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

Act current to 2017-01-31 and last amended on 2016-12-15. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 220]

DIVISION IVGeneral

Commercially Detrimental Information

Marginal note:Commercially detrimental information
  •  (1) Nothing in this Part or the Statutory Instruments Act shall be construed as requiring the tabling before either House of Parliament of any information the publication of which, in the opinion of the appropriate Minister, would be detrimental to the commercial interests of a parent Crown corporation or a wholly-owned subsidiary of a parent Crown corporation.

  • Marginal note:Tabling

    (2) Where information in a directive is not tabled pursuant to subsection (1), the appropriate Minister shall cause that information to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after he is notified that the directive has been implemented.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (3) Before forming an opinion whether the publication of any information would be detrimental as described in subsection (1), the appropriate Minister shall consult the board of directors of the parent Crown corporation concerned or whose wholly-owned subsidiary is concerned, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the annual auditor’s report referred to in subsection 132(1) or the report of an examiner referred to in section 141.

  • 1984, c. 31, s. 11.

Sanction

Marginal note:Contravention of Act or regulations

 Where a director, chairperson or chief executive officer of a Crown corporation has wilfully contravened this Part or the regulations, or has wilfully caused the corporation to contravene this Part or the regulations, the Governor in Council may suspend him, with or without remuneration, for such period as the Governor in Council deems appropriate.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 154;
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 133(E).

Offence

Marginal note:Fraud against Her Majesty
  •  (1) A director, officer or employee of a Crown corporation who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, in connection with the collection, management or disbursement of money belonging to the corporation, defrauds the corporation 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.

  • Marginal note:Employment

    (2) A person who is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) in respect of a corporation is, after the time for final appeal has expired, ineligible to be an employee of the corporation.

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 269.

DIVISION VImplementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Marginal note:Giving effect to the Agreement
  •  (1) In exercising its powers and performing its duties, a Crown corporation shall give effect to those provisions of the Agreement that pertain to that corporation.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board and the appropriate Minister made at the request of a Crown corporation, make such regulations in relation to that corporation as the Governor in Council considers necessary for the purpose of implementing any provision of the Agreement that pertains to that corporation.

  • Marginal note:Definition

    (3) In subsections (1) and (2), Agreement has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.

  • 1993, c. 44, s. 157.

PART XIMiscellaneous

Marginal note:Deduction and set-off
  •  (1) Where any person is indebted to

    • (a) Her Majesty in right of Canada, or

    • (b) Her Majesty in right of a province on account of taxes payable to any province, and an agreement exists between Canada and the province whereby Canada is authorized to collect the tax on behalf of the province,

    the appropriate Minister responsible for the recovery or collection of the amount of the indebtedness may authorize the retention of the amount of the indebtedness by way of deduction from or set-off against any sum of money that may be due or payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada to the person or the estate of that person.

  • Marginal note:Payments in respect of which Canada has contributed

    (2) Where, in the opinion of the Minister of Finance,

    • (a) any person is indebted to a province by reason of having received from the province a payment, in respect of which Canada has contributed under any Act, to which that person was not entitled, and

    • (b) the province has made reasonable efforts to effect recovery of the amount of such indebtedness,

    the Minister may require the retention of the amount of the indebtedness by way of deduction from or set-off against any sum of money that may be due and payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada to that person, and the amount so deducted, less the portion thereof that in the opinion of the Minister is proportionate to the contribution in respect thereof made by Canada, may be paid to the province out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of over-payment

    (3) The Receiver General may recover any over-payment made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund on account of salary, wages, pay or pay and allowances out of any sum of money that may be due or payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada to the person to whom the over-payment was made.

  • Marginal note:Consent of other Minister

    (4) No amount may be retained under subsection (1) without the consent of the appropriate Minister under whose responsibility the payment of the sum of money due or payable referred to in that subsection would but for that subsection be made.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 95;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 170, s. 21;
  • 1984, c. 31, s. 12.
Marginal note:Interest on amounts owed to Her Majesty
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5) and except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to any other Act of Parliament, or any regulation, order, contract or arrangement, interest is payable to Her Majesty in accordance with the regulations on any amount owed to Her Majesty

    • (a) as a result of an overpayment or an erroneous payment; or

    • (b) under any other Act of Parliament, or any regulation, order, contract or arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Administrative charge

    (2) Subject to subsections (4) and (5) and except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to any other Act of Parliament, or any regulation, order, contract or arrangement, an administrative charge is payable in accordance with the regulations where, in payment or settlement of an amount due to Her Majesty, a person

    • (a) tenders an instrument that is subsequently dishonoured; or

    • (b) has authorized the direct debiting at a specified time of an account at a financial institution and the debit is not made at the specified time.

  • Marginal note:Debt due to Her Majesty

    (3) Any interest or administrative charge payable pursuant to this section is a debt due to Her Majesty and may be recovered pursuant to section 155 or in any court of competent jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:No interest or administrative charge payable

    (4) No interest or administrative charge is payable pursuant to this section where the appropriate Minister waives the interest or administrative charge in accordance with the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Reduced interest or administrative charge payable

    (5) Where the appropriate Minister, in accordance with the regulations, reduces any interest or administrative charge that would otherwise be payable pursuant to this section, the reduced interest or administrative charge is the amount payable.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (6) The Treasury Board may make regulations prescribing

    • (a) rates of interest, or the manner of calculating rates of interest, payable under subsection (1);

    • (b) administrative charges, or the manner of calculating administrative charges, payable under subsection (2);

    • (c) terms and conditions for the imposition and payment of interest and administrative charges under this section; and

    • (d) terms and conditions under which the appropriate Minister may waive or reduce the interest or administrative charges payable pursuant to this section.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (7) Any of the matters referred to in paragraphs (6)(a) to (d) may be prescribed with respect to any class of debts or debtors or with respect to any circumstances giving rise to a debt.

  • 1991, c. 24, s. 45.
 
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