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S.c. 2004, c. 22

Assented to 2004-05-14

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004

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


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1. This Act may be cited as the Budget Implementation Act, 2004.


Part 1. Amendments To The Federal-provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act

Fiscal Equalization Payments

2. (Amendment)

3. (Amendment)

4. (Amendment)


Canada Social Transfer

5. (Amendment)


Part 2. Amendment To The Canada-newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

6. (Amendment)


PART 3. GENERAL — PAYMENTS TO CERTAIN ENTITIES

Payments to a Trust

Payments to trust — immunization and public health

7. (1) The Minister of Finance may make direct payments, in an aggregate amount of not more than four hundred million dollars, to a trust established to provide the provinces with funding for the purposes of supporting a national immunization strategy and assisting in the enhancement of their public health capacities.

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 of Finance out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the times and in the manner that the Minister of Finance considers appropriate.


Payments to Nova Scotia

Payment for 2004-2005

8. (1) For the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2004, the Minister of Finance may make a cash payment to the Province of Nova Scotia in the amount of thirty-four million dollars.

Payment for 2005-2006

(2) For the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2005, the Minister of Finance may make a cash payment to the Province of Nova Scotia in the amount of four million dollars.

(3)�(Repealed, 2005, c. 30, s. 86)

Payment out of C.R.F.

(4) Any amount payable under subsection (1) or (2) may be paid by the Minister of Finance out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the time and in the manner that the Minister of Finance considers appropriate.

Definition of“former legislation”

(5) In subsections (1) to (3),“former legislation” means theFederal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act as it read on May 13, 2004.

2004, c. 22, s. 8; 2005, c. 7, s. 8, c. 30, s. 86.

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Payment to Saskatchewan

Payment of $120,000,000

9. (1) The Minister of Finance may make a cash payment of one hundred and twenty million dollars to the Province of Saskatchewan.

Payment out of C.R.F.

(2) Any amount payable under subsection (1) may be paid by the Minister of Finance out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the time and in the manner that the Minister of Finance considers appropriate.


Appropriations for Grants

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

$200,000,000 granted

10. 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 million dollars for payment to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology for its use.


Canada Health Infoway Inc.

$100,000,000 granted

11. 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 one hundred million dollars for payment to the Canada Health Infoway Inc. for its use.


Amendments to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act

12. (Amendment)

13. (Amendment)

14. (Amendment)


Part 4. Amendments To The Canada Pension Plan

Canada Pension Plan

15. (Amendment)

16. (Amendment)

17. (Amendment)

18. (Amendment)

19. (Amendment)

20. (Amendment)

21. (Amendment)

22. (Amendment)


Transitional

23. (Transitional provision)


Coming into Force

Subsection 114(2) of the Canada Pension Plan does not apply

24. (1) Subsection 114(2) of the Canada Pension Plan does not apply in respect of the amendments to that Act contained in this Part.

Order


Part 5. Amendments To The Employment Insurance Act

25. (Amendment)

26. (Amendment)

27. (Amendment)


Part 6. Amendment To The Farm Credit Canada Act

28. (Amendment)


Part 7. Goods And Services Tax And Harmonized Sales Tax Rebate For Municipalities

Excise Tax Act

29. (Amendment)

30. (Amendment)

31. (Amendment)

32. (Amendment)

33. (Amendment)

34. (Amendment)

35. (Amendment)

36. (Amendment)

37. (Amendment)

38. (Amendment)

39. (Amendment)

40. (Amendment)

41. (Amendment)

42. (Amendment)

43. (Amendment)

44. (Amendment)


Part 8. Limitation Periods For Collection Of Charge Debts And Tax Debts

Air Travellers Security Charge Act

45. (Amendment)


Excise Act

46. (Amendment)


Excise Act, 2001

47. (Amendment)


Excise Tax Act

48. (Amendment)

49. (Amendment)


Income Tax Act

50. (Amendment)


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