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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 17329

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 110 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 living organism identified as Pichia species strain, under section 108 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the living organism is not specified on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the Ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the living organism may result in the living organism 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 110 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that subsection 106(4) of that Act applies to the living organism in accordance with the Annex.

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 110 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

  1. In relation to the living organism identified as Pichia species strain, a significant new activity is any activity other than its use
    • (a) within a contained facility as this expression is defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) where the containment of the living organism meets the requirements for containment level 1 large scale or greater as defined in the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, 3rd Edition, established by the Department of Health, published in 2004, as amended from time to time and where
      • (i) the biomass containing the living organism is treated to produce a minimum of 7 log reduction in viable organisms,
      • (ii) the efficacy of the reduction in viable organisms following treatment of the biomass containing the living organism is assessed per batch by standard microbiological techniques,
      • (iii) the waste water containing the living organism is treated at a minimum of 55°C for a minimum of 20 hours prior to its release, and
      • (iv) the biomass containing the living organism is disposed of by incineration or in a landfill regulated under a Canadian federal, provincial or territorial statute or under a U.S. federal or state statute; and
    • (b) as a research and development organism in a contained facility, as these expressions are defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) and from which no release to the environment may occur.
  2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 120 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity in relation to the living organism:
    • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity;
    • (b) a description of the equipment and methods of manufacture and of the quality control and quality assurance procedures;
    • (c) a description of the nature of the potential releases of the living organism where the significant new activity will be conducted, including the method by which the organism may be released, the quantity, frequency and duration of the potential releases and the procedures to prevent releases;
    • (d) an estimation of the quantity of the living organism that will be imported into or manufactured in Canada in any 12-month period for the proposed significant new activity;
    • (e) a description of the closed process equipment and methods used to monitor the integrity of containment of the viable cultures containing the living organism;
    • (f) a description of the procedures used to inactivate the biomass, waste water and fermentation off-gas containing the living organism and data from tests to determine the effectiveness of these procedures;
    • (g) a description of the methods of disposal for the inactivated waste biomass at the end of the fermentation process;
    • (h) the data from tests conducted to determine the effects of the living organism on
      • (i) aquatic plants and invertebrate and vertebrate aquatic species likely to be exposed to it following the conduct of the significant new activity, and
      • (ii) terrestrial plants and invertebrate and vertebrate terrestrial species likely to be exposed to it following the conduct of the significant new activity;
    • (i) a description of the test procedures followed in developing the test data mentioned in paragraph (h), including a description or copy of test methods and of the quality control and quality assurance procedures followed in developing the test data;
    • (j) a description of the involvement of the living organism in adverse ecological effects;
    • (k) a description of the potential adverse environmental impacts of the living organism that could affect the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity; and
    • (l) all other information and test data in respect of the living organism that are relevant to identifying hazards to the environment and human health and that are in the possession of the person proposing the significant new activity or to which the person ought reasonably to have access.
  3. The above information will be assessed within 120 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 110 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.

Living organisms 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 106 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 111 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new living organism, 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 living organism 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 living organism. However, as mentioned in subsection 106(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 living organism 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 living organism or activities involving the living organism.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of four petroleum and refinery gases specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the four substances identified in the annex below as petroleum and refinery gases (the “substances”) are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the screening assessment conducted on the substances pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is concluded that the substances meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health propose to recommend to His Excellency the Governor in Council that these substances be added to Schedule 1 to the Act.

Notice is furthermore given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health are releasing a proposed risk management approach document for these substances on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www. chemicalsubstances.gc.ca) to continue discussions with stakeholders on the manner in which the Ministers intend to develop a proposed regulation or instrument respecting preventive or control actions in relation to the substances.

Public comment period on the proposed risk management approach document

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of the proposed risk management approach document, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the proposed risk management approach document. More information regarding the proposed risk management approach may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment
RONA AMBROSE
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Screening Assessment of the Four Petroleum and Refinery Gases Listed Below

The Ministers of the Environment and of Health have conducted a screening assessment of the following industry-restricted petroleum and refinery gases:

CAS RN (see reference a)

DSL name (see reference b)

68131-75-9

Gases (petroleum), C3–C4

68477-33-8

Gases (petroleum), C3–C4, isobutane-rich

68477-85-0

Gases (petroleum), C4-rich

68527-19-5

Hydrocarbons, C1–C4, debutanizer fraction (see reference c)

  • Reference a
    The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports to the Government when the information and the reports are required by law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior, written permission of the American Chemical Society.
  • Reference b
    DSL: Domestic Substances List.
  • Reference c
    Late information received indicated that there is no longer any evidence that CAS RN 68527-19-5 is being transported to other industrial facilities. This update therefore defines this substance as a Stream 1 (site-restricted) petroleum and refinery gas.

These substances were identified as high priorities for action during the categorization of the Domestic Substances List (DSL), as they were determined to present intermediate potential for exposure of individuals in Canada and were considered to present a high hazard to human health. They do not meet the ecological categorization criteria for persistence, bioaccumulation potential or inherent toxicity to non-human organisms. These substances were included in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach (PSSA) because they are related to the petroleum sector and are all complex combinations of petroleum hydrocarbons.

Petroleum and refinery gases produced from petroleum facilities (i.e. refineries, upgraders or natural gas processing facilities) are a category of saturated and unsaturated light hydrocarbons. The composition of petroleum and refinery gases varies depending on the source of the crude oil, bitumen or natural gas, as well as process operating conditions and processing units used. Therefore, these petroleum and refinery gases are considered to be of Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products or Biological materials (UVCBs). In order to predict the overall behaviour of these complex substances for purposes of assessing the potential for ecological effects, representative structures have been selected from each chemical class in the substances.

Three petroleum and refinery gases considered in this screening assessment (CAS RNs 68131-75-9, 68477-33-8 and 68477-85-0) have been identified as industry-restricted (i.e. they are a subset of petroleum and refinery gases that may leave a petroleum sector facility and be transported to other industrial facilities). The petroleum and refinery gases can be consumed at the facility or transferred to other industrial facilities for use as feedstock or fuel or blended into substances leaving the site under different CAS RNs. Updated industry information indicated that CAS RN 68527-19-5 is not being transported to other industrial facilities. Nonetheless, this CAS RN has been included in the assessment as it was determined that this does not change the conclusions of the assessment for either site-restricted or industry-restricted petroleum and refinery gases.

According to information submitted under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) and other sources of information, these petroleum and refinery gases are transported from refineries, upgraders and natural gas processing facilities to other facilities by pipelines or in pressurized containers by train. Given the physical-chemical properties of these gases (e.g. high vapour pressures), releases of the petroleum and refinery gases into the atmosphere can occur.

Based on the available information, it is considered unlikely that these petroleum and refinery gases are causing ecological harm in Canada. One component of petroleum and refinery gases, ethene, is being addressed in a separate screening assessment, and its potential to cause harm is not considered in this assessment. This will enable consideration of ethene releases from industrial operations generally, rather than attempting to link its release to the specific substances that are the subject of this assessment.

Therefore, based on the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that these petroleum and refinery gases (CAS RNs 68131-75-9, 68477-33-8, 68477-85-0 and 68527-19-5) do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or 64(b) of CEPA 1999, as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends.

It is recognized that a small portion of the general population may be exposed to these petroleum and refinery gases in the vicinity of petroleum facilities. Exposure to the general population during handling (loading and unloading) and transportation of these industry-restricted petroleum and refinery gases is not expected, given the nature of transportation systems and regulations in place to prevent or reduce any discharge during handling and transportation processes.

A critical health effect for the initial categorization of industry-restricted petroleum and refinery gas substances was carcinogenicity, based primarily on classifications by international agencies. The European Union has identified petroleum and refinery gases containing 1,3-butadiene at concentrations greater than 0.1% by weight as carcinogens. Additionally, 1,3-butadiene has been identified by Health Canada and several international regulatory agencies as a carcinogen, and was added to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of CEPA 1999. 1,3-Butadiene was found to be a multi-site carcinogen in rodents, increasing the incidence of tumours at all inhalation concentrations tested. 1,3-Butadiene also exhibits genotoxicity in vitro and in vivo, and a plausible mode of action for the induction of tumours involves direct interaction with genetic material.

Based on available information, 1,3-butadiene is considered to be present in the Stream 2 petroleum and refinery gases. Therefore, consistent with the approach used to assess the site-restricted (Stream 1) petroleum and refinery gases, 1,3-butadiene was selected as a high hazard component to characterize potential exposure to the general population. It is recognized that emissions of the Stream 2 petroleum and refinery gases will contribute to a portion of the previously estimated Stream 1 releases. In that assessment, it was determined that margins between the high end estimates of exposure to 1,3-butadiene and estimates of cancer potency for inhalation exposure to 1,3-butadiene are considered potentially inadequate to address uncertainties related to the health effects and exposure databases. Margins of exposure for non-cancer endpoints are considered adequate.

Based on the contribution of these four petroleum and refinery gases to overall facility emissions, it is concluded that these substances meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999, as they are entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Conclusion

Based on the information available, it is concluded that the four petroleum and refinery gases listed under CAS RNs 68131-75-9, 68477-33-8, 68477-85-0 and 68527-19-5 meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

The screening assessment as well as the proposed risk management approach document for these substances are available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Assu, Ted

2013-1476

International Pacific Halibut Commission

 

Member

 

Auditor General of Canada

2013-1467

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

 

Auditor

 

Badowski, John

2013-1472

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

 

Full-time member and Vice-Chairperson

 

Bell, John K.

2013-1446

Royal Canadian Mint

 

Director of the Board of Directors

 

Bondil, Nathalie

2013-1448

Canada Council for the Arts

 

Vice-Chairperson

 

Boudreau, Denise

2013-1495

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

 

Judge

 

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

 

Judge ex officio

 

Buckingham, Donald

2013-1473

Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

 

Full-time member and Chairperson

 

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

 

Directors — part-time basis

 

Bradlow, John

2013-1469

Lee, Jason

2013-1468

Lunn, The Hon. Gary, P.C.

2013-1470

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

Directors of the board of directors

 

Hames, Elliott Clinton Eric

2013-1437

Macos, Nicholas

2013-1436

Jenkins, Toby

2013-1435

Canadian Commercial Corporation

 

Directors of the Board of Directors

 

Bassan, Daniela

2013-1434

Verkindt, Nicole

2013-1433

Charlton, Mary-Lynn

2013-1451

National Film Board

 

Member

 

Citizenship Act

 

Citizenship judges — part-time basis

 

Janega, Ann

2013-1415

Minor, Dane

2013-1414

Volpé, Jeannot

2013-1413

Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick — Trial Division

 

Judges

 

Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

 

Judges ex officio

 

Christie, E. Thomas, Q.C.

2013-1497

Stephenson, Darrell

2013-1496

Cullen, The Hon. Austin F.

2014-5

Government of British Columbia

 

Administrator

 

January 27 and 28, 2014

 

Czutrin, The Hon. George

2013-1483

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, Family Court

Senior Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Del Bosco, Steve

2014-2

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

 

Chief Executive Officer — interim basis

 

Duffy, Leonie Napa

2013-1471

National Seniors Council

 

Member

 

Ernst & Young LLP

2013-1444

Bank of Canada

 

Auditor

 

Fournier, The Hon. Jacques Robert

2013-1491

Superior Court of Quebec

 

Associate Chief Justice

 

Fraser, James Douglas

2013-1475

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

 

Canadian Commissioner

 

Gaal, Sonia Anne-Marie Ingrid

2013-1466

Military Grievances External Review Committee

 

Full-time Vice-Chairperson

 

Giguère, Patricia-Jean

2013-1449

Canadian Museum of History

 

Trustee of the Board of Trustees

 

Gordon, The Hon. Robbie D.

2013-1482

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario — Northeast Region

 

Regional Senior Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Government of Manitoba

2014-4

Administrators

 

Philp, The Hon. Alan R.

 

January 14 and 15, 2014

 

Steel, The Hon. Freda M.

 

January 16 to January 29, 2014

 

Government of Ontario

2014-3

Administrators

 

Feldman, The Hon. Kathryn N.

 

January 11 to January 30, 2014

 

Sharpe, The Hon. Robert J.

 

January 31, 2014

 

Hodgson, Timothy

2013-1431

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

 

Director

 

Isaac, Gerald R.

2013-1480

Administrator of Yukon

 

Kapoor, Renu

2013-1416

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

 

Director of the Board of Directors

 

Lampert, Jerry

2013-1479

British Columbia Treaty Commission

 

Commissioner

 

Lavoie, Manon

2013-1494

Superior Court for the district of Québec in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Littlechild, Wilton

2013-1450

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

 

Trustee of the Board of Trustees

 

MacDonald, Brian L.

2013-1412

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

 

Member

 

Mayer, Marc

2013-1452

National Gallery of Canada

 

Director

 

McBride, John

2013-1447

PPP Canada Inc.

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

McKane, James A.

2013-1474

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

 

Member

 

McPhail, Ian D. C., Q.C.

2013-1424

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission

 

Part-time Vice-Chairman

 

Mintz, Jack Maurice

2013-1464

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

Vice-President

 

Morawetz, The Hon. Geoffrey B.

2013-1481

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario — Toronto Region

 

Regional Senior Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

National Capital Commission

 

Members of the Board of Directors

 

Pankiw, Michael

2013-1420

Rivard, Denys

2013-1419

National Research Council of Canada

 

Members

 

Jenkins, Paul Thomas (Tom)

2013-1461

Vanexan, Peter D.

2013-1460

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

 

Members

 

Jayas, Digvir S.

2013-1463

Mehta, Sudarshan A. (Raj)

2013-1462

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

 

Canadian representatives — Canadian Section

 

Hungerford, George W., O.C., Q.C.

2013-1477

Tebb, Terry

2013-1478

Parole Board of Canada

 

Full-time members

 

Gunn, Gerald

2013-1422

Dubreuil, Steven

2013-1421

Part-time member

 

Parrent, Damian J.

2013-1423

Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act

 

Members — Advisory panel

 

Manitoba

 

Brown, Robert L.

2013-1438

Nova Scotia

 

Tyson, Marian, Q.C.

2013-1441

Nunavut

 

Chandler, Michael

2013-1443

Lester, Shawn

2013-1442

Ontario

 

Lunau, Karey

2013-1439

Quebec

 

Chevalier, Claude

2013-1440

Poloz, Stephen S.

2013-1445

International Monetary Fund

 

Alternate Governor

 

Public Service Pension Advisory Committee

 

Members

 

Doiron, Michel

2013-1425

Forand, Liseanne

2013-1426

Hamilton, Bob

2013-1427

Isaacs, Milton

2013-1430

Laroche, Yazmine Cecilia

2013-1428

Soulière, Jean-Guy

2013-1429

Schmidt, Glen

2013-1453

National Museum of Science and Technology

 

Trustee of Board of Trustees

 

Siddall, Evan W.

2013-1455

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

 

President

 

Small, Bonita Mary

2013-1432

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

 

Permanent member

 

Social Security Tribunal

 

Appeal Division

 

Full-time members

 

Lew, Janet

2013-1456

Ross, Hazelyn

2013-1457

Income Security Section

 

Full-time members

 

Eberhard, John Janes

2013-1459

Persi, Adriano

2013-1458

Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judges

 

Perreault, Éliane

2013-1493

Pinsonnault, The Hon. Michel

2013-1492

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judges

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Bale, Stephen

2013-1487

Emery, Michael G.

2013-1488

Gauthier, The Hon. Louise L.

2013-1485

Harper, The Hon. R. John

2013-1486

Mew, Graeme

2013-1508

Then, The Hon. Edward F.

2013-1484

Trimble, Jamie K.

2013-1489

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judges

 

Duncan, Jennifer, Q.C.

2013-1500

Kent, Nigel P.

2013-1499

Macintosh, George K., Q.C.

2013-1498

Sharma, Neena

2013-1501

Swyripa, Frances Ann

2013-1454

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

Trustee of the Board of Trustees

 

Tholl, Jerome A.

2013-1502

Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan

 

Judge

 

Tsang, Rita

2013-1465

Canadian Tourism Commission

 

Director of the Board of Directors

 

Vauclair, The Hon. Martin

2013-1490

Court of Appeal of the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

January 9, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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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 section 2.2 of the letters patent sets out the place where the registered office of the Authority is located;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent to amend section 2.2 of the letters patent to change the street address for the registered office of 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 subsection 9(1) of the Act, the letters patent are amended as follows:

1. Section 2.2 of the letters patent is replaced by the following:

2.2 Registered Office of Authority. The registered office of the Authority is located at 100 Port Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 0C7.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of issuance.

ISSUED this 13th day of December, 2013.

_______________________________

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA

Chief Public Health Officer (full-time position)

Location: National Capital Region

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the main Government of Canada agency responsible for public health in Canada. The Agency’s primary goal is to strengthen Canada’s capacity to protect and improve the health of Canadians and to help reduce pressures on the health care system. To do this, the Agency is working to build an effective public health system that enables Canadians to achieve better health and well-being in their daily lives by promoting good health, helping prevent and control chronic diseases and injury, as well as protecting Canadians from infectious diseases and other threats to their health. The Agency is also committed to reducing health disparities between the most advantaged and disadvantaged Canadians.

The Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) is responsible for providing leadership to the Public Health Agency of Canada and providing advice to the Minister of Health and, as appropriate, working with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial and municipal governments, the international community, the public health community and Canadians on public health issues. The CPHO is the lead public health professional of the Government of Canada, in particular during public health emergencies, and will play a leadership role in national public health matters and citizen engagement in public health.

The ideal candidate would be a licensed health professional qualified in medicine, nursing or another profession associated with the field of public health. Postgraduate training and experience in public health or a closely related field would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would possess executive level experience in the management, at a high level, of a complex professional organization, including the management of financial and human resources, preferably in the public health field. He or she would have proven senior level experience in providing strategic advice and making evidence-based decisions on complex and sensitive issues, as well as experience in building and maintaining productive and multipartite relationships with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders and academia. Experience as an official-level spokesperson on public health issues, particularly emergencies, would be considered an asset, as would experience in developing and coordinating government policies, programs and services in the area of public health. Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies for disease prevention and control would also be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the legislative framework within which it operates, as well as knowledge and understanding of sound business practices and principles, including human resources and financial management. He or she would have knowledge of Government and public policy environments, processes and best practices, as well as of the respective roles of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments in health system matters. Possessing knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and of the social and health care fields, the ideal candidate would also have knowledge of the breadth and depth of public health issues within Canada and internationally.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to focus the energies and talents of the organization’s employees and motivate them to achieve corporate objectives, and a proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships, including with the broader public health, research and academic communities. He or she would have the ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies and deal with complex and sensitive issues, as well as the ability to provide advice to ministers and, as appropriate, work with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial governments, the international community, health practitioners and Canadians on public health issues. Finally, he or she would have the ability, as the lead public health professional of the Government of Canada, to communicate with governments, public health authorities or organizations in the public health field, within Canada or internationally as well as with the public, voluntary organizations and the private sector, for the purpose of providing information or seeking views about public health issues.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate high ethical standards and integrity, and possess superior interpersonal skills. Calm under pressure, he or she would demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and sound judgement.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

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 selected 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/index.asp?lang=eng.

The selected candidate 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/Default.aspx?pid=1&lang=en.

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 Public Health Agency of Canada and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, please visit www.renaudfoster.com for the full job specification. To apply in confidence, please forward your curriculum vitae and a letter of introduction to eslankis@renaudfoster.com or npoirier@renaudfoster.com. All submissions will be acknowledged.

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format 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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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

BNP Paribas — Order to commence and carry on business in Canada

Notice is hereby given of the issuance, pursuant to subsection 534(1) of the Bank Act, of an order authorizing BNP Paribas to commence and carry on business in Canada, effective January 1, 2014.

January 8, 2014

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

Continental Bank of Canada — Letters patent of continuance and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

  • pursuant to section 35 of the Bank Act, of letters patent continuing Continental Currency Exchange Corporation, a company incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act, as a bank under the Bank Act under the name, in English, Continental Bank of Canada and, in French, Banque Continentale du Canada, effective December 8, 2013; and
  • pursuant to subsection 48(3) of the Bank Act, of an order authorizing, in English, Continental Bank of Canada and, in French, Banque Continentale du Canada, to commence and carry on business, effective December 8, 2013.

January 7, 2014

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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