Vol. 150, No. 5 — January 30, 2016

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Pursuant to subsection 56(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the following time extensions were granted under the Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of specified toxic substances released from base metals smelters and refineries and zinc plants, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on April 29, 2006.

On December 23, 2015, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change granted to Vale Canada Limited — Copper Cliff Operations from Copper Cliff, Ontario, a time extension of 36 months to implement their Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2018.

On December 23, 2015, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change granted to Vale Canada Limited — Manitoba Operations from Thompson, Manitoba, a time extension of 36 months to implement their Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2018.

On December 23, 2015, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change granted to Glencore Canada Corporation — Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Sudbury Smelter from Sudbury, Ontario, a time extension of 36 months to implement their Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Nicole Folliet, Metals and Minerals Processing Section, Mining and Processing Division, Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate, by telephone at 819-420-7709 or by fax at 819-420-7381.

Ottawa, January 30, 2016

CAROLYNE BLAIN
Executive Director
Mining and Processing Division
Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Environment
and Climate Change

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT, 1994

Notice of intent

Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Environment intends to recommend to the Governor in Council that amendments be made to the Migratory Birds Regulations, pursuant to section 12 of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.

The purpose of these amendments to Schedule I of the Migratory Birds Regulations is to change hunting season dates, set daily bag limits and possession limits, as well as make other related modifications for certain species of migratory game birds for the 2016–17 and 2017–18 hunting seasons. The proposed regulatory amendments are in response to changes in the status of migratory game bird populations and will ensure the sustainable harvest of migratory game bird populations in Canada. These amendments also include administrative changes to the Migratory Birds Regulations.

In 2014, Environment Canada moved to a biennial regulatory amendment cycle for the hunting provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations. However, Environment Canada continues to evaluate the status of migratory game bird populations on an annual basis to ensure that harvest rates remain sustainable and that urgent regulatory amendments can be made if necessary. The hunting provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations are reviewed by Environment Canada, with input from the provinces and territories and a range of other interested stakeholders.

Environment Canada produces three reports as part of its consultation process. The first report, issued annually in January and titled Population Status of Migratory Game Birds in Canada, contains population and other biological information on migratory game birds, thus providing the scientific basis for informing management decisions that ensure the long-term sustainability of their population. The second report, issued biennially in January and titled Proposals to Amend the Canadian Migratory Birds Regulations, outlines the proposed changes to the hunting provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations, as well as proposals to amend the special conservation measures for the management of overabundant species and other proposed amendments to the Regulations. These two reports are distributed to organizations and individuals with an interest in migratory game bird conservation and provide the opportunity for input regarding the proposed regulatory amendments. The third report, Migratory Birds Regulations in Canada, issued biennially in July, summarizes the hunting regulations for the upcoming two hunting seasons, and is also provided to organizations and individuals with an interest in migratory game bird conservation.

Electronic copies of the above-mentioned documents may be viewed at the following address: http://ec.gc.ca/rcom-mbhr/default.asp?lang=En&n=0EA37FB2-1.

Interested parties who wish to comment on the proposed regulatory amendments are invited to submit their comments within a 30-day period after the second report, Proposals to Amend the Canadian Migratory Birds Regulations, has been posted on the Environment Canada Web site. The closing date for consultations will also be on the Web site.

Comments can be submitted to the Director General, Canadian Wildlife Service, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3 or to MBRegs.Reports@ec.gc.ca.

SUE MILBURN-HOPWOOD
Director General
Canadian Wildlife Service

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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

CANADA PENSION PLAN

Triennial contribution rate review

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 113.1(1) of the Canada Pension Plan, the Minister of Finance and ministers of the Crown from the included provinces have reviewed the financial state of the Canada Pension Plan for the 2013–2015 review period;

And whereas the Minister of Finance and the ministers of the Crown from the included provinces, in concluding that review, have considered the matters set out in subsection 113.1(4) of the Canada Pension Plan and, at their meeting on December 21, 2015, have concluded that the current schedule of contribution rates is expected to be sufficient to sustain the Canada Pension Plan over the foreseeable future, based on the most recent estimates prepared by the Chief Actuary of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions;

Therefore, pursuant to subsection 113.1(5) of the Canada Pension Plan, the Minister of Finance and the ministers of the Crown from the included provinces recommend that no changes be made to benefits under the Canada Pension Plan or contribution rates as set out in the schedule to the Canada Pension Plan.

WILLIAM FRANCIS MORNEAU
Minister of Finance

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position Order in Council
Cullen, The Hon. Austin F. 2015-1307
  • Government of British Columbia
 
  • Administrator
 
  • January 11 to January 13 and January 22, 2016
 
Government of Manitoba 2016-7
  • Administrators
 
  • Joyal, The Hon. Glenn D.
 
  • January 26 to February 10, 2016
 
  • Perlmutter, The Hon. Shane I.
 
  • January 17 to January 20, 2016
 
Herauf, The Hon. Maurice J. 2015-1306
  • Government of Saskatchewan
 
  • Administrator
 
  • January 10 to January 12 and January 17 to February 5, 2016
 
Mendelsohn, Matthew 2015-1303
  • Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Results and Delivery), Privy Council Office
 
Special advisers to the Prime Minister  
  • Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments
 
  • Ad hoc provincial members
 
  • Bernier, Sylvie, C.M., C.Q.
2016-19
  • Bishop, Heather, C.M., O.M.
2016-15
  • Lamontagne, Yves, C.M., C.Q.
2016-20
  • Lavell Havard, Dawn
2016-17
  • Lewis, Susan, C.M., O.M.
2016-16
  • Segal, Murray
2016-18
  • Chairperson
 
  • Labelle, Huguette, C.C., O.Ont.
2016-12
  • Federal members
 
  • Jutras, Daniel
2016-14
  • Samarasekera, Indira V., O.C.
2016-13
Watson, The Hon. Jack 2016-5
  • January 13 to January 18 and January 25 to January 31, 2016
 
Welsh, The Hon. B. Gale 2016-6
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
 
  • Administrator
 
  • January 14 to January 17, 2016
 

January 21, 2016

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-002-16 — Release of ICES-003, Issue 6

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is releasing the following document:

It should be noted that a transition period ending three months following the publication of ICES-003, Issue 6, on the Department’s Web site (http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum) is being provided, within which compliance with either ICES-003, Issue 5 or Issue 6, will be accepted. After that time, only compliance with ICES-003, Issue 6, will be accepted.

General information

The review of ICES-003 has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada. The Radio Equipment Standards Lists will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online “General Inquiry” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9X4GEH. Comments and suggestions for improving this standard may be submitted online using the “Standard Change Request” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9VCLQJ.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

January 2016

DANIEL DUGUAY
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-003-16 — Release of RSS-216, Issue 2

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is releasing the following document:

It should be noted that a transition period ending six months following the publication of RSS-216, Issue 2, on the Department’s Web site (http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum) is being provided, within which compliance with either RSS-216, Issue 1 or Issue 2, will be accepted. After that time, only compliance with RSS-216, Issue 2, will be accepted.

General information

The review of RSS-216 has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada. The Radio Equipment Standards Lists will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online “General Inquiry” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9X4GEH. (In the form, the Regulatory Standards Branch radio button must be selected and “RSS-216” must be specified in the General Inquiry field.) Comments received will be taken into consideration during preparation of the next issue of RSS-216.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

January 2016

DANIEL DUGUAY
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-004-16 — Release of RSS-117, Issue 3

Notice is hereby given by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) that the following document will come into force upon its publication on the Department’s Web site:

General information

The review of RSS-117 has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada. The Radio Equipment Standards Lists will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online “General Inquiry” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9X4GEH. Comments and suggestions for improving this standard may be submitted online using the “Standard Change Request” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9VCLQJ.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://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.

January 2016

DANIEL DUGUAY
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-005-16 — Release of RSP-100, Issue 11, and DC-01, Issue 6

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is releasing the following documents:

RSP-100, Issue 11, and DC-01, Issue 6, will both come into force upon their publication on the Department’s Web site (http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum).

General information

The review of RSP-100 and DC-01 has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada. The Radio Equipment Standards Lists will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online “General Inquiry” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9X4GEH. Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online using the “Standard Change Request” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9VCLQJ.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

January 2016

DANIEL DUGUAY
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at December 31, 2015

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

11.2

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

6,089.4

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

7.3

 
   

6,096.7

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

18,220.3

 

Government of Canada bonds

75,763.5

 

Other investments

405.2

 
   

94,389.0

Property and equipment

 

431.4

Intangible assets

 

37.9

Other assets

 

180.7

 

101,146.9


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

75,496.9

Deposits

Government of Canada

22,617.3

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

500.4

 

Other deposits

1,475.2

 
   

24,592.9

Other liabilities

Securities sold under repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

558.9

 
   

558.9

   

100,648.7

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

368.2

 
   

498.2

101,146.9

I declare that the foregoing return is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, January 14, 2016

CARMEN VIERULA
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing return is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, January 14, 2016

STEPHEN S. POLOZ
Governor

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