C-38 Quiz

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 in Press Releases
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Quiz A

1. What “work” will no longer be covered under the Navigable Waters Protection Act?  

A) Bridge
B) Pipeline
C) Culvert
D) Hydro dam
E) None of the above
F) All of the above

2. What act allows for increased offshore seismic activity?

A) National Energy Board Act
B) Canada Oil & Gas Operations Act
C) Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board Act
D) Coasting Trade Act
E) Fisheries Act
F) None of the above
G) All of the above 

A: Coasting Trade Act “Adds seismic activities to the list of exceptions to the prohibition against foreign ships and non-duty paid ships engaging in the coasting trade” (Division 38 of Part 4, in Clause 531)

3. Which one of these laws is not changed in Bill C-38?

A) Species at Risk Act
B) Canadian Environmental Protection Act
C) Nuclear Safety and Control Act
D) Nuclear Liability Act
E) Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
F) None of the above
G) All of the above

4. Which Act is entirely repealed and replaced?

A: the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

5. What new federal department is created under the Act?

A: Shared Services Canada  -“Division 55 of Part 4 enacts the Shared Services Canada Act to establish Shared Services Canada to provide certain administrative services specified by the Governor in Council. The Act provides for the Governor in Council to designate a minister to preside over Shared Services Canada.”

6. Bonus Question: What does the term Omnibus mean and what is the word’s derivation?

A: Derived from the Latin “omnis” or “all” and “bus” or “what is being driven through due process”

Quiz B

1. Which of the following acts is NOT in C38?

A) Parks Canada Agency Act
B) Navigable Waters Improvement Act
C) Auditor General Act
D) Wage Earner Protection Program Act
E) Migratory Birds Convention Act
F) None of the above
G) All of the above

2. Which of these agencies and/or positions are eliminated? 

A) Inspector General for Canadian Security and Intelligence Service
B) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
C) First Nations Statistical Institute
D) Office of Atmospheric Carbon Reporting
E) None of the above
F) All of the above 

3.  Both Minister Joe Oliver and Peter Kent said C38 will require more frequent pipeline inspections and double hulled tankers. Please find the section in the bill where this is mandated.

A: This is a trick question. The Ministers’ claims were false. It is not in the Bill

4. What change to the Fisheries Act prompted four former Fisheries Ministers to protest?

A) Section 39 (c)
B) Section 41 (1)
C) Section 35 (1)
D) Section 65 (3)
E) None of the above
F) All of the above 

A: Section 35 (1) – Protection of fish habitat

5. What change gives the federal Cabinet more power over energy projects? 

A: Changes to the National Energy Board Act that allow the Governor-in-Council to overrule the National Energy Board decisions about the issuance of certificates for major pipelines.

There are many other changes giving more power to the Governor in Council as well, including the following:

Division 4 of part 4 amends the Northwest Territories Act, the Nunavut Act, and the Yukon Act to provide the authority for the Governor-in-Council to set, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, the maximum amount of territorial borrowings and to make regulations in relation to those maximum amounts, including what constitutes borrowing, the relevant entities and the valuation of borrowings.

6. Bonus Question: What does the term Omnibus mean and what is the word’s derivation?

A: Derived from the Latin “omnis” or “all” and “bus” or “what is being driven through due process”

Quiz C

1. True or False: All changes to environmental laws in Bill C-38 are in Part 3, which is why the Sub-committee on Finance examining environmental laws was mandated only to look at Part 3.

A: False. Many changes are found in part 3 but many others are scattered throughout the Act. For instance, Division 18 of Part 4 amends the Fisheries Act to authorize the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to allocate fish for the purpose of financing scientific and fisheries management activities in the context of joint project agreements. The repeal of National Roundtable on the Economy and Environment and Kyoto Implementation Protocol Act are repealed in part 4. The significance of this is that no parliamentary committee reviewed killing the roundtable and repealing the Kyoto Implementation Protocol Act.

2. Which of the following is NOT in C-38?

A) Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act
B) Criminal Code
C) Corrections and Conditional Release Act
D) Seeds Act
E) Food and Drugs Act
F) All of the above – none is mentioned in C-38
G) None of the above – they are all mentioned in C-38

3. C-38 repeals a number of acts. How many acts are repealed?

A) 2
B) 3
C) 6
D) 8
E) 10
F) None of the above
G) All of the above

4. Circle any of the following bodies or positions that are NOT dissolved by C-38?

A) The Public Appointments Commission and its secretariat
B) International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development
C) Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal
D) Canada Industrial Relations Board
E) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
F) First Nations Statistical institute
G) The National Council of Welfare
H)Assisted Human Reproduction Agency
I) The office of the Inspector General of Canadian Security and Intelligence Service
J) All of them eliminated
K) None of them eliminated

5. How many new acts does C-38 create?

A) 2
B) 3
C) 5

6. Bonus Question: What does the term Omnibus mean and what is the word’s derivation?

A: Derived from the Latin “omnis” or “all” and “bus” or “what is being driven through due process”

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  • Anita Payne

    I am confused about the second sentence in the answer to #1 of Quiz C. “For instance, Division 18 of Part 4 amends the Fisheries Act to authorize the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to allocate fish for the purpose of financing scientific and fisheries management activities in the context of joint project agreements.”
    What does it mean?

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