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Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act

Version of section 19 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-06-28:


Marginal note:Criteria for eligibility

  •  (1) In order that a province may qualify for a full cash contribution under subsection 15(1) for a fiscal year, the laws of the province must not

    • (a) require or allow a period of residence in the province or Canada to be set as a condition of eligibility for social assistance or for the receipt or continued receipt thereof; or

    • (b) make or allow the amount, form or manner of social assistance to be contingent upon a period of such residence.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The criteria in subsection (1) are not contravened by a requirement of a health insurance plan of a province of a minimum period of residence in the province or waiting period that does not contravene paragraph 11(1)(a) of the Canada Health Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-8, s. 19
  • 1995, c. 17, s. 50
  • 1999, c. 26, s. 7
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