Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 154, Number 50: COMMISSIONS

December 12, 2020



Certain concrete reinforcing bar — Decision

On December 4, 2020, pursuant to subsection 31(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), on its own initiative, initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia (subject goods).

The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

In some instances, imports of the subject goods may also be classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) will conduct a preliminary inquiry into the question of injury to the Canadian industry. The CITT will make a decision within 60 days of the date of initiation. If the CITT concludes that the evidence does not disclose a reasonable indication of injury, the investigation will be terminated.


The full product definition is found on the CBSA website.

The Statement of Reasons regarding the decision will be issued within 15 days following the decision and will be available on the CBSA website or by contacting the SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit by telephone at 613‑948‑4605 or by email at


Interested persons are invited to file written submissions presenting facts, arguments and evidence relevant to the alleged dumping. During the COVID-19 pandemic, written submissions must be sent electronically to To be given consideration in this investigation, the CBSA should receive this information by April 13, 2021.

Any information submitted by interested persons concerning this investigation will be considered public information unless clearly marked confidential. When a submission is marked confidential, a non-confidential edited version of the submission must also be provided.

Ottawa, December 4, 2020

Doug Band
Director General
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate



Call for bids No. NL20-CFB01

The Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board hereby gives notice of the bid that has been selected in response to Call for Bids No. NL20-CFB01 in the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. A summary of the terms and conditions applicable to the call was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 154, No. 25, on June 20, 2020.

This notice is made pursuant to and subject to the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, S.C., 1987, c. 3, and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act, R.S.N.L., 1990, c. C-2.

Pursuant to Call for Bids No. NL20-CFB01, bids were to be submitted in a prescribed form and were to contain only the information required on this form. In accordance with the requirements, the following bid has been selected. Subject to ministerial approval, the Board will issue an Exploration Licence for this parcel in January 2021:

Parcel No. 9
Work Expenditure Bid   $27,000,000.00
Bid Deposit   $10,000.00
Bidders, with participating shares BP Canada Energy Group ULC 100%
Designated Representative BP Canada Energy Group ULC  

Further information, including the full text of the Call for Bids No. NL20-CFB01, may be obtained by contacting Mr. Chris Quigley, Legal Counsel, Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, The Tower Corporate Campus – West Campus Hall, Suite 7100, 240 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1E2.

December 2020

Roger Grimes




The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has received a complaint (File No. PR-2020-061) from Modula, Inc. (Modula), of Lewiston, Maine (U.S.A.), concerning a procurement (Solicitation No. W0103-197685/A) by the Department of Public Works and Government Services. The solicitation was for the provision of a “turn-key” automated vertical lift storage system and related services for the Department of National Defence. Pursuant to subsection 30.13(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act and subsection 7(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Tribunal made a decision on November 30, 2020, to conduct an inquiry into the complaint.

Modula alleges that the government institution improperly awarded an amendment to the contract originally awarded under this solicitation. Modula submits that rather than awarding an amendment to the contract, the government institution should have held a new bidding process to meet the requirement.

Further information may be obtained from the Deputy Registrar, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat, 333 Laurier Avenue West, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613‑993‑3595 (telephone), (email).

Ottawa, November 30, 2020



The Commission posts on its website original, detailed decisions, notices of consultation, regulatory policies, information bulletins and orders as they come into force. In accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (2011), in Part 1 applications, these documents may be examined at the Commission’s office, as can be documents relating to a proceeding, including the notices and applications, which are posted on the Commission’s website, under “Public proceedings & hearings.”

The following documents are abridged versions of the Commission’s original documents.


Decision number Publication date Applicant’s name Undertaking City Province
2020-380 November 27, 2020 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBYD-FM Prince George and Bella Coola British Columbia
2020-381 November 27, 2020 Various licensees Various radio stations Across Canada  
2020-383 November 27, 2020 Radius Holdings Inc. CKOO-FM Kelowna British Columbia
2020-386 November 30, 2020 Radio Blanc-Sablon inc. CFBS-FM Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Quebec
2020-389 December 2, 2020 Akash Broadcasting Inc. CKER-FM Edmonton Alberta



Regulated interswitching rates for 2021

Whereas in Determination No. R-2020-194 dated November 30, 2020, the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) determined, pursuant to subsection 127.1(1) of the Canadian Transportation Act (CTA), S.C. 1996, c. 10, as amended, the regulated interswitching rates for 2021, according to the interswitching distance zones as defined in the Railway Interswitching Regulations, SOR/88-41, as amended;

Whereas pursuant to subsection 127.1(5) of the CTA, the Agency shall cause the interswitching rates to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, no later than December 31 before the beginning of the calendar year for which the rates apply,

The Agency hereby publishes the interswitching rates for the 2021 calendar year.

Interswitching rates for 2021


Column I

Interswitching distance zone

Column II

Rate per car for interswitching traffic to or from a siding

Column III

Rate per car for interswitching a car block

1. Zone 1 290 80
2. Zone 2 405 125
3. Zone 3 310 70
4. Zone 4A 260 100
5. Zone 4B 260 + 8.50 per additional kilometre 100 + 1.05 per additional kilometre



Certain gypsum board

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act and the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), that on November 26, 2020, a Request for Panel Review of the final determination made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal with respect to “Certain Gypsum Board, Sheet, or Panel Originating in or Exported from the United States of America”, was filed by counsel for CGC Inc. with the Canadian Section of the CUSMA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 12.10 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement.

The final determination was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on October 31, 2020 (Vol. 154, No. 44).

The panel review will be conducted in accordance with the CUSMA’s Rules of Procedure for Article 10.12 Binational Panel Reviews. Subrule 40(1)(c) of the above-mentioned rules provides that

Notices of Appearance and Complaints pertaining to the present panel review, CDA-USA-2020-10.12-01, should be filed with the Canadian Secretary at the CUSMA Secretariat, Canadian Section (TCT), 111 Sussex Drive, 5th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2, Canada.


Chapter 10 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement establishes a procedure for replacing domestic judicial review of determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a CUSMA country with review by binational panels.

These panels are established, when a Request for Panel Review is received by the CUSMA Secretariat, to act in place of national courts to review final determinations expeditiously to determine whether they are in accordance with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination.

Under Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement, which came into force on July 1, 2020, the Government of Canada, the Government of the United States and the Government of Mexico established the Rules of Procedure for Article 10.12 Binational Panel Reviews. These rules were adopted by the CUSMA Free-Trade Commission on July 2, 2020.

Requests for information concerning the present notice, or concerning the CUSMA’s Rules of Procedure for Article 12.10 Binational Panel Reviews, should be addressed to the Canadian Secretary, CUSMA Secretariat, Canadian Section (TCT), 111 Sussex Drive, 5th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2, Canada, 343‑203‑4097.

Sean Clark
Canadian Secretary