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Financial Administration Act

Version of section 32 from 2017-12-14 to 2019-11-19:


Marginal note:Control of commitments

  •  (1) No contract or other arrangement providing for a payment shall be entered into unless, to discharge any debt that will be due under the contract or other arrangement during the fiscal year in which the contract or other arrangement is entered into, there is a sufficient unencumbered balance available out of

    • (a) an appropriation by Parliament to which the payment will be charged;

    • (b) an item included in estimates then before the House of Commons to which the payment will relate;

    • (c) a commitment limit in an appropriation Act to which the payment will relate; or

    • (d) revenues received or estimated revenues set out in estimates, in the case of a payment that will be charged to an authority — under an appropriation Act or any other Act of Parliament — to expend revenues.

  • Marginal note:Record of commitments

    (2) The deputy head or other person charged with the administration of a program for which there is an appropriation by Parliament or an item included in estimates then before the House of Commons shall, as the Treasury Board may prescribe, establish procedures and maintain records respecting the control of financial commitments chargeable to each appropriation or item.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 32
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 107(F)
  • 2017, c. 33, s. 261
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