Financial Administration Act

Version of section 2 from 2007-07-09 to 2014-08-05:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“appropriate Minister”

« ministre compétent »

“appropriate Minister” means,

  • (a) with respect to a department named in Schedule I, the Minister presiding over the department,

  • (a.1) with respect to a division or branch of the federal public administration set out in column I of Schedule I.1, the Minister set out in column II of that Schedule,

  • (b) with respect to a commission under the Inquiries Act, the Minister designated by order of the Governor in Council as the appropriate Minister,

  • (c) with respect to the Senate and the office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Speaker of the Senate, with respect to the House of Commons, the Board of Internal Economy, with respect to the office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Speaker of the House of Commons, and with respect to the Library of Parliament, the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons,

  • (c.1) with respect to a departmental corporation, the Minister designated by order of the Governor in Council as the appropriate Minister, and

  • (d) with respect to a Crown corporation, the appropriate Minister as defined in subsection 83(1);

“appropriation”

« crédit »

“appropriation” means any authority of Parliament to pay money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund;

“Auditor General of Canada”

« vérificateur général »

“Auditor General of Canada” means the officer appointed pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Auditor General Act;

“authorized agent”

« agent agréé »

“authorized agent” means any person authorized by the Minister to accept subscriptions for or make sales of securities;

“Consolidated Revenue Fund”

« Trésor »

“Consolidated Revenue Fund” means the aggregate of all public moneys that are on deposit at the credit of the Receiver General;

“Crown corporation”

« société d’État »

“Crown corporation” has the meaning assigned by subsection 83(1);

“department”

« ministère »

“department” means

  • (a) any of the departments named in Schedule I,

  • (a.1) any of the divisions or branches of the federal public administration set out in column I of Schedule I.1,

  • (b) a commission under the Inquiries Act that is designated by order of the Governor in Council as a department for the purposes of this Act,

  • (c) the staffs of the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, office of the Senate Ethics Officer and office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and

  • (d) any departmental corporation;

“departmental corporation”

« établissement public »

“departmental corporation” means a corporation named in Schedule II;

“fiscal agent”

« agent financier »

“fiscal agent” means a fiscal agent appointed under Part IV and includes the Bank of Canada;

“fiscal year”

« exercice »

“fiscal year” means the period beginning on April 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the next year;

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Finance;

“money”

« fonds »

“money” includes negotiable instruments;

“negotiable instrument”

« effet de commerce »

“negotiable instrument” includes any cheque, draft, traveller’s cheque, bill of exchange, postal note, money order, postal remittance and any other similar instrument;

“non-certificated security”

« valeur sans certificat »

“non-certificated security” includes a security for which no certificate is issued and a certificated security held within a security clearing and settlement system in the custody of a custodian or nominee;

“parent Crown corporation”

« société d’État mère »

“parent Crown corporation” has the meaning assigned by subsection 83(1);

“public money”

« fonds publics »

“public money” means all money belonging to Canada received or collected by the Receiver General or any other public officer in his official capacity or any person authorized to receive or collect such money, and includes

  • (a) duties and revenues of Canada,

  • (b) money borrowed by Canada or received through the issue or sale of securities,

  • (c) money received or collected for or on behalf of Canada, and

  • (d) all money that is paid to or received or collected by a public officer under or pursuant to any Act, trust, treaty, undertaking or contract, and is to be disbursed for a purpose specified in or pursuant to that Act, trust, treaty, undertaking or contract;

“public officer”

« fonctionnaire public »

“public officer” includes a minister of the Crown and any person employed in the federal public administration;

“public property”

« biens publics »

“public property” means all property, other than money, belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada;

“registrar”

« agent comptable »

“registrar” means a registrar appointed under Part IV and includes the Bank of Canada;

“securities”

« valeurs » ou « titres »

“securities” means securities of Canada in certificated form or non-certificated securities of Canada, and includes bonds, notes, deposit certificates, non-interest bearing certificates, debentures, treasury bills, treasury notes and any other security representing part of the public debt of Canada;

“security certificate”

« certificat de valeur »

“security certificate” means a tangible certificate issued by or on behalf of Her Majesty representing part of the public debt of Canada;

“treasury bill”

« bon du Trésor »

“treasury bill” means a bill in certificated form, or a non-certificated security, issued by or on behalf of Her Majesty for the payment of a principal sum specified in the bill to a named recipient or to a bearer at a date not later than twelve months after the date of issue of the bill;

“treasury note”

« billet du Trésor »

“treasury note” means a note in certificated form, or a non-certificated security, issued by or on behalf of Her Majesty for the payment of a principal sum specified in the note to a named recipient or to a bearer at a date not later than twelve months after the date of issue of the note.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 2;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 25;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 50(F);
  • 1992, c. 1, ss. 69, 143(E);
  • 1995, c. 17, s. 57;
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 98(F);
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E);
  • 2004, c. 7, s. 8;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 7.