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S.c. 2003, c. 15

Assented to 2003-06-19

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:


Contents

Short Title

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Budget Implementation Act, 2003.


Part 1. Diagnostic And Medical Equipment

Payments to trust — equipment and training

2. (1) The Minister of Finance may make direct payments, in an aggregate amount of not more than $1.5 billion, to a trust established to provide the provinces with funding for the purposes of acquiring diagnostic and medical equipment and related specialized staff training in order to improve access to publicly funded diagnostic and treatment services.

Provincial share

(2) The amount that may be provided to a province under this section is to be determined in accordance with the terms of the trust indenture establishing the trust referred to in subsection (1).

Payments out of C.R.F.

(3) Any amount payable under this section may be paid by the Minister out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the times and in the manner that the Minister considers appropriate.


Part 2. Amendments To The Federal-provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act

3. (Amendment)

3.1 (Amendment)

4. (Amendment)

5. (Amendment)

6. (Amendment)

7. (Amendment)

8. (Amendment)


Part 3. Student Loans

Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

9. (Amendment)

10. (Amendment)

11. (Amendment)

12. (Amendment)


Canada Student Loans Act

13. (Amendment)


Coming into Force

Coming into force

14. (1) Sections 9, 11 and 13 come into force or are deemed to have come into force on August 1, 2003.

Coming into force

(2) Sections 10 and 12 are deemed to have come into force on August 1, 2002.


Part 4. Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance Act

15. (Amendment)

16. (Amendment)

17. (Amendment)

18. (Amendment)

19. (Amendment)

20. (Amendment)

21. (Amendment)

22. (Amendment)


Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations

23. (Amendment)

24. (Amendment)


Transitional Provisions

25. (Transitional provisions)


Related Amendments

Canada Labour Code

26. (Amendment)

27. (Amendment)

28. (Amendment)

29. (Amendment)


Coming into Force

Coming into force

Coming into force

(2) Despite section 153 of the Employment Insurance Act, sections 23 and 24 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.


PART 5. GENERAL — NON-TAX MEASURES

Foundations

Budget Implementation Act, 1997

31. (Amendment)


Budget Implementation Act, 1998

32. (Amendment)


Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act

33. (Amendment)


Appropriations for Grants

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

$250,000,000 granted

34. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Natural Resources, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty million dollars for payment to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology for its use.


Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

$50,000,000 granted

35. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of the Environment, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding fifty million dollars for payment to the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences for its use.


Canada Health Infoway Inc.

$600,000,000 granted

36. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of Health, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding six hundred million dollars for payment to the Canada Health Infoway Inc. for its use.


Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

$25,000,000 granted

37. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of Health, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding twenty-five million dollars for payment to the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation for its use.


Canadian Institute for Health Information

$70,000,000 granted

38. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of Health, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding seventy million dollars for payment to the Canadian Institute for Health Information for its use.


Canada Foundation for Innovation

$500,000,000 granted

39. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of Industry, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding five hundred million dollars for payment to the Canada Foundation for Innovation for its use.


Genome Canada

$75,000,000 granted

40. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund there may, on the requisition of the Minister of Industry, be paid and applied a sum not exceeding seventy-five million dollars for payment to Genome Canada for its use.


Amendments to the Farm Credit Canada Act

41. (Amendment)

42. (Amendment)


Repeal of Debt Servicing and Reduction Account Act

43. (1) The Debt Servicing and Reduction Account Act does not apply to the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2003 or to any subsequent fiscal year.

(2) (Repeal)


Part 6. Amendments To The Air Travellers Security Charge Act

44. (Amendment)


Part 7. Amendments Related To The Taxation Of Tobacco Products

Customs Tariff

45. (Amendment)


Excise Act, 2001

46. (Amendment)

47. (Amendment)

48. (Amendment)

49. (Amendment)

50. (Amendment)

51. (Amendment)

52. (Amendment)

53. (Amendment)

54. (Amendment)


Excise Tax Act

55. (Amendment)

56. (Amendment)

57. (Amendment)

58. (Amendment)


Coming into Force and Application

59. (Transitional provision)

60. (1) Section 45 is deemed to have come into force on June 18, 2002. For greater certainty, the Customs Tariff, as amended by section 45, is further amended by section 346 of the Excise Act, 2001 on the coming into force of that section 346, regardless of whether that coming into force occurs before or after this Act is assented to.

(3) Sections 55 to 58 are deemed to have come into force on June 18, 2002. For greater certainty, the Excise Tax Act, as amended by those sections, is further amended by sections 368 and 390 of the Excise Act, 2001 on the coming into force of those sections 368 and 390, regardless of whether that coming into force occurs before or after this Act is assented to.


Part 8. Amendments Related To Excise Tax On Fuel And To The Goods And Services Tax/harmonized Sales Tax

Excise Tax Act

61. (Amendment)

62. (Amendment)

63. (Amendment)

64. (Amendment)

65. (Amendment)


Consequential Amendment to Excise Act, 2001

66. (Amendment)


Part 9. First Nations Goods And Services Taxes

First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act

67. The First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act is enacted as follows:

(See First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act)


Consequential Amendments

Excise Tax Act

68. (Amendment)


Part 10. Amendments To The Income Tax Act And Another Act As A Consequence

Income Tax Act

69. (Amendment)

70. (Amendment)

71. (Amendment)

72. (Amendment)

73. (Amendment)

74. (Amendment)

75. (Amendment)

76. (Amendment)

77. (Amendment)

78. (Amendment)

79. (Amendment)

80. (Amendment)

81. (Amendment)

82. (Amendment)

83. (Amendment)

84. (Amendment)

85. (Amendment)

86. (Amendment)

87. (Amendment)

88. (Amendment)

89. (Amendment)


Children’s Special Allowances Act

90. (Amendment)


Part 11. Amendments Related To Standardized Accounting

Excise Act, 2001

91. (Amendment)

92. (Amendment)

93. (Amendment)


Excise Tax Act

94. (Amendment)

95. (Amendment)

96. (Amendment)

97. (Amendment)

98. (Amendment)

99. (Amendment)

100. (Amendment)

101. (Amendment)

102. (Amendment)

103. (Amendment)

104. (Amendment)

105. (Amendment)

106. (Amendment)

107. (Amendment)

108. (Amendment)

109. (Amendment)

110. (Amendment)


Income Tax Act

111. (Amendment)

112. (Amendment)

113. (Amendment)

114. (Amendment)

115. (Amendment)

116. (Amendment)

117. (Amendment)

118. (Amendment)

119. (Amendment)

120. (Amendment)

121. (Amendment)

122. (Amendment)

123. (Amendment)

124. (Amendment)

125. (Amendment)

126. (Amendment)

127. (Amendment)

128. (Amendment)

129. (Amendment)


Coordinating Amendments

Excise Act, 2001

130. (Amendments)

Schedule

(Amendment)


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