Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 36: GOVERNMENT NOTICES
September 3, 2022
2022-09-03

Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 36: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

September 3, 2022

BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at July 31, 2022 (unaudited)

Amounts are in millions of dollars.

Totals

Assets and Liabilities and Equity
Item Amount
Assets 455,801
Liabilities and Equity 455,801

Assets

Cash and foreign deposits
Item Amount
Cash and foreign deposits 10
Loans and receivables
Item Amount
Securities purchased under resale agreements 519
Advances to members of Payments Canada n/a
Other receivables 6
Total loans and receivables 525
Investments
Item Amount
Government of Canada treasury bills n/a
Government of Canada bonds — carried at amortized cost 121,140
Government of Canada bonds — carried at fair value through profit and loss 253,141
Canada Mortgage Bonds 9,187
Other bonds 10,722
Securities lent or sold under repurchase agreements 34,397
Other securities n/a
Shares in the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) 451
Total investments 429,038
Derivatives — Indemnity agreements with the Government of Canada
Item Amount
Derivatives — Indemnity agreements with the Government of Canada 25,110
Capital assets
Item Amount
Property and equipment 512
Intangible assets 108
Right-of-use leased assets 46
Total capital assets 666
Other assets
Item Amount
Other assets 452

Liabilities and Equity

Bank notes in circulation
Item Amount
Bank notes in circulation 117,191
Deposits
Item Amount
Government of Canada 105,534
Members of Payments Canada 186,725
Other deposits 11,662
Total deposits 303,921
Securities sold under repurchase agreements
Item Amount
Securities sold under repurchase agreements 32,795
Derivatives — Indemnity agreements with the Government of Canada
Item Amount
Derivatives — Indemnity agreements with the Government of Canada n/a
Other liabilities
Item Amount
Other liabilities 941
Total liabilities
Item Amount
Total liabilities 454,848
Equity
Item Amount
Share capital 5
Statutory and special reserves 125
Investment revaluation reserve 412
Actuarial gains reserve 411
Total equity 953

I declare that the foregoing statement is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, August 23, 2022

Coralia Bulhoes
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing statement is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, August 23, 2022

Tiff Macklem
Governor

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2022-87-07-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, under subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999footnote a, the Minister of the Environment has added the substance referred to in the annexed order to the Domestic Substances Listfootnote b;

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment makes the annexed Order 2022-87-07-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List under subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 footnote a.

Gatineau, August 23, 2022

Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment

Order 2022-87-07-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List footnote 1 is amended by deleting the following:

1860-26-0

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2022-87-07-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Guidance on waterborne pathogens in drinking water

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of the final Guidance on waterborne pathogens in drinking water. The technical document for these guidelines is available on the Water Quality website. This document underwent a public consultation period of 60 days that ended in February 2021 and was updated taking into consideration the comments received.

September 3, 2022

Greg Carreau
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Executive summary

Many types of pathogenic microorganisms can spread through drinking water, which may lead to human illness. Some are present in human or animal feces and can cause gastrointestinal illness when fecally contaminated water is consumed. Others are naturally found in aquatic environments and can cause opportunistic infections when the conditions in engineered water systems (e.g. drinking water distribution systems and building/premise plumbing) allow them to multiply and spread primarily to individuals who are susceptible to infection, such as infants, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. The health effects caused by these opportunistic pathogens are diverse and range from respiratory illness to infections of the eye, skin, central nervous system or the gastrointestinal tract. In severe cases, illnesses caused by opportunistic pathogens can be fatal.

A basic understanding of the different types of waterborne pathogens, their sources, the measures that are important for their control and the people that are most at risk of becoming sick, is necessary for effective drinking water management and for preventing waterborne disease. This guidance document was prepared in collaboration with the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water and describes these microorganisms, their health effects, how they are transmitted and best practices to ensure safe drinking water.

Assessment

Setting maximum acceptable concentrations for the pathogens described in this document remains impractical and is not necessary in order for drinking water utilities to adequately manage risks. Implementing a source-to-tap risk management approach is a universally recommended strategy for minimizing the growth and transmission of waterborne pathogens in drinking water and controlling their potential risks. Important elements of this strategy include source water protection, treatment requirements based on health-based treatment goals for enteric protozoa (Giardia and Cryptosporidium) and enteric viruses, and minimizing microorganism survival and growth in drinking water distribution systems. Maintaining microbiological control in water systems in buildings and residences is also a critical component of providing safe drinking water at the consumer’s tap.

The intent of this document is to provide stakeholders, such as provincial and territorial regulatory authorities, decision makers, water system owners and operators, building owners and managers and consultants with guidance on waterborne pathogens in drinking water, with the objective of minimizing public health risks in Canadian water systems.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Microbiological pathogens and biological hazards

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of the consultation on the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Microbiological pathogens and biological hazards. The proposed technical document for these guidelines is available for public comment from September 3, 2022, to November 2, 2022, on the Environment and workplace health consultations website. Any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of Health written comments on the proposed document. Comments can be submitted by email at water-eau@hc-sc.gc.ca.

September 3, 2022

Greg Carreau
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Foreword

The Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality comprise multiple guideline technical documents that consider the various factors that could interfere with the safety of recreational waters from a human health perspective. This includes technical documents on understanding and managing recreational waters, fecal indicator organisms, microbiological methods for monitoring fecal contamination, cyanobacteria and their toxins, physical, aesthetic, and chemical characteristics, and microbiological pathogens and other biological hazards. These documents provide guideline values for specific parameters used to monitor water quality hazards and recommend science-based monitoring and risk management strategies. Recreational waters are considered to be any natural fresh, marine or estuarine bodies of water that are used for recreational purposes; these include lakes, rivers, and human-made constructions (e.g. quarries, artificial lakes) that are filled with untreated natural waters. Jurisdictions may choose to apply these guidelines to natural waters where limited treatment is provided (e.g. short-term application of disinfection for an athletic event), although applying the guidelines in these scenarios should be done with caution as indicator organisms are easier to disinfect than other disease-causing microorganisms (e.g. protozoan pathogens). Recreational activities that could present a human health risk through intentional or incidental immersion and ingestion include primary contact activities (e.g. swimming, bathing, wading, windsurfing and waterskiing) and secondary contact activities (e.g. canoeing or fishing).

Each guideline technical document has been established based on current, published scientific research related to health effects, aesthetic effects, and beach management considerations. The responsibility for recreational water quality generally falls under provincial and territorial jurisdiction; therefore, policies and management decisions may vary between jurisdictions. The guideline technical documents are intended to guide decisions by provincial and local authorities that are responsible for the management of recreational waters.

Management of microbiological pathogens and biological hazards in recreational waters

This document outlines potential health risks from exposure to pathogenic microorganisms and other biological hazards from recreational waters. It is intended as background information for those interested in recreational water quality and safety. Implementing a preventive risk management approach that focuses on the identification and control of water quality hazards and their associated risks before the point of contact with the recreational water user represents the best strategy for protecting public health from these hazards. This approach consists of an integrated system of procedures, actions, and tools across all identified areas of management (e.g. source protection, monitoring, hazard control, communication, consultation) that collectively reduce the risk of human exposure to recreational water quality hazards.

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council appointments website.

Governor in Council appointment opportunities
Position Organization Closing date
Director Bank of Canada  
Director Business Development Bank of Canada  
Chairperson Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal  
Director Canada Development Investment Corporation  
Director Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology  
Chairperson Canada Lands Company Limited  
Member Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board  
Chairperson Canadian Air Transport Security Authority  
Director Canadian Commercial Corporation  
Member Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board  
Chairperson Canadian High Arctic Research Station  
Member Canadian High Arctic Research Station  
Vice-Chairperson Canadian High Arctic Research Station  
Chief Commissioner Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Member Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Trustee Canadian Museum for Human Rights  
Director Canadian Museum of History  
Chairperson Canadian Museum of Nature  
Chairperson Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  
Vice-Chairperson Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  
Member Canadian Transportation Agency  
Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia Department of Canadian Heritage  
Chairperson Export Development Canada  
Director Export Development Canada  
President Farm Credit Canada  
Director First Nations Financial Management Board  
Member Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada  
Commissioner International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas  
Chairperson Invest in Canada Hub  
Chief Executive Officer Invest in Canada Hub  
Director Invest in Canada Hub  
Commissioner Law Commission of Canada  
President Law Commission of Canada  
Chairperson National Arts Centre Corporation  
Member National Capital Commission  
Member National Farm Products Council  
Vice-Chairperson National Farm Products Council  
Government Film Commissioner National Film Board  
Trustee National Museum of Science and Technology  
Member Net-Zero Advisory Body  
Canadian Representative North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization  
Canadian Representative North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission  
Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime  
Member Pacific Pilotage Authority  
Chairperson Patented Medicine Prices Review Board  
Member Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel  
Chairperson Royal Canadian Mounted Police Management Advisory Board  
Member Royal Canadian Mounted Police Management Advisory Board  
Vice-Chairperson Royal Canadian Mounted Police Management Advisory Board  
Deputy Registrar Supreme Court of Canada  
Executive Director Telefilm Canada