Vol. 148, No. 33 — August 16, 2014

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of five methylenediphenyl diisocyanate and two methylenediphenyl diamine substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas three of the seven methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and methylenediphenyl diamine (MDA) substances identified in the annex below are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft Screening Assessment conducted on benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanato-; benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[isocyanato-; and isocyanic acid, polymethylenepolyphenylene ester pursuant to section 74 of the Act and on the remaining four MDI/MDA substances pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act is annexed hereby;

Whereas it is proposed that the two MDA substances (benzenamine, 4,4′-methylenebis- and formaldehyde, polymer with benzenamine) do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act;

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that the remaining five MDI substances meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to take no further action on the two MDA substances at this time;

Notice therefore is hereby given that the ministers propose to recommend to his Excellency the Governor in Council that the five MDI substances be added to Schedule 1 to the Act;

And notice is also hereby given that the ministers have released a risk management scope document for the five MDI substances to initiate discussions with stakeholders on the development of a risk management approach.

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

VIRGINIA POTER
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

AMANDA JANE PREECE
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Draft Screening Assessment

Pursuant to section 68 or 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of substances referred to collectively as the Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanates and Methylenediphenyl Diamines (MDI/MDA) Substance Grouping. The MDI/MDA Substance Grouping includes two MDA substances: one monomeric MDA substance (benzenamine, 4,4′-methylenebis-) and one polymeric MDA substance (formaldehyde, polymer with benzenamine). The MDI/MDA Substance Grouping also consists of five MDI substances, which include three monomeric MDI substances (benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanato-; benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[2-isocyanato-; and benzene, 1-isocyanato-2-[(4-isocyanatophenyl)methyl]-), one polymeric MDI substance (isocyanic acid, polymethylenepolyphenylene ester), and one mixed MDI substance (benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[isocyanato-). Their Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RNs), Domestic Substances List (DSL) names and acronyms are listed in Table 1.

Table 1: CAS RNs and Domestic Substances List names for substances in the MDI/MDA Substance Grouping

CAS RN (see note 1) Domestic Substances List name Acronym
101-77-9 (see note 2) Benzenamine, 4,4′-methylenebis- 4,4′-MDA
25214-70-4 (see note 3) Formaldehyde, polymer with benzenamine pMDA
101-68-8 Benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanato- 4,4′-MDI
2536-05-2 (see note 4) Benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[2-isocyanato- 2,2′-MDI
5873-54-1 (see note 5) Benzene, 1-isocyanato-2-[(4-isocyanatophenyl)methyl]- 2,4′-MDI
26447-40-5 Benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[isocyanato Mixed MDI
9016-87-9 Isocyanic acid, polymethylenepolyphenylene ester pMDI

The substance 4,4′-MDA and the MDI substances in the MDI/MDA Substance Grouping were identified as priorities for action, as they either met categorization criteria under section 73 of CEPA 1999 or were considered as priorities for assessment based on human health concerns. Polymeric MDA (pMDA) did not meet any categorization criteria, but was added to the MDI/MDA Substance Grouping based on its similarity to 4,4′-MDA (i.e. its composition largely consisting of 4,4′-MDA).

The MDA and MDI substances are characterized by a similar core structure, but differ in their functional groups, with the presence of amino functional groups for MDA substances and isocyanate functional groups for MDI substances. MDI substances are very reactive due to the presence of the isocyanate groups.

According to information submitted under section 71 of CEPA 1999, in 2011, 4,4′-MDA was imported into Canada in quantities between 1 000 and 10 000 kg and pMDA was imported in a range of 100 to 1 000 kg. MDI substances imported and used in Canada in 2011 include 10 to 100 million kilograms each of 4,4′-MDI and pMDI, and between 1 and 10 million kilograms of mixed MDI. The major use of 4,4′-MDA and pMDA is as an intermediate in the production of MDIs and, subsequently, polyurethanes. The major use of 4,4′-MDI, pMDI and mixed MDIs is in the production of polyurethane products, such as adhesives, coatings, insulation foams, flexible packaging laminate and foam slabs used in furniture. MDI substances are also used as adhesives in the production of engineered wood products, such as oriented strand board.

Environmental concentrations of 4,4′-MDA and pMDA in Canada were not identified. 4,4′-MDA is on the list of reportable substances under the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI); however, no releases were reported. 4,4′-MDA may be released to the environment from industrial uses, such as polyurethane manufacturing, but given the low quantities in commerce of this substance in Canada, such releases are expected to be negligible.

Based on its physical and chemical properties, 4,4′-MDA degrades rapidly in air. The substance does not hydrolyze in water, and biodegradation tests using activated sludge indicated low biodegradation rates under environmental conditions. In soil, 4,4′-MDA covalently binds to humic substances, thereby reducing its bioavailability and bioaccessibility. Faster rates of biodegradation in soil were observed in the presence of degradable organic substances mixed in with the soil substrate, likely as a result of co-metabolism. No data is available for the degradation potential of MDA in sediments. Degradation of pMDA is expected to be similar to 4,4′-MDA.

MDI substances have the potential to be released to the environment, primarily to air during industrial use, such as during the production of engineered wood and polyurethane products. Releases of MDI substances to air were reported under the NPRI for the years 2008–2011. Oriented strand board facilities are considered to have higher releases than other types of facilities using MDI substances in terms of the quantity of substance used and associated proportional release. Quantities of MDI substances released to air may further contribute to deposition to soil and/or surface waters in the surrounding area.

When released to the environment, due to the very reactive nature of the isocyanate groups of MDI substances, these substances rapidly hydrolyze in water, as well as in soil, where a degree of moisture is typically prevalent. Hydrolysis reaction of MDI substances generates inert polyureas and small amounts of MDA as main reaction products. In air, MDI substances react readily with hydroxyl radicals, and/or condense or are deposited on soil and water surfaces.

Both the MDA substances and the MDI substances are known to have low bioaccumulation potential. They are characterized by low bioconcentration factors in fish. 4,4′-MDA tends to be readily metabolized and eliminated from the body by mammals, and is unlikely to biomagnify in terrestrial foodwebs. It is expected that very limited amounts of MDI would be available for uptake by organisms from environmental media.

Aquatic organisms are sensitive to both short- and long-term exposure to 4,4′-MDA. 4,4′-MDA was observed to be moderately to highly toxic to various aquatic organisms tested, including algae, microorganisms, invertebrates (Daphnia magna) and fish. 4,4′-MDA exhibits low to moderate toxicity to soil organisms and plants, and is moderately toxic to sediment-dwelling organisms and birds.

Results from aquatic toxicity studies suggest that both 4,4′-MDI and pMDI are not appreciably toxic to aquatic species based on acute exposure. MDI substances also have low toxicity to the tested soil invertebrate species and plants. Effects of MDI substances on small mammals as a result of inhalation were observed to be moderate. Overall, MDI exposure to organisms in the environment is below levels expected to cause harm.

The potential for exposure of aquatic organisms to 4,4′-MDA is likely to result from releases of MDI substances to air and their deposition to soil and/or surface waters and subsequent conversion to 4,4′-MDA. The high importation volumes of MDI substances into Canada, along with information on their uses, indicate that MDI substances are found mainly in air and near point sources of emission. It was determined that harm to aquatic and soil organisms from exposure to 4,4′-MDA arising from the deposition of MDIs in surface waters and soil is unlikely in Canada. It was also determined that harm to terrestrial mammals from inhalation exposure to MDI substances is unlikely.

Based principally on the consideration of assessments of international agencies and on the information available, a critical effect for characterization of risk to human health for 4,4′-MDA is carcinogenicity. No health effects data were identified for pMDA. In consideration of the fact that 4,4′-MDA is the main component of pMDA, the health effects assessment of 4,4′-MDA was used to represent that of pMDA. Exposure of the general population to 4,4′-MDA and pMDA from environmental media is not expected, given that the substances are not manufactured in Canada and their uses are confined to a very limited number of industrial operations. Furthermore, no exposure to 4,4′-MDA and pMDA from use of consumer products is expected. As exposure of the general population to 4,4′-MDA and pMDA is not expected, the risk to human health is expected to be low.

Based on the collective information and classifications by other international regulatory agencies, critical effects for characterization of the risk to human health from exposure to MDI substances are carcinogenicity, respiratory effects including sensitization, and dermal sensitization. Incidences of lung tumours were observed in rats exposed to high concentrations of MDI substances in two-year inhalation studies. The collective evidence from genotoxicity studies suggests that MDI substances are not likely to be mutagenic. Available information from studies with laboratory animals, human case studies and epidemiological data were used to establish critical effect levels for risk characterization.

The margins of exposure between upper-bounding estimated environmental concentrations from emissions of MDIs in the vicinity of industrial sites and the critical effect levels for respiratory effects are considered to be adequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases. The margins between estimates of exposure resulting from use of certain do-it-yourself (DIY) products, specifically two-component spray polyurethane foam insulation products, and the critical effect levels for respiratory effects are considered to be potentially inadequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from the substances in the MDI/MDA Substance Grouping. It is proposed to conclude that 4,4′-MDA, pMDA and the five MDI substances do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA 1999 as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity, or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends.

Based on the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that 4,4′-MDA and pMDA do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999 as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health. It is proposed to conclude that MDI substances meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999 as they are entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Proposed conclusion

It is proposed to conclude that 4,4′-MDA (CAS RN 101-77-9) and pMDA (CAS RN 25214-70-4) do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999. It is also proposed to conclude that the five MDI substances (CAS RNs 101-68-8, 2536-05-2, 5873-54-1, 9016-87-9 and 26447-40-5) in the MDI/MDA Substance Grouping meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999. It is proposed to conclude that these five MDI substances do not meet the persistence or bioaccumulation criteria as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations of CEPA 1999.

Because MDA substances are listed on the Domestic Substances List, their import and manufacture in Canada are not subject to notification under subsection 81(1) of CEPA 1999. Since MDA substances are recognized for their high human health hazard (carcinogenicity) and toxicity to aquatic organisms, there is suspicion that new activities that have not been identified or assessed could lead to MDAs meeting the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999. Therefore, pending further investigation, the Government of Canada may consider amending the Domestic Substances List, under subsection 87(3) of the Act, to indicate that significant new activity (SNAc) provisions under subsection 81(3) of the Act apply with respect to the substances.

A significant new activity can include one that has not been conducted with the substance in the past or an existing one with a different quantity or in different circumstances that could affect the exposure pattern of the substance. The SNAc provisions trigger an obligation for a person to notify, and for the government to assess information about a substance when a person proposes to use the substance in a significant new activity. The provisions are used to assess the risks associated with the proposed new activity before the new activity is undertaken. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health assess the information provided by the notifier and other information available to them to determine whether the substance, if used in the proposed new activity, could pose a risk to the environment or human health and, if so, whether new or additional risk management is required.

The draft Screening Assessment and the risk management scope document for these substances are available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-012-14 — Publication of DC-01(E), Issue 5

Notice is hereby given by Industry Canada that the following document will come into force effective immediately:

General information

This document has been coordinated with industry through the Terminal Attachment Program Advisory Committee (TAPAC). The TAPAC Web site will be updated accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 75 days of the date of publication of this notice in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Telecommunication Standards and Conformity, at telecom.reg@ic.gc.ca.

All submissions received by the close of the comment period will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

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.

August 5, 2014

DAN DUGUAY
Acting Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service as fingerprint examiners:

Ottawa, July 29, 2014

KATHY THOMPSON
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as counterfeit examiner

Pursuant to subsection 461(2) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following persons of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as counterfeit examiners:

Ottawa, July 31, 2014

KATHY THOMPSON
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Barrie Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

Bryan Daley

Ottawa, July 28, 2014

KATHY THOMPSON
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saguenay Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Saguenay Port Authority (“Authority”), under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”), effective May 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS on June 30, 2010, the Minister issued supplementary letters patent to the Authority to add to Schedule C of the letters patent reference to immovables to be acquired from Fernand Boivin, being immovables known and designated as lots 4 012 436, 4 012 453 and 4 012 463 of the cadastre of Quebec;

WHEREAS, due to a clerical error, reference to an immovable known and designated as being lot 4 014 181 of the cadastre of Quebec was omitted from the designation of property to be acquired;

WHEREAS on April 16, 2013, an act of correction was registered in the Land register of Québec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, to correct the designation of the acquired immovables mentioned in the deed of sale published on July 2, 2010, by adding lot 4 014 181;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent to add lot 4 014 181 to Schedule C of the letters patent;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendments to the letters patent are consistent with the Act;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the letters patent are amended as follows:

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by deleting the following:

Nature of the Act of Transfer of Ownership Name and Capacity of Parties Description of Real Property Acquired
Deed of Sale Fernand Boivin, Vendor Saguenay Port Authority, Purchaser Immovable known and described as consisting of Lot four million twelve thousand four hundred and thirty-six (Lot 4 012 436), Lot four million twelve thousand four hundred and fifty-three (Lot 4 012 453) and of Lot four million twelve thousand four hundred and sixty-three (Lot 4 012 463) all registered in the Cadastre of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi.
A technical description prepared at Saguenay on the twenty-first day of January two thousand and ten (January 21, 2010), under number one hundred and fifteen (No. 115) of the minutes of Mathieu Tremblay, Land Surveyor, describes and situates the above immovable.

2. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that Schedule:

Lot Description
4 012 436 Immovable known and designated as being lot 4 012 436 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared November 21, 2012, under number 14449 of the minutes of Jean-Guy Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 55.922 hectares.
4 012 453 Immovable known and designated as being lot 4 012 453 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared November 21, 2012, under number 14449 of the minutes of Jean-Guy Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 27.897 hectares.
4 012 463 Immovable known and designated as being lot 4 012 463 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared November 21, 2012, under number 14449 of the minutes of Jean-Guy Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 16.570 hectares.
4 014 181 Immovable known and designated as being lot 4 014 181 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared November 21, 2012, under number 14449 of the minutes of Jean-Guy Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 1.046 hectares.

3. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of issuance.

ISSUED under my hand this 29th day of July, 2014.

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saguenay Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Saguenay Port Authority (“Authority”), under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”), effective May 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovable known and designated as being lot 4 012 961 of the cadastre of Quebec (“Immovable”) from Chiasson & Thomas inc.;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent to set out the Immovable in Schedule C of the letters patent;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendment to the letters patent is consistent with the Act;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the letters patent are amended as follows:

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that Schedule:

Lot Description
4 012 961 An immovable known and designated as being lot 4 012 961 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared February 23, 2010, under number 12570 of the minutes of Jean-Guy Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 7896.8 m2.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the Immovable from Chiasson & Thomas inc. to the Authority.

ISSUED under my hand this 29th day of July, 2014.

________________________________

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saguenay Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Saguenay Port Authority (“Authority”), under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”), effective May 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovables known and designated as being lots 5 199 303 and 5 199 304 of the cadastre of Quebec (“Immovables”) from the City of Saguenay;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent to set out the Immovables in Schedule C of the letters patent;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendment to the letters patent is consistent with the Act;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the letters patent are amended as follows:

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that Schedule:

Lot Description
5 199 303 An immovable known and designated as being lot 5 199 303 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, formerly known as being part of lot 4 012 619 (Parcel "A") as described in the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared December 17, 2012, under number 3611 of the minutes of Louis-Alain Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 356.1 m2.
5 199 304 An immovable known and designated as being lot 5 199 304 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Chicoutimi, city of Saguenay, formerly known as being part of lot 4 012 619 (Parcel "B") as described on the technical description and shown on the accompanying plan prepared December 17, 2012, under number 3611 of the minutes of Louis-Alain Tremblay, land surveyor, containing an area of 771.0 m2.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the Immovables from the City of Saguenay to the Authority.

ISSUED under my hand this 29th day of July, 2014.

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

FRESHWATER FISH MARKETING CORPORATION

President (full-time position)

Salary range: From $147,900 to $174,000
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (the Corporation) is a parent Crown corporation and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The Corporation is the buyer, processor, and marketer of freshwater fish from Manitoba, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer and is accountable to the Board of Directors. He or she provides leadership and direction in all aspects of the Corporation’s activities, business performance, and strategic development. This position represents the highest management authority within the Corporation and, as a result, the President has the final responsibility for all of the management decisions and overall position, survival, and growth of the Corporation.

The ideal candidate would have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.

The ideal candidate would have significant management experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources. He or she would have experience in managing the needs and sensitivities of diverse stakeholder groups in a multi-stakeholder environment as well as experience in strategic management, organizational change and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices. Experience in growing an export-oriented, customer-focused organization in the global food industry, ideally in the fisheries sector, and experience working with a board of directors and senior governmental officials would be considered assets.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation’s mandate, business activities and public policy issues as well as its governing legislation, including the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act and the Financial Administration Act. He or she would have knowledge of contract negotiation, distribution logistics, business finance and international trade issues, in addition to knowledge of the federal government, including issues related to sound governance and management principles, accountability and transparency. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the key players, organizations, and issues facing the freshwater fish market, both nationally and internationally, as well as knowledge of the principles of marketing and product branding.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to provide the leadership, corporate vision and strategic direction required to fulfil the Corporation’s mandate and attain its objectives, as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a board of directors, government and industry partners, and stakeholders. He or she would also have the ability to facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise, in addition to the ability to apply strategic thinking skills when leading corporate planning, marketing and policy-making activities. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are also desired.

To achieve the Corporation’s objectives and carry out its mandate, the President would possess sound judgement and be a strategic and innovative leader. He or she would adhere to high ethical standards and would have integrity, superior interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

A person who has reached the age of 70 years is not eligible to be appointed a director of the Corporation and a director of the Corporation ceases to hold office on reaching the age of 70 years.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to Winnipeg, Manitoba, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

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 Corporation and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.freshwaterfish.com.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by September 8, 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 GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE BOARD OF CANADA

Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Appeal Division (full-time position)

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

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada’s largest independent adjudicative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) provides strategic leadership, vision and direction in the management of the adjudicative immigration appeal tribunal that decides appeals of sponsorship applications refused by officials of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC); appeals from permanent residents, foreign nationals and protected persons who have been ordered removed from Canada; appeals by permanent residents outside of Canada who are alleged to have not fulfilled their residency obligation; and appeals by the Minister from decisions of the Immigration Division at admissibility hearings. The decisions made by the IAD involve complex legal and factual assessments that can have life-changing consequences for the individuals involved and that have a significant impact on the public interest, including the integrity of Canada’s immigration system and public safety.

The Deputy Chairperson reports directly to the Chairperson, has full responsibility for the Division and participates actively in a senior management team with shared responsibility for the management of the tribunal as a whole, including all four divisions.

The ideal candidate would have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study. Pursuant to subsection 153(4) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Deputy Chairperson of the IAD must be a member of at least five years standing at the bar of a province or a notary of at least five years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

The ideal candidate would have management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources. Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies and directives in an adjudicative environment is desired. The candidate would also have experience in the development of policy and performance standards and operational procedures. Experience in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, an agency or an equivalent would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the mandate and roles and responsibilities of the IRB. Knowledge of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other applicable legislation is sought. He or she would also have knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada. General knowledge of world events and the situations in various countries that impact on migration issues, human rights issues and international conventions is desired.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision-making, including working guidelines and operational policies for members and for the administration of hearings. The Deputy Chairperson would have the ability to evaluate the performance of members and member managers, as well as act as a steward for the entire Board and lead organizational change. The capacity to conduct an adjudicative hearing in an adversarial setting is sought. He or she would also have the ability to analyze all aspects of cases, interpret and apply the relevant criteria and analyze complex situations with a view to making fair and equitable decisions. The ability to carry an exceptionally heavy workload and the ability to lead change that maximizes results is desired. This candidate would have the ability to develop effective working relationships at the national level with government and non-government entities, including the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, the Canada Border Services Agency, immigration counsel organizations, the Canadian and provincial bar associations, and other interest groups. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are sought.

Along with strong leadership and managerial skills, the ideal candidate would have sound judgement and superior interpersonal skills. Moreover, he or she would possess high ethical standards and integrity, and would be impartial, tactful, diplomatic and flexible.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

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.

Additional information on the IRB and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.irb-cisr.gc.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by September 2, 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 GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

MARINE ATLANTIC INC.

Chairperson (part-time position)

Marine Atlantic Inc. (the Corporation) is a federal Crown corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between the Island of Newfoundland and the Province of Nova Scotia. To provide this service, the Corporation owns and operates four ocean class vessels: three passenger vessels and a commercial freight vessel.

The Chairperson is responsible for the oversight of the Corporation’s activities, providing strategic policy direction, presiding over the activities of the Board of Directors and providing leadership to the Board for all aspects of its work. The Corporation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Transport.

The ideal candidate would have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. He or she would have experience in managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level, as well as experience serving on boards of directors, preferably as chairperson. Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices, as well as experience in a multiple stakeholder organization, preferably in a marine environment, is desired. The ideal candidate would also have experience dealing with government, preferably with senior officials.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the Corporation’s mandate, legislative framework and activities, as well as be knowledgeable about the roles and responsibilities of a chairperson, including the fundamental accountabilities to the Government as the shareholder. The ideal candidate would also have knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance. Further, knowledge of the public policy environment, processes and best practices and knowledge of human resources, financial and risk management are desired. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of regional interests and concerns, as well as municipal, provincial and federal impacts, and how these relate to Marine Atlantic Inc.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to develop effective working relationships with different levels of government and the Corporation’s partners and stakeholders. He or she would have the ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems as well as the ability to foster debate and discussions among board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise. The ideal candidate would also exhibit strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively in addition to possessing superior communications skills, both written and oral.

The ideal candidate would be an individual who adheres to high ethical standards, integrity and sound judgement. He or she would possess leadership skills, tact, diplomacy and initiative.

The successful candidate must be available for Board meetings approximately 20 days per year.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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 preferred 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. 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.marine-atlantic.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitæ by September 2, 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 GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca.

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