Marginal note:Written guidance from Secretary
16.5 (1) Where the appropriate minister and the accounting officer for a department named in Part I or II of Schedule VI are unable to agree on the interpretation or application of a policy, directive or standard issued by the Treasury Board, the accounting officer shall seek guidance in writing on the matter from the Secretary of the Treasury Board.
Marginal note:Referral to Treasury Board
(2) Where guidance is provided under subsection (1) and the matter remains unresolved, the appropriate minister shall refer the matter to the Treasury Board for a decision.
Marginal note:Copy to Auditor General
(3) A decision by the Treasury Board shall be in writing and a copy shall be provided to the Auditor General of Canada.
Marginal note:Cabinet confidence
(4) The copy of a decision provided to the Auditor General of Canada is a confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada for the purposes of any Act of Parliament.
- 2006, c. 9, s. 259.
Marginal note:Public money
17. (1) Subject to this Part, all public money shall be deposited to the credit of the Receiver General.
Marginal note:Establishment of accounts
(2) The Receiver General may establish, in the name of the Receiver General, accounts for the deposit of public money with
(a) any member of the Canadian Payments Association;
(b) any local cooperative credit society that is a member of a central cooperative credit society having membership in the Canadian Payments Association;
(c) any fiscal agent that the Minister may designate; and
(d) any financial institution outside Canada that the Minister may designate.
Marginal note:Record of public money
(3) Every person who collects or receives public money shall keep a record of receipts and deposits thereof in such form and manner as the Treasury Board may prescribe by regulation.
Marginal note:Duty of persons collecting public money
(4) Subject to any regulations made under subsection (5), every person employed in the collection or management of, or charged with the receipt of, public money and every other person who collects or receives public money shall pay that money to the credit of the Receiver General.
(5) The Treasury Board may make regulations
(a) prescribing the manner in which public money shall be paid to the credit of the Receiver General;
(b) authorizing any person mentioned in any of paragraphs (2)(a) to (d) who has given credit to the Receiver General for an instruction for payment that is deposited in accordance with regulations made under paragraph (a) to charge the amount of the instruction back to the Receiver General in the manner specified by the regulations, where the instruction is dishonoured after having been credited to the Receiver General; and
(c) authorizing persons who collect or receive public money to withhold their fees or commissions from payments of that money to the credit of the Receiver General.
- R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 17;
- 1991, c. 24, s. 4.
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