Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Act (S.C. 2002, c. 9, s. 47)

Act current to 2014-10-27

Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Act

S.C. 2002, c. 9, s. 47

Assented to 2002-03-27

An Act to establish a program to provide contributions for the carrying out of strategic infrastructure projects

[Enacted by section 47 of chapter 9 of the Statutes of Canada, 2002, in force on assent March 27, 2002.]
Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Act.

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.

“eligible project”

« travaux admissibles »

“eligible project” means a large-scale project for the construction, renewal or material enhancement of strategic infrastructure that is carried out, or to be carried out, by an eligible recipient.

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada who is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act.

“strategic infrastructure”

« infrastructure stratégique »

“strategic infrastructure” means any of the following fixed capital assets that are used or operated for the benefit of the public:

  • (a) highway or rail infrastructure;

  • (b) local transportation infrastructure;

  • (c) tourism or urban development infrastructure;

  • (d) sewage treatment infrastructure;

  • (e) water infrastructure; or

  • (f) infrastructure prescribed by regulation.

Marginal note:Establishment of program
  •  (1) There is hereby established a program, to be called the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, the object of which is to provide for the payment of contributions to eligible recipients for the carrying out of large-scale strategic infrastructure projects that contribute to economic growth or quality of life in Canada and that advance Canada’s objectives with respect to infrastructure.

  • Marginal note:Public-private partnerships

    (2) The Fund shall, where appropriate, promote the use of partnerships between public and private sector bodies.

  • Marginal note:Eligible recipients

    (3) The following are eligible recipients:

    • (a) a province or a municipal or regional government established by or under provincial legislation;

    • (b) a public sector body that is established by or under provincial legislation or by regulation or is wholly owned by a province or a private sector body that is in partnership with a province or a government referred to in paragraph (a), if the body

      • (i) carries out or, in the opinion of the Minister, is capable of carrying out an eligible project in Canada, and

      • (ii) has legal capacity, or is composed of organizations each of which has legal capacity; and

    • (c) a private sector body that

      • (i) carries out or, in the opinion of the Minister, is capable of carrying out an eligible project in Canada, and

      • (ii) has legal capacity, or is composed of organizations each of which has legal capacity.

Marginal note:Contribution agreements

 The Minister may enter into an agreement with an eligible recipient to provide for the payment of a contribution for an eligible project under this Act.

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations generally for the carrying out of the purposes and provisions of this Act, including regulations

  • (a) prescribing other fixed capital assets for the purpose of paragraph (f) of the definition “strategic infrastructure” in section 2;

  • (b) defining what constitutes a large-scale project; and

  • (c) establishing additional terms and conditions for the Fund.