Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 41: COMMISSIONS

October 13, 2018

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

APPEAL

Notice No. HA-2018-018

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal will hold a public hearing to consider the appeal referenced hereunder. This hearing will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Tribunal’s Hearing Room 2, 18th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario. Interested persons planning to attend should contact the Tribunal at 613-998-9908 to obtain further information and to confirm that the hearing will be held as scheduled.

Customs Act

Jardin de Ville v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Dates of Hearing

November 13 and 14, 2018

Appeal No.

AP-2017-052

Goods in Issue

Various styles of furniture

Issue

Whether the goods in issue are properly classified under tariff item Nos. 9401.69.10, 9401.70.10, 9401.71.10, 9401.79.10 and 9401.90.90 as seats, whether or not convertible into bed, and parts thereof, for domestic purposes, and tariff item Nos. 9403.20.00, 9403.60.10, 9403.70.10 and 9403.89.19 as other furniture and parts thereof, for domestic purposes, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified under tariff item Nos. 9401.61.90, 9401.69.90, 9401.71.90 and 9401.79.90 as seats, whether or not convertible into bed, and parts thereof, other than for domestic purposes, and tariff item Nos. 9403.60.90, 9403.70.90 and 9403.89.90 as other furniture and parts thereof, other than for domestic purposes, as claimed by Jardin de Ville.

Tariff Items at Issue

Jardin de Ville—9401.61.90, 9401.69.90, 9401.71.90, 9401.79.90, 9403.60.90, 9403.70.90 and 9403.89.90

President of the Canada Border Services Agency—9401.69.10, 9401.70.10, 9401.71.10, 9401.79.10, 9401.90.90, 9403.20.00, 9403.60.10, 9403.70.10 and 9403.89.19

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

DETERMINATION

Task-based informatics professional services

Notice is hereby given that, after completing its inquiry, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal made a determination (File No. PR-2018-015) on October 3, 2018, with respect to a complaint filed by SoftSim Technologies Inc. (SoftSim), of Montréal, Quebec, pursuant to subsection 30.11(1) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), concerning a procurement (Solicitation No. 18-22022) by the National Research Council Canada (NRC). The solicitation was for task-based informatics professional services.

SoftSim alleged that the NRC erred in its evaluation of certain point-rated criteria in SoftSim’s technical bid.

Having examined the evidence presented by the parties and considered the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Agreement on Government Procurement, the Tribunal determined that the complaint was not valid.

Further information may be obtained from the Registrar, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat, 333 Laurier Avenue West, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (email).

Ottawa, October 3, 2018

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

EXPIRY OF FINDING

Circular copper tube

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection 76.03(2) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) that its findings made on December 18, 2013, in Inquiry No. NQ-2013-004, concerning the dumping of circular copper tube with an outer diameter of 0.2 inch to 4.25 inches (0.502 centimetre to 10.795 centimetres) excluding industrial and coated or insulated copper tube, originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the United Mexican States, and the subsidizing of those goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, are scheduled to expire (Expiry No. LE-2018-005) on December 17, 2018, unless the Tribunal has initiated an expiry review.

Interested firms, organizations, persons or governments wishing to make submissions on whether an expiry review is warranted must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before October 17, 2018. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in these proceedings must also file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the Tribunal on or before October 17, 2018. The Tribunal will distribute the list of participants on October 18, 2018. The deadline for filing submissions is October 26, 2018. If there are opposing views, each party may file a response no later than November 6, 2018.

Submissions should include concise argument and supporting evidence concerning

Anyone who provides information to the Tribunal and who wishes some or all of the information to be kept confidential must, among other things, submit a non- confidential edited version or summary, or a statement indicating why such a summary cannot be made. Please see the Tribunal’s Confidentiality Guidelines.

Documents should be filed electronically through the Tribunal’s Secure E-filing Service. Only one electronic copy is required.

Counsel and parties are required to serve their submissions on each other on the same dates they file their submissions. Public submissions are to be served on counsel and those parties who are not represented by counsel. Confidential submissions are to be served only on counsel who have access to the confidential record and who have filed an undertaking with the Tribunal. This information will be included in the list of participants. Submissions that contain information that is confidential to your company/government or your client may be served by electronic means provided you are willing to accept the associated risks. Submissions that contain confidential information belonging to a company/government that is not your own or that is not represented by you must be served by courier. One electronic copy of proof of service must be served on the Tribunal.

The Tribunal will decide by November 20, 2018, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If not warranted, the findings will expire on their scheduled expiry date. If the Tribunal decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.

The Tribunal’s Expiry Review Guidelines can be found on its website.

Enquiries regarding this notice should be addressed to the Registrar, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat, 333 Laurier Avenue West, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (email).

Ottawa, October 1, 2018

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

INQUIRY

Information processing and related telecommunications services

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has received a complaint (File No. PR-2018-032) from SoftSim Technologies Inc. (SoftSim), of Montréal, Quebec, concerning a procurement (Solicitation No. W8474-19-CA21) by the Department of National Defence. The solicitation is for four Level 2 network support specialists. Pursuant to subsection 30.13(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act and subsection 7(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Tribunal made a decision on September 28, 2018, to conduct an inquiry into the complaint.

SoftSim alleges that the winning bidder did not have access to the resources it certified, in its bid, would be available to perform the work.

Further information may be obtained from the Registrar, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat, 333 Laurier Avenue West, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (email).

Ottawa, October 4, 2018

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

INQUIRY

Textiles and apparel

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has received a complaint (File No. PR-2018-031) from V Zero Corporation, of Woodstock, Ontario, concerning a procurement (Solicitation No. M7594-186822/A) by the Department of Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The solicitation is for the provision of rifle plates. Pursuant to subsection 30.13(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act and subsection 7(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Tribunal made a decision on October 1, 2018, to conduct an inquiry into the complaint.

V Zero Corporation alleges that PWGSC erred in determining that its proposal was non-compliant with the requirements of the solicitation.

Further information may be obtained from the Registrar, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat, 333 Laurier Avenue West, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (email).

Ottawa, October 1, 2018

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES

The Commission posts on its website 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 website, 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 website, 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 website 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 website under “Public Proceedings.”

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

DECISIONS

Decision number

Publication date

Applicant's name

Undertaking

City

Province

2018-381

September 28, 2018

Asian Television Network International Limited

ATN FOOD FOOD

Across Canada 

 

2018-385

October 3, 2018

Radio Humsafar Inc.

Ethnic commercial AM radio station

Brampton

Ontario

FARM PRODUCTS COUNCIL OF CANADA

FARM PRODUCTS AGENCIES ACT

Notice of a public hearing as part of an inquiry into the merits of establishing a Canadian industrial hemp promotion and research agency

The Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) received from the Canadian Hemp Producers a proposal to establish a Canadian Industrial Hemp Promotion and Research Agency, to be funded by levies applied to industrial hemp products marketed domestically as well as on hemp products imported into Canada.

The Council, pursuant to section 8 of the Farm Products Agencies Act (the Act), hereby declares that a panel of two of its members will hold a public hearing 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 hearing, which will be announced during the preparatory teleconference (see the notice below). The panellists are Council Vice-Chairman, Mike Pickard, as Panel Chair, and Yvon Cyr, member.

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

The Council’s Panel will enquire into and review

Copies of the proposal are available by mail or directly from the Farm Products Council of Canada at 960 Carling Avenue, Building 59, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, by telephone at 613-759-1165 or 1-855-611-1165, from the FPCC website or by email at aafc.fpcchearings-audiencescpac.aac@canada.ca.

Any interested person or association wishing to comment on the issues involved in this hearing may do so by electronically filling the e-form on the FPCC website, or by filing a submission to the Hearing Secretary, Ms. Nancy Fournier, by postal mail at the above address.

The filed submission must be received by the FPCC on or before close of business on November 24, 2018.

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

Notice of teleconference

The Panel hereby tenders notice that, pursuant to section 30 of its General Rules of Procedure, a pre-hearing teleconference will be held on November 23, 2018, in Ottawa, to confirm the date and location for the sitting of the hearing, and procedural matters. Parties wishing to attend this teleconference should notify the Hearing Secretary no later than November 16, 2018. More information on the teleconference and the agenda will follow by email and will be available on the FPCC website shortly.

Ottawa, October 13, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission and leave granted (Bertrand, Shelby)

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 114(4) of the said Act, to Shelby Bertrand, Program Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada, to seek nomination as a candidate before and during the election period and to be a candidate before the election period in the federal election for the electoral district of Ottawa Centre, Ontario. The date of the election is October 21, 2019.

The Public Service Commission of Canada, pursuant to subsection 114(5) of the said Act, has also granted a leave of absence without pay during the election period, effective the first day the employee is a candidate during the election period.

September 30, 2018

Susan M. W. Cartwright
Commissioner

D. G. J. Tucker
Commissioner

Patrick Borbey
President

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission granted (Leclerc, Louise)

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 Louise Leclerc, Policy Analyst, Employment and Social Development Canada, to seek nomination as, and be, a candidate, before and during the election period, for the position of Councillor for the Township of South Stormont, Ontario, in a municipal election to be held on October 22, 2018.

September 28, 2018

Natalie Jones
Director General
Political Activities and Non-Partisanship Directorate