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Federal Sustainable Development Act (S.C. 2008, c. 33)

Act current to 2021-04-20 and last amended on 2020-12-01. Previous Versions

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (continued)

Marginal note:Submission to Governor in Council

  •  (1) The Minister shall, within the period referred to in subsection 9(1), submit the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy to the Governor in Council for approval as the official Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

  • Marginal note:Tabling in each House of Parliament

    (2) The Minister shall cause the official Federal Sustainable Development Strategy to be tabled in each House of Parliament within the period referred to in subsection 9(1) or on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after that period.

  • Marginal note:Deemed referred to committee

    (3) The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy that is tabled in a House of Parliament is deemed to be referred to the standing committee of that House that normally considers matters relating to sustainable development.

  • 2008, c. 33, s. 10
  • 2010, c. 16, s. 3
  • 2019, c. 2, s. 7

Marginal note:Power of Treasury Board

 The Treasury Board may establish policies or issue directives applicable to one or more of the designated entities in relation to the sustainable development impact of their operations.

  • 2019, c. 2, s. 8

Sustainable Development Strategies of Designated Entities

Marginal note:Designated entities

  •  (1) Within one year after a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy is tabled in a House of Parliament under subsection 10(2), every designated entity other than a designated entity referred to in section 12 shall

    • (a) prepare a sustainable development strategy that

      • (i) contains objectives and plans for the designated entity,

      • (ii) complies with the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and contributes to the meeting of its goals,

      • (iii) takes into account the designated entity’s mandate,

      • (iv) takes into account any of the applicable policies or directives of the Treasury Board that are established or issued under section 10.1, and

      • (v) takes into account comments made under subsections 9(3) or (4); and

    • (b) provide the sustainable development strategy to the appropriate Minister with respect to the designated entity.

  • Marginal note:Tabling in each House of Parliament

    (2) The appropriate Minister shall cause the sustainable development strategy to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the appropriate Minister receives it.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (3) The designated entity shall, at least once in each of the two years following the tabling of its sustainable development strategy in a House of Parliament under subsection (2), provide the appropriate Minister with a report on its progress in implementing the sustainable development strategy. The appropriate Minister shall cause the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the appropriate Minister receives it.

  • 2008, c. 33, s. 11
  • 2010, c. 16, s. 4
  • 2019, c. 2, s. 8

Marginal note:Designated entities over which minister presides

  •  (1) In the case of a designated entity over which a minister presides, the minister who presides over the designated entity shall

    • (a) within one year after a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy is tabled in a House of Parliament under subsection 10(2), prepare a sustainable development strategy with respect to the designated entity that

      • (i) contains objectives and plans for the designated entity,

      • (ii) complies with the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and contributes to the meeting of its goals,

      • (iii) takes into account the designated entity’s mandate,

      • (iv) takes into account any of the applicable policies or directives of the Treasury Board that are established or issued under section 10.1, and

      • (v) takes into account comments made under subsections 9(3) or (4); and

    • (b) cause the designated entity’s sustainable development strategy to be tabled in each House of Parliament within the year referred to in paragraph (a) or on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after that year.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (2) The minister presiding over the designated entity shall, at least once in each of the two years following the tabling of the designated entity’s sustainable development strategy in a House of Parliament under paragraph (1)(b), prepare a report on the progress of the designated entity in implementing its sustainable development strategy. That minister shall cause the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament within the year in which the report shall be prepared or on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after that year.

  • 2008, c. 33, s. 12
  • 2019, c. 2, s. 8

Marginal note:Deemed referral to committee

 A sustainable development strategy or report that is tabled in a House of Parliament under section 11 or 12 is deemed to be referred to the standing committee of that House that normally considers matters relating to sustainable development.

  • 2019, c. 2, s. 8

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations prescribing the form in which a sustainable development strategy is to be prepared and the information that is required to be contained in it.

  • 2019, c. 2, s. 8

Marginal note:Amendments to schedule

 The Governor in Council may, by order, amend the schedule

  • (a) to add or amend an item, in order to subject an entity to the application of this Act; or

  • (b) to remove or amend an item, in order to exclude an entity from the application of this Act, on the recommendation of the entity’s appropriate Minister.

  • 2019, c. 2, s. 8

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations for the purpose of achieving any of the goals of this Act.

Permanent Review of Act

Marginal note:Permanent review of Act by parliamentary committee

  •  (1) The administration of this Act shall, every five years after the day on which this section comes into force, stand referred to any committee of the Senate or the House of Commons that normally considers matters relating to sustainable development, or of both Houses of Parliament, that may be designated or established for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Review and report to Parliament

    (2) The committee designated or established for the purpose of subsection (1) shall, as soon as feasible, undertake a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of this Act and shall, within one year after the review is undertaken or within any further time that the House of Commons, the Senate or both Houses of Parliament, as the case may be, may authorize, submit a report to Parliament, including a statement of any changes to this Act or its administration that the committee would recommend.

  • 2019, c. 2, s. 9

Transitional Provision

Marginal note:Directions

 The directions made under subsection 24(3) of the Auditor General Act, as this subsection read immediately before the coming into force of section 18 of this Act, remain in force and are deemed to have been made under subsection 11(3) of this Act.

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