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Table 10: Progress Against the Department’s Regulatory Plan
Regulations Expected Results Performance Measurement Criteria Results Achieved
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Iran To freeze the assets of listed persons and entities, to prohibit the provision of various kinds of assistance and training, and to embargo certain items, materials, equipment, goods and technology that could contribute to Iran’s activities related to uranium enrichment, reprocessing or heavy water. Success in freezing the assets of listed entities; blocking the export of listed items, materials, equipment, goods and technology; and the prohibition of assistance described in the regulations. Subsequent to the passage of the regulations by Canada and similar measures by other states, assets have been frozen, exports to Iran have been blocked and assistance has been prevented. This has had the effect of limiting Iran's ability to develop its nuclear enrichment capacity and to pressure it to meet the requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors and comply with the provisions of Security Council Resolution 1696 (2006), which required it to suspend all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.
Reference: P.C. 2007-0826 dated 2007.05.17, SOR/2007-0105, Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 141, No. 11, May 30, 2007,
Regulation Expected Results Performance Measurement Criteria Results Achieved
Conditions for Exempted Persons Regulations The Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006, provides that regulations are required to implement a number of Canada's commitments under the Softwood Lumber Agreement. The agreement provides an exemption from the export measures for 32 companies, provided that the companies satisfy certain conditions. For the purposes of implementing the agreement, subsection 16(1) of the Act provides that a person named in the schedule of the Act is exempt from the export measures if that person satisfies the conditions set out in the regulations. The companies named in the schedule were found by the United States not to benefit from alleged subsidies. Companies that meet the conditions for exemption will not be subject to export measures. As provided in the regulation, the 32 companies have been exempted from the export measures.
Reference: P.C. 2007-0433 dated 2007-02-019, SOR/2007-0017, Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 141, No. 4, February 21, 2007,
Regulation Expected Results Performance Measurement Criteria Results Achieved
Remote Sensing Space Systems Regulations Applications for licences to operate remote sensing satellites in Canada or for exemptions from the Act for benign systems beginning in fiscal year 2007-2008. Growth in the number of applications for operating licences or exemptions from the Act from the prior reporting year to a steady-state rate of one every 18 months. Year-over-year growth in the number of licence amendments seeking to name persons as system participants in the operation of licensed Canadian remote sensing satellites from the prior reporting period. With the regulations being approved on March 29, 2007, and only being published in the Canada Gazette on April 18, 2007, it is too early to assess the results of the regulatory initiative for fiscal year 2006-2007. It is anticipated that in the next reporting period, Canada’s first operating licence will have been issued for the RADARSAT-2 satellite system as well as action taken for the three legacy Canadian satellites in orbit as of April 5, 2007, when the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act and these regulations entered into force.
Reference: P.C. 2007-0433 dated 2007-03-29, SOR/2007-0066, Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 141, No. 8, April 18, 2007,