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Proceedings of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations
Issue 6 – Minutes of Proceedings – November 23, 2006
Ottawa, Thursday, November 23, 2006
The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met this day at 8:34 a.m. in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Honourable Senator J. Trevor Eyton and Mr. Paul Szabo, M.P., Joint Chairs, presiding.
Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Bryden, Eyton, Harb and Moore (4).
Representing the House of Commons: Robert Bouchard, Dean Del Mastro, Paul Dewar, Ken Epp, John Maloney, Paul Szabo and Tom Wappel (7).
Other Member present: Randy Kamp (1).
In attendance: Mike Macpherson, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons); from the Research Branch, Library of Parliament: Peter Bernhardt, Senior Counsel, and Jacques Rousseau, Legal Counsel.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
The committee continued to examine its order of reference as set out in section 19 of the Statutory Instruments Act, R.S.C. (1985), chapter 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.
The Honourable Loyola Hearn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada:
Gilles Belzile, Acting Director General, Policy Coordination and Liaison;
Ruth Grealis, Senior Counsel.
Respecting SOR/89-93 — the minister made a statement, and then, together with Ms. Grealis and Mr. Belzile, answered questions. It was agreed that committee counsel would examine the file at a later date and keep the committee apprised of any action taken.
Respecting SOR/94-165 — Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations — Amendment, it was agreed that committee counsel would examine the file at a later date and keep the committee apprised of any action taken.
Respecting SOR/2002-337 — Charges for Services Provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Regulations 2002, it was agreed to close the file.
Respecting SOR/2004-109 — Regulations Amending the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations, it was agreed that committee counsel would write to the statutory instruments officer at Environment Canada to share some of the committee’s observations.
Respecting SI/2004-122 — Order Respecting the Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Lands (Ukkusiksalik National Park, Nunavut); SI/2004-132 — Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Lands in Nunavut (Northern Bathurst Island National park, Nunavut), it was agreed to close the files.
Respecting SOR/2002-254 — Sulphur and Diesel Fuel Regulations; SOR/2005-305 — Regulations Amending the Sulphur and Diesel Fuel Regulations, it was agreed to close the files.
Respecting SOR/2000-108 — Export Control List Notification Regulations; SOR/2001-282 — Enhanced Survivor Annuity Regulations; SOR/2001-283 — Optional Survivor Annuity Regulations; SOR/2004-25 — Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations; SOR/2004-138 — Regulations Amending the Migratory Birds Convention Act; SOR/2005-297 — Regulations Amending the Weights and Measures Act, it was agreed that committee counsel would examine the files at a later date and keep the committee apprised of any action taken.
The committee examined SOR/2000-182 — Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Vehicles Imported Temporarily for Special Purposes, Compliance Labels and Competition Vehicles); SOR/2005-285 — Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Canada Shipping Act; SOR/2005-342 — Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Diverse Amendments) and the Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations, 1995; SOR/2005-413 — Regulations Repealing Certain Regulations Made under the Public Service Employment Act; SOR/2001-33 — Order Amending the Export Control List; SOR/2006-16 — Order Amending the Export Control List.
The committee examined the following statutory instruments presented without comment:
SOR/2005-102 — Proclamation Amending the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency Proclamation;
SOR/2005-104 — Order Authorizing the Issue and Determining the Composition, Dimensions and Designs of a Five-Cent Circulation Coin;
SOR/2005-105 — Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1272 — Levonorgestrel);
SOR/2005-106 — Order Suspending the Application of Concessions on Imports of Certain Products Originating in the United States;
SOR/2005-107 — Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff, 2005-1;
SOR/2005-108 — Regulations Amending the Northwest Territories Fishery Regulations;
SOR/2005-110 — Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Hazardous Products Act (Surface Coating Materials);
SOR/2005-118 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations;
SOR/2005-119 — Order Amending the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Levies Order;
SOR/2005-123 — Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations;
SOR/2005-124 — Regulations Amending Wildlife Area Regulations;
SOR/2005-125 — Regulations Amending Migratory Birds Regulations;
SOR/20005-128 — Regulations Amending the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999;
SOR/2005-133 — Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Hazardous Products Act (Children’s Jewellery);
SOR/2005-137 — Regulations Amending Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999;
SOR/2005-138 — Related Party of a Retail Association Regulations;
SOR/2005-144 — Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations;
SOR/2005-150 — Regulations Amending the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Regulations;
SOR/2005-153 — Order Authorizing the Issue and Determining the Composition, Dimensions and Designs of a twenty-five Cent Circulation Coin;
SOR/2005-154 — Order Authorizing the Issue and Determining the Composition, Dimensions and Designs of a twenty-five Cent Circulation Coin;
SOR/2005-155 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-2;
SOR/2005-156 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-3;
SOR/2005-157 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-4;
SOR/2005-158 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-5;
SOR/2005-159 — Regulations Amending Regulations Establishing a List of Entities;
SOR/2005-160 — Orders Amending the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Levies Order;
SOR/2005-201 — Regulations Amending the Application of Provincial Laws Regulations;
SOR/2005-202 — Regulations amending the Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations;
SOR/2005-203 — Regulations repealing the Gros Morne Forestry Timber Regulations;
SOR/2005-207 — Regulations Amending the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations (Canada - Korea);
SOR/2005-209 — Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1411 - Imazethapyr);
SOR/2005-214 — Regulations amending the Sale of Goods Regulations;
SOR/2005-217 — Regulations Amending the Canada Grains Regulations;
SOR/2005-218 — Order Amending the Schedule of the Customs Tariff (Special Provisions for the Purposes of the United States Tariff (UST));
SOR/2005-220 — Weed Seeds Order, 2005;
SOR/2005-221 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-6;
SOR/2005-222 — Regulations amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations;
SOR/2005-223 — Order Amending the General Export Permit No. 12 - United States Origin Goods;
SOR/2005-226 — Proclamation Exempting Tom MacKay Lake from the Operation of Section 22 of the Act;
SOR/2005-227 — Order Amending the Schedule to the Extradition Act;
SOR/2005-228 — Order Amending the Schedule to the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act;
SOR/2005-229 — Order Amending the New Brunswick Hog Marketing Levies (Interprovincial and Export Trade);
SOR/2005-230 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-7;
SOR/2005-231 — Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Regulations, 2005;
SOR/2005-235 — Order Amending Schedules I and III to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act(Methamphetamine);
SOR/2005-236 — Order 2005-66-06-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List;
SOR/2005-237 — Order 2005-87-06-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List;
SOR/2005-238 — Order Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Levies Order;
SOR/2005-243 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-8;
SOR/2005-244 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-9;
SOR/2005-245 — Special Appointment Regulations, No. 2005-10;
SOR/2005-246 — Regulations Repealing New Substances Notification Regulations;
SOR/2005-250 — Order Amending Order Binding Certain Agents of Her Majesty for the Purposes of Part I of the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act;
SOR/2005-251 — Order Amending Schedule I to the Access to Information Act;
SOR/2005-252 — Order Amending the Schedule to the Privacy Act;
SOR/2005-253 — Regulations Amending the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990;
SOR/2005-255 — Regulations Amending the Introduced Forest Pest Compensation Regulations;
SOR/2005-262 — Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule I to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
SOR/2005-263 — Fourteenth IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships Remission Order;
SOR/2005-265 — Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations (Motor Vehicle Expenses and Benefits 2005);
SOR/2005-270 — Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Ketamine);
SOR/2005-271 — Order Amending Schedule I to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
SOR/2005-272 — Order Amending the Narcotic Control Regulations;
SOR/2005-273 — Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1341 — Chlorpyrifos);
SOR/2005-274 — Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations;
SOR/2005-275 — Order Amending Adding the Bear River Band to the Schedule to the Mi’kmaq Education Act;
SOR/2005-276 — Order Amending Schedule I to the Patent Act;
SOR/2005-277 — Order Amending Schedules I and IV to the Weights and Measures Act;
SOR/2005-278 — Order Authorizing the Issue and Determining the Composition, Dimensions and Designs of a twenty-five Cent Circulation Coin.
The Honourable Senator Harb moved:
That the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations appoint Ms. Lindsay Armstrong and Mr. Shawn Abel as Counsel for the Joint Committee, as per the terms agreed to between the Joint Committee and the Library of Parliament.
The question being put on the motion, it was resolved in the affirmative.
At 9:54 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Joint Clerk of the Committee (Senate)