Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 147, Number 50: GOVERNMENT NOTICES
December 14, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Order 2013-87-10-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
Whereas, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a), the Minister of the Environment has added the substances referred to in the annexed Order to the Domestic Substances List (see footnote b);
Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote c), makes the annexed Order 2013-87-10-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.
Gatineau, November 28, 2013
Minister of the Environment
ORDER 2013-87-10-02 AMENDING THE NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST
1. Part Ⅰ of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by deleting the following:
COMING INTO FORCE
2. This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2013-87-10-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL
|Name and position||Order in Council|
|Privacy Commissioner — interim basis|
|Côté, The Hon. Jean E.||2013-1262|
|Government of Alberta|
|November 26 to December 3, 2013|
|(see footnote 2) Plouffe, The Hon.Jean-Pierre||2013-1248|
|Communications Security Establishment|
|(see footnote 3) Weatherill, Gary Q.C.||2013-1247|
|Supreme Court of British Columbia|
|Welsh, The Hon. B. Gale||2013-1307|
|Government of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|December 2 to December 8, 2013|
December 6, 2013
Official Documents Registrar
NOTICE OF VACANCY
VETERANS REVIEW AND APPEAL BOARD
Deputy Chairperson and Member (full-time position)
Salary range: $121,770–143,100
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Head Office)
The Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) is an independent, adjudicative tribunal that provides two levels of redress for disability compensation under the Pension Act and the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, and the final level of appeal on allowance decisions under the War Veterans Allowance Act and other Acts of Parliament. The Board deals with applications from veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, serving or discharged members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and their families for review or appeal of decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada in disability pension and award matters. The Board’s goal is to support these individuals in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to for service-related disabilities by providing them with timely, respectful hearings and plain language decisions. The Board comprises some 85 staff and 29 full-time members dealing with approximately 5 000 cases annually.
The Deputy Chairperson is primarily responsible for providing advice, support and recommendations to the Chairperson to support him/her in effectively carrying out the Board’s mandate and managing its membership. If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Deputy Chairperson shall act as Chairperson. She/he provides leadership and guidance to Board members to ensure the conduct of fair, non-adversarial and expeditious hearings in accordance with legislation, jurisprudence and legal principles, including natural justice. Leadership in the areas of professional development and performance management for members is a key responsibility of this position. The Deputy Chairperson also participates in setting the Board’s strategic plans, priorities, policies and performance standards, and oversees the investigation and resolution of complaints from applicants. She/he represents the Board in public speaking engagements and in communications with external parties as required by the Chairperson.
The ideal candidate would possess a degree from a recognized university, or a combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience. Management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources, is desired. The candidate should possess experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, policies and/or directives. Experience in the management of a complex organization or experience in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, an agency or equivalent would be considered an asset. Experience in rendering decisions in, or presenting cases before, an adjudicative tribunal, agency or equivalent would also be considered an asset, as would experience working as part of the Canadian Armed Forces or in a medical, policing or legal field.
The ideal candidate should have knowledge of the legislative framework and mandate of the VRAB, complex veterans’ issues, and the programs and appeal processes of Veterans Affairs Canada. He/she would have knowledge of the relevant federal legislation: the Pension Act, Part 3 of the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act and other Acts of Parliament. The candidate would be knowledgeable about the procedures and practices involved in conducting an administrative hearing and of the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, the application of the benefit of doubt in favour of the veteran, legal interpretations, and natural justice. This person would also have knowledge of the Veterans Affairs Canada Privacy Action Plan 2.0 and of the Government of Canada’s response to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs to improve the Board’s appeal program. He/she would also have knowledge of the Veterans Ombudsman’s recommendations pertaining to the VRAB, and the issues of importance to veterans, the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP and their families.
The ideal candidate would have the ability to provide leadership within the Board and to provide quality advice, support and recommendations to the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act. In addition to the ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes and related regulations in an adjudicative context, and render decisions that are fair, equitable and impartial, the candidate should possess the ability to effectively conduct administrative hearings and deliver clear and well-reasoned decisions. Possessing superior oral and written communications skills, with both internal and external audiences, the candidate would also demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively, to function effectively under pressure, and to foster a collegial and non-adversarial setting. The ability to manage human and financial resources, to motivate members and staff, and to ensure the VRAB adheres to the highest standards of accountability is sought.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are sought, as are sound judgement, integrity and impartiality. Possessing high ethical standards and a sense of fairness, the candidate would be flexible, tactful, and discreet.
Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.
The successful candidate must perform his/her duties under the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act on a full-time basis and must not hold any office or engage in any occupation inconsistent with his or her duties.
He/she must be willing to relocate to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance and be prepared to travel regularly throughout Canada.
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/publications.asp?menu=3&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.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/Home-accueil-eng.cfm.
Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by January 4, 2014, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (fax), GICA-NGEC@ pco-bcp.gc.ca (email).
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.