Goods in Issue: Aluminum extrusions

Issue: Whether the goods in issue have a powder coat finish which is certified to meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association AAMA 2603 standard and are therefore excluded from the Tribunal’s findings in Inquiry No. NQ-2008-003.

January 11, 2013

By order of the Tribunal
ERIC WILDHABER
Secretary

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

ORDER

Hot-rolled carbon steel plate

Notice is hereby given that, on January 8, 2013, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(12)(b) of the Special Import Measures Act, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal continued its order (Expiry Review No. RR-2012-001) in respect of 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), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

Ottawa, January 8, 2013

ERIC WILDHABER
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

PART 1 APPLICATIONS

The following applications were posted on the Commission’s Web site between January 4, 2013, and January 10, 2013:

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Matane and Murdochville, Quebec
    2012-1617-7
    Addition of a transmitter for CBGA-FM
    Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: February 7, 2013

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Québec, Quebec
    2012-1615-1
    Addition of a transmitter for CBVE-FM
    Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: February 7, 2013

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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.

  • 2013-5 January 8, 2013

    Golden West Broadcasting
    Ltd. Winkler, Manitoba

    Approved — Application to change the authorized contours of its transmitter CKMW-FM Winkler by changing its frequency, and changing from a directional to a non-directional antenna.

  • 2013-6 January 9, 2013

    Novus Entertainment Inc. Metro
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Approved — Application for a broadcasting licence to operate a regional video-on-demand programming undertaking to serve Metro Vancouver.

  • 2013-7 January 9, 2013

    Fight Media Inc.
    Across Canada

    Approved — Application for a broadcasting licence to operate The League — Fantasy Sports TV, a national, English-language specialty Category B service.

  • 2013-8 January 9, 2013

    HGTV Canada Inc.
    Across Canada

    Approved — Application for a broadcasting licence to operate Quest, a national, English-language specialty Category B service.

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FARM PRODUCTS COUNCIL OF CANADA

FARM PRODUCTS AGENCIES ACT

Notice of public hearings as part of an inquiry into the merits of establishing a red raspberry research, market development and promotion agency

The Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) has received from the British Columbia Raspberry Industry Development Council a proposal to establish a red raspberry research, market development and promotion agency, to be funded by levies applied on fresh and processed red raspberries and red raspberry products marketed domestically and imported.

The Council, pursuant to section 8 of the Farm Products Agencies Act (the Act), hereby provides notice that pursuant to the direction of the Chairman, a panel, consisting of two members of the Council, will hold public hearings to determine the merits of establishing such an agency, pursuant to section 39 of the Act.

The Panel has determined the place and time of the pre-hearing conference (please see the notice below). The panellists are Council members Mr. Tim O’Connor as Panel Chair and Mr. Phil Klassen.

The Panel will submit the results of its inquiry to the full Council and the Council will make recommendations to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The Panel will inquire into and review

  • (a) the current structure of the Canadian red raspberry industry and the degree of support among producers and importers for establishing an agency;

  • (b) the potential effects of establishing a national agency on the operations of producers and importers;

  • (c) the means for ensuring that an agency has due regard for the interests of producers, importers and consumers;

  • (d) the degree and nature of federal-provincial cooperation required to implement the proposed national plan, including the proposed “phase-in” approach to provincial participation, the efficient dovetailing of levy collection under federal and provincial jurisdictions and its consistency with the Agreement on Internal Trade;

  • (e) the collection of levies on imported raspberries, including its consistency with Canada’s rights and obligations under international trade agreements; and

  • (f) whether any restrictions should be placed on the activities of a raspberry research and promotion agency or on any of the powers to be exercised pursuant to section 42 of the Act.

Copies of the Request for a Red Raspberry Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency, the General Rules of Procedure and other related documents are available from the FPCC’s Web site at www.fpcc-cpac.gc.ca/index.php/eng/public-hearings, may be requested by email at hearings-audiences@agr.gc.ca, by telephone at 613-759-1165, by fax at 613-759-1566 or by mail at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Avenue, Building 59, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6. Copies will be sent on CD-ROM or by email.

Any interested person or association wishing to comment or intervene on the issues involved in this hearing may do so by completing the electronic form on the FPCC’s Web site, or by mailing or delivering by hand a submission to the Hearing Secretary, Ms. Nathalie Vanasse, at the above addresses. The submissions must be signed, include a return address, and be copied to the British Columbia Raspberry Industry Development Council at the following address:

Ms. Sharmin Gamiet
32160 South Fraser Way, Room 265
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2T 1W5
Email: council@bcraspberries.com

In order to be considered, all submissions must be received by the FPCC on or before close of business on February 21, 2013.

If you wish to speak at the hearing, please notify the Hearing Secretary no later than March 8, 2013. Approval to appear at the hearing will be granted by the Panel Chair.

Please note that all information provided as part of this public hearing, except information designated as confidential and accepted as confidential by the Panel, whether sent by mail, fax, email or through the FPCC’s Web site, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the FPCC’s Web site. This information includes personal information, such as full names, email addresses, mailing/street addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and any other personal information provided.

Documents received electronically or otherwise will be posted on the FPCC’s Web site in whichever official language they are provided.

Notice of pre-hearing conference

The Panel hereby provides notice that, pursuant to section 30 of its General Rules of Procedure, a pre-hearing conference will be held on March 15, 2013, in Ottawa, to determine dates and locations for the hearing, and address any procedural matters. Parties wishing to participate in this conference should notify the Hearing Secretary no later than 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on March 8, 2013, for the exact location of the conference, call-in information, and draft agenda.

Ottawa, January 19, 2013

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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 Douglas Arthur Narraway, Shift Engineer (HP-2), 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn, Department of National Defence, Dundurn, Saskatchewan, to be a candidate, before and during the election period, for the position of Mayor for the Town of Dundurn, Saskatchewan, in a municipal election held on October 24, 2012.

January 9, 2013

KATHY NAKAMURA
Director General
Political Activities and
Non-Partisanship Directorate

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