Vol. 148, No. 25 — June 21, 2014

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting Labour Market Opinions

The Minister of Employment and Social Development, pursuant to subsection 30(1.43) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Labour Market Opinions.

Ottawa, June 9, 2014

JASON KENNEY
Minister of Employment and Social Development

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING LABOUR MARKET OPINIONS

Public policy considerations — refusal to process

1. For the purpose of paragraph 30(1.43)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the public policy consideration that may justify, under that paragraph, the refusal to process a request for an opinion submitted by an employer to the Department of Employment and Social Development with respect to an application for a work permit is that

unless the employer is able to demonstrate that the public policy considerations that justified the revocation are no longer relevant.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in St. Clair National Wildlife Area

The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) is a plant species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as endangered. In Canada, the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is restricted to southern and eastern Ontario, and is typically found in fens, tallgrass prairie and moist old fields. The Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) in Canada (www.sararegistry.gc.ca/document/default_e.cfm?documentID=2239) identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including a federally protected area.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act applies, 90 days after this publication, to the critical habitat of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid, as identified in the recovery strategy for that species on the Species at Risk Public Registry, and located within the St. Clair National Wildlife Area described in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Area Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act.

June 21, 2014

MARY TAYLOR
Director
Species at Risk Management
Canadian Wildlife Service

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

Interest issued as a result of the 2013-2014 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta

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 2013-2014 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta. 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 March 15, 2014.

In accordance with the provisions of the 2013-2014 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta, the following exploration licence has been issued:

Parcel BSMD2014-01
(47 945 hectares, more or less)
 
Work proposal bid: $1,000,000.00
Work deposit: $   250,000.00
Issuance fee: $          750.00
Bidder: Franklin Petroleum Canada Limited — 100%
Designated representative: Franklin Petroleum Canada Limited
Exploration licence: EL496
Issuance date: May 22, 2014
Effective date: June 1, 2014

The following is a summary of the terms and conditions of exploration licence EL496:

  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 seven and two 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 $8.00 per hectare. 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, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Directorate, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 25 Eddy Street, 10th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4, 819-997-0048 (telephone), Rights@aandc.gc.ca (email).

June 21, 2014

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
Instrument of Advice dated May 18, 2014
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Member

Instrument of Advice dated May 21, 2014

Leitch, The Hon. Khristinn Kellie

Minister of Labour to be styled Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

June 13, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position Order in Council

Gascon, The Hon. Clément

2014-644

Supreme Court of Canada

 

Puisne Judge

 

Gaul, The Hon. Geoffrey R. J.

2014-654

Government of British Columbia

 

Administrator

 

June 8 to June 11, 2014

 

Government of Nova Scotia

2014-671

Administrators

 

Fichaud, The Hon. Joel E.

 

June 6 and June 13, 2014

 

Saunders, The Hon. Jamie W. S.

 

June 10, June 17 and June 18, 2014

 

Jerke, The Hon. Rodney A.

2014-655

Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories

 

Deputy judge

 

Supreme Court of Yukon

 

Deputy judges

 

Atson, The Hon. David R.

2014-656

Rouleau, The Hon. Paul S.

2014-657

Therrien, Daniel

2014-645

Privacy Commissioner

 

June 13, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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