Vol. 147, No. 49 — December 7, 2013

MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES

THE CANADIAN TRANSIT COMPANY

ANNUAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of shareholders of The Canadian Transit Company will be held at the offices of The Detroit International Bridge Company, 12225 Stephens Road, Warren, Michigan, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 3 p.m., for the purpose of electing directors of the Company and for the transaction of any other business authorized or required to be transacted by the shareholders.

Windsor, November 7, 2013

DAN STAMPER
President

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CMFG LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

RELEASE OF ASSETS

Pursuant to section 651 of the Insurance Companies Act (Canada) [the “Act”], notice is hereby given that CMFG Life Insurance Company (formerly CUNA Mutual Insurance Society) intends to apply to the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada) on or after January 6, 2014, for an order authorizing the release of the assets that it maintains in Canada in accordance with the Act.

Any policyholder or creditor in respect of CMFG Life Insurance Company’s insurance business in Canada opposing that release is invited to file an opposition by mail to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada), Legislation and Approvals Division, 255 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H2, or by email at approvalsandprecedents@osfi-bsif.gc.ca, on or before January 6, 2014.

November 23, 2013

CMFG LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

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EQUITABLE BANK

DESIGNATED OFFICE FOR THE SERVICE OF ENFORCEMENT NOTICES

Notice is hereby given, in compliance with the Support Orders and Support Provisions (Banks and Authorized Foreign Banks) Regulations made under the Bank Act (Canada), that the following additional office has been designated by Equitable Bank for the purposes of service of enforcement notices in the province of Quebec: 3333 Graham Boulevard, Suite 604, Mont-Royal, Quebec H3R 3L5.

November 30, 2013

EQUITABLE BANK

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NOVA SCOTIA REVIEW BOARD

ORDER IN COUNCIL AND RULES OF PROCEDURE

The Lieutenant Governor in Council, on the Report and Recommendation of the Minister of Justice dated September 25, 2013, and pursuant to subsection 672.44(1) of Chapter C-46 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, the Criminal Code (Canada), is pleased to approve the Rules of Practice and Procedure before the Nova Scotia Review Board for publication in the Canada Gazette, in the form set forth in Schedule “A” attached to and forming part of the Report and Recommendation.

Recommended by ROSS LANDRY
Attorney General
Concurred by DAVID DARROW
Clerk of the Executive Council
Approved and ordered September 25, 2013
JOHN JAMES GRANT
Lieutenant Governor

SCHEDULE A

RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

1. Purpose
  • 1.1. The purpose of these Rules of Practice and Procedure (“Rules”) is to set out the practices and procedures to be followed in proceedings of the Nova Scotia Review Board held under Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code, c. C-46, R.S.C., 1985.
  • 1.2. These Rules are in addition to the processes, procedures and requirements set out in Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code, and in the event of any conflict between these Rules and the Criminal Code, the Criminal Code prevails.
  • 1.3. The Criminal Code states in subsection 672.5(2) that a hearing may be conducted in as informal a manner as is appropriate in the circumstances. These Rules are intended to be a guide to provide consistency, fairness, transparency, and to ensure a just and expeditious determination of matters before the Review Board.
  • 1.4. For situations that are not contemplated or set out in the Criminal Code or these Rules, the Review Board may determine the procedures to be followed.
2. Definitions
  • 2.1. Terms used in these Rules have the same meaning as defined in the Criminal Code, unless otherwise stated.
  • 2.2. In these Rules:
    • 2.2.1. “adjournment” means a situation where the Chairperson of the Review Board orders that a hearing continue on another date;
    • 2.2.2. “annual hearing” means a review of an accused’s disposition under section 672.81 of the Criminal Code;
    • 2.2.3. “hearing” includes any hearing held under Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code;
    • 2.2.4. “parties” means the persons listed in section 672.1 of the Criminal Code.
3. Practice Directions from the Review Board
  • 3.1. The Review Board may from time to time issue a practice direction or guide for proceedings before the Review Board. All practice directions or guidelines shall be signed by the Chairperson of the Review Board, and published in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society InForum.
4. Non-Compliance
  • 4.1. In the event there is a failure to comply with these Rules, this does not render a hearing or matter before the Review Board a nullity, and the Review Board may set aside the non-compliance in whole or in part.
5. Language/Interpreters
  • 5.1. The Review Board may provide an interpreter at the request of a party or if it appears that the accused or any witness at the hearing requires assistance to participate meaningfully in the hearing, in circumstances where the Board finds it necessary and where it is reasonably practicable.
6. Time
  • 6.1. The computation of time under these Rules shall be in accordance with the Interpretation Act, R.S.N.S., 1989, c. 235.
  • 6.2. The Chairperson of the Review Board may extend or abridge any time prescribed by these Rules.
7. Time and Place of Hearing
  • 7.1. The Chairperson of the Review Board shall set the date, time and place of all hearings or other matters before the Review Board.
8. Notices
  • 8.1. The Review Board will give all parties thirty (30) days’ notice of an annual hearing and as much notice as is practicable for all other hearings.
  • 8.2. In addition to the parties set out in section 672.1 of the Criminal Code, the Review Board will provide a notice of hearing to the parents of an accused young person under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, c. 1, S.C., 2002; the counsel for the accused; the Crown Prosecutor representing the Attorney General and any victim who has requested notice of the hearings.
  • 8.3. The Review Board may, if practical, provide notice of a hearing by mail, facsimile, or by electronic mail. If it is not practical to provide notice of a hearing by any of these methods, oral notification of a hearing or change of hearing constitutes notice of the hearing.
9. Counsel
  • 9.1. All parties have the right to be represented by counsel at a hearing.
  • 9.2. If an accused has counsel, the Review Board should be informed of the name and address of counsel not less than ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.
10. Evidence, Documents and Authorities
  • 10.1. Disposition information in the form of written documents to be considered by the Review Board will be submitted to the Review Board for distribution to all parties, no later than ten (10) days prior to the date of a hearing.
  • 10.2. The Review Board will provide all disposition information submitted to all parties as early as possible.
  • 10.3. The hospital clinical record for the accused may be disposition information within the meaning of subsection 672.51(1) of the Criminal Code, and shall be made available for timely inspection by all parties prior to the date of the hearing, but no later than ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.
  • 10.4. Any party intending to rely upon evidence of an expert witness, who is external to the East Coast Forensic Hospital, shall provide every party and the Review Board a report signed by the expert, setting out his/her name, address, qualifications, and the substance of his/her proposed testimony not less than ten (10) days prior to the hearing.
  • 10.5. Any party wishing to examine or cross examine the author of a report or disposition information must take all available steps to ensure that the witness will be present at the hearing.
11. Early Review
  • 11.1. When a hospital requests an early review, an updated hospital report should be submitted to the Review Board and the parties no later than ten (10) days prior to the hearing.
12. Lengthy Hearings
  • 12.1. If any party has reasonable grounds to believe that a hearing will take more than two hours or will be unusually complex, the Review Board shall be advised by that party as soon as practicable.
  • 12.2. When the Review Board receives notice that a hearing is expected to take longer than two hours or may be unusually complex, the Review Board may request that the parties participate in a pre-hearing conference to determine the issues and appropriate amount of time required for the hearing.
13. Adjournments
  • 13.1. Where a party requests an adjournment of a hearing and all parties do not consent to the adjournment or rescheduling, the issue shall be determined by the Review Board at the outset of the scheduled hearing, or at another time determined by the Review Board.
14. Fees
  • 14.1. The Review Board is not responsible for the payment of any costs, witness fees, or disbursements which may arise from the preparation of any document or report, or attendance at hearings before the Review Board.
15. Dispositions and Reasons
  • 15.1. The Review Board shall issue a disposition and reasons for the disposition as two separate documents after each hearing, and shall provide them to all parties.
  • 15.2. The Review Board shall issue an interim disposition order immediately after each hearing and shall issue a formal order, with written reasons, within forty-five (45) days of the hearing.

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OMBUDSMAN FOR BANKING SERVICES AND INVESTMENTS

APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL AS AN EXTERNAL COMPLAINTS BODY

Notice is hereby given that the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) intends to apply to the Minister of Finance to obtain approval as an external complaints body pursuant to subsection 455.01(1) of the Bank Act, its purpose being to deal with complaints made by persons having requested or received products or services from banks that have not been resolved to the satisfaction of those persons.

The external complaints body will carry on business in Canada under the name of Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments in English and Ombudsman des services bancaires et d’investissement in French, and its head office will be located in Toronto, Ontario.

Any person may submit comments regarding the reputation of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments in writing to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, Compliance and Enforcement Branch, 427 Laurier Avenue West, 6th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B9, or by email at ecb@fcac.gc.ca on or before January 27, 2014.

November 20, 2013

OMBUDSMAN FOR BANKING
SERVICES AND INVESTMENTS

Note: The publication of this Notice should not be construed as evidence that an applicant has obtained approval. The approval will be dependent upon the normal Bank Act (Canada) application review process and the discretion of the Minister of Finance.

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THE ORDER OF ITALO-CANADIANS

CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUANCE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 39(3) of the Insurance Companies Act (Canada), that The Order of Italo-Canadians (“OIC”) intends to apply to the Minister of Finance, on or after January 1, 2014, for approval in writing to apply under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act for a certificate of continuance under that Act.

Any person who objects to OIC’s discontinuance under the Insurance Companies Act (Canada) may submit the objection in writing to the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, 255 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H2, on or before December 31, 2013.

Montréal, November 18, 2013

NELLO BORTOLOTTI
President

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UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA

RELOCATION OF HEAD OFFICE

Notice is hereby given that the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada has changed the location of its head office to the city of Winnipeg, province of Manitoba.

November 26, 2013

SOPHIE MANULAK
President

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UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED, VANCOUVER BRANCH

RELOCATION OF DESIGNATED OFFICE FOR THE SERVICE OF ENFORCEMENT NOTICES

Notice is hereby given, in compliance with the Support Orders and Support Provisions (Banks and Authorized Foreign Banks) Regulations, that United Overseas Bank Limited, Vancouver Branch, has changed its designated office for the purposes of service of enforcement notices, previously located at 650 West Georgia Street, Suite 1680, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N9, to 650 West Georgia Street, Suite 2400, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N9.

November 4, 2013

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED,
VANCOUVER BRANCH

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