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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-25
An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, to authorize certain payments to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and to amend another Act
FIRST READING, March 25, 2021
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE
90995


SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to authorize additional payments to the provinces and territories. It also authorizes payments to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund in relation to Canada’s COVID-19 immunization plan and infrastructure and amends the heading of Part 9 of the Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act.
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2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-25
An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, to authorize certain payments to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and to amend another Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Payments in Relation to Health

R.‍S.‍, c. F-8; 1995, c. 17, s. 45

Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act

1The Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act is amended by adding the following after section 24.‍71:
Additional Payments
Total payment of $4 billion
24.‍72The Minister may pay an additional cash payment equal to
(a)for Ontario, $1,550,847,000;
(b)for Quebec, $902,412,000;
(c)for Nova Scotia, $103,022,000;
(d)for New Brunswick, $82,196,000;
(e)for Manitoba, $145,208,000;
(f)for British Columbia, $541,788,000;
(g)for Prince Edward Island, $16,792,000;
(h)for Saskatchewan, $124,089,000;
(i)for Alberta, $465,330,000;
(j)for Newfoundland and Labrador, $55,009,000;
(k)for Yukon, $4,427,000;
(l)for the Northwest Territories, $4,756,000; and
(m)for Nunavut, $4,124,000.

Canada’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Total payment of $1 billion
2(1)The Minister of Finance may make the following payments to the provinces and territories in respect of Canada’s COVID-19 immunization plan:
(a)to Ontario, $387,712,000;
(b)to Quebec, $225,603,000;
(c)to Nova Scotia, $25,755,000;
(d)to New Brunswick, $20,549,000;
(e)to Manitoba, $36,302,000;
(f)to British Columbia, $135,447,000;
(g)to Prince Edward Island, $4,198,000;
(h)to Saskatchewan, $31,022,000;
(i)to Alberta, $116,333,000;
(j)to Newfoundland and Labrador, $13,752,000;
(k)to Yukon, $1,107,000;
(l)to the Northwest Territories, $1,189,000; and
(m)to Nunavut, $1,031,000.
Payments 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 times and in the manner that the Minister of Finance considers appropriate.

Payments in Relation to Infrastructure

Additional Payments

Maximum payment of $2.‍2 billion
3Despite section 161 of the Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act, as amended by section 233 of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1, there may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, on the requisition of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities or the Minister of Indigenous Services, in accordance with terms and conditions approved by the Treasury Board, in addition to the sum referred to in that section 161, a sum not exceeding $2,200,000,000 to provinces, territories, municipalities, municipal associations, provincial, territorial and municipal entities and First Nations for the purpose of municipal, regional and First Nations infrastructure.
2011, c. 24

Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act

4The heading of Part 9 of the Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act is replaced by the following:
Canada Community-Building Fund — Financing Municipal Infrastructure
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons



explanatory notes

Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
Clause 1:New.
Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act
Clause 4:Existing text of the heading:
Gas Tax Fund — Financing Municipal Infrastructure

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