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Budget Implementation Act, 1997 (S.C. 1997, c. 26)

Act current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2017-12-31. Previous Versions

PART ICanada Foundation for Innovation (continued)

Winding Up

Marginal note:Property to be divided

  •  (1) If the foundation is wound up or dissolved, all its property remaining after all its debts and obligations have been satisfied shall be liquidated and the moneys arising from that liquidation shall be distributed among all the eligible recipients that have received grants from the foundation and that are, as of the day the distribution begins, still carrying on research, to be used by them for the purpose of that research, in such a way that each such recipient receives an amount that is the same proportion of those moneys that the total grants received by that recipient from the foundation is of the total of all grants that have been made by the foundation to all such eligible recipients.

  • Marginal note:Repayment out of remaining property

    (2) Despite subsection (1), the Minister may require the foundation to repay out of the moneys arising from the liquidation to the Receiver General for credit to the Consolidated Revenue Fund any amount that is so repayable under the terms or conditions on which public moneys were provided to the foundation.

  • 1997, c. 26, s. 31
  • 2003, c. 15, s. 31

General

Marginal note:Both official languages to be used

 The foundation shall offer its services in both official languages.

Marginal note:By-law relating to conflict of interest

 The foundation shall include in its by-laws provisions that

  • (a) entitle an eligible recipient that has made an application for a grant from the foundation to request the board to make a ruling as to the possible conflict of interest of a director in the consideration or disposal of the application; and

  • (b) establishing procedures to be followed by the board in responding to the request and giving the ruling.

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the maximum remuneration payable to the directors.

PART IICowichan Tribes Tobacco Tax

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

British Columbia

British Columbia means Her Majesty in right of British Columbia. (Colombie-Britannique)

consumer

consumer means an Indian or any band, within the meaning of the Indian Act, who acquires tobacco on a reserve for the use or consumption of the Indian or the band, or for the use or consumption by others at the expense of the Indian or the band, or on behalf of, or as the agent for, a principal who desires to acquire the tobacco for use or consumption by the Indian or the band or other persons at the expense of that Indian or that band. (consommateur)

council

council, in relation to the Cowichan Tribes, has the same meaning as the expression council of the band in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act. (conseil)

Cowichan Tribes

Cowichan Tribes means the Cowichan Band of Indians referred to in Order in Council P.C. 1973-3571. (tribus Cowichan)

direct

direct has the same meaning, for the purpose of distinguishing between a direct and an indirect tax, as in class 2 of section 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867. (directe)

direct tax

direct tax[Repealed, 1998, c. 21, s. 63]

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Finance. (ministre)

reserve

reserve means the reserves, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act, set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of the Cowichan Tribes. (réserve)

tobacco

tobacco means tobacco and tobacco products in any form in which they may be consumed by a consumer, and includes snuff and raw leaf tobacco. (tabac)

  • 1997, c. 26, s. 35
  • 1998, c. 21, s. 63

Marginal note:Tax

  •  (1) Notwithstanding section 87 of the Indian Act or any other Act of Parliament or any Act of the legislature of a province, the council may make a by-law imposing a direct tax on consumers of tobacco, at a rate prescribed in the by-law.

  • Marginal note:Application of section 87 of the Indian Act

    (2) For greater certainty, except with respect to a tax imposed by a by-law made under subsection (1), nothing in that subsection affects the application of section 87 of the Indian Act.

  • Marginal note:Indian moneys

    (3) Moneys raised pursuant to a tax referred to in subsection (1) are not Indian moneys within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act.

  • Marginal note:Expenditures

    (4) Expenditures made out of moneys raised pursuant to a tax referred to in subsection (1) must be made under the authority of a resolution approved by a majority of the councillors of the Cowichan Tribes present at a meeting of the council duly convened.

  • Marginal note:By-law

    (5) A by-law made under subsection (1)

    • (a) shall be valid only if approved by a majority of the councillors of the Cowichan Tribes present at a meeting of the council duly convened;

    • (b) shall not come into force before it is approved by the Minister;

    • (c) shall, except where an agreement has been entered into pursuant to subsection 39(1),

      • (i) provide the method of calculating the tax,

      • (ii) set out the rate at which the tax is imposed,

      • (iii) provide for the time and manner in which the tax that is required to be collected by the vendor of the tobacco is to be remitted to the council, and

      • (iv) provide for the form of, and the information to be contained in, the books and records to be kept pursuant to subsection 38(1);

    • (d) shall, where an agreement has been entered into pursuant to subsection 39(1), provide that the rate of tax is the rate provided for in the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, as amended from time to time;

    • (e) may apply to one or more kinds of tobacco and may provide for different rates for different kinds of tobacco;

    • (f) may be made with respect to any matter arising out of or ancillary to the exercise of powers under this section; and

    • (g) is not subject to the Statutory Instruments Act.

Marginal note:Supreme Court of British Columbia

  •  (1) Except where an agreement has been entered into pursuant to subsection 39(1), where a person who is required to remit an amount of tax collected pursuant to a by-law made under section 36 fails to remit that amount or where a person fails to pay an amount pursuant to subsection (2), the Cowichan Tribes may take proceedings before the Supreme Court of British Columbia against that person to recover the amount.

  • Marginal note:Failure to collect

    (2) Except where an agreement has been entered into pursuant to subsection 39(1), where a person who is required to collect an amount of tax pursuant to this Part fails to collect the amount, that person shall pay to the council, at the same time and in the same manner as the person would have been required to remit if the failure had not occurred, an amount equal to the amount of tax the person failed to collect.

  • Marginal note:Proof of by-law

    (3) A copy of a by-law made under this Part is, if it is certified to be a true copy by the Minister or a person authorized by the Minister, evidence that the by-law was duly made by the council and approved by the Minister, without proof of the signature or the authorization of the person, and no such by-law is invalid by reason of any defect in form.

  • Marginal note:Publication of by-law

    (4) The council shall, on demand, provide a copy of any by-law made under this Part and shall publish every such by-law in a newspaper having general circulation in the place where the tax applies as well as in the First Nations Gazette, but no by-law shall be invalid by reason of a failure to make such publication.

  • 1997, c. 26, s. 37
  • 1998, c. 21, s. 64

Marginal note:Books and records

  •  (1) Every person who is required pursuant to this Part to collect an amount of tax shall keep books and records of account in such form and containing such information as will enable the taxes payable under this Part to be determined.

  • Marginal note:Inspection of books

    (2) A person authorized by the council (in this section referred to as the authorized person) may, at all reasonable times, for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Part,

    • (a) inspect, audit or examine the books and records required to be kept under this Part; and

    • (b) examine any property situated on a reserve that is in an inventory of a person required to keep books and records pursuant to this Part and any property on the reserve an examination of which may assist in determining the accuracy of the inventory of the person or in ascertaining the information that is or should be in the books or records of the person or any amount that the person was required to collect under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Authorized person

    (3) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), the authorized person may

    • (a) enter any premises or place on the reserve, except a dwelling-house, where any books or records are or should be kept; and

    • (b) require the person referred to in paragraph (2)(b) to provide all reasonable assistance and to answer all proper questions relating to the administration and enforcement of this Part.

Marginal note:Agreement with province

  •  (1) The Cowichan Tribes may enter into an agreement with British Columbia respecting the collection of tax imposed by a by-law made under section 36.

  • Marginal note:Collection where agreement

    (2) Where a tax has been imposed by a by-law made under section 36 and an agreement entered into with the Government of British Columbia for collection of the tax, British Columbia may collect the tax in accordance with the agreement and may take proceedings to collect the tax as if it were imposed under the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, as amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Rights of Appeal

    (3) Where an agreement has been entered into, any person who is required to pay, collect or remit the tax collected by British Columbia, or who is liable to pay any amount or penalty with respect to such tax, may take any proceedings with respect to the payment, collection or remittance or with respect to the amount of penalty as if the tax were imposed under the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, as amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) For greater certainty, subsection (3) does not apply to proceedings challenging the validity of a tax imposed by a by-law made under section 36.

  • Marginal note:Payment of security by wholesaler

    (5) For greater certainty, where an agreement has been entered into, British Columbia may collect security from dealers, within the meaning of section 1 of the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, as amended from time to time, who are situated outside a reserve with respect to the tax imposed by a by-law made under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Application of provincial legislation

    (6) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), the provisions of the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, as amended from time to time, apply for the purposes of this Part with such modifications as the circumstances require.

  • Marginal note:Reference in Tobacco Tax Act

    (7) For greater certainty, a reference in the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, as amended from time to time,

    • (a) to the tax in that Act shall be read as a reference to the tax imposed by the by-law;

    • (b) to British Columbia or the provincial government shall be read as a reference to the council or the Cowichan Tribes, as the circumstances require;

    • (c) to a consumer in that Act shall be read as a reference to a consumer as defined in this Part; and

    • (d) to that Act shall be read as a reference to this Part.

  • Marginal note:Inclusion of provisions

    (8) For greater certainty, the Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 404, referred to in subsection (6) includes all provisions of that Act relating to

    • (a) suspension or cancellation of permits;

    • (b) payment of security by dealers;

    • (c) payment of remuneration to dealers;

    • (d) powers of inspection;

    • (e) audit and assessment;

    • (f) collection remedies;

    • (g) injunctions;

    • (h) imposition of penalties and interest;

    • (i) seizure by officials;

    • (j) claims for bad debt refunds; and

    • (k) subject to subsection (4), rights of appeal.

Marginal note:Confidentiality

 No person shall provide access to information obtained in the administration of this Part or any by-law made under this Part that may directly or indirectly identify a person except

  • (a) for the purposes of administering or enforcing this Part or a by-law made under this Part;

  • (b) for the purposes of any legal proceedings;

  • (c) to the person to whom the information relates;

  • (d) to the council and any officer of the tax administration of the Cowichan Tribes who is authorized by the council, for the purposes of formulating or implementing the fiscal policy of the Cowichan Tribes; and

  • (e) to any person legally entitled to it under any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, solely for the purposes for which that person is entitled to it.

Marginal note:Offence and penalty

 Every person who contravenes this Part or a by-law made under this Part is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

 [Amendment]

PARTS III AND IV[Repealed, 2000, c. 14, s. 30]

PART VTobacco Products

 [Amendments]

PART VIChild Tax Benefit

 [Amendments]

PART VIIAviation Fuel Tax Rebate

 [Amendments]

PART VIIIFuel Measurement

 [Amendment]

PART IXEmployment Insurance

 [Amendments]

PART XAmendments to Other Acts

 [Amendments]

PART XIPayment to the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Marginal note:$800,000,000 granted

 From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of Industry, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding eight hundred million dollars, plus interest thereon compounded monthly based on the average daily balance outstanding for the month and calculated from the day on which this Act received first reading in the House of Commons to the day on which this Act is assented to at an annual rate, in each month in which the interest is calculated, that is equivalent to ninety per cent of the simple arithmetic mean of the annual rate of yield on the three month treasury bills that were issued and sold in the immediately preceding month, for payment to the Canada Foundation for Innovation for its use.

 
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