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OTTAWA, Thursday, May 27, 1999
The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met at 8:35 a.m., this day in Room 256-S, Centre Block, Gurmant Grewal presiding.
Representing the Senate: Normand Grimard (1).
Representing the House of Commons: Gurmant Grewal, P. Derek Lee, John Maloney (3).
In attendance: Susan Baldwin, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons); François-R. Bernier, Peter Bernhardt, 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.
On SOR/82-171 -- Stuart-Trembleur Lake Band (Tanizul Timber Ltd.) Timber Regulations;
After debate, Mr. Lee moved, -- That the draft report on SOR/82-171, Stuart-Trembleur Lake Band (Tanizui Timber Ltd.) Timber Regulations be adopted.
The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.
Letter from Garry Breitkreuz, M.P.:
With respect to the letter from Mr. Garry Breitkreuz, M.P. (Yorkton--Melville), regarding the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statements on the Firearms Act Regulations, after debate it was agreed to invite Mr. Breitkreuz before the committee on June 3, 1999.
On SOR/90-449 -- Hamilton Harbour Commissioner's Land Use and Development By-law;
It was agreed, -- That the Joint Chairs correspond with the Minister of Transport with respect to certain comments made by the committee.
With respect to disallowance procedure, after debate, it was agreed to invite the Minister of Justice before the committee in the autumn.
On SOR/88-58 -- Air Transportation Regulations;
On SOR/92-738 -- Railway Interswitching Regulations, amendment;
On SOR/94-240 -- Canada Ports Corporation Administrative By-law, revocation;
On SOR/94-319 -- Prince Rupert Port Corporation Administrative By-law, revocation;
SOR/94-332 -- Halifax Port Corporation Administrative By-law, revocation;
SOR/94-360 -- St. John's Port Corporation Administrative By-law, revocation;
SOR/95-318 -- Port of Quebec Corporation Administrative By-law, repeal;
SOR/95-460 -- Vancouver Port Corporation Administrative By-law, repeal;
After debate, it was agreed to invite the Minister of Transport and the Canadian Transportation Agency before the committee.
On SOR/88-367 -- Commissioner's Standing Orders (Practice and Procedure);
SOR/97-103 -- Regulations Amending the Crown Corporation Grants Regulations;
SOR/97-142 -- Regulations Amending the Public Service Employment Regulations, 1993;
It was agreed, -- That Counsel to the Committee review their status at a later date and inform the committee of the action taken.
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS WITHOUT COMMENT
The committee considered the following Statutory Instruments without comment.
SOR/95-591 -- Customs Duties Reduction or Removal Order, 1988, amendment;
SOR/96-5 -- General Preferential Tariff Withdrawal (Certain Automotive Goods) Order;
SOR/96-29 -- Ways and Means Motion Remission Order, 1995;
SOR/96-77 -- Commissioner's Standing Orders (Investigation, repeal -- Commissioner's Standing Orders (Disciplinary Action), amendment;
SOR/96-107 -- Determination of Country of Origin for the Purposes of Marking Goods (NAFTA Countries) Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-221 -- United Nations Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-243 -- National Energy Board Part VI Regulations, Electricity, amendment;
SOR/96-273 -- Seeds Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-300 -- Canada Grain Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-361 -- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-370 -- Non-residents' Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-403 -- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Remission Order, 1996;
SOR/96-429 -- Feeds Fees Order;
SOR/96-454 -- Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-459 -- Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations, amendment;
SOR/96-480 -- Export Permits Regulations (Softwood Lumber Products), amendment;
SOR/96-526 -- Non-residents' Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances Regulations, amendment;
SOR/97-53 -- Order Amending the Domestic Substances List;
SOR/97-57 -- General Import Permit No. 80 -- Carbon Steel;
SOR/97-64 -- CIFTA Tariff Preference Regulations;
SOR/97-70 -- Imported Goods Records Regulations, amendment;
SOR/97-72 -- NAFTA and CIFTA Advance Rulings Regulations;
SOR/97-74 -- CIFTA Tariff Item No. 9827.00.00 Accounting Regulations;
SOR/97-104 -- Environmental Studies Research Fund Regions Regulations, amendment;
SOR/97-155 -- British Preferential Tariff Direct Shipment Without Transhipment Exemption order -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China;
SOR/97-165 -- Administration of Labour Market Development Services Divestiture Regulations;
SOR/97-167 -- Order Declaring that subsection 11(4) of the Act apply in respect of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency;
SOR/97-169 -- Order Amending Certain Fees Orders 1997-1;
SOR/97-175 -- Federal Child Support Guidelines;
SOR/97-182 -- Regulations Amending the Immigration Regulations, 1978;
SOR/97-184 -- Regulations Amending the Immigration Regulations, 1978;
SOR/97-194 -- Regulations respecting the hiring of persons within Student Employment Programs;
SOR/97-198 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990;
SOR/97-199 -- Seeds Regulations, amendment;
SOR/97-206 -- Regulations Amending the NAFTA Rules of Origin Regulations;
SOR/97-261 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990;
SOR/97-264 -- Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Defrosting and Locking Systems);
SOR/97-265 -- Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations;
SOR/97-285 -- Regulations Amending the Canada Grain Regulations;
SOR/97-293 -- Order Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Levies Order;
SOR/97-321 -- Distilled Spirits for Bottling in Bond Remission Order;
SOR/97-322 -- CCFTA Tariff Preference Regulations;
SOR/97-323 -- CCFTA Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Regulations;
SOR/97-334 -- NAFTA and CCFTA Re-determination or Origin Regulations;
SOR/97-336 -- Regulations Amending the CIFTA Tariff Item No. 9827.00.00 Accounting Regulations (new title: CIFTA and CCFTA Tariff Item No. 9827.00.00 Accounting Regulations);
SOR/97-354 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990;
SOR/97-357 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990;
SOR/97-364 -- Migratory Birds Regulations, amendment;
SOR/97-379 -- Technical Amendments Remission Order;
SOR/97-392 -- Regulations Amending the Fish Health Protection Regulations;
SOR/97-397 -- Order Amending the Area Control List;
SOR/97-443 -- Regulations Amending the Valuation for Duty Regulations;
SOR/97-455 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990;
SOR/97-474 -- Regulations Amending the Excise Warehousing Departmental Regulations;
SOR/97-478 -- Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations;
SOR/97-498 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990;
SOR/97-500 -- Proclamation Authorizing the Issue and Prescribing the Composition, Dimensions and Designs of a Three Hundred Dollar, a One Hundred and Fifty Dollar, a Seventy-Five Dollar and a Thirty Dollar Precious Metal Coin;
SOR/97-504 -- Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations;
SOR/97-507 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1065);
SOR/97-508 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1071);
SOR/97-509 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1073);
SOR/97-512 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1004);
SOR/97-513 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1070);
SOR/97-515 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations;
SOR/97-516 -- Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1015);
SOR/97-517 -- Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations;
SOR/97-518 -- Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Part III).
At 9:40 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Joint Clerk of the Committee (Senate)