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Proceedings of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations
Issue 11 – Minutes of Proceedings – March 22, 2007
Ottawa, Thursday, March 22, 2007
The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met this day at 8:32 a.m. in room 256–S of the Centre Block, the Joint Chairs, the Honourable J. Trevor Eyton and Mr. Paul Szabo, MP, presiding.
Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Bryden, Eyton and Harb (3).
Representing the House of Commons: Gérard Asselin, Ron Cannan, Dean Del Mastro, Paul Dewar, Ken Epp, Monique Guay, Derek Lee, John Maloney, Rick Norlock and Paul Szabo (10).
Also present: Mike Macpherson, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons); from the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Peter Bernhardt, General Counsel, and Shawn Abel, Counsel.
In attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
The committee continued to examine its permanent Order of Reference as set out in section 19 of the Statutory Instruments Act, R.S.C. (1985), c. S–22, which provides for the following:
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.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada:
Gilles Belzile, Acting Director General, Policy Coordination and Liaison;
Barry Rashotte, Associate Director General, Resource Management — Operations;
Ruth Grealis, Senior Counsel, Legal Services.
The Joint Chair (House of Commons) made a statement.
On SOR/2004-263 — Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Fisheries Act (Miscellaneous Program), Mr. Belzile made a statement and, along with Ms. Grealis, answered questions.
The committee examined SOR/99-324 — Book Importation Regulations; SOR/99-325 — Exceptions for Educational Institutions, Libraries, Archives and Museums Regulations.
On SI/2002-17 — Order Fixing the Dates of the Coming into Force of Certain Sections of the Act, it was agreed that Committee counsel would write to the statutory instruments officer at Justice Canada to pass along some of the Committee’s observations.
On SOR/99-256 — Canada Cooperatives Regulations; SOR/2001-513 — Regulations Amending the Canada Cooperatives Regulations, it was agreed that the Joint Chairs would write to Industry Canada to pass along some of the Committee’s observations.
On SOR/2001-532 — Telecommunications Apparatus Regulations, it was agreed that the Joint Chairs of the Committee would write to Industry Canada to pass along some of the Committee’s observations.
On SOR/2001-520 — Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations, 2001, it was agreed that the Joint Chairs of the Committee would write to the Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board to pass along some of the Committee’s observations.
On SOR/2005-111 — Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations, it was agreed that Committee counsel would write to the statutory instruments officer at Justice Canada to pass along some of the Committee’s observations.
On SOR/2006-236 — Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Application for Deposit Insurance By-law, it was agreed that Committee counsel would write to the statutory instruments officer at Justice Canada to pass along some of the Committee’s observations.
The Committee examined SOR/2003-28 — Rules of Procedure for Boards of Review; SOR/2003-355 — Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations; SOR/2006-75 — Regulations Amending the Canada Business Corporations Regulations, 2001; SOR/2005-213 — Regulations Amending the Refund of Duties Regulations; SOR/2006-206 — Regulations Amending the Canada Grain Regulations; SOR/2006-221 — Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Administered and Enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Miscellaneous Program); SOR/2006-222 — Regulations Amending the Refund of Duties Regulations.
The Committee examined the following statutory instruments presented without comment:
SI/2005-71 — Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act;
SI/2005-72 — Order Giving Notice of Decisions not to add Certain Species to the List of Endangered Species;
SI/2005-115 — Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act;
SI/2006-61 — Order Giving Notice of Decisions not to add Certain Species to the List of Endangered Species;
SI/2006-108 — Order Declining to Refer Back to the CRTC Decision CRTC 2006-193;
SI/2006-110 — Order Giving Notice of Decisions not to add Certain Species to the List of Endangered Species;
SI/2006-112 — Order Amending the Access to Information Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order;
SI/2006-113 — Order Amending the Privacy Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order;
SI/2006-114 — Order Amending the Access to Information Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order;
SI/2006-115 — Order Amending the Privacy Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order;
SI/2006-128 — Order Designating the Minister of Health as Appropriate Minister with Respect to the Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada for Purposes of the Act;
SI/2006-131 — Wesley Kool Remission Order;
SI/2006-132 — Order Fixing November 10, 2006 as the Date of the Coming into Force of Certain Sections of the Act;
SI/2006-141 — Order Governing the Grant of the Memorial Cross (Canadian Forces);
SOR/90-799 — Non-mailable Matter Regulations, amendment;
SOR/93-603 — Food and Drug Regulations, amendment;
SOR/99-33 — Order Amending the Domestic Substances List;
SOR/2002-142 — Canada Turkey Marketing Producers Levy Order;
SOR/2003-388 — Regulations Amending the Marihuana Exemption (Food and Drugs Act) Regulations;
SOR/2003-415 — Regulations Amending the Technical Assistance Regulations;
SOR/2004-119 — Regulations Amending the National Health Products Regulations (Special Access);
SOR/2004-197 — United Nations Sudan Regulations;
SOR/2004-222 — United Nations Democratic Republic of the Congo Regulations;
SOR/2005-122 — Regulations Amending the United Nations Sudan Regulations;
SOR/2005-192 — Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations;
SOR/2005-224 — Order Amending Schedules 1 to 3 to the Species at Risk Act;
SOR/2005-281 — Regulations Amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations;
SOR/2005-282 — Regulations Amending the Assistance Fund (W.V.A. and C.W.A.) Regulations;
SOR/2005-283 — Order Amending the Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Channels for the Distribution of CPAC) (Miscellaneous Program);
SOR/2005-286 — Regulations Amending the New Substances Fees Regulations;
SOR/2005-287 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations;
SOR/2005-289 — Office of the Governor General’s Secretary Priority Regulations;
SOR/2005-290 — Regulations Amending the Dairy Products Marketing Regulations;
SOR/2005-291 — United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Privileges and Immunities Order;
SOR/2005-300 — Order 2005-66-07-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List;
SOR/2005-301 — Order 2005-87-07-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List;
SOR/2005-302 — Regulations Amending the United Nations Suppression of Terrorism Regulations;
SOR/2005-304 — Regulations Amending the Designated Provisions (Customs) Regulations;
SOR/2005-307 — Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1385 — Vitamin K);
SOR/2005-308 — Regulations Amending the Natural Health Products Regulations (Vitamin K);
SOR/2005-309 — Department of Social Development Regulations;
SOR/2005-310 — Order Amending Schedule IV to the Financial Administration Act;
SOR/2005-311 — Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Regulations;
SOR/2005-312 — Order Amending the Indian Bands Council Elections Order (Première nation Tsawwassen First Nation);
SOR/2005-314 — Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act;
SOR/2005-315 — Le Groupe Simoneau Inc. Anti-dumping Remission Order;
SOR/2005-316 — Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1170 — Food Additives);
SOR/2005-318 — Regulations Amending the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings Regulations;
SOR/2005-321 — Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations;
SOR/2005-322 — Order Amending Part 1 of the Schedule to the Act;
SOR/2005-323 — Order Amending Part 1 of the Schedule to the Act;
SOR/2005-324 — Order Amending Part 1 of the Schedule to the Act;
SOR/2005-325 — Order Amending Part 1 of the Schedule to the Act;
SOR/2005-327 — Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Regulations;
SOR/2005-331 — Order Amending the Alberta Hog Marketing Levies Order;
SOR/2005-332 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations;
SOR/2005-333 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations;
SOR/2005-335 — Regulations Amending the Comprehensive Study List Regulations;
SOR/2005-336 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-12;
SOR/2005-337 — Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
SOR/2005-338 — Fenner Dunlop (Bracebridge) Inc. Remission Order;
SOR/2005-345 — Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
SOR/2005-349 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Wheat Board Regulations;
SOR/2005-352 — Temporary Importation Remission Order, No. 1 (Customs Tariff);
SOR/2005-353 — Hunter Douglas Canada Remission Order;
SOR/2005-356 — Order Authorizing the Issue and Determining the Design of a One Dollar Circulation Coin;
SOR/2005-358 — Regulations Amending the Letter Mail Regulations;
SOR/2005-359 — Regulations Amending the International Letter-post Items Regulations;
SOR/2005-360 — Regulations Amending the Special Services and Fees Regulations;
SOR/2005-362 — Order Amending the Schedule to the Budget Implementation Act, 2000 (Little Shuswap Lake);
SOR/2005-372 — Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff, 2005-4;
SOR/2005-374 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations.
Mr. Lee moved that the following budget be approved:
Total Senate House of Commons PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES 1. Working Meals $3,000 $900 $2,100 2. Hospitality 1,000 300 700 Sub-total $4,000 $1,200 $2,800 TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS 1. Witness expenses $3,000 $900 $2,100 2. Conferences 2,500 750 1,750 Sub-total $5,500 $1,650 $3,850 MISCELLANEOUS 1. Printing $2,800 $ 840 $1,960 5. Books and periodicals 5,000 1,500 3,500 6. Miscellaneous 1,000 300 700 Sub-total $8,800 $2,640 $6,160 GRAND TOTAL $18,300 $5,490 $12,810
The question being put on the motion, it was resolved in the affirmative.
At 9:46 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Joint Chairs.
Joint Clerk of the Committee (Senate)