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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 17269

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 formaldehyde, reaction products with bisphenol A and diethylenetriamine, Chemical Abstracts Service No. 72361-54-7 under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

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:

“consumer product” means a consumer product as defined in section 2 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

“notifier” means the person who has, on July 23, 2013, 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 the substance formaldehyde, reaction products with bisphenol A and diethylenetriamine, Chemical Abstracts Service No. 72361-54-7.

2. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance in accordance with the present ministerial conditions.

Restriction

3. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance to use it for any use other than to manufacture a consumer product where it is present in the consumer product in its unreacted form.

4. The notifier may also manufacture or import the substance to transfer its physical possession or control to a person who will use it for any use other than the manufacture of a consumer product where it is present in the consumer product in its unreacted form.

Handling and Disposal of the Substance

5. The notifier or the person to whom the substance has been transferred must

  • (a) thoroughly rinse any containers or transportation vessels that contained the substance prior to their disposal or reconditioning, and dispose of rinsates in accordance with subparagraph (b)(i) or (ii); or
  • (b) destroy or dispose of any containers or transportation vessels that contained the substance in the following manner:
    • (i) incinerate them in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction where the disposal facility is located, or
    • (ii) deposit them 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, 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 the substance. 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 the person in Canada who has destroyed or disposed of the waste, including the rinsate, containers and transportation vessels mentioned in section 5, for the notifier, the method used to do so and the quantities transferred to this person.

(2) The notifier shall maintain the electronic or paper records mentioned in subsection (1) 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, 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 possession or control of the substance, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the transfer, written confirmation from this person that they were 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, 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 November 8, 2013.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 16528

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 genetically engineered Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) containing a single copy of the opAFP-GHc2 transgene at the EO-1α locus, 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 genetically engineered Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) containing a single copy of the opAFP-GHc2 transgene at the EO-1α locus, a significant new activity is any activity other than

  • (a) the use of any non-triploid living organism within a contained facility
    • (i) as a research and development organism, or
    • (ii) for producing triploid, all-female living organism;
  • (b) the use of the male, triploid living organism within a contained facility as a research and development organism;
  • (c) the use of the female, triploid living organism within a contained facility
    • (i) as a research and development organism, or
    • (ii) for grow-out where it is euthanized before leaving the contained facility; or
  • (d) the export of the female, triploid living organism at the eyed-egg stage.

2. For the purposes of this Notice, “research and development organism” has the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms).

3. For the purposes of this Notice, “contained facility” means a land-based facility with walls, floor and ceiling from which there is no release of the living organism at any life stage, including its live gametes, and where

  • (a) physical and chemical barriers are in place to prevent the escape and survival of the living organism in the local environment including
    • (i) primary containment to prevent

      • a. escape from rearing or incubator units,
      • b. escape over the side of a tank or incubator, and
      • c. downstream passage of gametes or fertilized eggs,
    • (ii) secondary containment to prevent entry of the living organism into the drains, and
    • (iii) tertiary and quaternary containment to prevent downstream passage of any living organism within effluent leaving the facility;
  • (b) operating procedures have been developed and documented and are applied to ensure containment and control of the living organism, including procedures for fish husbandry and handling, packaging and shipping, facility maintenance and response to power or equipment failure;
  • (c) quality control and quality assurance procedures have been developed and documented and are applied, including for the validation of triploidy efficacy when producing triploid living organism; and
  • (d) security measures are implemented to limit access to the facility including locked and secure entry points, perimeter fencing and security monitoring.

4. 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) a description of the nature of the potential releases of the living organism where the significant new activity will be conducted;
  • (c) a description of the physical and chemical barriers that are in place to prevent escape and survival of the living organism in the local environment;
  • (d) a copy of the operating procedures described in paragraph 3(b);
  • (e) a copy of the quality control and quality assurance proced-ures described in paragraph 3(c) along with data validating triploidy efficacy;
  • (f) a description of the security measures to limit access to the facility described in paragraph 3(d);
  • (g) a study report that includes data and reports from tests measuring the growth rate of the living organism under natural conditions, or simulated natural conditions, with the following controlled parameters:
    • (i) Food availability ranging from starvation to satiation with both formulated and natural food in the presence and absence of conspecifics and competitor species during various life stages including fingerling, alevin, parr, smolt, young adult and late adult stages,
    • (ii) Stocking concentrations in the presence and absence of conspecifics and competitor species during various life stages including fingerling, alevin, parr, smolt, young adult and late adult stages,
    • (iii) Temperature range, and
    • (iv) Salinity range;
  • (h) a study report that includes data and reports from tests measuring reproductive fitness of the reproductively competent living organism under natural conditions, or simulated natural conditions, with the following controlled parameters:
    • (i) Stocking concentrations in the presence and absence of conspecifics and competitor species using a combination of the living organism’s precocious males, adult males of various sizes, and adult females of various sizes;
  • (i) data and report from tests conducted to determine the invasiveness of the living organism;
  • (j) all other information and test data in respect of the living organism that are relevant to identifying hazards to the en-vironment and human health and that are in the possession of the person who intends to use the living organism for the proposed new activity or to which they have access; and
  • (k) a description of the test procedures followed in developing the test data including a description or copy of test methods and of the quality control and quality assurance procedures followed in developing the test data.

5. 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 INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

Interest issued as a result of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection 15(4) of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36, 2nd supplement, of the interest which has been issued as a result of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley. The winning bidder, having submitted the issuance fee and the work deposit representing 25% of its work proposal bid, has been issued an exploration licence. A summary of the terms and conditions of the exploration licence is set out herein.

A notice of the selected bids was published in Part Ⅰ of the Canada Gazette on September 28, 2013.

In accordance with the provisions of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley, the following exploration licence has been issued:

Parcel CMV2013-01
(65 994 hectares, more or less)

Work proposal bid: $1,200,000.00

Work deposit: $ 300,000.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,500.00

Bidder: International Frontier Resources Corporation — 100%

Designated representative: International Frontier Resources Corporation

Exploration licence: EL495

Issuance date: October 31, 2013

Effective date: March 16, 2014

The following is a summary of the terms and conditions of exploration licence EL495:

1. The exploration licence confers, 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 the exploration licence is nine years consisting of two consecutive periods of five and four 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 holder submitted its issuance fee and posted the work deposit equivalent to 25% of the bid submitted for the 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 in Period 2 at a rate of $3.00 per hectare in respect of the first year, $5.50 in the second year and $8.00 in the third and fourth year. A reduction of rentals will be made as allowable expenditures, as defined in the Call for Bids, are incurred during Period 2 of the term.

6. Other terms and conditions comprised in the exploration licence include provisions respecting indemnity, liability, successors and assigns, notice, waiver and relief, appointment of representative and agreement by interest owner.

For the payment of a prescribed service fee, the exploration licence may be inspected, or, by written request, certified copies made available at the following address: Office of the Registrar, Northern Petroleum Resources Directorate, Northern Petroleum and Minerals Resources Branch, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 15–25 Eddy Street, 10th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4, 819-997-0048 (telephone), Rights@aandc.gc.ca (email).

Parcel CMV2013-03

On September 28, 2013, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development gave notice, pursuant to subsection 15(2) of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36, 2nd supplement, that High Level Energy Co. Ltd. was the winning bidder for Parcel CMV2013-03. Subsequent to that announcement, the Minister now gives notice that High Level Energy Co. Ltd. failed to submit the required issuance fee and work deposit in accordance with the terms and conditions of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley. As a result, the bid submitted by High Level Energy Co. Ltd. for Parcel CMV2013-03 is disqualified and its Bid Deposit of $50,000.00 is forfeited.

November 15, 2013

BERNARD VALCOURT, 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

Archibald, Joanne B.

2013-1208

Public Service Staffing Tribunal

 

Temporary member

 

Auditor General of Canada

2013-1194

Auditor

 

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

2013-1162

Official Receivers

 

Arneja, Tarun

 

Barberio, Gerry

 

Blondeau, Marie

 

Bonilla, Lissette

 

Bussières, Tania

 

Chung, Vanessa

 

de Leon, Mary Ellen

 

Deschênes, Alain

 

Doan, Thuy

 

Drouin, Éric

 

Gervais, Isabelle

 

Gillis, Arlana

 

Hamilton, Doug

 

Kwan, Thomas

 

Lee, Chun Fai (Spencer)

 

Lee, Stephanie

 

Legaré, Denise

 

Marks, Charmaine

 

Miguel, Julie-Ann

 

Millen, Nicholas

 

Moriarity, Stephanie

 

Pierre, Juliette

 

Ramkissoon, Kevin

 

Roux, Magali

 

Saulnier-Labrie, Joëlle

 

Seto, Beverly

 

Skelton, Charles

 

Tran, Mai Lan Thi (Julie)

 

Vingerhoeds-Carbino, Jessica

 

Yiu, Lily Shun Wa

 

Bellavance, Pierre C.

2013-1234

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

 

Puisne Judge

 

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

 

Members

 

Moccio, Santina Maria

2013-1217

Tartaglia, Anna T.

2013-1218

Canadian Polar Commission

 

Members of the Board of Directors

 

Gannicott, Robert A.

2013-1227

Hik, David S.

2013-1228

Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors

 

Cournoyea, Nellie J.

2013-1226

Chapman, Bruce

2013-1225

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization — General Council and Fisheries Commission

 

Canadian representative

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Justices of Appeal

 

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Benotto, The Hon. Mary Lou

2013-1232

Pardu, The Hon. Gladys I.

2013-1231

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

 

Justices

 

Court of Appeal of Alberta

 

Members ex officio

 

Campbell, Glenda A., Q.C.

2013-1240

Dario, Corina

2013-1243

Pentelechuk, Dawn, Q.C.

2013-1241

Schutz, Frederica L., Q.C.

2013-1242

Déry, Hervé

2013-1204

Librarian and Archivist of Canada — Acting

 

Duboc, Samuel L.

2013-1215

Business Development Bank of Canada

 

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

 

Farm Credit Canada

 

Directors of the Board of Directors

 

May, Collin

2013-1221

Muir, Jamie

2013-1220

Forrestall, William

2013-1207

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

 

Member

 

Gagnon, The Hon. Claude C.

2013-1233

Court of Appeal of the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Goepel, The Hon. Richard B. T.

2013-1236

Court of Appeal for British Columbia

 

Justice of Appeal

 

Court of Appeal of Yukon

 

Judge

 

Gwich’in Land Claims Settlement Act

 

Renewable Resources Board

 

Chairperson

 

Pascal, Eugene

2013-1229

Member

 

Greenland, Bobbie Jo

2013-1230

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

 

Judges

 

Chow, The Hon. Darin C.

2013-1238

Zuk, Lyle W., Q.C.

2013-1239

Hinkson, The Hon. Christopher E.

2013-1235

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Chief Justice

 

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

 

Full-time members

 

Israel, Milton

2013-1174

Rose, Elana Nancy

2013-1175

Maville, Thomas Lorrain

2013-1216

Canada Transportation Act

 

Roster of candidates

 

Ngo, Phuong, T. V.

2013-1209

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

Trustee of the Board of Trustee

 

Nguyen, Trang

2013-1173

Citizenship Act

 

Citizenship judge — Part-time basis

 

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

 

Council — North American Commission — West Greenland Commission

 

Canadian representatives

 

Bird, J. W. Bud

2013-1223

McLean, Carl

2013-1224

Oland, The Hon. Linda Lee

2013-1146

Government of Nova Scotia

 

Administrator

 

November 5 to November 7, 2013

 

Pankratz, Lisa M.

2013-1205

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

 

Trustee of the Board of Trustees

 

Parole Board of Canada

 

Full-time members

 

Hall, Laura

2013-1193

Mackenzie, Ian F. A.

2013-1192

Vacing, Lorrie

2013-1191

Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act

 

Members — Advisory Panel

 

British Columbia

 

Cawley, Sandra

2013-1196

New Brunswick

 

LaPointe, Joel W.

2013-1200

Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Tedstone, Neil K.

2013-1201

Northwest Territories

 

White, Jim

2013-1203

Ontario

 

Laflamme, Jacques

2013-1197

Tchegus, Robert Paul

2013-1198

Prince Edward Island

 

Leard, Jeffrey H.

2013-1199

Yukon

 

King, Aletta Anne

2013-1202

Member and Chairperson — Advisory Panel

 

Rundell, Douglas

2013-1195

Pellerin, Laurent

2013-1222

National Farm Products Council

 

Member and chairman

 

Polonsky, Gary

2013-1206

National Museum of Science and Technology

 

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

 

Ryan-Froslie, The Hon. Jacelyn A.

2013-1237

Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

 

Judge of Appeal

 

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

 

Judge ex officio

 

Social Security Tribunal

 

Employment Insurance Section

 

Full-time members

 

Antonichuk, Rodney

2013-1214

Chauhan, Sandeep Singh

2013-1213

Leduc, Lucie

2013-1212

Income Security Section

 

Full-time members

 

Ross, Hazelyn

2013-1211

Sajtos, Elizabeth Joanne

2013-1210

Weiler, The Hon. Karen M.

2013-1160

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

December 1 to December 9, 2013

 

White, Ian

2013-1219

The Canadian Wheat Board

 

President

 

November 15, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-004-13 — Decisions Concerning the Renewal of 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Licences

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled Decisions Concerning theRenewal of 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Licences, which sets out Industry Canada’s decisions resulting from the consultation process undertaken in DGSO-006-12 — Consultation on Renewal Process for 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Licences.

All comments and reply comments received in response to the consultation are available on Industry Canada’s Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10204.html.

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.

November 13, 2013

PETER HILL
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-020-13 — Technical Requirements for Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Services Operating in the Bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-502, Issue 5, Technical Requirements for Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Services Operating in the Bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the bands.

General information

SRSP-502, Issue 5, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

This document has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

Any inquiries regarding SRSP-502 should be directed to the Manager, Mobile Engineering, 613-990-4721 (telephone), 613-952-5108 (fax), srsp.pnrh@ic.gc.ca (email).

Interested parties should submit their comments within 60 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: srsp.pnrh@ic.gc.ca, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-020-13).

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.

August 30, 2013

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards 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 persons of the Saint John Police Force as fingerprint examiners:

Kevin F. Bennett
Joseph F. Ferrar
Glen MacLeod

Ottawa, November 6, 2013

KATHY THOMPSON
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSPERSON FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE AND THE CANADIAN FORCES

Ombudsperson for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (full-time position)

Salary range: $171,100–$201,200
Location: National Capital Region

The Office of the Ombudsperson for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces was created in 1998 to increase openness and transparency in the Canadian Forces (CF) and the Department of National Defence (DND). It is also to ensure the fair treatment of concerns raised by CF members, departmental employees and their families, as well as to improve fairness and openness in the CF, and to strengthen the effectiveness and transparency of the DND/CF oversight mechanisms.

Since the Ombudsperson for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces is independent of the chain of command and management, reporting directly to the Minister of National Defence, there is keen interest in and pressure on this position to produce credible results within exceptionally short time frames.

The Ombudsperson’s role is to act as an independent, impartial public official with the authority and responsibility to receive, investigate or informally address complaints about DND/CF actions/decisions and, when appropriate, make findings and recommendations in formal, published reports. The Ombudsperson is also a direct source of information, referral and education to assist individuals in accessing existing channels of assistance and redress within the DND and CF when they have a complaint or concern. The Ombudsperson must provide guidance and astute stewardship, and foster trust and sound relationships as well as open communication with government officials, with the chain of command and with the overall military and defence community.

The Ombudsperson is required to submit annual and other reports to the Minister of National Defence, and may also report to DND and CF authorities concerning any investigation or other matter that is within the Ombudsperson’s mandate.

The ideal candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience. A degree in law would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have management experience, preferably at the senior executive level, in a public or private sector organization, including managing financial and human resources. Furthermore, he or she would have decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues and experience in carrying out comprehensive impartial investigations and the mediation of complaints. Experience in authorizing high-profile investigative audits, reviews and reports, and military service would be considered assets.

Candidates being considered for the position would have an understanding of the role, responsibilities and mandate of the Office of the Ombudsperson and its relationship to the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department, the Minister of National Defence, Parliament and the Government, and be knowledgeable about military organizations and their operations and procedures. They would also be knowledgeable about the basic principles of an ombudsperson’s role and the role of an ombudsperson more generally, as well as possess a broad understanding of investigative practices and processes. Knowledge of the principles of administrative law and natural justice is desired.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate an aptitude for developing and maintaining effective liaisons with military leaders, government officials, the defence community, stakeholder groups and external agencies. The ability to apply analytical, interpretative and evaluative thinking to situations is sought. This candidate would also be able to develop comprehensive communications strategies, including outreach and networking activities, as well as bring about positive and lasting change at a cultural, individual and organizational level. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as spokesperson in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments, other organizations and people from both military and civilian backgrounds, are desired.

The ideal candidate would be a person of sound judgement, integrity and impartiality, as well as have strong leadership and managerial skills. This candidate would also possess and adhere to high ethical standards and have superior interpersonal skills, tact and discretion.

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, and must be willing to travel frequently within Canada and overseas.

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.

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.

Additional details about the Office of the Ombudsperson for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by December 9, 2013, 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.

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