87. The Commissioner may designate officers who are authorized to open a contingency account in a chartered bank approved by the Commissioner.
Fines and Fees
88. All fines, fees and other moneys received by a member on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, or on behalf of a municipality, are the responsibility of the member and shall be remitted as soon as possible after their receipt in the manner approved by the Commissioner.
- SOR/94-219, s. 31.
89. A member whose responsibility it is to collect fines, fees and other moneys on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, or on behalf of a municipality, and who accepts any thing other than cash in payment therefor is, unless the Commissioner orders otherwise, personally responsible for the payment of that fine, fee or other money.
Benefit Trust Fund
90. (1) All money received by the Minister pursuant to section 23 of the Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the account of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Benefit Trust Fund.
(2) Interest shall be credited to the Benefit Trust Fund at a rate equal to 90 per cent of the simple arithmetic mean of the accepted weekly three-month Treasury bill tender rates for the immediately preceding month.
91. (1) There shall be an advisory committee consisting of three officers and one other member, nominated by the Commissioner and approved by the Minister, to assist in the administration of the Benefit Trust Fund.
(2) The advisory committee shall
(a) consider all applications for grants and loans; and
(b) be responsible for carrying out the daily administration and management of the Fund.
92. (1) Grants may be made out of the Benefit Trust Fund to
(a) a member who is in financial distress due to causes which are beyond the member’s control;
(b) a member in recognition of the member’s outstanding acumen, zeal or resourcefulness in bringing an important investigation to a successful conclusion;
(c) a member in recognition of any act of special endurance or bravery in the performance of the member’s duty;
(d) regular members and special constable members annually in an amount and on a basis to be determined by the Minister;
(e) a member who, in the performance of the member’s duties, sustains loss or damage to the member’s personal effects or property in such circumstances that the Government of Canada or a province is unwilling or unable to reimburse the member for that loss or any portion thereof;
(f) a member who is discharged from the Force while still in need of medical and hospital treatment, irrespective of whether the member is eligible for a pension;
(g) a former member or dependents of a deceased former member who are in financial distress due to circumstances that are beyond the member’s control;
(h) cover the cost of a reasonable burial for a former member who dies without leaving sufficient funds for a reasonable burial and for whom there is no other source from which the burial expenses can be paid;
(i) purchase wreaths in honour of deceased former members;
(j) dependents of a member who has died who are in need of financial assistance;
(k) the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Association to maintain a program to seek out and assist former members and dependents thereof under terms and conditions prescribed by the advisory committee;
(l) persons for the purpose of improvement and maintenance of real property within Canada used as recreation areas for the benefit of members, former members and their dependents;
(m) persons for expenses incurred while travelling on Benefit Trust Fund business, including those persons who have made application to the Benefit Trust Fund for assistance and who are requested by the advisory committee to appear before the committee, commensurate with Treasury Board approved rates of travel for public servants;
(n) the spouse, dependants, parents, brothers and sisters of a member, Public Service employee or auxiliary constable who is killed on duty, for expenses incurred while travelling to a Force memorial service, approved by the Commissioner in honour of the deceased, commensurate with Treasury Board approved rates of travel for public servants;
(o) cover costs associated with engraving memorial plaques and the creation of a Calligraphic Honour Roll page at the R.C.M.P. Depot Training Academy to honour a member, Public Service employee or auxiliary constable killed on duty;
(p) reimburse reasonable funeral reception expenses where the death of a member is duty-related;
(q) purchase and install an honour roll or memorial plaque in the division in which a member was posted at the time of the member’s death;
(r) cover reasonable costs associated with a memorial service held at the R.C.M.P. Depot Training Academy to honour members, Public Service employees or auxiliary constables killed on duty;
(s) cover costs of providing the member at the time of retirement with the Identification Badge of the member;
(t) support members participating in competitions of marksmanship; and
(u) further assist members and former members and their dependants, in such amounts as the Commissioner may authorize.
(2) Loans may be made out of the Benefit Trust Fund for the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a), (e), (f) and (u).
(3) A grant may be made out of the Benefit Trust Fund for the purpose of the acquisition of real property within Canada to be used as recreation areas for the benefit of members, former members and their dependents.
(4) For the purposes of this section, dependent includes a husband, a wife, or the partner in a common-law relationship.
- SOR/94-219, s. 32.
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