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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

BANK OF CANADA

Call for candidatesGovernor

The Bank of Canada, the nation’s central bank, is the pre-eminent macro-economic institution in Canada and is an active and influential participant in helping shape global economic and financial policy as a result of Canada’s membership in the G8, the G20, the Financial Stability Board, the Bank for International Settlements and other multilateral institutions. Responsible for the conduct of monetary policy to keep inflation low, stable and predictable, promoting the efficiency of capital markets and the integrity of Canadian currency, while contributing to the development of stronger, more robust domestic and international financial systems, the Bank of Canada plays a significant strategic role that has an impact on the everyday lives of all Canadians.

Few positions influence more directly the performance of the Canadian economy than that of the Governor of the Bank of Canada. In this role, the Governor would shape the culture and values of the organization, and build on the Bank’s commitment to integrity, intellectual discipline and openness of communication. He/she would also ensure that the Bank attracts, and retains, the calibre of individuals needed to sustain its reputation for excellence.

As an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, he/she has unquestioned technical competence in monetary policy and, more broadly, macro-economics, coupled with a highly developed understanding of the financial sector, both institutions and markets, domestically and internationally. He/she has the proven ability to provide leadership for a complex, knowledge-intensive organization, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to communicate in both official languages the Bank’s decisions on monetary policy and on a range of economic issues. A Canadian citizen, the candidate has the demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in a highly complex environment, to manage competing priorities, and to rank strategic priorities. His/her leadership style is characterized by a personal inclination to lead through persuasion, and he/she has the courage to take a stand to support principles and policies. The credibility of the Governor is key to establishing the confidence of the financial community, the business media and ultimately the general public.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Paul Stanley at 416-366-1990 or Ron Robertson at 613-742-3200.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 16917

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 potassium titanate, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

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 indicates, pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that subsection 81(4) of that Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX
Information Requirements

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

  1. In relation to the substance potassium titanate, a significant new activity is

    • (a) its use in any quantity in architectural coatings, friction materials, insulation or construction materials that are consumer products as defined in section 2 of the Canada Consumer Products Safety Act,

      • (i) where the substance is manufactured by a method other than a melt method, or

      • (ii) where the substance contains greater than 2% by weight of particles with diameters less than 3 µm with an average aspect ratio of 3:1 or greater; or

    • (b) any use in a quantity greater than 10 kg in any one calendar year where the substance is engineered to contain particles of particle size ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres in one or more dimensions.
  2. 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) for a significant new activity described in subparagraphs 1(a)(i) or (ii),

      • (i) the information specified in item 7 of Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),
      • (ii) the information specified in items 8 and 10 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations,

      • (iii) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations,

      • (iv) the test data and a test report on the subchronic inhalation toxicity of the substance, including a satellite (reversibility) study, conducted according to the methodology described in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guideline No. 413 (Test Guideline) titled Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity: 90-day study, and where the Test Guideline is current at the time the test data are developed, and

      • (v) the test data and a test report on bronchoalveolar lavage conducted immediately following the last exposure and recovery in the subchronic inhalation toxicity test required in subparagraph (iv), conducted according to the methodology described in the OECD Series on Testing and Assessment, Number 125 (Guidance Document), titled Guidance Document on Histopathology for Inhalation Toxicity Studies, Supporting TG 412 (Subacute Inhalation Toxicity: 28-Day Study) and TG 413 (Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity: 90-Day Study), and where the Guidance Document is current at the time the test data are developed;

    • (c) for a significant new activity described in paragraph 1(b),

      • (i) if the substance is used in consumer products as defined in section 2 of the Canada Consumer Products Safety Act,

        • (A) the information specified in Schedule 5 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),

        • (B) the analytical information to determine the primary and secondary particle size of the substance,

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

        • (D) the analytical information to determine the primary and secondary particle size of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under clause (A),

        • (E) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under clause (A), and

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

      • (ii) in all other cases, the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),
      • (iii) the anticipated annual quantity of the substance to be used in relation to the significant new activity,
      • (iv) if known, the three sites in Canada where the greatest quantity of the substance, in relation to the significant new activity, is anticipated to be used or processed and the estimated quantity by site, and
      • (v) the identification of the other government agencies, either outside or within Canada, that the person proposing the significant new activity has notified of the use of the substance and, if known, the agency’s file number, the outcome of the assessment and, if any, the risk management actions in relation to the substance imposed by those agencies; and
    • (d) all other information or test data in respect of the substance that are in the possession of the person who intends to use the substance for the proposed 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.
  3. The test data and the test reports described in subparagraphs 2(b)(iv) and (v) must be in conformity with the practices described in the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (Principles of GLP) set out in Annex 2 of the Decision of the Council Concerning the Mutual Acceptance of Data in the Assessment of Chemicals, adopted on May 12, 1981, and where the Principles of GLP are current at the time the test data are developed.

  4. 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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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

Notice to interested parties — Marketing Authorization for maximum residue limits for veterinary drugs

Recent updates to the Food and Drugs Act that were introduced in sections 30.2 to 30.4 as part of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act of 2012 (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/J-0.8.pdf) give the Minister of Health the authority to issue Marketing Authorizations and incorporate documents by reference. The Department of Health is publishing a Marketing Authorization (MA) for veterinary drug maximum residue limits (MRL) in order to realize the efficiencies from this legislation and improve current processes.

A maximum residue limit (MRL) is an amount of drug residue that — if present in the tissue of a food animal or a food product derived from a food-producing animal that has been treated with a veterinary drug — will not pose an unacceptable risk to the safety of the food. This residue, at this level, is considered to pose no adverse health effects if ingested daily by humans over a lifetime. Currently, when Health Canada reviews and authorizes a veterinary drug for sale in Canada, an MRL for the drug residue is determined at the same time; however, the MRL then has to be added to the regulations, which can take many years after the scientific decision and consultation have already taken place.

As a result of this new legislation, an MA has been prepared to modernize this process in Canada in a way that maintains the scientific rigor and consultation process, but removes the step of making a regulatory amendment for each new or updated MRL. Health Canada’s new MA process for veterinary drug MRLs will continue to protect the health and safety of Canadians while also reducing unnecessary red tape. The new process will be several steps shorter and less labour intensive because the regulations do not need to be changed every time an MRL is established or updated. Instead, the “List of Maximum Residue Limits for Veterinary Drugs” will be incorporated by reference (i.e. have the force of law) and will be maintained on Health Canada’s Web site; any proposed changes will continue to be the subject of consultation, and the list will then be updated administratively. Associated Governor in Council regulations are being developed for pre-publication at a later date in order to repeal the existing “Table III” in Part B, Division 15, of the Food and Drug Regulations, as the list of MRLs will now be published and maintained online.

January 18, 2013

PAUL GLOVER
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

(see footnote 1) Baird, The Hon. Robin A. M.

2013-4

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judge

 

(see footnote 2) Federal Court

 

Judges

 

Federal Court of Appeal

 

Members ex officio

 

Roy, Yvan

2012-1706

Strickland, Cecily Y.

2012-1707

Flack, Graham

2013-7

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet — Plans and Consultations and Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

 

Martin, Michael

2013-9

Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence to be styled Senior Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence

 

Ossowski, John

2013-8

Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to be styled Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety

 

Sargent, Timothy

2013-10

Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet — Operations, Privy Council Office

 

Tucker, Daniel

2013-6

Public Service Commission

 

Commissioner — part-time basis

 

January 25, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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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 person of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a fingerprint examiner:

Bruce Alan Vogel

Ottawa, January 9, 2013

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing 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 Saint John Police Force as fingerprint examiners:

Mark R. Smith
Raymond J. Coleman

Ottawa, January 9, 2013

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Nanaimo Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Nanaimo Port Authority (“Authority”), under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”), effective July 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent describes the real property, other than federal real property, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS supplementary letters patent were issued on June 30, 2010, which, among other things, authorized the acquisition of real property bearing PID Number 001-223-585 and added a description of that real property to Schedule C of the letters patent;

WHEREAS the Authority has determined that a portion of the real property bearing PID Number 001-223-585 is no longer required for port purposes;

WHEREAS the Authority wishes to subdivide that real property into two lots, one lot, described in the Annex below, to be disposed to the Snuneymuxw First Nation pursuant to subsection 46(2) of the Act, and one lot to be retained by the Authority;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister approve the disposal of real property described in the Annex below in favour of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, and issue supplementary letters patent to remove from Schedule C of the letters patent the real property to be disposed by replacing the description of real property bearing PID Number 001-223-585 with the description of real property to be retained by the Authority;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendment to the letters patent of the Authority is consistent with the Act,

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to sections 9 and 46 of the Act, I authorize the Authority to complete the disposal of real property described in the Annex below in favour of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and I amend the letters patent of the Authority to reflect the disposal of real property as follows:

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by replacing the reference to PID Number 001-223-585 and its corresponding description, with the following:

Lot A of Section 1, Nanaimo District, and of the Bed of the Public Harbour of Nanaimo, Plan 30712, Except that Part thereof formerly Lot 2 Plan 29652 (the Remainder of Lot A) and EXCEPT that portion which is more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the most Westerly corner of the Remainder of Lot A Thence, along the Westerly Boundary of the Remainder of Lot A 31 degrees 43′ 10″ 4.944 m to the beginning of a circular curve (BC); Thence, on a circular curve to the right the radial point (RP) being 137 degrees 19′ 40″ a radius of 122.938 m from the BC along an arc of 36.332 m to the end of the circular curve (EC) being 334 degrees 15′ 40″ a radius of 122.938 m from the RP; Thence, 64 degrees 15′ 40″ 35.500 m to the beginning of a circular curve (BC); Thence, on a circular curve to the left the RP being 334 degrees 15′ 40″ a radius of 168.658 m from the BC along an arc of 164.753 m to the EC being 98 degrees 17′ 31″ a radius of 168.658 m from the RP to a point on the Westerly Boundary;

Thence, 71 degrees 07′ 50″ 31.955 m more or less to a point lying on a line 6 m perpendicularly distant from the Easterly Boundary of the Remainder of Lot A;

Thence, parallel to said Easterly Boundary 161 degrees 07′ 50″ 184.860 m more or less to a point on the Southerly Boundary of the Remainder of Lot A;

Thence, along the Southerly Boundary 269 degrees 20′ 00″ 208.281 m more or less; Thence, 269 degrees 11′ 50″ 39.929 m more or less to the point of commencement, which portion of the Remainder of Lot A, exclusive of the above described portion, being Lot 2 and being 0.91 ha more or less.

2. The amendment to the letters patent is to be effective on the date of registration in the Victoria Land Title Office of the documents evidencing the disposal of real property in favour of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

ISSUED under my hand this 16th day of January, 2013.

____________________________
Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

Annex

Lot A of Section 1, Nanaimo District and of the Bed of the Public Harbour of Nanaimo, Plan 30712 Except That Part Thereof Formerly Lot 2 Plan 29652 (the Remainder of Lot A) which portion to be known as Lot 1 is more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the most Westerly comer of the Remainder of Lot A Thence along the Westerly Boundary of the Remainder of Lot A 31 degrees 43′ 10″ 4.944 m to the beginning of a circular curve (BC); Thence on a circular curve to the right the radial point (RP) being 137 degrees 19′ 40″ a radius of 122.938 m from the BC along an arc of 36.332 m to the end of the circular curve (EC) being 334 degrees 15′ 40″ a radius of 122.938 m from the RP; Thence 64 degrees 15′ 40″ 35.500 m to the beginning of a circular curve (BC); Thence on a circular curve to the left the RP being 334 degrees 15′ 40″ a radius of 168.658 m from the BC along an arc of 164.753 m to the EC being 98 degrees 17′ 31″ a radius of 168.658 m from the RP to a point on the Westerly Boundary;

Thence 71 degrees 07′ 50″ 31.955 m more or less to a point lying on a line 6 m perpendicularly distant from the Easterly Boundary of the Remainder of Lot A;

Thence parallel to said Easterly Boundary 161 degrees 07′ 50″ 184.860 m more or less to a point on the Southerly Boundary of the Remainder of Lot A;

Thence along the Southerly Boundary 269 degrees 20′ 00″ 208.281 m more or less; Thence 269 degrees 11′ 50″ 39.929 m more or less to the point of commencement,

Lot 1 being 1.94 ha more or less.

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