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Proceedings of the Standing Joint Committee on
Scrutiny of Regulations
Issue 2 - Minutes of Proceedings
OTTAWA, Thursday, March 29, 2001
(2) [English] The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met at 8:33 a.m., this day, in Room 256-S, Centre Block, the Joint Chairs, the Honourable Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., and Mr. Jim Pankiw, M.P., presiding. Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators John G. Bryden, Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, and Wilfred P. Moore (4). Representing the House of Commons: Sue Barnes, Jean-Guy Carignan, Robert Lanctôt, Derek Lee, Lynn Myers, Jim Pankiw, Werner Schmidt, and Tom Wappel (8). In attendance: Jean-Michel Roy, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons); and François-R. Bernier and Peter Bernhardt, Counsel to the Committee, Research Branch, Library of Parliament. Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate. The committee considered a draft budget for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2002, in the following amounts: Professional and Other Services $ 229,500
Transport and Communications $ 7,000
Miscellaneous $ 11,300
Total $ 247,800 SENATE
Professional and Other Services $ 68,850
Transport and Communications $ 2,100
Miscellaneous $ 3,390
Total $ 74,340 HOUSE OF COMMONS
Professional and Other Services $ 160,650
Transport and Communications $ 4,900
Miscellaneous $ 7,910
Total $ 173,460 After debate, Mr. Wappel moved that the proposed budget be adopted. The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. The committee considered an invitation to the International Conference on Regulation Reform, Management and Scrutiny of Legislation to be held in Sydney, Australia from July 9-13, 2001. It was agreed that committee staff prepare a draft budget for participation in the conference. The committee considered its permanent Order of Reference, section 19, the Statutory Instruments Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-22, which follows: 19. Every statutory instrument issued, made or established after December 31, 1971, other than an instrument the inspection of which and the obtaining of copies of which are precluded by any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(d), shall stand permanently referred to any Committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament that may be established for the purpose of reviewing and scrutinizing statutory instruments. On C.R.C. c. 954 - Indian Estates Regulations, it was agreed that the Joint Chairs correspond with the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development with respect to certain comments made by the Committee. On SOR/87-65 - Assessor's Rules of Procedure, it was agreed that the Joint Chairs correspond with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with respect to certain comments made by the Committee and that a response be requested by April 30, 2001. On SOR/91-371 and SOR/91-523 - Maple Products Regulations, amendment, it was agreed that the Joint Chairs correspond with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with respect to certain comments made by the Committee. On SOR/90-111 and SOR/91-558 - Dairy Products Regulations, amendment, it was agreed that consideration of these statutory instruments be postponed. On SOR/94-529 - Health of Animals Regulations, amendment, it was agreed that Counsel to the Committee correspond with the Designated Instruments Officer of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with respect to certain comments made by the Committee. On SOR/94-683 - Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations (Department of Agriculture) 1994-1, it was agreed that consideration of the statutory instrument be postponed. On SOR/92-631 - Vinyl Chloride Release Regulations, 1992, it was agreed that Counsel to the Committee correspond with the Designated Instruments Officer of the Department of the Environment. On SOR/96-335 - Air Transportation Regulations, amendment, it was agreed that Counsel to the Committee correspond with the Designated Instruments Officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency. On SOR/2000-323 - Honeybee Importation Prohibition Regulations, 1999, it was agreed that the file be closed. The committee considered: SOR/92-585 - Department of Agriculture Omnibus Amendment Order, 1992; SOR/98-97 - Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations; SOR/84-424 - Port of Quebec Corporation Services and Property By-law; SOR/91-304 and SOR/92-150 - Transport Packaging of Radioactive Materials Regulations, amendment; SOR/92-635 - Schedule II to the Act, amendment; SOR/93-75 - Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Regulations; and SOR/2000-250 - Order Amending Schedule IV to the Weights and Measures Act. The committee considered the following statutory instruments without comment: SOR/98-61 - Returning Persons Exemption Regulations; SOR/98-64 - Order Amending the General Import Permit No. 100 - Eligible Agricultural Goods; SOR/98-66 - Order Amending the General Import Permit No. 13 - Beef and Veal for Personal Use; SOR/98-75 - Order Amending General Export Permit No. Ex. 31 - Peanut Butter; SOR/98-76 - Order Amending General Import Permit No. 193 - Roses; SOR/98-77 - Order Amending the General Import Permit No. 81 - Specialty Steel Products; SOR/98-79 - Order Amending General Import Permit No. 14 - Margarine for Personal Use; SOR/98-80 - Order Amending General Import Permit No. 8 - Eggs for Personal Use; SOR/98-81 - Order Amending the General Import Permit No. 6 - Roses for Personal Use; SOR/98-82 - Order Amending the General Import Permit No. 7 - Turkeys and Turkey Products for Personal Use; SOR/98-83 - Regulations Amending Certain Regulations made under the Customs Tariff and Excise Act (Tariff Simplification - Miscellaneous Program); SOR/98-104 - Order Amending the Customs Tariff (CARIBCAN); SOR/98-168 - Farm Debt Mediation Regulations; SOR/98-190 - Regulations Amending the Seized Property Disposition Regulations; SOR/98-200 - Non-Prohibited Ammunition Transfer Document Regulations; SOR/98-206 - Authorizations to Transport Restricted Fire arms and Prohibited Firearms Regulations; SOR/98-252 - Regulations Amending the National Parks General Regulations; SOR/98-253 - Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations; SOR/98-254 - Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations; SOR/98-256 - Order Designating the Province of New Brunswick for the Purposes of the Definition "applicable guidelines" in Subsection 2(1) of the Divorce Act; SOR/98-262 - Regulations Amending the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, 1988 (Miscellaneous Program); SOR/98-275 - Regulations Amending the Public Service Employment Regulations, 1993; SOR/98-284 - Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Frequencies for Toronto) Order; SOR/98-288 - Order Designating the Province of Manitoba for the Purposes of the Definition "applicable guidelines" in subsection 2(1) of the Divorce Act; SOR/98-298 - Regulations Amending the Air Services Charges Regulations; SOR/98-418 - Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations; SOR/98-465 - Regulations Prescribing Exclusions from Certain Definitions of the Criminal Code (International Sporting Competition Handguns); SOR/98-527 - Regulations Amending the Migratory Birds Regulations; SOR/98-538 - Order Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Levies Order; SOR/98-539 - Regulations Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986; SOR/98-551 - Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations; SOR/98-554 - Regulations Amending the Letter Mail Regulations; SOR/98-555 - Regulations Amending the Letter Mail Regulations; SOR/98-557 - Regulations Amending the Non-mailable Matter Regulations; SOR/98-559 - Regulations Amending the Special Services and Fees Regulations; SOR/98-560 - Regulations Amending the International Letter-post Items Regulations; SOR/98-561 - Order Repealing the National Animal Health Program Cost Recovery Fees Order; SOR/98-563 - Regulations Amending the Assessment of Financial Institutions Regulations; SOR/98-564 - Order Amending Schedule I.1 to the Act; SOR/ 98-565 - Order Amending Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act; SOR/98-566 - Order Amending Schedule I to the Access to Information Act; SOR/98-567 - Order Amending the Schedule to the Privacy Act; SOR/98-568 - The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. Regulations; SOR/98-569 - The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd. Regulations; SOR/98-570 - Foreign Companies Prescribed Transactions Regulations; SOR/98-571 - Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations; SOR/98-573 - Rules Amending the National Energy Board Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995; SOR/98-575 - Special Appointment Regulations, No. 1998-15; SOR/98-576 - Capacity Plates and Conformity Plates Charges; SOR/98-578 - Proclamation declaring that the Government Corporations Operation Act is applicable to The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited beginning on December 1, 1998; SOR/98-580 - Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations; SOR/98-581 - Regulations Amending the Dairy Products Regulations; SOR/98-583 - Regulations Amending the Processed Products Regulations; SOR/98-584 - Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations; SOR/98-585 - PACCAR Inc Remission Order, 1998; SOR/98-586 - Regulations Amending the Canada Business Corporations Regulations; SOR/98-587 - Regulations Amending the Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Regulations; SOR/98-588 - Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations; SOR/98-589 - Regulations Amending the Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations; SOR/98-591 - Regulations Amending the Immigration Re gulations, 1978; SOR/98-592 - Regulations Amending the Immigration Act Fees Regulations; SOR/98-593 - Calculation of Default Contribution Rates Regulations; SOR/98-594 - Qualifications for Designations as Analysts Regulations; SOR/98-595 - Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Trailer Cargo Anchoring Devices); SOR/98-596 - Regulations Amending the Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations; and SOR/98-598 - Regulations Amending the Radio Regulations, 1986. At 10:10 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair. ATTEST:
Joint Clerk of the Committee (Senate)