Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 8: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

February 19, 2022



Interest rates

In accordance with subsection 13(3) of the Canada Student Loans Regulations, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsections 13(1) and 13(2) respectively, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion has fixed the Class “A” rate of interest at 1.375% and the Class “B” rate of interest at 2.125% for the loan year of August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022.

Note that, as per the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1., during the period that begins on April 1, 2021, and ends on March 31, 2023, no interest is payable by a borrower on a guaranteed student loan.

February 10, 2022

Atiq Rahman
Assistant Deputy Minister
Learning Branch



Final guidelines for Canadian recreational water quality for cyanobacteria and their toxins

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of the final guidelines for Canadian recreational water quality for cyanobacteria and their toxins. The technical document for these guidelines is available on the Water Quality website. This document underwent a public consultation period of 90 days in 2020 and was updated to take into consideration the comments received.

February 18, 2022

Greg Carreau
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health


This document includes information on cyanobacteria and their toxins. It outlines guideline values and select strategies for managing health risks related to exposure to cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) and their toxins. Most scientific studies on cyanobacterial toxins focus on microcystins, as they are regarded as the most important of the freshwater cyanotoxins. Other cyanotoxins, such as anatoxin-a, saxitoxin, and cylindrospermopsin, have more limited information available. A risk management approach that focuses on the identification and control of water quality hazards and their associated risks before the point of contact with the recreational water user represents the best strategy for the protection of public health.

Guideline values

The guideline values for cyanobacteria and their toxins are divided into direct measures for cyanotoxins and indicators of the potential presence of cyanotoxins (such as the presence of cyanobacteria or chlorophyll). The guideline values are the following maximum acceptable concentrations; these values can be used alone or in combination.

The Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality comprise multiple guideline technical documents that consider the various factors that could interfere with the safety of recreational waters from a human health perspective. These include technical documents on understanding and managing recreational waters; fecal indicator organisms; microbiological methods for monitoring fecal contamination; cyanobacteria and their toxins; physical, aesthetic, and chemical characteristics; and microbiological pathogens and other biological hazards. These documents provide guideline values for specific parameters used to monitor water quality hazards, and recommend monitoring and risk management strategies.

Recreational waters are considered to be any natural fresh, marine or estuarine bodies of water that are used for recreational purposes; these include lakes, rivers, and human-made constructions (e.g. quarries, artificial lakes) that are filled with untreated natural waters. Jurisdictions may choose to apply these guidelines to natural waters that have limited treatment applied (e.g. short-term application of disinfection for an athletic event), although in these scenarios the guidelines should be used with caution, as indicator organisms are easier to disinfect then other disease-causing microorganisms (e.g. protozoan pathogens).

Recreational activities that could present a human health risk through intentional or incidental immersion and ingestion include primary contact activities (e.g. swimming, bathing, wading, windsurfing and waterskiing) and secondary contact activities (e.g. canoeing, boating or fishing).

Each guideline technical document has been established based on current, published scientific research related to health effects, aesthetic effects, and beach management considerations. The responsibility for recreational water quality generally falls under provincial and territorial jurisdiction; therefore, the policies and approaches, as well as the resulting management decisions, may vary between jurisdictions. The guideline technical documents are intended to guide decisions by provincial, territorial and local authorities that are responsible for the management of recreational waters.

For a complete list of the guideline technical documents available, please refer to the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality summary document available on the website. For issues related to drinking water, please consult the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document — Cyanobacterial tOxins (Health Canada, 2017).

More details on the risk management of recreational water quality are available in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality: Understanding and Managing Risks in Recreational Waters technical document (Health Canada, in preparation).



Removal of substances with no commercial activity from the Revised In Commerce List

Whereas the substances in Annex I are substances that were determined not to have commercial activity in Canada for use in products regulated under the Food and Drugs Act, based on the responses to the Notice of intent to remove low volume or discontinued substances from the Revised In Commerce List, as well as the consultation document on that notice; and

Whereas the notice of intent was followed by a 60-day comment period, as well as a voluntary follow-up survey to obtain further details from stakeholders as necessary,

Therefore, notice is hereby given that the Minister of Health has removed 602 footnote 1 substances referred to in Annex I from the Revised In Commerce List (R-ICL).

Substances removed from the R-ICL can still enter into Canadian commerce subject to applicable statutes, including the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Contact information

Regulatory Affairs Unit
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Health Canada
269 Laurier Avenue West, 5th Floor, PL 4905B
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9
Telephone (local): 613‑948‑3591
Telephone (toll-free): 1‑866‑996‑9913

Please include your full contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address.

Greg Carreau
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health


Substances with no commercial activity removed from the Revised In Commerce List



The Huntington National Bank — Approval to have a financial establishment in Canada

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 522.21(1) of the Bank Act, that the Minister of Finance approved, on June 24, 2021, The Huntington National Bank to have a financial establishment in Canada.

February 19, 2022

Peter Routledge
Superintendent of Financial Institutions



Co-operators Life Insurance Company — Letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

February 19, 2022

Peter Routledge
Superintendent of Financial Institutions


Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We 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.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

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.

Governor in Council appointment opportunities
Position Organization Closing date
Director Canada Development Investment Corporation  
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse  
Member Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board  
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Dairy Commission  
Chairperson Polar Knowledge Canada  
Member Polar Knowledge Canada  
Vice-Chairperson Polar Knowledge Canada  
Deputy Chief Commissioner Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Member Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Director Canadian Museum of History  
Director Canadian Museum of Nature  
Member Canadian Museum of Nature  
Director Bank of Canada  
Chairperson International Development Research Centre  
Chairperson Invest in Canada Hub  
Chief Executive Officer Invest in Canada Hub  
Director Invest in Canada Hub  
Commissioner Law Commission of Canada  
President Law Commission of Canada  
Federal Ombudsman
for Victims of Crime
Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime  
Privacy Commissioner Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada  
Chairperson Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada  
Director (Federal) Québec Port Authority  
Director Royal Canadian Mint  
Director Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority