Vol. 151, No. 26 — July 1, 2017

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 19027

Ministerial condition

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information pertaining to the substance Benzene, 1,1′-(1,2-ethanediyl)bis(2,3,4,5,6-pentabromo)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 84852-53-9;

And whereas the ministers suspect that the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, hereby permits the manufacture or import of the substance in accordance with the conditions of the following annex.

George Enei
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Conditions

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. The following definitions apply in these ministerial conditions:

“engineered hazardous waste landfill facility” means a facility that is part of an overall integrated hazardous waste management system where wastes that do not require additional treatment or processing are sent and where hazardous materials are confined or controlled for the duration of their effective contaminating lifespan.

“notifier” means the person who has, on January 25, 2017, provided to the Minister of the Environment the prescribed information concerning the substance, in accordance with subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

“substance” means Benzene, 1,1′-(1,2-ethanediyl)bis(2,3,4,5,6-pentabromo)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 84852-53-9.

“waste” means the effluents that result from rinsing equipment or vessels used for the substance, disposable vessels used for the substance, any spillage that contains the substance, the process effluents that contain the substance, and any residual quantity of the substance in any equipment or vessel.

2. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance in accordance with the present ministerial conditions.

Restrictions

3. The notifier may import the substance in order to use it only as a flame retardant component of thermoplastic parts, thermoplastic coatings, thermoset parts and thermoset coatings.

4. At least 120 days prior to beginning manufacturing the substance in Canada, the notifier shall inform the Minister of the Environment, in writing, and provide the following information:

Application

5. Item 6 does not apply if the substance is imported already compounded into thermoplastic or thermoset material in the form of pellets or flakes.

Disposal of the substance

6. The notifier or the person to whom the substance has been transferred must collect any waste in their physical possession or under their control and destroy or dispose of it in the following manner:

Environmental release

7. Where any release of the substance or waste to the environment occurs, the person who has the physical possession or control of the substance or waste shall immediately take all measures necessary to prevent any further release, and to limit the dispersion of any release. Furthermore, the person shall, as soon as possible in the circumstances, inform the Minister of the Environment by contacting an enforcement officer designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Record-keeping requirements

8. (1) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records, with any documentation supporting the validity of the information contained in these records, indicating

(2) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records mentioned in subsection (1) at their principal place of business in Canada, or at the principal place of business in Canada of their representative, for a period of at least five years after they are made.

Other requirements

9. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance or of the waste, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the first transfer of the substance or waste, written confirmation from this person that they were informed of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. This written confirmation shall be maintained at the principal place of business in Canada of the notifier or of their representative in Canada for a period of at least five years from the day it was received.

Coming into force

10. The present ministerial conditions come into force on June 16, 2017.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2017-66-05-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a), the Minister of the Environment is required to maintain the Non-Domestic Substances List;

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote b), makes the annexed Order 2017-66-05-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, June 20, 2017

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Order 2017-66-05-02 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 deleting the following:

10192-4

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 6-(acetyloxy)-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid and
N-[4-(acetyloxy)phenyl]acetamide

 

Acide téréphthalique polymérisé avec l’acide 6-(acétoxy)-2-naphtoïque et la N-[4-(acétoxy)phényl]acétamide

10193-5

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 4-(acetyloxy)benzoic acid and 6-(acetyloxy)-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid

 

Acide téréphtalique polymérisé avec l’acide 4-(acétoxy)benzoïque et l’acide 6-(acétoxy)-2-naphtoïque

10195-7

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol, 2-butene-1,4-diol and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl)

 

Téréphtalate de diméthyle polymérisé avec le butane-1,4-diol, le but-2-ène-1,4-diol et l’α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxybutane-1,4-diyle)

10196-8

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)

 

Téréphtalate de diméthyle polymérisé avec le butane-1,4-diol et l’α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxyéthane-1,2-diyle)

10619-8

3H-Pyrazol-3-one, 2,4-dihydro-4-[(2-hydroxy-4-nitrophenyl)azo]-5-methyl-2-phenyl-

 

2,4-Dihydro-4-[(2-hydroxy-4-nitrophényl)azo]-5-méthyl-2-phényl-3H-pyrazol-3-one

10914-6

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,5-dichloro-3-nitro-

 

Acide 2,5-dichloro-3-nitrotéréphtalique

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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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

FISHERIES ACT

Notice with respect to the Administrative Agreement between the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada Regarding the Administration of the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations in New Brunswick

Amending Agreement

Whereas the Minister of the Environment concluded a July 10, 2014, Administrative Agreement between the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada Regarding the Administration of the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations in New Brunswick (the “2014 Agreement”),

Notice is hereby given that the Minister has concluded an Amending Agreement to the 2014 Agreement to extend its expiry date beyond July 9, 2017, to provide the parties time to finalize and conclude a new administrative agreement prior to or by February 28, 2018.

Interested persons requiring additional information, or wishing to consult the 2014 Agreement, as amended, may send a request to the following email address: ec.eaux-usees-wastewater.ec@canada.ca.

New administrative agreement

Whereas the Minister of the Environment wishes to conclude a new administrative agreement with the Government of New Brunswick to continue the existing collaboration,

Notice is also hereby given that the Minister intends to conclude with the Government of New Brunswick the proposed December 1, 2017, Administrative Agreement between the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada Regarding the Administration of the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations in New Brunswick (the “2017 Agreement”) pursuant to section 4.1 of the Fisheries Act.

A 30-day comment period is hereby initiated during which interested persons may submit comments on the proposed 2017 Agreement. All requests to consult the proposed 2017 Agreement or submissions of written comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be sent by mail to Nathalie Perron, Wastewater Program, Department of the Environment, 351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3 or by email to the following address: ec.eaux-usees-wastewater.ec@canada.ca.

Ottawa, July 1, 2017

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

STATE IMMUNITY ACT

Order Accepting the Recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Concerning the Two-year Review of the List of State Supporters of Terrorism

Whereas subsection 6.1(7) (see footnote c) of the State Immunity Act (see footnote d) requires that the Minister of Foreign Affairs review the list established under subsection 6.1(2) (see footnote e) of that Act in consultation with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness two years after its establishment and every two years after that to determine if there are still reasonable grounds for the foreign state set out on the list to remain set out on the list;

Whereas on September 7, 2016, four years had elapsed since the establishment of a list by the Order Establishing a List of Foreign State Supporters of Terrorism (see footnote f), pursuant to subsection 6.1(2) (see footnote g) of the State Immunity Act (see footnote h);

And whereas, pursuant to subsection 6.1(7) (see footnote i) of the State Immunity Act (see footnote j), the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, reviewed the list as it existed on September 7, 2016;

Therefore, notice is given, pursuant to subsection 6.1(9) (see footnote k) of the State Immunity Act (see footnote l), that the Minister of Foreign Affairs completed the review and that the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Syrian Arab Republic will remain listed as foreign state supporters of terrorism in the Schedule to the Order Establishing a List of Foreign State Supporters of Terrorism (see footnote m).

Ottawa, June 20, 2017

Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Bernatchez, Geneviève

Canadian Forces

Judge Advocate General

2017-769

Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Members of the Board of Directors

Anderson, Gerald

Karetak-Lindell, Nancy

Murray, Maribeth

Nightingale, John




2017-736

2017-737

2017-738

2017-739

Lafrenière, Roger R.

Federal Court

Judge

Federal Court of Appeal

Member ex officio

2017-704

LeBlanc, The Hon. Arthur Joseph

Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Nova Scotia

2017-729

Ma, Lilian Yan Yan

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Executive Director

2017-763

O’Brien, Francis P.

Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Judge of Appeal

Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Member ex officio

2017-703

Parole Board of Canada

Full-time members

Dew, Delaine M.

Levert, François

Mann-Rempel, Michelle

Mason, Randolph

Pun-Cook, Laura

VanDalen, Lynne

Part-time members

Corcoran, Kevin P.

Davidson, Ian Craig

Jackiw, Janelle R.

Monkman, Lesley

Pride, Wendy

Richard, Hélène

 

 

2017-756

2017-689

2017-748

2017-747

2017-755

2017-746

 

2017-749

2017-752

2017-758

2017-759

2017-753

2017-692

Quach, Aline U. K.

Superior Court for the districts of Abitibi, Rouyn-Noranda and Témiscamingue, in and for the Province of Quebec

Puisne Judge/Juge

2017-702

Seaman, Marc

National Capital Commission

Chairperson

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

Judges

Court of Appeal for Ontario

Judges ex officio

de Sa, Chris

Hurley, Patrick

2017-693

 

 

 

2017-735

2017-701

Supreme Court of British Columbia

Judges

Branch, Ward K., Q.C.

Forth, Carla L., Q.C.

Iyer, Nitya, Q.C.

Milman, Warren B.

Tammen, Michael, Q.C.

 

 

2017-700

2017-731

2017-734

2017-733

2017-732

Thom, Margaret M.

Commissioner of the Northwest Territories

2017-730

June 23, 2017

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

AERONAUTICS ACT

Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft

Whereas the annexed Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to aviation safety or the safety of the public;

Whereas the provisions of the annexed Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft may be contained in a regulation made pursuant to section 4.9 (see footnote n), paragraphs 7.6(1)(a) (see footnote o) and (b) (see footnote p) and section 7.7 (see footnote q) of Part I of the Aeronautics Act (see footnote r);

And whereas, pursuant to subsection 6.41(1.2) (see footnote s) of the Aeronautics Act (see footnote t), the Minister of Transport has consulted with the persons and organizations that the Minister considers appropriate in the circumstances before making the annexed Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft;

Therefore, the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 6.41(1) (see footnote u) of the Aeronautics Act (see footnote v), makes the annexed Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft.

Ottawa, June 16, 2017

Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft

Interpretation

Definitions

1 (1) The following definitions apply in this Interim Order.

model aircraft means an aircraft, including an unmanned aircraft commonly known as a drone, the total weight of which does not exceed 35 kg (77.2 pounds), that is mechanically driven or launched into flight for recreational purposes and that is not designed to carry persons or other living creatures. (modèle réduit d’aéronef)

area of natural hazard or disaster means an area affected by an extreme natural event such as a flood, hurricane, storm surge, tsunami, avalanche, landslide, tornado, forest fire or earthquake. (région touchée par des aléas naturels ou une catastrophe)

Regulations means the Canadian Aviation Regulations. (Règlement)

restricted airspace means airspace of fixed dimensions that is so specified in the Designated Airspace Handbook and within which the flight of an aircraft is restricted in accordance with conditions specified in that Handbook, or airspace that is restricted under section 5.1 of the Act. (espace aérien réglementé)

unmanned air vehicle means a power-driven aircraft, other than a model aircraft, that is designed to fly without a human operator on board. (véhicule aérien non habité)

visual line-of-sight or VLOS means unaided visual contact with an aircraft that is sufficient to be able to maintain control of the aircraft, know its location, and be able to scan the airspace in which it is operating to sense and avoid other aircraft or objects. (visibilité directe ou VLOS)

Interpretation

(2) Unless the context requires otherwise, all other words and expressions used in this Interim Order have the same meaning as in the Regulations.

Conflict between Interim Order and Regulations

(3) In the event of a conflict between this Interim Order and the Regulations, the Interim Order prevails.

Designated Provisions

Designation

2 (1) The designated provisions set out in column I of the schedule are designated as provisions the contravention of which may be dealt with under and in accordance with the procedure set out in sections 7.7 to 8.2 of the Act.

Maximum Amounts

(2) The amounts set out in column II of the schedule are the maximum amounts of the penalty payable in respect of a contravention of the designated provisions set out in column I.

Notice

(3) A notice referred to in subsection 7.7(1) of the Act must be in writing and must specify

Application

Recreational Purposes

3 (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Interim Order applies in respect of model aircraft having a total weight of more than 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than 35 kg (77.2 pounds).

(2) It does not apply to

Suspended Provision of Regulations

Prohibited Use

4 The effect of section 602.45 of the Regulations is suspended in respect of the model aircraft referred to in subsection 3(1).

Model Aircraft Operating and Flight Provisions

Prohibitions

5 (1) No person shall operate a model aircraft

(2) No person shall operate more than one model aircraft at a time.

(3) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total weight of more 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than 1 kg (2.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 100 feet (30 m) from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators, bystanders or any person not associated with the operation of the aircraft.

(4) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total weight of more 1 kg (2.2 pounds) but not more than 35 kg (77.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 250 feet (75 m) from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators, bystanders or any person not associated with the operation of the aircraft.

(5) No person shall operate a model aircraft

(6) No person shall operate a model aircraft

Right of Way

6 A person operating a model aircraft must give way to manned aircraft at all times.

Visual Line-of-Sight

7 (1) A person operating a model aircraft must ensure that it is operated within VLOS at all times during the flight.

(2) No person shall operate a model aircraft at a lateral distance of more than 1640 feet (500 m) from the person’s location.

Contact Information

8 The owner of a model aircraft shall not operate or permit a person to operate the aircraft unless the name, address and telephone number of the owner are clearly made visible on the aircraft.

SCHEDULE

(Subsections 2(1) and (2))

Designated Provisions

Column I

Column II

Maximum Amount of Penalty ($)

Designated Provision

Individual

Corporation

Section 5

3,000

15,000

Section 6

3,000

15,000

Section 7

3,000

15,000

Section 8

3,000

15,000

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Interim Order.)

Proposal

This Order approves the Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (“Interim Order”), made under subsection 6.41(1) of the Aeronautics Act by the Minister of Transport on June 16, 2017.

Contents of the Interim Order

The Interim Order applies to all model aircraft (or drones) between 250 g and up to 35 kg operated for recreational purposes. The Interim Order does not apply to model aircraft flown at Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) administered fields or events.

The Interim Order requires all operations of model aircraft to take place under 300 feet above ground level (AGL) and prohibits operations within 3 nautical miles (NM) [5.5 km] of an aerodrome or inside an aerodrome control zone or within 1 NM (1.8 km) of a heliport. Operation of a model aircraft over or within 9 km of an area of natural disaster or hazard and the security perimeter of a first responder emergency operation site, or operations within controlled or restricted airspace are also prohibited.

The Interim Order introduces specific requirements for the operation of smaller model aircraft between 250 g and 1 kg, which prohibit operations within a lateral distance of 100 feet (30 m) from vehicles, vessels and the public, including spectators or any person not associated with the operation. For larger model aircraft between 1 kg and 35 kg, operation within 250 feet (75 m) of vehicles, vessels and the public are prohibited. The Interim Order requires that a person operating a model aircraft shall give way to manned aircraft at all times, shall operate in visual line-of-sight during the flight and at a lateral distance of less than 1 640 feet (500 m) from the person’s location. Further, the owner is required to have their name, address and telephone number clearly visible on the aircraft.

Objective

This Interim Order is intended to reduce the growing risks to aviation safety and the safety of the public by operators of model aircraft who, given the absence of appropriate regulations, are at the highest risk of causing an incident or accident.

Background

The unmanned air vehicles (UAV) subsector of the aviation industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. This rapid surge in popularity of unmanned aircraft has led to a rise in the number of reported incidents, as the majority of new and inexperienced users are taking to the skies without a clear understanding of the potential safety risks associated with piloting an unmanned aircraft. In Canada in the last three years, the number of reported incidents has risen from 41 in 2014 to 148 in 2016, a marked increase of over 200%. These incidents have included high-profile reports by aircraft pilots who have experienced near misses and by witnesses of unmanned aircraft flying too close to flight paths, airports and other aircraft, and over people on the ground.

To address this, Transport Canada is planning to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) to include a more rigorous regulatory framework for this technology. While work is underway to have these regulations published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, in summer 2017, there remains a mounting risk that a serious accident could occur before the new regulations come into force. Recreational users, not bound by the same requirements as their commercial counterparts, are introducing growing risks to aviation safety and people on the ground.

The Interim Order provides a reasonable bridge between Transport Canada’s current and future regulations and further introduces a mechanism to enforce compliance immediately and responds directly to the concerns raised by traditional aviation operators, responsible UAV operators, key stakeholders and Canadians.

Implications

The Aeronautics Act authorizes the Minister of Transport to make an interim order where it is necessary to address a significant risk, direct or indirect, to aviation safety or the safety of the public. The Interim Order, in this case, mitigates the threat to safety that is associated with a surge in model aircraft operations with few rules in place to guide conduct. The Interim Order, in accordance with subsection 6.41(2) of the Aeronautics Act, ceases to have effect 14 days after it is made unless it is approved by the Governor in Council (GIC). Following GIC approval, the Interim Order, in accordance with subsection 6.41(3) of the Aeronautics Act, will remain in effect for one year from the day it was made or until regulations having the same effect come into force.

Through the Interim Order, the provisions are designated and therefore subject to administrative monetary penalties (AMPs). Determination of penalty levels were based on an assessment of potential safety impact and estimates of public acceptability, in this case, to a maximum of $3,000 per offence. Lower levels were established for first-time and second-time offenders with some consideration for reducing those penalties by as much as 30% for mitigating factors. For example, a first-time offender could be subject to a penalty as low as $750 less 30% ($525).

Transport Canada enforcement inspectors will enforce non-compliance of the Interim Order. The Department will look to strengthen enforcement on the front line by working with law enforcement agencies, such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

As the issuing of AMPs can be challenged before the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC), enforcement of the Interim Order may generate an increase in the number of cases brought before them. While the Interim Order could bring an increase in workload, consultation with the TATC Chairperson confirms that he is supportive of the initiative and believes that the increase will be manageable.

The recreational unmanned aircraft community is estimated at 250 000 operators. Therefore, Transport Canada has developed a robust outreach strategy to inform these non-traditional operators of the new requirements put in place by the Interim Order, as well as how they will be enforced by police officers to reduce the number of incidents that threaten aviation safety and the safety of the public. Traditional communication tools (e.g. news releases and media events) have been developed as well as the use of new tools, including infographics and info photos for social media and a social media strategy, in order to reach the largest audience possible.

The initial Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft was made on March 16, 2017, as a measure taken by Transport Canada to respond to the growing risks associated with the unsafe use of model aircraft, and has since been renewed six times. Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft has been amended to align it with the proposed regulations that are to be published in Canada Gazette, Part I, and to add clarity to its application based on feedback from Canadians. GIC approval would extend the Interim Order for one year, or until regulations come into effect.

Consultation

Transport Canada officials have consulted with UAV stakeholders and model aircraft stakeholders including MAAC, and Unmanned Systems Canada (USC). Both of these groups were supportive of the initiative, which aims to improve aviation safety and the responsible use of the technology.

In addition, traditional aviation stakeholders including the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC), the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) and NAV CANADA were informed of plans to make an Interim Order to address the issue. The general consensus was supportive of the Department’s decision to address the immediate and significant risk that comes with the increased use of model aircraft operations by recreational users in advance of the new regulations coming into force.

Other interested departments and stakeholders and interested parties have been consulted by email, including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

Departmental contact

Chief
Regulatory Affairs
Civil Aviation
Safety and Security, AARBH
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5
Telephone: 613-993-7284 or 1-800-305-2059
Fax: 613-990-1198
Website: www.tc.gc.ca

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INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-014-17 — Decisions on Policy, Technical and Licensing Framework for Use of the Public Safety Broadband Spectrum in the Bands 758-763 MHz and 788-793 MHz (D Block) and 763-768 MHz and 793-798 MHz (PSBB Block)

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released the following document:

The document sets out ISED’s decisions resulting from the consultation process undertaken in document SMSE-007-12 — Consultation on a Policy, Technical and Licensing Framework for Use of the Public Safety Broadband Spectrum in the Bands 758-763 MHz and 788-793 MHz (D Block) and 763-768 MHz and 793798 MHz (PSBB Block). The purpose is to satisfy the objective of the Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada to maximize the potential economic and social benefits that Canadians derive from the use of the radio frequency spectrum.

All comments received in response to the consultation are available on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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.

June 2017

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website (http://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/slctnPrcs.asp?menu=1&lang=eng).

Position

Organization

Closing date

Members

Atlantic Pilotage Authority

July 17, 2017

Commissioner
(Canada)

British Columbia Treaty Commission

July 17, 2017

Chairperson

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

July 17, 2017

Directors

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

August 8, 2017

Chairperson

Canada Foundation for Innovation

July 24, 2017

Directors

Canada Foundation for Innovation

August 8, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

July 11, 2017

Directors

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

July 18, 2017

President

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

August 15, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

July 6, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian
Commercial Corporation

July 24, 2017

Directors

Canadian
Commercial Corporation

August 10, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

July 14, 2017

Member

Canadian Transportation Agency

July 17, 2017

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Transportation Agency

July 17, 2017

Lay Members

Competition
Tribunal

July 24, 2017

Chairperson

Export
Development
Canada

July 24, 2017

Directors

Export
Development
Canada

August 10, 2017

Director

First Nations
Financial Management Board

July 17, 2017

Chairperson

Great Lakes
Pilotage
Authority

July 17, 2017

Members

Great Lakes
Pilotage
Authority

August 1, 2017

Chairperson

Laurentian
Pilotage
Authority

July 17, 2017

Members

Laurentian
Pilotage
Authority

August 1, 2017

Chairperson

National Farm Products Council

July 6, 2017

Member

National Farm Products Council

July 20, 2017

Commissioner of Lobbying

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

 

Conflict of Interest
and Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

 

Information Commissioner

Office of the
Information Commissioner

July 14, 2017

Members

Pacific Pilotage Authority

July 17, 2017

Chairperson

Standards Council
of Canada

July 17, 2017

Executive Director

Standards Council
of Canada

July 17, 2017

Members

Standards Council
of Canada

August 8, 2017

Directors

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

August 3, 2017

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position

Organization

Closing date

Members

Veterans Review
and Appeal
Board

July 31, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Director

Canada Post Corporation

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

President

International Development Research Centre

Commissioner

International Joint
Commission

Chief Executive Officer

Invest in Canada Agency

Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at May 31, 2017

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

18.7

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

7,002.9

 

Advances to members of Payments Canada (see footnote *)

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

6.3

 
   

7,009.2

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

18,240.4

 

Government of Canada bonds

80,655.0

 

Other investments

423.6

 
   

99,319.0

Property and equipment

 

572.2

Intangible assets

 

36.0

Other assets

 

172.0

 

107,127.1


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

80,665.1

Deposits

Government of Canada

22,467.7

 

Members of Payments Canada (see footnote **)

499.8

 

Other deposits

2,406.4

 
   

25,373.9

Securities sold under repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

 

571.6

   

106,610.6

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

386.5

 
   

516.5

107,127.1

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

Ottawa, June 19, 2017

Adelle Laniel
Senior Director, Financial Operations

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, June 19, 2017

Timothy Lane
Deputy Governor

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