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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 17718

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(hydrogen sulfate), alkyl ethers, sodium salts;

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.

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
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 May 12, 2014, 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(hydrogen sulfate), alkyl ethers, sodium salts.
  • “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 import or manufacture the substance in accordance with the present ministerial conditions.

Restriction

3. The notifier may import or manufacture the substance to use it only in oil and gas production operations or to transfer its physical possession or control to a person who will use it only in these operations.

4. At least 120 days prior to beginning the manufacture 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 the 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, the points of release of the substance, and the processes to eliminate environmental releases.
Handling and Disposal of the Substance

5. The notifier or the person to whom the substance has been transferred must collect any waste in their physical possession or under their control and destroy or dispose of it 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 incineration facility is located; or
  • (c) deposition in a secure landfill, in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where the landfill is located.
Environmental Release

6. Where any release of the substance to the environment occurs other than an injection into a petroleum reservoir for the purposes of oil and gas 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 any release. Furthermore, the person shall, as soon as possible in the circumstances, inform the Minister of the Environment by contacting an enforcement officer designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Record-keeping Requirements

7. (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 each person in Canada who has disposed of the substance or of waste for the notifier, the method used to do so, and the quantities of the substance or waste shipped to that person.

(2) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records mentioned in subsection (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

8. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance or of waste, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to any transfer of the substance or waste, written confirmation from this person that he or she was 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, or at the principal place of business in Canada of a representative of that person in Canada, for a period of at least five years from the day it was received.

Coming into Force

9. These ministerial conditions come into force on August 18, 2014.

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONDUCT AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS AGREEMENT

On July 8, 2014, Canada joined a number of other World Trade Organization (WTO) members, including the European Union, China, Japan and the United States, to launch negotiations on a WTO environmental goods agreement.

In accordance with the 2010 Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan, and Program Proposals, the Government of Canada is conducting an environmental assessment (EA) to inform these trade negotiations. Comments by interested parties are invited on any likely environmental impacts on Canada of an environmental goods agreement.

The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable development. Mutually supportive trade, investment and environmental policies can contribute to this objective. Negotiators therefore endeavour to obtain relevant information and otherwise improve their understanding of the relationship between trade and environmental issues at the earliest stages of decision making through an open and inclusive process. Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work.

For more information on the Environmental Goods Agreement, please visit www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/topics-domaines/env/plurilateral.aspx?lang=eng.

All interested parties are invited to submit their views on any likely and significant environmental impacts on Canada resulting from an environmental goods agreement by October 29, 2014.

Contributions can be sent by email to EAconsultationsEE@international.gc.ca, by fax to 613-992-9392 or by mail to Environmental Goods Agreement Environmental Assessment, Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat (TAS), Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Feldman, The Hon. Kathryn N. 2014-904

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

August 2 to August 6, 2014

 
Roy-Vienneau, Jocelyne 2014-909

Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick

 

August 21, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner (full-time position)

Location: National Capital Region

The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner is an independent Agent of Parliament appointed by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons and reports directly to Parliament. The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner (Office) was created in 2007 under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA). The mandate of the Office is to establish a safe, confidential and independent mechanism for public servants or members of the public to disclose potential wrongdoing in the federal public sector. The Office investigates disclosures of alleged wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal. It also protects public servants from reprisal for making such disclosures or cooperating in investigations under the PSDPA. The Commissioner is the chief executive of the Office and has the rank and powers of a deputy head of a department.

The ideal candidate would possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, such as law, ethics, business administration or public administration, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.

The ideal candidate would have significant management experience, at the senior executive level, in a private or public sector organization. The ideal candidate should possess demonstrated decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues. Experience in representing an organization and in interacting and consulting at a senior level with a broad range of stakeholders and policy- and decision-makers is sought. He or she should have significant experience building and sustaining effective relationships with stakeholders, such as Parliamentarians, business leaders, and senior government officials. Experience leading an organization during a period of cultural change would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the principles of the PSDPA, as well as of the mandate, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of the Commissioner. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of the Canadian parliamentary system and the work of parliamentary committees, together with knowledge of the role of an Agent of Parliament and its relationship with Parliament and the Government. Knowledge of the legislative and policy context and frameworks governing financial, human resources and program management in the federal public sector, including the frameworks related to public service values and ethics and disclosure of wrongdoing, is desired. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting investigations and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation, and the concept of natural justice. He or she should also have knowledge of the practices and principles underlying conciliation, mediation and the application of alternative dispute resolution methods.

The ideal candidate would possess the ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other enabling frameworks, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions. The candidate should have the ability to analyze differing opinions and viewpoints in complex situations in order to make sound judgments that are reasonable, fair and equitable within the framework of the law. The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is sought. He or she should have the ability to lead and manage a public sector organization, to define its strategies and objectives, and to motivate employees to reach corporate objectives. The ideal candidate would possess personal and professional integrity, discretion, sound judgment and superior interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in both official languages is required.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance. He or she must not hold any other office or employment in the public sector or carry on any activity inconsistent with the powers and duties of the position.

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 organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.psic-ispc.gc.ca.

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 GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca.

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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS ACT

Directive

Whereas I have consulted with the Director of Public Prosecutions under subsection 10(2) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act on the issuance of directives respecting the initiation or conduct of prosecutions generally:

1. I direct that federal prosecutors and persons acting as federal prosecutors, when initiating or conducting prosecutions, respect the following directives set out in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook:

  • (a) “Relationship between the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions”, set out in Part 1.1;
  • (b) “Duty to Inform the Attorney General under Section 13 of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act”, set out in Part 1.2;
  • (c) “Consultation within Government”, set out in Part 1.3;
  • (d) “Prevention of Wrongful Convictions”, set out in Part 2.4;
  • (e) “Official Languages in Prosecutions”, set out in Part 2.11;
  • (f) “Alternative Measures”, set out in Part 3.8;
  • (g) “Protecting Confidential Information under Section 37 of the Canada Evidence Act”, set out in Part 4.1;
  • (h) “Protecting Confidential Information under Section 38 of the Canada Evidence Act”, set out in Part 4.2;
  • (i) “Protecting Cabinet Confidences under Section 39 of the Canada Evidence Act”, set out in Part 4.3;
  • (j) “Youth Criminal Justice”, set out in Part 5.4;
  • (k) “Victims of Crime”, set out in Part 5.6; and
  • (l) “Parental Child Abduction”, set out in Part 5.10.

2. The directives referred to in paragraphs 1(a) to (l) take effect on their publication on the website of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

3. The directive of the Attorney General to the Director of Public Prosecutions made on February 21, 2007, and published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on March 10, 2007, ceases to be in effect on the publication referred to in section 2.

Ottawa, June 16, 2014

PETER MACKAY
Attorney General of Canada

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at July 31, 2014

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

4.4

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

6.1

 
   

6.1

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

21,140.5

 

Government of Canada bonds

68,880.2

 

Other investments

351.0

 
   

93,371.7

Property and equipment

 

243.8

Intangible assets

 

45.9

Other assets

 

203.7

 

93,875.6


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

67,091.5

Deposits

Government of Canada

24,493.5

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

150.0

 

Other deposits

1,144.4

 
   

25,787.9

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

553.3

 
   

553.3

   

93,432.7

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

312.9

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
   

442.9

93,875.6

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

Ottawa, August 18, 2014

CARMEN VIERULA
Chief Accountant and Chief Financial Officer

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, August 18, 2014

STEPHEN S. POLOZ
Governor

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