F-3.2.0.3 - Act to establish a fund to combat poverty through reintegration into the labour market

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Act to establish a fund to combat poverty through reintegration into the labour market
FUND TO COMBAT POVERTYDecember 18 2002October 17 2005
Repealed, 2002, c. 61, s. 68.
2002, c. 61, s. 68.
1. A fund to combat poverty through reintegration into the labour market is hereby established at the Ministère du Conseil exécutif.
The fund shall be dedicated to the financing of measures to combat poverty by fostering the entry of the disadvantaged into the labour market.
1997, c. 28, s. 1.
2. The Government shall fix the date on which the fund begins to operate and determine its assets and liabilities and the nature of the costs and expenses that may be charged to the fund.
1997, c. 28, s. 2.
3. The fund shall be made up of the following sums:
(1)  the sums paid into the fund by the Minister of Revenue pursuant to section 1186.5 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3);
(2)  the gifts, legacies and other contributions paid into the fund to further the attainment of the objects of the fund;
(3)  the sums paid into the fund by the Minister of Finance pursuant to sections 5, 6 and 14;
(4)  the sums paid into the fund by a government department out of the appropriations granted for that purpose by Parliament.
1997, c. 28, s. 3.
4. The management of the sums making up the fund shall be entrusted to the Minister of Finance. Those sums shall be paid to the order of the Minister of Finance and deposited with the financial institutions he designates.
The Minister shall keep the books of account of the fund and record the financial commitments chargeable to it. The Minister shall also ensure that such commitments and the payments arising therefrom do not exceed and are consistent with the available balances.
1997, c. 28, s. 4; 2000, c. 15, s. 102.
5. The Minister of Finance may, with the authorization of the Government and subject to the conditions it determines, advance to the fund sums taken out of the consolidated revenue fund.
Conversely, the Minister of Finance may advance to the consolidated revenue fund, on a short-term basis and subject to the conditions he determines, any part of the sums making up the fund that is not required for its operation.
Any advance paid to a fund shall be repayable out of that fund.
1997, c. 28, s. 5.
6. The minister designated under section 12 may, as Minister responsible for the carrying out of this Act, borrow from the Minister of Finance sums taken out of the financing fund of the Ministère des Finances.
1997, c. 28, s. 6.
7. The following sums shall be paid out of the fund:
(1)  the sums required for the payment of sums pursuant to programs, complementary to regular programs, established or approved by the Government to combat poverty through reintegration into the labour market;
(2)  the sums required for the payment of any other expenditure related to the activities and priority interventions established or approved by the Government to foster the entry of the disadvantaged into the labour market;
(3)  the sums required for the payment of the remuneration and expenses relating to employment benefits and other conditions of employment of the persons who, in accordance with the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1), are assigned to the operation of the fund.
1997, c. 28, s. 7.
8. Sections 20, 21 and 26 to 28, Chapters IV and VI and sections 89 and 90 of the Financial Administration Act (chapter A‐6.001) apply to the fund, with the necessary modifications
1997, c. 28, s. 8; 2000, c. 8, s. 147; 2000, c. 15, s. 103.
9. The fiscal year of the fund ends on 31 March.
1997, c. 28, s. 9.
10. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the Minister of Finance shall, in the event of a deficiency in the consolidated revenue fund, pay out of the fund to combat poverty through reintegration into the labour market the sums required for the execution of a judgment against the State that has become res judicata.
1997, c. 28, s. 10; 1999, c. 40, s. 338.
11. The Prime Minister shall table a report on the operation of the fund for each fiscal year in the National Assembly.
The competent parliamentary committee of the National Assembly shall examine the report.
1997, c. 28, s. 11.
12. The Prime Minister shall be responsible for the administration of this Act and the Government shall designate the minister responsible for the carrying out of this Act.
1997, c. 28, s. 12.
The Minister of Employment, Social Solidarity and Family Welfare is responsible for the carrying out of this Act. Order in Council 561-2003 dated 29 April 2003, (2003) 135 G.O. 2 (French), 2527.
13. The committee formed by the Government under Order in Council 79-97 (1997, G.O. 2 (French), 1085) shall advise the Prime Minister and make recommendations concerning the use of the sums making up the fund.
1997, c. 28, s. 13.
14. The Minister of Finance shall pay into the fund, before 1 April 2000, the sums required to ensure that the fund receives not less than $250,000,000. Such sums shall be taken out of the consolidated revenue fund.
Any sum not used on the date on which this Act ceases to have effect not exceeding $250,000,000 shall be appropriated to the financing of such complementary measures consistent with the objects of the fund as are determined by the Government, in the manner fixed by the Government.
Any sum remaining in the fund on the date on which this Act ceases to have effect in excess of $250,000,000 shall be paid into the consolidated revenue fund and shall be appropriated to the financing of such complementary measures consistent with the objects of the fund as are determined by the Government, in the manner fixed by the Government.
1997, c. 28, s. 14.
15. This Act has effect from 26 November 1996. It will cease to have effect on 1 April 2000 or on any later date determined by the Government.
1997, c. 28, s. 15.
This Act will cease to have effect on 1 April 2004. Order in Council 674-2000 dated 1 June 2000, (2000) 132 G.O. 2, 2626.
16. (Omitted).
1997, c. 28, s. 16.
REPEAL SCHEDULE
In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 28 of the statutes of 1997, in force on 1 April 1998, is repealed, except section 16, effective from the coming into force of chapter F-3.2.0.3 of the Revised Statutes.