Vol. 148, No. 5 — February 1, 2014

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

TAX CONVENTIONS IMPLEMENTATION ACT, 2013

Coming into force of instruments

Notice is hereby given of the entry into force, on December 10, 2013, of the following instruments, which were implemented in Canadian law by section 9 of the Tax Conventions Implementation Act, 2013:

January 20, 2014

JAMES M. FLAHERTY
Minister of Finance

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-004-14 — Policy and Technical Framework for Amateur Service Use of the 5 MHz Band

Intent

The purpose of this notice is to announce the publication of two documents: Policy and Technical Framework for Amateur Service Use of the 5 MHz Band and Regulation by Reference RBR-4, Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service, Issue 2. These documents set out the technical and operating parameters to allow the use of five frequencies in the 5 MHz band on a no-interference, no-protection basis by the amateur service.

The decision is the result of the consultation process undertaken through notice SMSE-010-12 — Consultation on Changes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and to RBR-4 to Allow for Amateur Radio Service Use in the 5 MHz Band, published in the Canada Gazette.

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.

January 22, 2014

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Regional Member (Atlantic) [full-time position]

Salary range: $141,300–$166,200
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent regulatory body, established under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act. As a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the CRTC is responsible for regulating and supervising all aspects of the Canadian broadcasting system with a view to implementing the broadcasting policy set out in the Broadcasting Act. It also regulates telecommunications in Canada to implement the policy set out in the Telecommunications Act. In addition, the CRTC has responsibilities under Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which addresses the sending of commercial electronic messages (e.g. spam), among other things. The CRTC’s role is thus to maintain a delicate balance “in the public interest” between the cultural, social and economic goals of the legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications. The CRTC is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The ideal candidate would 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. Experience in providing advice on complex issues at a senior level and experience in either the broadcasting, telecommunications or digital media industries is sought. Experience as a member or legal counsel within a quasi-judicial tribunal or experience appearing before a quasi-judicial tribunal would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge of the legislative framework and mandate of the CRTC and other relevant federal legislation. Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad is also desired. The ideal candidate would have an understanding of international, social and economic trends; consumer interests; stakeholder concerns; the role of Government in formulating public policy; and how these relate to the CRTC. He or she would also possess knowledge and understanding of the procedures and practices involved in conducting quasi-judicial hearings.

The ideal candidate would be able to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents. The ability to render fair, equitable and timely decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment is desired, as is the ability to develop effective working relationships and build consensus. The candidate would also be able to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, and to represent the CRTC, when required, with a wide range of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would be a person of sound judgment, integrity and impartiality. In addition, he or she would possess high ethical standards and superior interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

Pursuant to subsection 5(1) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, “a person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person (a) is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or (b) has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in (i) a telecommunications undertaking, or (ii) the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail.”

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance, and be prepared to travel across 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 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/index.asp?lang=eng.

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.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.htm.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by February 17, 2014, 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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NOTICE OF VACANCY

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Deputy Registrar (full-time position)

Salary range: $141,300–$166,200
Location: National Capital Region

Created by an Act of Parliament in 1875, the Supreme Court of Canada is Canada’s final court of appeal. It serves Canadians by deciding legal issues of public importance, thereby contributing to the development of all branches of law applicable within Canada. The independence of the Court, the quality of its work and the respect in which it is held both in Canada and abroad contribute significantly as foundations for a secure, strong and democratic country founded on the Rule of Law. The Supreme Court of Canada is a high-profile institution located at the summit of the judicial branch of government in Canada.

The Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada has a deep appreciation of the importance of the Court’s role and focuses its efforts on a single strategic outcome, namely the effective administration of Canada’s final court of appeal.

The Deputy Registrar is responsible for supporting the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada in the administration of the Court. The Deputy Registrar provides effective leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of integrated operational policies, strategies and approaches that advance the overall coordination and cost-effectiveness of the Court Operations Sector and Communication Services Branch. The duties must be carried out in a manner that respects and ensures the independence of the judiciary, maintains public confidence in the institution, and follows effective, efficient and transparent principles of public sector administration.

The Deputy Registrar is also called upon to exercise and perform all the powers and duties of the Registrar, including the Registrar’s quasi-judicial functions, in the event that the Registrar is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Registrar is vacant.

The successful candidate must have a law degree from a recognized university and be a member of the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada for at least five years.

The ideal candidate would have administration and management experience, at the senior executive level, including experience in the management of human and financial resources. He/she would have decision-making experience with respect to sensitive administrative issues, as well as experience in providing legal opinions or strategic advice on complex and sensitive matters. The successful candidate would also have experience in information management or electronic document management, ideally in a court administration setting.

Experience in a judicial, legal or court administration context, and experience in the application of modern professional public service management principles in the federal public service and/or leading major transitional change exercises would be considered assets. Experience in dealing with members of the judiciary or judicial organizations would also be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the mandate, role and responsibilities of the Supreme Court of Canada, in addition to knowledge of the Supreme Court Act, the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as the legislative and regulatory framework and mandate established by the Judges Act and regulations. Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including the role of central agencies in relation to arms-length organizations, is desired. He/she will also have an understanding of the Supreme Court of Canada’s public relations needs, diplomatic protocols and matters of protocol relating to the Chief Justice of Canada. Knowledge of the administration and operations of courts in Canada, including the application of rules of court in a court administration context, is also desired.

The ideal candidate would possess the ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations and respond strategically and appropriately, with a view to making fair and sound recommendations. The ability to concurrently manage a wide range of subject matters and to reach sound and well-informed decisions in a timely fashion is desired. Additionally, the ideal candidate would possess the ability to exercise transparency, probity and accountability in the management of resources. He/she would be able to mediate between the demands of judicial independence and the structure and accountability of public sector administration, and to foster external relations with Canadian and international counterparts to promote both the administration of justice and public understanding of the administration of justice. He/she would also have the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise and logical manner.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate tact, diplomacy, integrity and discretion. He/she would possess strong leadership skills, sound judgment, superior interpersonal skills, and objectivity, as well as sensitivity to the legal and constitutional context of the judiciary and the courts.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate appointed to the position of Deputy Registrar must be willing to reside in the National Capital Region or within 40 km thereof.

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 chosen 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/index.asp?lang=eng.

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.

Further details about the Supreme Court of Canada and the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada and their activities can be found on the Court’s Web site at www.scc-csc.gc.ca/home-accueil/index-eng.aspx.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae, by February 17, 2014, 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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