Vol. 151, No. 44 — November 4, 2017

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 19317

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 bentonite, lanthanian, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 302346-65-2;

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 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:

“lanthanum” means lanthanum obtained from the transformation or dissolution of the substance;

“notifier” means the person who has, on August 23, 2017, provided to the Minister of the Environment the information concerning the substance required under subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

“substance” means bentonite, lanthanian, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 302346-65-2.

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

Restrictions

3. The notifier shall ensure that the substance is used only as a phosphorous binder in Bromont Lake, Quebec, for one discharge, and that the following conditions are met:

Record-keeping requirements

4. (1) The notifier shall ensure that the following electronic or paper records are maintained, with any documentation supporting the validity of the information contained in these records, indicating

(2) The notifier shall maintain the 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.

(3) The notifier shall submit to the Minister of the Environment the information collected under paragraph (1)(b) within 90 days following the analysis of the water samples by the accredited laboratory.

Other requirements

5. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the first transfer of the substance, a written confirmation from this person that they were informed of the terms of the present ministerial conditions and that they will comply with it. 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

6. The present ministerial conditions come into force on October 19, 2017.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

MAA-NULTH FIRST NATIONS FINAL AGREEMENT

Notice of amendment to the Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement — Appendix B

In accordance with 1.14.11 of the Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement (the “Final Agreement”), notice is hereby given that on October 31, 2014, Toquaht Nation acquired District Lot 2240, Clayoquot District, from British Columbia in accordance with 2.10.7 to 2.10.13 of the Final Agreement and therefore, in accordance with 2.10.10 of the Final Agreement, Appendix B-3, Part 2(a), Plan 9, is deemed to be amended as shown on the attached Schedule to this Notice, and Appendix D is deemed to be amended to include that portion of the Provincial Road shown as “Potential Crown Corridor” in Plan 1 of Part 3 of Appendix F-1 now bounded by the Maa-nulth First Nations Lands of Toquaht Nation.

In this Notice and unless otherwise indicated, capitalized words and expressions defined in the Final Agreement have the meanings given to them in the Final Agreement.

Dated the 31st day of December, 2014.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA as represented by the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation or duly authorized signatory

Per: L. Roberts
Duly Authorized Signatory

Executed in the presence of

Heather Gleboff
As to the authorized signature for Her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province of British Columbia

TOQUAHT FIRST NATION as represented by the Toquaht First Nation Government

Per: Anne Mack
Haʔwił of Toquaht Nation
Duly Authorized Signatory

Executed in the presence of

Gary Johnsen
As to the authorized signature for the Toquaht First Nation

Appendix B

Detailed information can be found in the surrounding text.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Bawden, Peter G.

2017-1273

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Dadour, François

2017-1275

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

 

Puisne Judge

 

Daigle, Chantal N.

2017-1276

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

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

 

Judge ex officio

 

Khaladkar, Vikas

2017-1277

Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Judge ex officio

 

Kuehl, Jacqueline J.

2017-1241

Senate of Canada

 

Commissioner to administer oaths

 

MacPherson, George A.

2017-1274

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, a member of the Family Court branch

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Moreau, The Hon. Mary T.

2017-1239

Chief Judge of the Court of the Queen’s Bench of Alberta with the style and title of Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and a member ex officio of the Court of Appeal of Alberta

 

October 26, 2017

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

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GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA

Notice of intent to conduct an environmental assessment of the Canada-Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement negotiations

On October 22, 2017, Canada officially launched free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Pacific Alliance (PA). The Government of Canada is conducting an environmental assessment to inform these negotiations. All interested parties are invited to provide comments on any likely and significant environmental impacts which this FTA may have on Canada.

The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable development. Mutually supportive trade and environmental policies can contribute to this objective. To this end, the Minister of International Trade has directed trade officials to seek information and otherwise improve their understanding of the relationship between trade and environmental issues at the earliest stages of decision making, and to do this through an open and inclusive process. Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work.

Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are prepared pursuant to the 2010 Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan, and Program Proposals (https://www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency/programs/strategic-environmental-assessment/cabinet-directive-environmental-assessment-policy-plan-program-proposals.html).

All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the environmental assessment of the Canada-PA FTA negotiations by January 4, 2018.

Contributions can be sent by email or mail to

Email: EAconsultationsEE@international.gc.ca

Mail: Consultations on the Environmental Assessment of the Canada-PA FTA negotiations
Trade Negotiations — Trade Policy and Negotiations Division (TCW)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 1J1

Please read the privacy notice statement carefully prior to sending a written submission (http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/env/privacy_notice-avis_de_confidentialite.aspx?lang=eng).

Related link

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INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SLPB-008-17 — Extension to the reply comment period: Consultation on a Technical, Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 600 MHz Band

Notice No. SLPB-005-17, Consultation on a Technical, Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 600 MHz Band (http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11316.html), was published on the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at http://www.ised.gc.ca/spectrum on August 4, 2017.

The purpose of the present notice is to advise all interested parties that the deadline for submission of reply comments has been extended to November 3, 2017. All comments received will be posted on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the 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.

October 20, 2017

Aline Chevrier
Acting Senior Director
Spectrum Licensing Policy 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

President and Chief Executive Officer

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

 

Members of the Board of Directors

Canada Post Corporation

November 17, 2017

Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Dairy Commission

November 6, 2017

Directors

Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

November 20, 2017

Member

Historic Sites and Monuments Board
of Canada (N.B., N.W.T.)

November 22, 2017

Governor

International Development Research Centre

December 15, 2017

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

 

Directors

Invest in Canada Hub

November 29, 2017

Chairperson

Military Grievances External Review Committee

November 23, 2017

Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

 

Commissioner of Lobbying

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

 

Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada

 

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

 

Information Commissioner

Office of the Information Commissioner

 

Senate Ethics Officer

Office of the Senate Ethics Officer

 

Chairperson

Royal Canadian Mint

November 13, 2017

Commissioner

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

Directors

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

November 6, 2017

Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

 

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position

Organization

Closing date

Full-time and Part-time Members

Immigration and Refugee Board

December 31, 2017

Members

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

December 31, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

Commissioner

International Joint Commission

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TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT

Notice to interested parties — Consultation on regulatory reconciliation and cooperation

The Government of Canada is seeking suggestions for regulatory reconciliation and cooperation to support its participation in the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT).

The CFTA entered into force on July 1, 2017, replacing the Agreement on Internal Trade. It seeks to eliminate regulatory barriers that impede trade within Canada. The CFTA establishes a regulatory reconciliation process that will help to address barriers to trade resulting from differences in existing regulations that Canadians, businesses and other stakeholders may experience when doing business across provincial and territorial borders. The CFTA also supports regulatory cooperation on the joint development of future regulatory measures. The RCT is a federal-provincial-territorial body established by the CFTA to oversee the regulatory reconciliation process and promote regulatory cooperation across Canada. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat represents the Government of Canada on the RCT.

Canadians, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to submit suggestions for regulatory reconciliation and regulatory cooperation items for federal consideration, to possibly bring forward to the RCT. Suggestions for regulatory reconciliation should focus on existing federal regulations that act as a barrier to trade, investment or labour mobility within Canada. Suggestions for regulatory cooperation should highlight areas where governments could cooperate in the development of future regulations, in order to facilitate innovation, competition and growth in emerging industries, technologies and sectors.

We invite interested Canadians to send suggestions to rcc-ccr@tbs-sct.gc.ca by December 4, 2017. In addition to this opportunity, please note that provinces and territories are conducting their own engagement processes to identify items to bring forward for regulatory reconciliation and cooperation. All suggestions that Canada receives will be shared with provincial and territorial representatives to the RCT. Based on the submissions each jurisdiction receives, the RCT will prioritize all items and create an annual work plan. Therefore, any information that you do not wish to be shared with other parties, such as confidential business information or other sensitive information, should be clearly marked “confidential.” All information marked “confidential,” whether it be an entire submission or a part thereof, will not be shared. A summary report of the submissions Canada receives will be published.

All submissions are welcome. However, the Government of Canada encourages inclusion of the following elements in submissions:

  1. An overview of the regulatory issue;
  2. The Canadian context surrounding the issue;
  3. Objectives of the submission;
  4. Prioritization of initiatives, if more than one is proposed;
  5. Impact on consumers, industry and others, quantified if possible; and
  6. Degree of support amongst provinces and territories, if known.

For further information on best practices for developing submissions focused on regulatory cooperation, please visit the following website: www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/corporate/transparency/acts-regulations/canada-us-regulatory-cooperation-council/stakeholder-submissions.html.

Additional background information

Regulatory reconciliation is an outcome whereby an existing regulatory measure no longer acts as a barrier to trade, investment or labour mobility in Canada. Reconciliation can be achieved in a number of ways, including through mutual recognition, harmonization of requirements, equivalency, or some other method.

Under the CFTA, regulatory cooperation is differentiated from regulatory reconciliation and refers to the joint development of future regulatory measures. Regulatory cooperation under the RCT will support and equip governments to develop common regulatory approaches for emerging sectors or issues.

The Government of Canada welcomes submissions on both regulatory reconciliation and regulatory cooperation.

For more information on the work of the RCT, please see the CFTA regulatory reconciliation and cooperation website at www.cfta-alec.ca/regulatory-reconciliation-cooperation/. Contact information for RCT representatives can be found at www.cfta-alec.ca/contact-us/rct-representatives/.

October 27, 2017

Contact information

Brennen Young
Director
Regulatory Cooperation
Regulatory Affairs Sector
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Email: rcc-ccr@tbs-sct.gc.ca

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