Vol. 148, No. 39 — September 27, 2014

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES ACT

Notice to interested partiesOrder amending Part 1 of Schedule VI to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and regulations amending the Schedule to the Precursor Control Regulations to add alpha-phenylacetoacetonitrile

This notice provides interested stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on Health Canada’s intent to add alphaphenylacetoacetonitrile (APAAN) and its salts, isomers and salts of isomers to Part 1 of Schedule VI to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and to the Schedule to the Precursor Control Regulations (PCR) so that it can be controlled as a Class A precursor. Currently, APAAN is not listed on the schedules to the CDSA or the PCR.

Schedule VI to the CDSA includes both Class A and Class B precursors. Class A precursors are essential chemical compounds (e.g. 1-phenyl-2-propanone [P-2-P], pseudoephedrine) while Class B precursors are common essential reagents such as solvents, acids and bases. Class A and Class B precursors are commonly used in clandestine manufacturing processes.

APAAN is a crystalline powder used as a precursor in the illicit manufacture of P-2-P, otherwise known as benzyl methyl ketone (BMK). P-2-P, which is already regulated as a Class A precursor in Canada, is used as a precursor in the illicit synthesis of amphetamines, primarily methamphetamines. Multi-tonne shipments of APAAN intended for the clandestine production of illicit amphetamines have been seized in North America and in Europe. For example, in 2012, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported a seizure of 5.7 metric tonnes of APAAN with the potential to produce over $93 million worth of methamphetamine.

In March 2014, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted in favour of including APAAN and its optical isomers in Table I of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (1988 Convention). This decision was communicated to signatory parties on April 9, 2014. As a signatory to the 1988 Convention, Canada is obligated to impose similar controls on APAAN.

The CDSA is the statutory instrument through which the Government of Canada fulfills its international obligations under the 1988 Convention. The CDSA and its regulations provide a legislative framework for the control of substances that can alter mental processes, and the precursors to these substances. Both may produce harm to an individual or to society when diverted to an illicit market or use. The Act and its regulations have the dual purpose of protecting public health and maintaining public safety by balancing the need for access to these substances for legitimate industrial, medical or scientific purposes and mitigating the risks of trafficking and diversion to illicit markets and uses.

The PCR provide a licensing and permit framework authorizing licensed dealers to conduct activities with Class A or B precursors as specified on their licences. For example, only licensed dealers authorized to engage in activities with a specific Class A precursor can import, export, produce, package, sell or provide that Class A precursor. As APAAN itself is not currently known to be used for any legitimate industrial, medical or scientific purpose, it is proposed that it be listed on the schedule to the PCR so that it can be controlled like other Class A precursors, such as P-2-P. This will also ensure the control of activities with this substance in Canada in the future.

Scheduling under the CDSA will provide law enforcement agencies with the authority to take action against activities that are not in accordance with the CDSA. The maximum penalty for indictable offences with respect to substances in Schedule VI is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.

In summary, this proposal aims to better protect the health and safety of Canadians by helping to mitigate the risks of the trafficking and diversion of APAAN and its related substances in the illicit production of controlled substances while also fulfilling Canada’s international obligations under the 1988 Convention.

The publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette, Part I, begins a 30-day comment period. For any enquiries or comments on this notice, please contact Louise Lazar, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada, Main Statistics Canada Building, Address Locator 0302A, 150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, OCS_regulatorypolicy-BSC_politiquereglementaire@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

SUZY MCDONALD
Associate Director General
Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate

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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 Fredericton Police Force as a fingerprint examiner:

Anthony Coady

Ottawa, September 15, 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 Victoria Police Department as a fingerprint examiner:

Douglas E. Abrahamson

Ottawa, September 15, 2014

KATHY THOMPSON
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Trois-Rivières Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Trois-Rivières 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 described as being lots 1 019 096, 1 019 097, and 1 019 098 of the cadastre of Quebec (“Immovables”) from the Succession of Yvon Chauvette;

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 Number Description
1 019 096 An immovable known and designated as being lot 1 019 096 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Trois-Rivières, city of Trois-Rivières, as described in the certificate of location and shown on the accompanying plan prepared March 21, 2014 under number 18012 of the minutes of Jean Châteauneuf, land surveyor, containing an area of 109.2 m2.
1 019 097 An immovable known and designated as being lot 1 019 097 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Trois-Rivières, city of Trois-Rivières, as described in the certificate of location and shown on the accompanying plan prepared March 21, 2014 under number 18013 of the minutes of Jean Châteauneuf, land surveyor, containing an area of 109.3 m2.
1 019 098 An immovable known and designated as being lot 1 019 098 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Trois-Rivières, city of Trois-Rivières, as described in the certificate of location and shown on the accompanying plan prepared March 21, 2014 under number 18014 of the minutes of Jean Châteauneuf, land surveyor, containing an area of 407.3 m2.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration in the Land Register of Quebec, Registration Division of Trois-Rivières, of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the Immovable from the Succession of Yvon Chauvette to the Authority.

ISSUED under my hand this 4th day of September, 2014.

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

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

ASSESSMENT OF PENSION PLANS REGULATIONS

Basic rate

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with section 5 of the Assessment of Pension Plans Regulations, that the Superintendent of Financial Institutions sets the basic rate, established pursuant to section 4 of the said Regulations, at $10.00 for the Office year beginning on April 1, 2015. In accordance with subsection 2(2) of the said Regulations, this rate applies to plans with a year-end between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015, and for newly established plans filing for registration on or after April 1, 2015.

September 9, 2014

MARK ZELMER
Deputy Superintendent

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at August 31, 2014

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

7.5

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

3.7

 
   

3.7

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

22,871.7

 

Government of Canada bonds

68,133.2

 

Other investments

346.6

 
   

91,351.5

Property and equipment

 

246.7

Intangible assets

 

44.7

Other assets

 

199.3

 

91,853.4


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

67,522.4

Deposits

Government of Canada

22,038.9

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

150.4

 

Other deposits

1,152.5

 
   

23,341.8

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

550.6

 
   

550.6

   

91,414.8

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

308.6

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
   

438.6

91,853.4

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

Ottawa, September 17, 2014

CARMEN VIERULA
Chief Accountant and Chief Financial Officer

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, September 17, 2014

STEPHEN S. POLOZ
Governor

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