Budget Implementation Act, 2009 (S.C. 2009, c. 2)

Assented to 2009-03-12

Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Interpretation

 Unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions used in sections 396 and 397 have the same meaning as in the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act.

Marginal note:Complaints before Canadian Human Rights Commission
  •  (1) The following complaints with respect to employees that are before the Canadian Human Rights Commission on the day on which this Act receives royal assent, or that are filed with that Commission during the period beginning on that day and ending on the day on which section 399 comes into force, shall, despite section 44 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, without delay, be referred by the Commission to the Board:

    • (a) complaints based on section 7 or 10 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, if the complaint is in respect of the employer establishing or maintaining differences in wages between male and female employees; and

    • (b) complaints based on section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

  • Marginal note:Application of this section

    (2) The complaints referred to in subsection (1) shall be dealt with by the Board as required by this section.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Board

    (3) The Board has, in relation to a complaint referred to it, in addition to the powers conferred on it under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the power to interpret and apply sections 7, 10 and 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the Equal Wages Guidelines, 1986, in respect of employees, even after the coming into force of section 399.

  • Marginal note:Summary examination

    (4) The Board shall review the complaint in a summary way and shall refer it to the employer that is the subject of the complaint, or to the employer that is the subject of the complaint and the bargaining agent of the employees who filed the complaint, as the Board considers appropriate, unless it appears to the Board that the complaint is trivial, frivolous or vexatious or was made in bad faith.

  • Marginal note:Power to assist

    (5) If the Board refers a complaint under subsection (4) to an employer, or to an employer and a bargaining agent, it may assist them in resolving any matters relating to the complaint by any means that it considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Hearing

    (6) If the employer, or the employer and the bargaining agent, as the case may be, do not resolve the matters relating to the complaint within 180 days after the complaint is referred to them, or any longer period or periods that may be authorized by the Board, the Board shall schedule a hearing.

  • Marginal note:Procedure

    (7) The Board shall determine its own procedure but shall give full opportunity to the employer, or the employer and the bargaining agent, as the case may be, to present evidence and make submissions to it.

  • Marginal note:Decision

    (8) The Board shall make a decision in writing in respect of the complaint and send a copy of its decision with the reasons for it to the employer, or the employer and the bargaining agent, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Restriction

    (9) The Board has, in relation to complaints referred to in this section, the power to make any order that a member or panel may make under section 53 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, except that no monetary remedy may be granted by the Board in respect of the complaint other than a lump sum payment, and the payment may be only in respect of a period that ends on or before the day on which section 394 comes into force.

Marginal note:Complaints before Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal shall inquire into the following complaints with respect to employees that are before it on the day on which this Act receives royal assent:

    • (a) complaints based on section 7 or 10 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, if the complaint is in respect of the employer establishing or maintaining differences in wages between male and female employees; and

    • (b) complaints based on section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Tribunal

    (2) If section 399 is in force when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal inquires into a complaint referred to in subsection (1),

    • (a) complaints referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall be dealt with as if sections 7 and 10 of the Canadian Human Rights Act still applied to those employees; and

    • (b) complaints referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall be dealt with as if section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Equal Wage Guidelines, 1986 still applied to those employees.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) No monetary remedy may be granted by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in respect of a complaint referred to in subsection (1) other than a lump sum payment, and the payment may only be in respect of a period that ends on or before the day on which section 394 comes into force.

Marginal note:Application

 Sections 30 and 33 of the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act and sections 396 and 397 apply despite any provision of the Expenditure Restraint Act.

Consequential Amendments

R.S., c. H-6Canadian Human Rights Act

 The Canadian Human Rights Act is amended by adding the following after section 40.1:

Marginal note:Non-application of sections 7, 10 and 11

40.2 The Commission does not have jurisdiction to deal with complaints made against an employer within the meaning of the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act alleging that

  • (a) the employer has engaged in a discriminatory practice referred to in section 7 or 10, if the complaint is in respect of the employer establishing or maintaining differences in wages between male and female employees; or

  • (b) the employer has engaged in a discriminatory practice referred to in section 11.

2003, c. 22, s. 2Public Service Labour Relations Act

 Section 13 of the Public Service Labour Relations Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Mandate

13. The Board’s mandate is to provide adjudication services, mediation services and compensation analysis and research services in accordance with this Act and the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act.

 Subsection 208(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) An employee may not present an individual grievance in respect of any matter related to equal pay for work of equal value or any other matter referred to in the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act.

 Subsection 215(5) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (5) A bargaining agent may not present a group grievance in respect of any matter related to equal pay for work of equal value or any other matter referred to in the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act.

 Subsection 220(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) Neither the employer nor a bargaining agent may present a policy grievance in respect of any matter related to equal pay for work of equal value or any other matter referred to in the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act.

 Paragraph 226(1)(g) of the Act is replaced by the following:

 Subsection 251(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Obligation to prepare
  • 251. (1) As soon as feasible after the end of each fiscal year, the Board must prepare and submit to the Minister a report on the administration of this Act, and on its activities under the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act, during the year, including a summary of the reports that it has received under that Act during that year.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Order in council

 Sections 394 and 399 to 405 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

PART 12R.S., c. C-34; R.S., c. 19 (2nd Supp.), s. 19COMPETITION ACT

Amendments to the Act

Marginal note:2000, c. 15, s. 11

 Section 4.1 of the Competition Act is repealed.

 Subsection 5(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Underwriters
  • 5. (1) Section 45 does not apply in respect of an agreement or arrangement between persons who are members of a class of persons who ordinarily engage in the business of dealing in securities or between such persons and the issuer of a specific security, in the case of a primary distribution, or the vendor of a specific security, in the case of a secondary distribution, if the agreement or arrangement has a reasonable relationship to the underwriting of a specific security.

 
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