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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. EAU-666

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 Vaccinia virus (TBC-Wy; NYCBH strain) with modified PSA, B7.1, ICAM-1, LFA-3, 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 with respect to the living organism in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

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

  1. In relation to the living organism Vaccinia virus (TBC-Wy; NYCBH strain) with modified PSA, B7.1, ICAM-1, LFA-3, a significant new activity is any activity involving the organism other than
    • (a) its manufacture in a contained facility where the containment is in accordance with the Containment Level 2 Large Scale guideline or a higher level set out in the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, third edition, established by the Department of Health, published in 2004, as amended from time to time; or

    • (b) its use as immunotherapy in a health care establishment where World Health Organization Standard Precautions in Health Care are applied, as well as containment measures including subcutaneous injection, bandaging of the vaccination site using a semi-permeable occlusive bandage, collection of unused organisms and any items that have come into contact with the organism and their disposal as hazardous waste following applicable laws.
  2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 120 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity:
    • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the living organism;

    • (b) the identification of locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (c) the concentration of the living organism in the formulation;

    • (d) a description of the viability of the living organism in the formulation;

    • (e) a description of any recommended storage and disposal procedures;

    • (f) an estimation of the quantity of the living organism that will be imported, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity, as the case may be;

    • (g) a description of the equipment and methods of manufacture and a description of the quality control and quality assurance procedures;

    • (h) a description of the locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (i) a description of the nature of potential releases of the living organism from locations where the living organism will be imported into, used or manufactured, in the course of the significant new activity, as the case may be, and a description of the procedures to control releases;

    • (j) a description of the procedures for the treatment and disposal of wastes containing the living organism from locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (k) a description of the procedures for the introduction of the living organism, including

      • (i) the method of application,

      • (ii) the quantity, frequency and duration of application, and

      • (iii) any activities associated with the introduction;

    • (l) a description of any contingency plans in the event of an accidental release;

    • (m) the identification of the plant and animal species likely to be exposed to the living organism in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (n) the living organism’s potential for recombination with other viruses and conditions likely to favour it;

    • (o) any documented involvement of the living organism in adverse human health effects that is in the possession of the person who intends to use the living organism for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they have access, and a description of the characteristics of the living organism that distinguish it from known pathogens;

    • (p) a description of the potential for adverse immunologic reactions in persons exposed to the living organism;

    • (q) the estimated number of persons who may in the course of the significant new activity become exposed and the degree of their exposure to the living organism; and

    • (r) 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 who intends to use the living organism for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they 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 living organism 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 4 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 the living organism or activities involving the living organism.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. EAU-667

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 Fowlpox virus (TBC-FPV; POXVAC-TC strain) with modified PSA, B7.1, ICAM-1, LFA-3, 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 with respect to the living organism in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

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

  1. In relation to the living organism Fowlpox virus (TBC-FPV; POXVAC-TC strain) with modified PSA, B7.1, ICAM-1, LFA-3, a significant new activity is any activity involving the organism other than
    • (a) its manufacture in a contained facility where the containment is in accordance with the Containment Level 2 Large Scale guidelines or a higher level set out in the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, third edition, established by the Department of Health, published in 2004, as amended from time to time; or

    • (b) its use as immunotherapy.
  2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 120 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity:
    • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the living organism;

    • (b) the identification of locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (c) the concentration of the living organism in the formulation;

    • (d) a description of the viability of the living organism in the formulation;

    • (e) a description of any recommended storage and disposal procedures;

    • (f) an estimation of the quantity of the living organism that will be imported, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity, as the case may be;

    • (g) a description of the equipment and methods of manufacture and a description of the quality control and quality assurance procedures;

    • (h) a description of the locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (i) a description of the nature of potential releases of the living organism from locations where the living organism will be imported into, used or manufactured in the course of the significant new activity, as the case may be, and a description of the procedures to control releases;

    • (j) a description of the procedures for the treatment and disposal of wastes containing the living organism from locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (k) a description of the procedures for the introduction of the living organism, including

      • (i) the method of application,

      • (ii) the quantity, frequency and duration of application, and

      • (iii) any activities associated with the introduction;

    • (l) a description of any contingency plans in the event of an accidental release;

    • (m) the identification of the plant and animal species likely to be exposed to the living organism in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (n) the living organism’s potential for recombination with other viruses and conditions likely to favour it;

    • (o) any documented involvement of the living organism in adverse human health effects that is in the possession of the person who intends to use the living organism for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they have access, and a description of the characteristics of the living organism that distinguish it from known pathogens;

    • (p) a description of the potential for adverse immunologic reactions in persons exposed to the living organism;

    • (q) the estimated number of persons who may in the course of the significant new activity become exposed and the degree of their exposure to the living organism; and

    • (r) 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 who intends to use the living organism for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they 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 living organism 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 4 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 the living organism or activities involving the living organism.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. EAU-668

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 Fowlpox virus (TBC-FPV; POXVAC-TC 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 with respect to the living organism in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

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

  1. In relation to the living organism Fowlpox virus (TBC-FPV; POXVAC-TC strain), a significant new activity is any activity involving the organism other than
    • (a) its manufacture in a contained facility where the containment is in accordance with the Containment Level 2 Large Scale guideline or a higher level set out in the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, third edition, established by the Department of Health, published in 2004, as amended from time to time; or

    • (b) its use in Canada in Phase I, II or III clinical trials, as defined in the Food and Drug Regulations.
  2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 120 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity:
    • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the living organism;

    • (b) the identification of locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (c) the concentration of the living organism in the formulation;

    • (d) a description of the viability of the living organism in the formulation;

    • (e) a description of any recommended storage and disposal procedures;

    • (f) an estimation of the quantity of the living organism that will be imported, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity, as the case may be;

    • (g) a description of the equipment and methods of manufacture and of quality control and quality assurance procedures;

    • (h) a description of the locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (i) a description of the nature of potential releases of the living organism from locations where the living organism will be imported into, used or manufactured in the course of the significant new activity, as the case may be, and a description of the procedures to control releases;

    • (j) a description of the procedures for the treatment and disposal of wastes containing the living organism from locations where the living organism is imported into, used or manufactured in Canada in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (k) a description of the procedures for the introduction of the living organism, including

      • (i) the method of application,

      • (ii) the quantity, frequency and duration of application, and

      • (iii) any activities associated with the introduction;

    • (l) a description of any contingency plans in the event of an accidental release;

    • (m) the identification of the plant and animal species likely to be exposed to the living organism in the course of the significant new activity;

    • (n) the living organism’s potential for recombination with other viruses and conditions likely to favour it; and

    • (o) 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 who intends to use the living organism for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they 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 living organism 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 4 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 the living organism or activities involving the living organism.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

Interests issued as a result of the 2011-2012 Call for Bids: Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection 15(4) of the Canada Petroleum Resource Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36, 2nd supplement, of the interests which have been issued as a result of the 2011-2012 Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta Call for Bids. The winning bidder, having submitted work deposits representing 25% of their work proposal bid, has been issued an exploration licence. A summary of the terms and conditions of the exploration licences issued is also set out herein.

A notice of the selected bids was published in Part Ⅰ of the Canada Gazette on September 29, 2012.

In accordance with the requirements set out in the 2011-2012 Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta Call for Bids, the following exploration licences have been issued:

Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta

Parcel BSMD2012-01
(134 142 hectares more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,251,088.00

Work deposit: $ 312,772.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,750.00

Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Limited

Exploration licence: EL488

Parcel BSMD2012-02
(93 483 hectares more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,251,088.00

Work deposit: $ 312,772.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,500.00

Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Limited

Exploration licence: EL489

Parcel BSMD2012-03
(99 324 hectares more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,251,088.00

Work deposit: $ 312,772.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,750.00

Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Limited

Exploration licence: EL490

Parcel BSMD2012-04
(201 101 hectares more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,251,088.00

Work deposit: $ 312,772.00

Issuance fee: $ 2,500.00

Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Limited

Exploration licence: EL491

Parcel BSMD2012-05
(187 200 hectares more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,251,088.00

Work deposit: $ 312,772.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,500.00

Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Limited

Exploration licence: EL492

Parcel BSMD2012-06
(190 650 hectares more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,251,088.00

Work deposit: $ 312,772.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,500.00

Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Limited

Exploration licence: EL493

The following is a summary of the terms and conditions of the exploration licences being issued to the winning bidder in the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta:

  1. The exploration licences confer, relative to the lands, the right to explore for and the exclusive right to drill and test for petroleum; the exclusive right to develop those frontier lands in order to produce petroleum; and the exclusive right, subject to compliance with the other provisions of the Act, to obtain a production licence.
  2. The term of an exploration licence for Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta is nine years.
    For parcels which lie south of Line A on the call map, the term of nine years will consist of two consecutive periods of five and four years.
    For those parcels which lie north of, or straddle, Line A on the call map, the term of nine years will consist of two consecutive periods of seven and two years.
  3. Each interest owner shall drill one well prior to the end of Period 1, as a condition precedent to obtaining tenure to Period 2. Failure to drill a well shall result in the reversion to Crown reserve, at the end of Period 1, of the lands not subject to a significant discovery licence or a production licence.
  4. The interest holders submitted their issuance fees and posted work deposits equivalent to 25% of the bid submitted for each parcel. A reduction of the deposit will be made as allowable expenditures, as defined in the Call for Bids, are incurred on the lands in Period 1 of the term.
  5. Rentals will be applicable only in Period 2 at the following rates:

    For Licences consisting of two consecutive periods of five and four years For Licences consisting of two consecutive periods of seven and two years
    1st year — $3.00/ha 1st and 2nd year — $8.00/ha
    2nd year — $5.50/ha  
    3rd and 4th year — $8.00/ha  


  6. Other terms and conditions referred to in the licences include provisions respecting indemnity, liability, successors and assigns, notice, waiver and relief, appointment of representative and agreement by interest owner.
  7. For the payment of a prescribed service fee, the exploration licences may be inspected, or by written request, certified copies made available at the following address: Office of the Registrar, Oil and Gas Management Directorate, Northern Oil and Gas Branch, Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, 15–25 Eddy Street, 10th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4, 819-997-0048 (telephone), Rights@aandc.gc.ca (email).

November 3, 2012

JOHN DUNCAN, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Baltacioğlu, Yaprak

2012-1359

Secretary of the Treasury Board

 

Boivin, Jean

2012-1365

Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

 

d’Auray, Michelle

2012-1358

Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services

 

Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court

2012-1384

Commissioners to administer oaths

 

Abdel-Malek, Reem

 

Bordes, Ingrid

 

Dunn, Amanda

 

Gauvin, Michelle

 

Hennessy, Modelisa

 

Michaud, Heather

 

Wong, Taina

 

Government of British Columbia

 

Administrators

 

Bauman, The Hon. Robert J.

2012-1383

December 17, 2012, to January 14, 2013

 

Bracken, The Hon. Keith

2012-1382

November 22 to November 25, 2012

 

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

2012-1386

Administrators

 

Orsborn, The Hon. David B.

 

October 20 and October 21, 2012

 

October 28 to November 4, 2012

 

Wells, The Hon. Clyde K.

 

October 22 to October 27, 2012

 

Guimont, François

2012-1357

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

 

Kennedy, Simon

2012-1361

Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

and

 

Deputy Minister for International Trade

 

Lévesque, Louis

2012-1360

Deputy Minister of Transport and Deputy Head of the Office of Infrastructure of Canada, to be styled Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

 

Lizotte-MacPherson, Linda

2012-1364

Canada School of Public Service

 

President

 

Mc Kenzie, Guy

2012-1363

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

 

President/Président

 

Morgan, Marta

2012-1362

Associate Deputy Minister of Industry

 

Pentney, William F.

2012-1366

Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada

 

Tax Court of Canada

2012-1385

Commissioners to administer oaths

 

Fritz, Barbara

 

Harrison, Sophie

 

Presber, Christian

 

October 26, 2012

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-012-12 — Framework for the Use of Certain Non-broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the above-mentioned document, which contains Industry Canada’s decisions on the use of certain non-broadcasting applications in television broadcasting frequency bands below 698 MHz.

Background

In August 2011, the Department released SMSE-012-11, Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the Use of Non-Broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz. Comments were sought on the possible introduction of licence-exempt television white space devices, along with the possibility of changes to the regulatory framework for licensed remote rural broadband systems and potential changes to the regulatory framework for low-power apparatus, such as wireless microphones. In response to the consultation, 27 comments were received. The comments reflected general support for the opening of these bands for the use of certain non-broadcasting applications.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

October 30, 2012

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards 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 person of the Sarnia Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

Daun-Mari E. Price

Ottawa, October 19, 2012

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Sarnia Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

David Pierce

Ottawa, October 19, 2012

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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NOTICE OF VACANCIES

SOCIAL SECURITY TRIBUNAL

Members — Appeal Division (full-time positions)
Salary range: $105,900–$124,500 (GCQ 03)

Members — Employment Insurance Section (full-time positions)
Salary range: $91,800–$107,900 (GCQ 02)

Members — Income Security Section (full-time positions)
Salary range: $91,800–$107,900 (GCQ 02)

Location for all positions: Various locations across Canada

All positions

Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012 established the Social Security Tribunal (SST). As a future administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the SST will have the responsibility of ensuring that Canadians have integrated access to hearings for proceedings related to the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and Employment Insurance.

The Tribunal’s primary responsibility will be to process appeals of decisions regarding the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and Employment Insurance.

Members — Appeal Division

Members of the Appeal Division will function as second-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security claims for benefits.

The successful candidates must have a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience. A law degree would be considered an asset.

The successful candidates must demonstrate decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues, as well as experience in the interpretation and application of rules, guidelines and procedures. Experience in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions is required. Experience chairing meetings and in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, an agency or equivalent would be considered assets, as would experience writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes and case law. Experience working on issues affecting seniors or people with disabilities would also be considered an asset.

These positions also require knowledge of legislation related to the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age SecurityAct and other applicable legislation and regulations. Knowledge of the economy and labour market conditions would be considered an asset.

Members — Employment Insurance Section

Members of the Employment Insurance Section will function as first-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Employment Insurance claims for benefits. Most appeals are from individuals, although employers may also appeal. The most frequently appealed decisions cover issues such as voluntary leave, misconduct, and undeclared earnings or fraud during the course of a claim.

The successful candidates should have a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience. A law degree would be considered an asset.

The successful candidates must demonstrate decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues, as well as experience in the interpretation and application of rules, guidelines and procedures. Experience in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions is required. Experience chairing meetings and in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, an agency or equivalent would be considered assets, as would experience writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes and case law. Experience working on labour or employer issues would also be considered an asset.

These positions also require knowledge of legislation related to the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, the Employment Insurance Act and other applicable legislation and regulations. Knowledge of the economy and labour market conditions would be considered an asset.

Members — Income Security Section

Members of the Income Security Section will function as first-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security claims for benefits.

The successful candidates should have a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience. A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or a provincial or territorial licence in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy or psychology would be considered an asset. A law degree would also be considered an asset.

The successful candidates must demonstrate decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues, as well as experience in the interpretation and application of rules, guidelines and procedures. Experience in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions is required. Experience chairing meetings and in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, an agency or equivalent would be considered assets, as would experience writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes and case law. Experience working on issues affecting seniors or people with disabilities would also be considered an asset.

These positions also require knowledge of legislation related to the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age SecurityAct and other applicable legislation and regulations.

For all positions

The suitable candidates will be knowledgeable about the legislation related to the mandate and activities of the SST and will possess knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice and practices followed by administrative tribunals in Canada. Knowledge of the appeals process and the operation of an administrative tribunal, including the rules that govern its operations are also required.

The preferred candidates must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, the ability to use a computer for communication, research and word processing and the ability to isolate, synthesize and analyze information to make a decision. The chosen candidates will also possess the ability to hear, deliberate and write decisions for appeal cases, and must have the ability to maintain self-control in tense situations. The ability to think conceptually, as well as the ability to work efficiently independently, as well as within a team is also required.

The chosen candidates must have the ability to be impartial and possess high ethical standards, sound judgment, tact and discretion.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidates must be willing to travel within 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 preferred candidates 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.

The selected candidates 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.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae, a detailed cover letter and the completed application form (which can be found at www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/public_appointments/index.shtml) by November 16, 2012, to the Governor in Council Appointments Unit, Place du Portage, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J9, 819-997-4436 (fax), NC-APPOINTMENTS-NOMINATIONS-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca (email).

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) 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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