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Parliament of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-1)

Act current to 2020-01-08 and last amended on 2019-12-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Deputy head

  •  (1) The Parliamentary Budget Officer has the rank of a deputy head of a department of the Goverment of Canada and has the control and management of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

  • Marginal note:Powers to contract

    (2) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may, in carrying out the work of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, enter into contracts, memoranda of understanding or other arrangements.

  • Marginal note:Staff

    (3) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may employ any officers and employees and may engage the services of any agents and mandataries, advisers and consultants that the Parliamentary Budget Officer considers necessary for the proper conduct of the work of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

  • Marginal note:Technical assistance

    (4) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may engage on a temporary basis the services of persons having technical or specialized knowledge necessary for the proper conduct of the work of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

  • Marginal note:Authorization

    (5) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may, subject to the conditions that he or she sets, authorize any person to exercise any powers under subsections (2) to (4) on behalf of the Parliamentary Budget Officer that he or she may determine.

  • Marginal note:Salaries

    (6) The salaries of the officers and employees of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer shall be fixed according to the scale provided by law.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (7) The salaries of the officers and employees of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and any casual expenses connected with the office, shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Estimate to be prepared

    (8) Before each fiscal year, the Parliamentary Budget Officer shall cause to be prepared an estimate of the sums that will be required to pay the charges and expenses of the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer during the fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Inclusion in government estimates

    (9) The estimate referred to in subsection (8) shall be considered by the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons and then transmitted to the President of the Treasury Board, who shall lay it before the House of Commons with the estimates of the government for the fiscal year.

  • 2017, c. 20, s. 128
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