165. (1) Section 221.2 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 221.2(1) and is amended by adding the following:
Marginal note:Re-appropriation of amounts
(2) Where a particular amount was appropriated to an amount (in this section referred to as the “debt”) that is or may become payable by a person under this Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Air Travellers Security Charge Act or the Excise Act, 2001, the Minister may, on application by the person, appropriate the particular amount, or a part of it, to another amount that is or may become payable under any of those Acts and, for the purposes of any of those Acts,
(a) the later appropriation is deemed to have been made at the time of the earlier appropriation;
(b) the earlier appropriation is deemed not to have been made to the extent of the later appropriation; and
(c) the particular amount is deemed not to have been paid on account of the debt to the extent of the later appropriation.
(2) Subsection (1) applies in respect of re-appropriation applications made on or after April 1, 2007.
166. (1) Paragraph 225.1(1)(e) of the Act is repealed.
(2) Subsection (1) comes into force on April 1, 2007.
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167. If this Act receives royal assent after April 1, 2007,
(a) every reference in this Part to “April 1, 2007” is replaced by the day of that assent; and
(b) every reference in this Part to “March 31, 2007” is replaced by the day before the day of that assent.
UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE BENEFIT
Enactment of Act
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1. This Act may be cited as the Universal Child Care Benefit Act.
2. The following definitions apply in this Act.
« particulier admissible »
“eligible individual” means a person who is an eligible individual for the purpose of Subdivision a.1 of Division E of Part I of the Income Tax Act.
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
« personne à charge admissible »
“qualified dependant” means a person who has not attained the age of six years and who is a qualified dependant for the purpose of Subdivision a.1 of Division E of Part I of the Income Tax Act.
3. The purpose of this Act is to assist families by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support to a maximum of $1,200 per year in respect of each of their children who has not attained the age of six years.
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4. (1) The Minister shall pay to an eligible individual, for each month at the beginning of which he or she is an eligible individual, a benefit of $100 for each child who is a qualified dependant of the individual at the beginning of that month.
(2) The benefit may not be paid in respect of any month before July, 2006.
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5. A benefit
(a) is not subject to the operation of any law relating to bankruptcy or insolvency;
(b) cannot be assigned, charged, attached or given as security;
(c) cannot be retained by way of deduction, set-off or, in Quebec, compensation, under any Act of Parliament other than this Act; and
(d) is not garnishable moneys for the purposes of the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act.
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6. (1) A person who has received or obtained a benefit to which the person is not entitled, or a benefit in excess of the amount of the benefit to which the person is entitled, shall, as soon as possible, repay the amount of the benefit or the excess amount, as the case may be.
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(2) The amount of the overpayment or erroneous payment constitutes a debt due to Her Majesty, as of the day on which it was paid, that may be recovered by the Minister of National Revenue.
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7. (1) Subject to this section, no action or proceedings shall be taken to recover money owing under this Act after the expiry of the six-year limitation period that begins on the day on which the money becomes due and payable.
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(2) Money owing by a person under this Act may be recovered at any time by way of deduction from, set-off against or, in Quebec, compensation against, any sum of money, including a benefit under this Act, that may be due or payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada to the person, other than an amount payable under section 122.61 of the Income Tax Act.
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(3) If a person’s liability for money owing under this Act is acknowledged in accordance with subsection (5), the time during which the limitation period has run before the acknowledgment does not count in the calculation of that period.
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(4) If a person’s liability for money owing under this Act is acknowledged in accordance with subsection (5) after the expiry of the limitation period, an action or proceedings to recover the money may, subject to subsections (3) and (6), be brought within six years after the date of the acknowledgment.
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(5) An acknowledgment of liability means
(a) a written promise to pay the money owing, signed by the person or his or her agent or other representative;
(b) a written acknowledgment of the money owing, signed by the person or his or her agent or other representative, whether or not a promise to pay can be implied from it and whether or not it contains a refusal to pay;
(c) a part payment by the person or his or her agent or other representative of any money owing; or
(d) any acknowledgment of the money owing made by the person, his or her agent or other representative or the trustee or administrator in the course of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or any other legislation dealing with the payment of debts.
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(6) The running of a limitation period in respect of money owing under this Act is suspended during any period in which it is prohibited to commence or continue an action or other proceedings against the person to recover money owing under this Act.
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(7) This section does not apply in respect of an action or proceedings relating to the execution, renewal or enforcement of a judgment.
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8. No interest is payable on any amount owing to Her Majesty under this Act as a result of an overpayment or an erroneous payment.
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9. The Minister may enter into agreements or arrangements with any department, board or agency of the Government of Canada to assist the Minister in carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
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10. All amounts payable by the Minister under section 4 shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
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