On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald today, July 13, announced the resolution of an outstanding obligation respecting the province’s Crown Share Adjustment Payments for oil and gas projects in the Nova Scotia offshore. “Last October, Prime Minister Harper and Premier MacDonald announced a process to finally resolve this dispute and today I am pleased to announce we have a resolution,” said Minister MacKay. “Together, our governments sat down, rolled up our sleeves and set out to make good on a 22-year-old obligation to Nova Scotia.” Accepting the recommendation of an independent panel, the Government of Canada will provide Nova Scotia with $234.4 million for past payments up to March 31, 2008. Going forward, the two governments have agreed to work together to take the steps necessary to implement the Chair’s recommendation enabling the calculation of Crown Share Adjustment Payments for future years. The panel estimates the value of those payments for future years for the Sable Offshore Energy Project and the Deep Panuke Offshore Project to be approximately $633 million. “This is an historic day for the people of Nova Scotia,” said Premier MacDonald. “Today we are taking a major step toward achieving our goal of sustainable prosperity. I want to thank Prime Minister Harper and Minister MacKay and the many others who worked with me to seize the opportunity to resolve this longstanding issue.” Federal legislation implementing the 1986 Offshore Accord, including provisions for Crown Share Adjustment Payments, has been in place since 1988. Previous governments were unable to come to an agreement on how to put the Crown Share Adjustment Payment provisions into effect. On October 10, 2007, the Panel was asked by Prime Minister Harper and Premier MacDonald to provide guidance to both governments on the methodology for calculating Crown Share adjustment payments to Nova Scotia. The panel, chaired by the Honourable Lorne O. Clarke, former Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, presented its recommendations to both governments earlier this month. Other panel members were Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, founding President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, and Dara L. Gordon, Q.C., a partner at McInnes Cooper. For more information on Crown Share Adjustment Payments, including the agreement, backgrounder and the chair’s recommendations go to the website, www.gov.ns.ca/govt/crownshare/ .
To suspend his registration as a pharmacist for a total of 90 days;To not be pharmacy manager of a pharmacy and a preceptor for pharmacy students for a period of three years;In relation to narcotic and controlled drugs, to not place and receive orders, destroy expired inventory, or have signing authority relating to the ordering of such substances for a period of three years from the date that his suspension ends;To complete and successfully pass an ethics course for healthcare professionals; andTo pay a fine of $1,500. Christensen did not process or bill these medications on PharmaNet and these medications were reportedly not provided to any other persons. Christensen altered and adjusted the pharmacy’s inventory records to ensure the losses would go unnoticed.Christensen entered into a Consent Agreement with the College’s Inquiry Committee, and agreed to the following: The Inquiry Committee considered that in this case, in addition to the serious misconduct, Christensen placed himself and his patients at significant risk of harm when he took unauthorized medications for personal use and continued to practice in the capacity of a pharmacist.His actions were a serious contravention of standards in the Code of Ethics and compromised the public’s trust in the pharmacy profession as a whole.The Inquiry Committee determined that Christensen required serious remediation and deterrence regarding his conduct. The Inquiry Committee considered the terms of the Consent Agreement appropriate to protect the public, as well as send a clear message of deterrence to the profession. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia investigated the practices of Kayle Henry Christensen and discovered he was taking unauthorized medications for his own personal use.Pursuant to section 33(4) of the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183. The Inquiry Committee and the Registrant have agreed to resolve all matters arising from the investigation by way of a Consent Agreement under section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act.Between September 2014 and June 2018, Christensen took unauthorized medications for his own personal use, from the pharmacy for which he was the pharmacy manager. The medications taken included, 16,000 tablets of a narcotic drug substance and 10,000 tablets of a controlled drug substance, both of which require an authorized prescription.