Vol. 149, No. 1 — January 3, 2015

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2015-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a), makes the annexed Order 2015-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, December 16, 2015

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment

ORDER 2015-66-01-02 AMENDING THE NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST

AMENDMENTS

1. Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

2. Part II of the List is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

18722-2 Benzenesulfonic acid, diamino-dihydro-oxo-pyrimidinyl-diazenyl, methyl
  Acide diaminodihydrooxopyrimidinyldiazénylméthylbenzènesulfonique
18732-3 Alkanoic acid, mixed tetraesters with 2-alkylalkanoic acid, alkanoic acid and pentaerythritol
  Tétraesters mixtes d’acide alcanoïque avec un acide 2-alkylalcanoïque, un acide alcanoïque et du pentaérythritol
18748-1 Heteropolycyclesulfonic acid, dichlorotetrahydrodioxo-, aluminum salt (3:1)
Acide dichlorotétrahydrodioxohétéropolycyclesulfonique, sel d’aluminium (3:1)

COMING INTO FORCE

3. This Order comes into force on the day on which it is published in the Canada Gazette.

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INDUSTRY CANADA

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Baird, The Hon. Barbara L.

2014-1441

Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

 

Judge

 

Bédard, The Hon. Marie-Josée

2014-1397

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal

 

Acting Chairperson

 

Brazeau, Ginette Céline

2014-1400

Canada Industrial Relations Board

 

Chairperson

 

Burns, Adrian

2014-1396

National Arts Centre Corporation

 

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

 

Caldwell, The Hon. Neal W.

2014-1478

Government of Saskatchewan

 

Administrator

 

December 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015

 

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

 

Permanent members

 

Burn, Peter

2014-1401

Ritcey, Rose

2014-1402

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

Trustees of the Board of Trustees

 

Chiodo, Ralph

2014-1399

LeBlanc, Richard

2014-1398

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Justices of Appeal

 

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Brown, The Hon. David M.

2014-1418

Huscroft, Grant A.

2014-1419

Cree-Naskapi Commission

 

Member and Chairman

 

Saunders, Richard

2014-1411

Members

 

Awashish, Philip

2014-1413

Kanatewat, Robert

2014-1412

Devlin, Martha M., Q.C.

2014-1444

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judge

 

Fothergill, Simon, Q.C.

2014-1416

Federal Court

 

Judge

 

Federal Court of Appeal

 

Member ex officio

 

Friday, Joe

2014-1392

Public Sector Integrity

 

Commissioner — interim basis

 

Granosik, Lukasz

2014-1440

Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Hackett, M. Deborah

2014-1442

Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Family Division

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

 

Judge ex officio

 

Hamilton, Bob

2014-1409

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

 

Director

 

Her Majesty’s Counsels learned in the law

2014-1383

Frater, Robert

 

Joshi, Colonel Vihar

 

Laurin, Guy

 

Longo, Liliana

 

Michaelson, Croft

 

Pentney, William F.

 

Yurka, Dale

 

International Joint Commission

 

Full-time Commissioners

 

Morgan, Richard Arthur

2014-1372

Walker, Gordon W.

2014-1371

Kisoun, Gerald W.

2014-1414

Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories

 

Lampert, Jerry

2014-1410

British Columbia Treaty Commission

 

Commissioner

 

Malo, Robert

2014-1393

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

 

Permanent member

 

Matthews, Siân M.

2014-1404

Canada Post Corporation

 

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

 

Offord, Nicholas

2014-1395

Canadian Museum of Nature

 

Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

 

Parole Board of Canada

 

Full-time members

 

Currie, Mark F. G.

2014-1385

Pallascio, Michel

2014-1386

Part-time members

 

Blackburn, Dave

2014-1389

Leclair, Connie A.

2014-1391

MacMillan, Mitchell F.

2014-1387

Plater, Lori

2014-1390

Stoney, Robert M.

2014-1388

Pelley, Walter M.

2014-1405

Marine Atlantic Inc.

 

Director

 

Port Authority

 

Directors

 

Boisvert, Marie-Claude — Montréal

2014-1403

Buttimer, Alberta — Belledune

2014-1370

Morley, B. Sean L. — Toronto

2014-1408

Ringma, Richard Sidney — Nanaimo

2014-1406

Renke, Wayne, N.

2014-1445

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

 

Justice

 

Court of Appeal of Alberta

 

Member ex officio

 

Rossiter, The Hon. Eugene P.

2014-1417

Tax Court of Canada

 

Chief Justice

 

Ryer, C. Michael

2014-1415

Federal Court of Appeal

 

Judge

 

Federal Court

 

Member ex officio

 

Samsundar, Khamini

2014-1384

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

 

Director of the Board of Directors

 

Savage, The Hon. John E. D.

2014-1443

Court of Appeal for British Columbia

 

Justice of Appeal

 

Court of Appeal of Yukon

 

Judge

 

Shaw, The Hon. Douglas C.

2014-1420

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario — Northwest Region

 

Regional Senior Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Stephens, Gail

2014-1394

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

 

Acting Director

 

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judges

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Akhtar, Suhail A. Q.

2014-1429

Bird, Laura A.

2014-1436

Bloom, Ivan S., Q.C./c.r.

2014-1424

Braid, Catrina

2014-1437

Dow, Grant R.

2014-1426

Dunphy, Sean F.

2014-1430

Faieta, Mario D.

2014-1431

Fairburn, J. Michal

2014-1433

Glustein, Benjamin T.

2014-1432

King, George W.

2014-1425

Kurke, Alexander D.

2014-1435

Le May, William Michael

2014-1438

Miller, Bradley W.

2014-1434

Newton, W. Danial

2014-1427

Pierce, The Hon./L’hon. Helen M.

2014-1421

Raikes, Russell M.

2014-1428

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario — Family Court

 

Judges

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Graham, The Hon. C. Frederick

2014-1422

MacPherson, The Hon. Wendy L.

2014-1423

Tosini, Michel

2014-1407

Laurentian Pilotage Authority

 

Member

 

Tremblay, Nicole

2014-1439

Superior Court for the district of Chicoutimi, in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Whalen, The Hon. Raymond P.

2014-1446

Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador — Trial Division

 

Chief Justice

 

Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Member ex officio

 

December 19, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated December 10, 2014

Wouters, Wayne G.

Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Member

December 19, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-007-14 — Decisions Regarding Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process

Intent

This notice announces the release of the document entitled Decisions Regarding Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process. This document sets out the Department’s decisions resulting from the consultation process undertaken through notice DGSO-003-14 — Consultation on Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process in Rural Areas.

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

December 17, 2014

PETER HILL
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SLPB-005-14 — Consultation on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through Industry Canada’s document entitled Consultation on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band. This document sets out the Department’s proposals with respect to the policy and technical framework for repurposing the 600 MHz band. Comments are being sought on all aspects related to the repurposing of this band.

Submitting comments

To ensure consideration, parties should submit their comments no later than January 26, 2015. Respondents are encouraged to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) and forward them to the following email address: spectrum.auctions@ic.gc.ca. Interested parties will also have the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted for two weeks (14 calendar days) following the publication date of the comments received. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Senior Director, Spectrum Licensing and Auction Operations, Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SLPB-005-14).

All comments will be reviewed and considered by Industry Canada in order to arrive at a decision regarding the abovementioned proposals.

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

December 18, 2014

FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SLPB-006-14 — New Licensing Framework for the 24, 28 and 38 GHz Bands and Decision on a Licence Renewal Process for the 24 and 38 GHz Bands

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled New Licensing Framework for the 24, 28 and 38 GHz Bands and Decision on a Licence Renewal Process for the 24 and 38 GHz Bands, which sets out Industry Canada’s decisions with respect to the new licensing process for spectrum licences in the 24, 28 and 38 GHz bands, as well as the renewal process proposals for the 24 and 38 GHz bands that were auctioned in 1999.

This document is the result of the consultation process initiated through notice SLPB-003-14, Consultation on a New Licensing Framework and Licence Renewal Process for the 24, 28 and 38 GHz Bands, 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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

December 18, 2014

FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SLPB-007-14 — Technical, Policy and Licensing Framework for Advanced Wireless Services in the Bands 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz (AWS-3)

Intent

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled Technical, Policy and Licensing Framework for Advanced Wireless Services in the Bands 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz (AWS-3). This document sets out Industry Canada’s decisions with respect to the technical, policy and licensing framework for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) in the bands 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz.

This document (hereinafter referred to as the Framework) is the result of the consultation process initiated through notice SLPB-004-14, Consultation on the Technical, Policy and Licensing Framework for Advanced Wireless Services in the Bands 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz (AWS-3), published in the Canada Gazette.

Clarification questions

Industry Canada will accept written questions seeking clarification of the rules and policies set out in the Framework. Written questions will be accepted until January 9, 2015. Every effort will be made to post the questions received, along with Industry Canada’s responses, by January 23, 2015, depending on the volume of questions received. Any answers provided to these questions will be considered as clarification of the policies set out in the above-mentioned SLPB-007-14 document, and as amendments or supplements to the rules set out in the Framework.

Questions should be submitted in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address:  spectrum.auctions@ic.gc.ca.

Written questions should be addressed to the Manager, Auction Operations, Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street (JETN, Room 1763-C), Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5.

All questions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SLPB-007-14). Questions and responses will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum by the date specified above.

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

December 18, 2014

FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SLPB-008-14 — Decision on a Policy, Technical and Licensing Framework for Mobile Satellite Service and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS-4) in the Bands 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled Decision on a Policy, Technical and Licensing Framework for Mobile Satellite Service and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS-4) in the Bands 2000-2020 MHz and 21802200 MHz (hereinafter referred to as the Framework), which sets out Industry Canada’s decisions with respect to the use of the bands 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz for the mobile satellite service (MSS) and the ancillary terrestrial component (ATC). The decisions presented in this Framework are intended to facilitate the shared use of the bands by MSS and terrestrial mobile services systems, in support of the Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada objective to maximize the potential economic and social benefits that Canadians derive from the use of the radio frequency spectrum.

The Framework is the result of the consultation process initiated through notice SMSE-011-14, Consultation on a Policy, Technical and Licensing Framework for Use of the Bands 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz, published in the Canada Gazette in May 2014.

This notice also announces changes to Radio Systems Policy document RP-023 — Spectrum and Licensing Policy to Permit Ancillary Terrestrial Mobile Services as Part of Mobile-Satellite Service Offerings. As a result of the decisions outlined in the above-noted Framework, references to the 2 GHz band have been removed from RP-023, and the MSS/ATC policies that apply to this band are now included in the Framework.

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

December 18, 2014

FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-022-14 — Decisions on Spectrum Utilization Policies and Technical Requirements Related to Backhaul

This notice announces the release of the document entitled Decisions on Spectrum Utilization Policies and Technical Requirements Related to Backhaul, which sets out Industry Canada’s decisions resulting from the consultation process initiated through notice SMSE-018-12, Consultation on Spectrum Utilization Policies and Technical Requirements Related to Backhaul Spectrum in Various Bands, Including Bands Shared With Satellite, Mobile and Other Services, published in the Canada Gazette.

All comments and reply comments received in response to the consultation are available on Industry Canada’s Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10204.html.

These decisions, which affect a wide range of policies and technical requirements, will increase flexibility and promote greater spectrum utilization. In particular, the provisioning of up to 2100 MHz of additional spectrum to accommodate backhaul- associated applications, and the modernization of policy and technical frameworks, will support the Department’s initiatives to stimulate the deployment of mobile broadband across Canada. This additional spectrum will also help to support a host of applications that rely on backhaul. A notice will be published announcing the release of revised policies and technical rules, including Standard Radio System Plans (SRSPs).

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html.

December 17, 2014

DANIEL DUGUAY
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards 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 persons of the Ontario Provincial Police as fingerprint examiners:

Ottawa, December 12, 2014

KATHY THOMPSON
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

THE ASIA-PACIFIC FOUNDATION OF CANADA

Chairperson (part-time position)

The Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC) is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank on Canada’s relations with Asia. Its structure and activities are governed by the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada Act. It is headquartered in Vancouver, with an office in Toronto. The APFC functions as a knowledge broker, bringing together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Canada’s transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to influence public policy and foster informed decision making in the Canadian public, private and non-governmental sectors.

The affairs of the Foundation are governed by a Board of Directors. The Foundation’s Board consists of a chairperson, up to 4 other directors appointed by the Governor in Council, up to 18 additional directors appointed by the Board after consultations with provincial governments and other interested outside parties, and the President of the Foundation. The Board, which has ultimate responsibility for the Foundation’s activities, meets at least twice a year. It is responsible for setting the strategic directions of the Foundation, managing the endowment fund, and appointing the President.

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. He or she would possess experience in managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level and experience serving on a board, preferably as chairperson. The ideal candidate would have experience in strategic planning and promoting improved organizational governance and performance. He or she would also have experience liaising and maintaining productive and effective relationships with senior government officials and/or a variety of stakeholders. Experience dealing with foreign policy issues as they relate to Canada and the Asia-Pacific region would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the mandate, objectives and mission of the APFC, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates. He or she would possess knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, President and Board of Directors, and knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound corporate governance and management practices and principles, investment management, auditing and evaluations. He or she would possess an excellent understanding of Canadian economic and political priorities and how they relate to the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. The ideal candidate would also possess an excellent understanding of the key players, organizations and issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

The ideal candidate would possess strong fiscal stewardship skills in both administrative management and fund development, as well as the ability to provide leadership and direction to the APFC’s Board of Directors in carrying out its stewardship responsibilities. The ideal candidate would possess the ability to effectively monitor corporate performance, assess management recommendations and provide direction and/or guidance to senior management. He or she would possess the ability to establish credibility and influence with Canadian and Asia-Pacific organizations, in order to advance the goals of the Foundation, as well as the ability to promote dialogue, mutual awareness and understanding of foreign policy issues as they relate to Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. Superior communications skills, both written and oral, are also desired.

The ideal candidate would be an innovative and strategic leader with superior interpersonal skills, high ethical standards and integrity. He or she would also be dynamic and energetic, and must demonstrate tact and discretion.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The chosen candidate must be available for approximately 50 to 60 days per year for APFC activities and related travel. At least two regular meetings of the Board are held each year, one in Vancouver and the other in another Canadian city. Additional Board meetings may be held for strategic planning purposes, or in special circumstances, as necessary from time to time.

A person is not eligible to be appointed as a director if the person is a member of the Senate or the House of Commons.

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. 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.asiapacific.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by January 26, 2015, 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

VETERANS REVIEW AND APPEAL BOARD

Chairperson and Member (full-time position)

Salary range: $172,900–$203,300
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (head office)

The Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) is an independent, administrative tribunal that provides two levels of redress for disability compensation under the Pension Act and the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, and the final level of appeal on allowance decisions under the War Veterans Allowance Act and other Acts of Parliament. The Board deals with applications from veterans, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, serving or discharged members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and their families to review or appeal decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada in disability pension and award matters.

The Chairperson is the chief executive officer of the Board and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Veterans Affairs. The Chairperson is responsible for the supervision and direction of the work and personnel of the Board comprising some 80 staff and 25 full-time members dealing with more than 4 500 cases annually. The Chairperson provides leadership and guidance on the organization and conduct of fair, non-adversarial and expeditious hearings operated in accordance with legislation, jurisprudence and legal principles, including natural justice.

The ideal candidate would possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. A degree in law or medicine would be considered an asset. The ideal candidate would have significant management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization, including the management of financial and human resources. He or she would possess experience in the interpretation and application of legislation within the context of an administrative proceeding as well as experience in rendering decisions or in presenting cases before an administrative tribunal. Experience in the management of a complex organization or in the operation and conduct of an administrative tribunal, agency or equivalent would be considered an asset. Additionally, experience working as part of the Canadian Armed Forces, experience in matters related to veterans, and experience in a medical, policing or legal field would be considered assets.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of administrative law and of the procedures, practices and legal principals involved in conducting an administrative hearing, particularly as they relate to evidence, the application of the benefit of the doubt in favour of the veteran, legal interpretation and natural justice. The position also requires knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, including the legislative framework within which it operates. Additionally, knowledge of the operations of Government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency, is desired, as is knowledge of the issues and priorities of veterans, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families, particularly as they relate to disability compensation.

The ideal candidate would have excellent leadership and managerial skills, including the ability to manage significant change and conflicting priorities, as well as the ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations in order to make equitable decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences. The ability to effectively conduct administrative hearings and deliver clear and well-reasoned decisions is desired. The ideal candidate would have the ability to motivate members and staff and to ensure that the Veterans Review and Appeal Board adheres to the highest standards of accountability. The ideal candidate would also possess the ability to work collaboratively, to function effectively under pressure and to foster a collegial and non-adversarial setting in addition to possessing superior written and oral communications skills.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate sound judgement, tact, discretion, and impartiality, adhere to high ethical standards, and possess superior interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate shall perform his or her duties on a full-time basis and shall not hold any office or engage in any occupation inconsistent with those duties. As well, the successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance and be prepared to travel regularly throughout Canada for hearings or meetings.

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 http://www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.cfm.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by January 26, 2015, 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

VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

Chairperson (part-time position)

VIA Rail Canada Inc. (VIA Rail) operates Canada’s national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. An independent Crown corporation established in 1977, VIA Rail provides a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible service from coast to coast in both official languages. The Corporation operates over 500 trains weekly on 12 500 km of track, connecting over 450 Canadian communities. With approximately 2 550 active employees, VIA Rail carried 3.9 million passengers in 2013. The Corporation’s total revenues in 2013 were $270 million and operating expenses totaled $578 million (including $96 million in pension contributions).

The Chairperson is responsible for the governance and oversight of VIA Rail’s activities, business performance and strategic policy direction. The Chairperson presides over the activities of the Board of Directors and provides leadership on all aspects of the Board’s 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.

The ideal candidate would have experience serving as a member or chairperson of a board of directors, preferably in the public sector and/or a large, complex private sector organization. Management experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources, is desired. He or she would also have experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices. Additionally, the candidate would have experience in dealing with senior officials from different levels of government, as well as developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would be knowledgeable about the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including the fundamental accountabilities to the shareholder and taxpayers. Knowledge of the mandate and mission of VIA Rail, its business activities, strategic priorities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Financial Administration Act, is sought. He or she would also possess knowledge of human resources, financial and risk management. Moreover, the candidate would have knowledge of Canada’s business, economic, political and public policy environments. Knowledge of the transportation industry, including passenger rail and other modes, as well as tourism/hospitality and other related industries, and an understanding of operations management within a customer-centric environment would be considered assets.

The ideal candidate would possess strong leadership and managerial skills to foster cooperation and teamwork, as well as to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively and efficiently. He or she would have the ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities, resolve problems and lead organizational change. The ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise, are also desired. This candidate would have the ability to lead and develop effective working relationships with the Minister, the Deputy Minister, and the Corporation’s business partners and stakeholders. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are sought.

To achieve the Corporation’s objectives and carry out its mandate, the Chairperson would be a strategic thinker, and would possess sound judgement, initiative and superior interpersonal skills. A person of integrity, he or she would also possess high ethical standards, tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must be available approximately 35 days per year for Board meetings, including preparation and agenda setting regarding such meetings; representation of VIA Rail before government bodies, public office holders or government officials; regular communication with the Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and for other meetings and corporate events, as required.

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. 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.viarail.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by January 26, 2015, 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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TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

Notice to interested parties — Treasury Board regulation in accordance with subsection 155.2(2) of the Financial Administration Act

This notice provides interested stakeholders with the opportunity to provide comments on the Treasury Board’s intent to make a regulation to streamline low-value payments to and from the Government to allow for a more efficient administration of these payments. The cost to collect or make a payment should not be greater than the value of the payment itself. Further, the regulation would be consistent with the Budget 2014 commitment to improve the efficiency of internal operations and administration. As well, streamlining low-value payments could similarly ease the administrative burden on individuals and businesses.

The regulation to streamline low-value payments would include setting a threshold for when payments would not be collected nor paid by the Government. Similar to the Canada Revenue Agency approach in which income tax amounts owing or payable of two dollars or less are considered nil, a threshold of two dollars is being considered, although a lower or higher amount is possible.

The regulation could include circumstances for when amounts could be accumulated and paid by the Government once they exceed the set threshold. For illustration purposes only, an amount of one dollar is owed to an individual for a type of payment and not paid since it is below the threshold. The regulation may allow a department to accumulate this type of payment for a certain period of time. If the amount owing to the individual does not exceed the threshold during this period of time, it would be declared nil at the end of the period and not paid in the future. If the amount owing to the individual exceeds the threshold during this certain period of time, then a payment would be made to the individual. Accumulation of amounts owed to the Government is not being considered, unless consultations support this approach.

Under certain circumstances, it may be sensible to exclude types of payments from this initiative, and this can be done via the regulation. For example, if it appears from consultations that a certain segment of the population would be vulnerable if low-value payments were not made, these types of payments could be excluded in the regulation and would be paid no matter what their amount. An example of an earlier exclusion can be found in the Financial Administration Act amendments themselves, where paragraph 155.2(6)(b) excludes an amount related to public debt, or to interest on public debt. The regulation can specify further exclusions, as required.

The publication of this notice begins a 30-day comment period. Any party interested in this process or having comments on this notice can contact Mr. Marc-André Audette, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Address Locator: 300 Laurier Avenue, West Tower, 8th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R5, by fax at 613-941-2759 or by email at lvp_fms_ regulatoryconsultation_pfv_sgf_consultationreglement@tbs-sct.gc. ca.

MICHAEL LIONAIS
Acting Executive Director
Financial Management Sector
Office of the Comptroller General

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at November 30, 2014

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

9.1

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

697.3

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

3.2

 
   

700.5

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

19,987.5

 

Government of Canada bonds

71,556.9

 

Other investments

345.6

 
   

91,890.0

Property and equipment

 

274.4

Intangible assets

 

42.5

Other assets

 

174.0

 

93,090.5


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

67,604.4

Deposits

Government of Canada

22,856.3

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

422.6

 

Other deposits

1,187.7

 
   

24,466.6

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

579.9

 
   

579.9

   

92,650.9

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

309.6

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
   

439.6

93,090.5

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

Ottawa, December 15, 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, December 15, 2014

STEPHEN S. POLOZ
Governor

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