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Proceedings of the Standing Joint Committee on
Scrutiny of Regulations

Issue 8 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Thursday, April 2, 1998
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[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 Chairmen, the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette and Mr. Derek Lee, presiding.

Representing the Senate: Marisa Ferretti Barth, Normand Grimard, Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C. William Kelly, P. Derek Lewis, Wilfred P. Moore (6).

Representing the House of Commons: Paul DeVillers, Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Ghislain Lebel, Gary Lunn, John Maloney, Gurbax Singh-Malhi, Tom Wappel (8).

In attendance: Suzanne Verville, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons); François-R. Bernier, General Counsel and Jacques Rousseau, Counsel to the Committee, Research Branch, Library of Parliament.

The committee continued its consideration of 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.

The committee undertook consideration of its proposed budget for the fiscal year 1998-99.

After debate, the Honourable Senator Moore moved --

That the proposed budget in the amount of $212,300 be approved.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

On SOR/88-361 -- Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, 1988 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations;

Mr. Lee read into the record a letter addressed to the Joiont Chairmen of the committee from the Solicitor General.

At 8:55 a.m., it was agreed that the committee continue its sitting in camera.

At 9:05 a.m., the committee resumed its sitting in public.

After debate Mr. De Villers moved --

That the committee invite the Solicitor General to appear before the committee.

The question being on the motion, it was adopted on division.

It was furthermore agreed to ask the Solicitor General to submit a copy of the draft regulations to the committee before his appearance before the committee.

Mr. Lunn moved --

That the committee recommend that the regulations be revoked.

After debate, with the consent of the committee, Mr. Lunn withdrew his motion.

On SOR/82-925 -- Form of Proxy Regulations;

It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the committee of the action taken.

On SOR/96-209 -- Newspapers and Periodicals Regulations,

SOR/91-179 -- Newspapers and Periodicals Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-204 -- Newspapers and Periodicals Regulations, amendment;

SOR/95-310 -- Newspapers and Periodicals Regulations, amendment;

It was agreed, --That the file be closed.

On SOR/94-758 -- General Enterprises Limited Placer Mining Regulations;

It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the committee of the action taken.

On SOR/95-289 -- Retirement Compensation Arrangements Regulations, No 2, amendment;

SOR/95-423 -- Retirement Compensation Arrangements Regulations, No 2, amendment;

It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the committee of the action taken.

On C.R.C. c. 1238 -- Northwest Territories Reindeer Regulations;

It was agreed, -- That the Joint Chairs correspond with the Minister of Environment with respect to certain comments made by the committee and a copy of the letter be sent to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

On SOR/90-829 -- Canada Pension Plan Regulations, amendment;

It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the Committee of the action taken.

On SOR/82-837 -- Small Vessel Regulations, amendment;

It was agreed, --That Counsel to the Committee correspond with the Designated Instruments Officer of the Department of Transport with respect to certain comments made by the committee.

On SOR/97-490 -- Regulations Amending the Public Service Superannuation Regulations;

SOR/96-18 -- Public Service Superannuation Regulations, amendment;

It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the Committee of the action taken.

On SOR/96-404 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, 1996, No 3;

SOR/95-108 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, 1995, No 1;

SOR/95-109 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, 1995, No 2;

SOR/95-110 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, 1995, No 3;

SOR/95-437 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, 1995, No 9;

It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the committee of the action taken.

SI/97-129 -- Regulations Amending the Ship's Tonnage Survey and Measurement Fees Regulations;

It was agreed, -- That the file be closed.

The committee considered the following Statutory Instruments without comment.

SI/95-112 -- Proclamation Declaring the Agreement on Social Security Between Canada and the Swiss Confederation in Force October 1, 1995;

SI/96-2 -- Order Fixing January 1, 1996 as the Date of the Coming into Force of Certain Sections of the Firearms Act;

SI/96-39 -- Order Fixing April 30, 1996 as the Date of the Coming into Force of Sections 118 and 199 of the Firearms Act;

SI/96-52 -- Order Transferring Food Inspection Activities from the Minister of National Health and Welfare to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Transferring Food Safety Policy Activities from the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food to the Department of National Health and Welfare;

SI/97-4 -- Provincial Airlines Ltd. Remission Order;

SI/97-14 -- Temporary Entry Remission Order, No. 45;

SI/97-19 -- Certain Taxpayers Remission Order, 1997-1;

SI/97-44 -- Certain Taxpayers Remission Order, 1997-2;

SOR/91-42 -- Non-resident Rebate (GST) Regulations;

SOR/91-157 -- Immigration Regulations, 1978, amendment;

SOR/91-158 -- Political Prisoners and Oppressed Persons Designated Class Regulations, amendment;

SOR/91-159 -- Indochinese Designated Class Regulations, amendment;

SOR/91-160 -- Indochinese Designated Class (Transitional) Regulations, amendment;

SOR/91-322 -- Immigration Regulations, 1978, amendment;

SOR/93-447 -- Laurentian Pilotage Authority Regulations, amendment;

SOR/93-587 -- Issuance of Certificates Regulations;

SOR/94-167 -- Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-293 -- Foreign Vessel Fishing Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-330 -- Annual Rate Scale Order, 1994-1995;

SOR/94-358 -- Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations, 1993, amendment;

SOR/94-368 -- Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations (Department of Finance) 1994-2;

SOR/94-421 -- Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-467 -- Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations, 1993, amendment

SOR/94-482 -- Indochinese Designated Class (Transitional) Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-485 -- Annual Rate Scale Order, 1994-1995, amendment;

SOR/94-509 -- Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-564 -- Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations, 1993, amendment;

SOR/94-565 -- CITEL Meetings Privileges and Immunities Order;

SOR/94-599 -- Private Aircraft Flight Permits Order, repeal;

SOR/94-634 -- Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987, amendment;

SOR/94-727 -- Laurientian Pilotage Authority Regulations, amendment;

SOR/94-755 -- Definition of A "Small Cable Transmission System" Regulations;

SOR/94-773 -- Immigration Regulations, 1978, amendment;

SOR/95-51 -- Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations, amendment;

SOR/95-76 -- Forfeited Property Sharing Regulations;

SOR/95-134 -- Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986, amendment;

SOR/95-253 -- Boating Restriction Regulations, amendment;

SOR/95-578 -- Medical Devices Regulations, amendment

SOR/95-593 -- Unemployment Insurance (Collection of Premiums) Regulations, amendment;

SOR/96-17 -- Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986, amendment;

SOR/96-91 -- Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations, amendment;

SOR/96-94 -- Area Control List, amendment;

SOR/96-101 -- Schedule I.1 to the Financial Administration Act, amendment;

SOR/96-102 -- Schedule I.1 to the Financial Administration Act, amendment;

SOR/96-126 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, 1996, No. 1

SOR/96-175 -- Export Control List, amendment;

SOR/96-230 -- Unemployment Insurance (Collection of Premiums) Regulations, amendment;

SOR/96-289 -- Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands Order, No. 2 of 1996

SOR/96-306 -- Food and Drug Regulations, amendment;

SOR/96-309 -- Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations, amendment;

SOR/96-315 -- Export Control List, amendment;

SOR/96-355 -- Schedule I.1 to the Financial Administration Act, amendment;

SOR/96-356 -- Schedule I to the Access to Information Act, amendment;

SOR/96-357 -- Schedule to the Privacy Act, amendment

SOR/96-358 -- Schedule I to the Public Service Staff Relations Act, amendment;

SOR/96-405 -- Tax Rebate Discounting Regulations, amendment;

SOR/96-407 -- Available Railway Cars Administration Order, repeal;

SOR/96-446 -- Nova BUS Corporation Exemption Order;

SOR/97-4 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986;

SOR/97-5 -- Laurentian Pilotage Authority Pilot Boat Tariff Regulations, 1997;

SOR/97-21 -- Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations;

SOR/97-306 -- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Remission Order, 1997.

At 9:52 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Tõnu Onu

Joint Clerk of the Committee (Senate)