Vol. 148, No. 24 — November 19, 2014
SOR/2014-242 October 28, 2014
STATUS OF THE ARTIST ACT
Regulations Amending the Status of the Artist Act Procedural Regulations
The Canada Industrial Relations Board, pursuant to section 16 (see footnote a) of the Status of the Artist Act (see footnote b), makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Status of the Artist Act Procedural Regulations.
Ottawa, October 23, 2014
REGULATIONS AMENDING THE STATUS OF THE ARTIST ACT PROCEDURAL REGULATIONS
1. Paragraph 12(2)(a) of the Status of the Artist Act Procedural Regulations (see footnote 1) is replaced by the following:
- (a) in the case of the Board, the address of an office of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada that is identified as a Board office; and
2. Section 17 of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
17. Despite any other provision of these Regulations, the Board, or an employee of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada who is authorized to act on behalf of the Board, must not disclose evidence that could reveal membership in an artists’ association, opposition to the certification of an artists’ association or the wish of any artist to be represented, or not to be represented, by an artists’ association, unless the disclosure would further the objectives of the Act.
3. Subsection 27(3) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
(3) The Returning Officer may appoint one or more employees of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada to assist in the conduct of the vote.
COMING INTO FORCE
4. These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 376 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, chapter 20 of the Statutes of Canada, 2014, comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
Issues and objectives
The Canada Industrial Relations Board makes these Regulations to amend the Status of the Artist Act Procedural Regulations (the Regulations) in order to align the Regulations with the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, which creates a new agency that will be responsible for providing all support services to the Board. The amendments are technical in nature and have no substantive impact on the operations of the Board.
Description and rationale
The Government of Canada announced the creation of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC) on March 28, 2014. Bill C-31, which creates the ATSSC, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014, and will come into force by order of the Governor in Council. Once in force, all staff currently employed by the Board, as well as related resources, will transfer to the newly created organization. These technical amendments are required to ensure the coordination of the Regulations with the Act that creates the ATSSC, by recognizing that the resources and employees of the ATSSC will provide the support required by the Board to deliver on its mandate and ensure that there will be no disruption to existing Board processing of cases.
The changes to the Regulations will have no impact on artists, artists’ associations or producers who will appear before the Board other than the need to become familiar with the amended Regulations.
As these amendments have no impact on the processing of applications or complaints before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, no consultations were held on the proposed changes.
Implementation, enforcement and service standards
The amendments to the Regulations clarify that the ATSSC is to provide the Board with the necessary resources and support for the conduct of Board matters. This should result in a seamless transition with no impact on the processing of Board files or on the service standards that are currently in place. The amendments will come into force on the same day as the provisions of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act come into force.
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