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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)
1996, c. 16
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1 The Department of Public Works and Government Services Act is amended by adding the following after section 20:
Definition of community benefit
20.1 (1) For the purpose of this section, community benefit means a social or economic benefit that a community derives from a construction, maintenance or repair project, and includes local job creation and training opportunities, improvement of public space within the community and any other specific benefit identified by the community.
Community benefit — requirement
(2) The Minister may, before awarding a contract for the construction, maintenance or repair of public works, federal real property or federal immovables, require bidders on the proposal to provide information on the community benefits that the project will provide.
Report to Minister
(3) A contracting party shall, upon request by the Minister, provide the Minister with an assessment as to whether the project has provided community benefits.
Report to Parliament
(4) The Minister shall cause to be tabled before each House of Parliament, within 15 days after the end of each fiscal year or, if Parliament is not then sitting, on any ofthe first 15 days next thereafter that Parliament is sitting, a report assessing whether construction, maintenance or repair projects have provided community benefits.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons