Financial Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)

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DIVISION IIIFinancial Management and Control

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Division,

annual report

rapport annuel

annual report means a report made pursuant to section 150; (rapport annuel)

examiner

examinateur

examiner means a person designated by or appointed pursuant to section 142 to carry out a special examination; (examinateur)

objectives

objectifs

objectives, in relation to a parent Crown corporation, means the objectives of the corporation as set out in a corporate plan or an amendment to a corporate plan that has been approved pursuant to section 122; (objectifs)

special examination

examen spécial

special examination means an examination referred to in subsection 138(1). (examen spécial)

  • 1984, c. 31, s. 11.

Financial Year

Marginal note:Financial year
  •  (1) The financial year of a parent Crown corporation is the calendar year, unless the Governor in Council otherwise directs.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the financial year of a parent Crown corporation that was in effect on September 1, 1984 continues in effect, unless the Governor in Council has directed or directs otherwise.

  • 1984, c. 31, s. 11.

Corporate Plans and Budgets

Marginal note:Corporate plans
  •  (1) Each parent Crown corporation shall annually submit a corporate plan to the appropriate Minister for the approval of the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister and, if required by the regulations, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance.

  • Marginal note:Scope of corporate plan

    (2) The corporate plan of a parent Crown corporation shall encompass all the businesses and activities, including investments, of the corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, if any.

  • Marginal note:Contents of corporate plan

    (3) The corporate plan of a parent Crown corporation shall include a statement of

    • (a) the objects or purposes for which the corporation is incorporated, or the restrictions on the businesses or activities that it may carry on, as set out in its charter;

    • (b) the corporation’s objectives for the period to which the plan relates and for each year in that period and the strategy the corporation intends to employ to achieve those objectives; and

    • (c) the corporation’s expected performance for the year in which the plan is required by the regulations to be submitted as compared to its objectives for that year as set out in the last corporate plan or any amendment thereto approved pursuant to this section.

  • Marginal note:Form of corporate plan

    (4) The corporate plan of a parent Crown corporation shall be prepared in a form that clearly sets out information according to the major businesses or activities of the corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, if any.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on business or activity

    (5) No parent Crown corporation or wholly-owned subsidiary of a parent Crown corporation shall carry on any business or activity in any period in a manner that is not consistent with the last corporate plan of the parent Crown corporation or any amendment thereto approved pursuant to this section in respect of that period.

  • Marginal note:Amendment to corporate plan

    (6) Where a parent Crown corporation, or a wholly-owned subsidiary of a parent Crown corporation, proposes to carry on any business or activity in any period in a manner that is not consistent with the last corporate plan of the corporation or any amendment thereto approved pursuant to this section in respect of that period, the corporation shall, before that business or activity is so carried on, submit an amendment to the corporate plan to the appropriate Minister for approval as described in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (6.1) The Governor in Council may specify such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council deems appropriate for the approval of a corporate plan or an amendment to a corporate plan.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (7) The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing, for the purposes of this section, the circumstances in which the recommendation of the Minister of Finance is required for the approval of a corporate plan or an amendment thereto.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 122;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 35.
Marginal note:Operating budgets
  •  (1) Each parent Crown corporation named in Part I of Schedule III shall annually submit an operating budget for the next following financial year of the corporation to the appropriate Minister for the approval of the Treasury Board on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister.

  • Marginal note:Scope of operating budget

    (2) The operating budget of a parent Crown corporation shall encompass all the businesses and activities, including investments, of the corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, if any.

  • Marginal note:Form of operating budget

    (3) The operating budget of a parent Crown corporation shall be prepared in a form that clearly sets out information according to the major businesses or activities of the corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, if any.

  • Marginal note:Amendment to operating budget

    (4) Where a parent Crown corporation anticipates that the total amount of expenditures or commitments to make expenditures in respect of any major business or activity in a financial year will vary significantly from the total amount projected for that major business or activity in an operating budget of the corporation or any amendment thereto that is approved pursuant to this section for that year, the corporation shall submit an amendment to the budget to the appropriate Minister for the approval of the Treasury Board on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (5) The Treasury Board may specify such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate for the approval of an operating budget or an amendment to an operating budget.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 123;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 36.
Marginal note:Capital budgets
  •  (1) Each parent Crown corporation shall annually submit a capital budget for the next following financial year of the corporation to the appropriate Minister for the approval of the Treasury Board on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister.

  • Marginal note:Scope of capital budget

    (2) The capital budget of a parent Crown corporation shall encompass all the businesses and activities, including investments, of the corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, if any.

  • Marginal note:Approval of multi-year items

    (3) The Treasury Board may approve any item in a capital budget submitted pursuant to subsection (1) for any financial year or years after the financial year for which the budget is submitted.

  • Marginal note:Form of capital budget

    (4) The capital budget of a parent Crown corporation shall be prepared in a form that clearly sets out information according to the major businesses or activities of the corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, if any.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on capital expenditures or commitments

    (5) No parent Crown corporation or wholly-owned subsidiary of a parent Crown corporation shall incur, or make a commitment to incur, a capital expenditure in any financial year for which the corporation is required to submit a budget pursuant to this section, unless

    • (a) a budget for that year has been approved pursuant to this section; or

    • (b) the expenditure or commitment

      • (i) is included in an item for that year that has been approved pursuant to subsection (3) as part of a budget for a previous year,

      • (ii) has been specifically approved pursuant to this section as though it were a capital budget, or

      • (iii) is, in the opinion of the board of directors of the corporation or subsidiary, essential to continue a current business or activity of the corporation or subsidiary as set out in a corporate plan or budget of the corporation that has been approved pursuant to this section or section 122 or 123.

  • Marginal note:Amendment to capital budget

    (6) Where, by reason of any one or more proposed expenditures or commitments to make expenditures, a parent Crown corporation anticipates that the total amount of expenditures or commitments to make expenditures in respect of any major business or activity in a financial year will vary significantly from the total amount projected for that major business or activity in a capital budget of the corporation or any amendment thereto that is approved pursuant to this section for that year, the corporation shall submit an amendment to the budget to the appropriate Minister for the approval of the Treasury Board on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister, and the expenditure or expenditures shall not be incurred or commitments made before that approval is obtained.

  • Marginal note:Recommendation of Minister of Finance

    (7) The Minister of Finance may require that his recommendation, in addition to that of the appropriate Minister, be obtained before a capital budget or an amendment to a capital budget is submitted to the Treasury Board for approval under this section.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (8) The Treasury Board may specify such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate for the approval of a capital budget or an amendment to a capital budget.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 124;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 37.
 
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