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Financial Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)

Act current to 2022-07-25 and last amended on 2022-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Public money

  •  (1) Subject to this Part, all public money shall be deposited to the credit of the Receiver General.

  • Marginal note:Establishment of accounts

    (2) The Receiver General may establish, in the name of the Receiver General, accounts for the deposit of public money with

    • (a) any member of the Canadian Payments Association;

    • (b) any local cooperative credit society that is a member of a central cooperative credit society having membership in the Canadian Payments Association;

    • (c) any fiscal agent that the Minister may designate; and

    • (d) any financial institution outside Canada that the Minister may designate.

  • Marginal note:Record of public money

    (3) Every person who collects or receives public money shall keep a record of receipts and deposits thereof in such form and manner as the Treasury Board may prescribe by regulation.

  • Marginal note:Duty of persons collecting public money

    (4) Subject to any regulations made under subsection (5), every person employed in the collection or management of, or charged with the receipt of, public money and every other person who collects or receives public money shall pay that money to the credit of the Receiver General.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) The Treasury Board may make regulations

    • (a) prescribing the manner in which public money shall be paid to the credit of the Receiver General;

    • (b) authorizing any person mentioned in any of paragraphs (2)(a) to (d) who has given credit to the Receiver General for an instruction for payment that is deposited in accordance with regulations made under paragraph (a) to charge the amount of the instruction back to the Receiver General in the manner specified by the regulations, where the instruction is dishonoured after having been credited to the Receiver General; and

    • (c) authorizing persons who collect or receive public money to withhold their fees or commissions from payments of that money to the credit of the Receiver General.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 17
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 4
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