Budget Implementation Act, 2007 (S.C. 2007, c. 29)

Assented to 2007-06-22

Payments to Ontario

Marginal note:Payment of $250,000,000

 For the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2007, from and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, there may be paid, on the requisition of the Minister of Finance, an amount of $250,000,000 to the Province of Ontario, to assist the province in the transition to a single corporate tax administration.

Marginal note:Payment of $150,000,000

 For the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2008, from and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, there may be paid, on the requisition of the Minister of Finance, an amount of $150,000,000 to the Province of Ontario, to assist the province in the transition to a single corporate tax administration.

PART 5TAX-BACK GUARANTEE ACT

Marginal note:Enactment of Act

 The Tax-back Guarantee Act is enacted as follows:

An Act to dedicate to personal tax relief imputed interest savings resulting from reductions of federal debt

Marginal note:Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Tax-back Guarantee Act.

Marginal note:Direction to provide personal tax relief

2. The Government of Canada shall apply any imputed interest savings resulting from reductions of federal debt to measures that provide tax relief for individuals.

Meaning of “federal debt”

3. In this Act, “federal debt” means the accumulated deficit as stated in the Public Accounts prepared in accordance with sections 63 and 64 of the Financial Administration Act in respect of a fiscal year.

Marginal note:Imputed interest savings

4. The imputed interest savings in respect of a fiscal year of the Government of Canada is the amount determined by the Minister of Finance to be the product of multiplying the total amount by which federal debt was reduced in the year by the effective interest rate for the year.

Marginal note:Effective interest rate

5. The effective interest rate for a fiscal year is the ratio of the amount of public debt charges related to unmatured debt (as stated in the Public Accounts for the year) to the average amount of unmatured debt for the year (determined by dividing by two the sum of the amount of unmatured debt at the beginning of the year and the amount of unmatured debt at the end of the year, as those amounts are stated in the Public Accounts for the year).

Marginal note:Public announcement

6. At least once every fiscal year, the Minister of Finance shall report, by way of a statement tabled in the House of Commons or other public announcement,

  • (a) the finalized determination of the imputed interest savings in respect of the previous fiscal year; and

  • (b) an accounting of the measures to which those savings have been applied in accord-ance with section 2.