Appropriation Act No. 5, 2015–16 (S.C. 2016, c. 1)

Assented to 2016-03-24

Appropriation Act No. 5, 2015–16

S.C. 2016, c. 1

Assented to 2016-03-24

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016

SUMMARY

This enactment grants the sum of $2,835,726,858 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 that are not otherwise provided for.

MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,

Preamble

Whereas it appears by message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and the Estimates accompanying that message, that the sums mentioned below are required to defray certain expenses of the federal public administration, not otherwise provided for, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, and for other purposes connected with the federal public administration;

May it therefore please Your Majesty, that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, that:

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Appropriation Act No. 5, 2015–16.

Marginal note:$2,835,726,858 granted for 2015–16

 There may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund a sum not exceeding in the whole $2,835,726,858 towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, not otherwise provided for, being the total of the amounts of the items set out in the Supplementary Estimates (C) for that fiscal year as contained in Schedules 1 and 2.

Marginal note:Purpose of each item
  •  (1) The amount authorized by this Act to be paid in respect of an item may be paid only for the purposes, and subject to any terms and conditions, specified in the item.

  • Marginal note:Effective date

    (2) The provisions of each item in Schedules 1 and 2 are deemed to have effect as of April 1, 2015.

Marginal note:Commitments
  •  (1) Where an item in the Estimates referred to in section 2 confers authority to enter into commitments up to an amount stated in those Estimates or increases the amount up to which commitments may be entered into under any other Act, or where a commitment is to be entered into under subsection (2), the commitment may be entered into in accordance with the terms of that item or in accordance with subsection (2) if the amount of the commitment proposed to be entered into, together with all previous commitments entered into in accordance with this section or under that other Act, does not exceed the total amount of the commitment authority stated in that item or calculated in accordance with subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Commitment limits — revenue-spending authority

    (2) Where an item in the Estimates referred to in section 2 or a provision of any Act confers authority to spend revenues, commitments may be entered into in accordance with the terms of that item or provision up to an amount equal to the aggregate of

    • (a) the amount, if any, appropriated in respect of that item or provision, and

    • (b) the amount of revenues actually received or, in the case of an item in those Estimates, the estimated revenues set out in the details related to the item, whichever is greater.

Marginal note:Adjustments in accounts of Canada — Schedule 1

 An appropriation that is granted by this Act or any other Act and referred to in Schedule 1 may be charged after the end of the fiscal year for which the appropriation is granted at any time before the day on which the Public Accounts for that fiscal year are tabled in Parliament, for the purpose of making adjustments in the accounts of Canada for that fiscal year that do not require payments out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Marginal note:Adjustments in accounts of Canada — Schedule 2
  •  (1) An appropriation that is granted by this Act or any other Act and referred to in Schedule 2 may be charged after the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year for which the appropriation is granted at any time before the day on which the Public Accounts for that second fiscal year are tabled in Parliament, for the purpose of making adjustments in the accounts of Canada for that second fiscal year that do not require payments out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • Marginal note:Order of payment

    (2) Despite any other provision of this Act, amounts appropriated by this Act and set out in Schedule 2 may be paid and applied at any time on or before March 31, 2017, so long as every payment is charged first against the relevant amount appropriated under any Act that is earliest in time until that amount is exhausted, next against the relevant amount appropriated under any other Act, including this Act, that is next in time until that amount is exhausted and so on. The balance of amounts so appropriated by this Act that have not been charged, subject to the adjustments referred to in section 37 of the Financial Administration Act, lapse at the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

Marginal note:Public Accounts

 Amounts paid or applied under the authority of this Act shall be accounted for in the Public Accounts under section 64 of the Financial Administration Act.

 
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