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

Act current to 2016-12-31 and last amended on 2016-12-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Assignment of Crown right under payment bond
  •  (1) Where an amount is due to the Crown under the provisions of a payment bond, a person who

    • (a) performed labour or services or supplied material in connection with the contract in respect of which the payment bond is held,

    • (b) is within a class of persons for the payment of which the payment bond is held as security, and

    • (c) has not been paid in full for the labour or services performed or material supplied by him in connection with the contract within the time provided in the payment bond for payment to the class of persons of which that person is a member,

    is, without any act by or notice by or to the Crown, an assignee of the right of the Crown to recover an amount under the payment bond determined pursuant to subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Amount recoverable

    (2) The amount that may be recovered by a person referred to in subsection (1) shall be equal to the lesser of the amount due to that person for the labour or services performed or material supplied by him under the contract and the amount due to the Crown under the provisions of the payment bond.

  • Marginal note:Crown not a party to action

    (3) A person who is an assignee of the right of the Crown to recover an amount under a payment bond may, in his own name, exercise the right that, but for this Act, the Crown would have had to bring action to enforce payment under the payment bond in accordance with its terms and conditions and the Crown shall be neither a party to, nor liable for any costs in connection with, that action.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 73;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 50(F).
Marginal note:Provision of certified copy of payment bond
  •  (1) A copy of a payment bond certified by the officer of the Crown having custody of the original payment bond shall be provided by that officer to any person who files with him an affidavit setting out that the person has performed labour or services or supplied material in connection with the contract for which the bond is held and that he has not been paid in full therefor.

  • Marginal note:Certified copy as evidence

    (2) A document purporting to be a copy of a payment bond certified by the officer of the Crown having custody of the original payment bond is, without proof of the signature of the officer, admissible in evidence in any court of justice, or before a person having by law or by consent of parties authority to hear, receive and examine evidence in any action taken by a person under this Part, and has the same probative force as the original document would have if it were proven in the ordinary way.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 74;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 50(F).
Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, may make regulations for carrying into effect the purposes and provisions of this Part.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 88.

PART IXCivil Liability and Offences

Marginal note:Notice to persons failing to pay over public money
  •  (1) Where the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General believes on reasonable grounds that any person

    • (a) has received money for Her Majesty and has not duly paid it over,

    • (b) has received money for which the person is accountable to Her Majesty and has not duly accounted for it, or

    • (c) has received any public money applicable to any purpose and has not duly applied it,

    the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General, as the case may be, may cause a notice to be served on that person, or on the person’s representative in case of the person’s death, requiring the person, within such time after the service of the notice as may be named therein, duly to pay over, account for or apply that money, as the case may be, and to transmit to the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General, as the notice provides, proper vouchers that the person has done so.

  • Marginal note:Proceedings where notice not complied with

    (2) Where a person does not comply with a notice served under subsection (1), the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General, as the case may be, shall state an account between that person and Her Majesty showing the amount of money not duly paid over, accounted for or applied, as the case may be, and may charge interest on the whole or any part of that amount from such date as the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General may determine and at such rate as may be prescribed pursuant to subsection 155.1(6).

  • Marginal note:Evidence

    (3) In any proceedings for the recovery of money referred to in subsection (2), a copy of the account stated and certified by the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General is evidence that the amount stated in the account, together with interest, is due and payable to Her Majesty, without proof of the signature of the appropriate Minister or the Receiver General or the official character of the office.

  • Marginal note:Recovery

    (4) Any amount of money referred to in subsection (1) and the interest on that amount may be recovered as a debt due to Her Majesty.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 76;
  • 1991, c. 24, ss. 20, 50(F);
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 114(F).
Marginal note:Evidence

 Where it appears by the books or accounts kept by or in the office of any person employed in the collection or management of the revenue, in any accounting by that person or by his written acknowledgment or confession, that that person has, by virtue of his office or employment, received money belonging to Her Majesty and refused or neglected to pay over that money to the proper persons at the proper times, an affidavit deposing to those facts, taken by any person having knowledge thereof, shall, in any proceedings for the recovery of that money, be admitted in evidence and is, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, proof of the facts stated therein.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 90.
Marginal note:Liability for loss

 Where, by reason of any malfeasance or negligence by any person employed in collecting or receiving any public money, any sum of money is lost to Her Majesty, that person is accountable for the sum as if that person had collected and received it and it may be recovered from that person as if that person had collected and received it.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 91;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 170, s. 19.
Marginal note:Regulations in respect of losses of money and public property

 The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing the actions to be taken in respect of losses of money or public property, however caused, suffered by Her Majesty;

  • (b) respecting the charging of losses of money suffered by Her Majesty against the appropriations to which they relate; and

  • (c) prescribing the records to be kept and providing for the reporting in the Public Accounts in respect of every loss referred to in paragraph (a).

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 170, s. 19.
Marginal note:Offences and punishment
  •  (1) Every officer or person acting in any office or employment connected with the collection, management or disbursement of public money who

    • (a) receives any compensation or reward for the performance of any official duty, except as by law prescribed,

    • (b) conspires or colludes with any other person to defraud Her Majesty, or makes opportunity for any person to defraud Her Majesty,

    • (c) designedly permits any contravention of the law by any other person,

    • (d) wilfully makes or signs any false entry in any book, or wilfully makes or signs any false certificate or return in any case in which it is the duty of that officer or person to make an entry, certificate or return,

    • (e) having knowledge or information of the contravention of this Act or the regulations or any revenue law of Canada by any person, or of fraud committed by any person against Her Majesty, under this Act or the regulations or any revenue law of Canada, fails to report, in writing, that knowledge or information to a superior officer, or

    • (f) demands or accepts or attempts to collect, directly or indirectly, as payment or gift or otherwise, any sum of money, or other thing of value, for the compromise, adjustment or settlement of any charge or complaint for any contravention or alleged contravention of law,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Fraud against Her Majesty

    (2) Every officer or person acting in any office or employment connected with the collection, management or disbursement of public money who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds Her Majesty of any money, securities, property or service is guilty of an indictable offence and liable on conviction,

    • (a) if the amount of the money or the value of the securities, property or service does not exceed $5,000, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) if the amount of the money or the value of the securities, property or service exceeds $5,000, to a fine not exceeding that amount or that value and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 80;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 261.
 
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