Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
24.3 (1) Subject to this Part, a Canada Social Transfer in the amounts referred to in subsection 24.4(1) is to be provided to the provinces for the purposes of
(a) financing social programs in a manner that provides provincial flexibility;
(b) maintaining the national standard, set out in section 25.1, that no period of minimum residency be required or allowed with respect to social assistance; and
(c) promoting any shared principles and objectives, including public reporting, that are developed under subsection (2) with respect to the operation of social programs.
Marginal note:Discussion with provinces
(2) The Minister of Employment and Social Development shall invite representatives of all the provinces to consult and work together to develop, through mutual consent, a set of shared principles and objectives for social programs that could underlie the Canada Social Transfer.
Marginal note:Definition of social programs
(3) In this section, social programs includes programs in respect of post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, including early childhood development, and early learning and child care services.
- 2003, c. 15, s. 8
- 2005, c. 35, s. 67
- 2007, c. 29, s. 67
- 2012, c. 19, ss. 396, 694
- 2013, c. 40, s. 238
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