Canada Social Transfer
24.3 (1) Subject to this Part, a Canada Social Transfer in the amounts referred to in subsection 24.4(1) is to be provided to the provinces for the purposes of
(a) financing social programs in a manner that provides provincial flexibility;
(b) maintaining the national standard, set out in section 25.1, that no period of minimum residency be required or allowed with respect to social assistance; and
(c) promoting any shared principles and objectives, including public reporting, that are developed under subsection (2) with respect to the operation of social programs.
Marginal note:Discussion with provinces
(2) The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development shall invite representatives of all the provinces to consult and work together to develop, through mutual consent, a set of shared principles and objectives for social programs that could underlie the Canada Social Transfer.
Definition of “social programs”
(3) In this section, “social programs” includes programs in respect of post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, including early childhood development, and early learning and child care services.
- 2003, c. 15, s. 8;
- 2005, c. 35, s. 67;
- 2007, c. 29, s. 67;
- 2012, c. 19, ss. 396, 694.
24.4 (1) The Canada Social Transfer is to consist of
(a) a cash contribution of
(i) $7.75 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2004,
(ii) $150 million for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2004,
(iii) $8.225 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2005,
(iv) $8.5 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2006,
(v) $9.487 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2007,
(vi) $10.537 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2008, and
(vii) the product obtained by multiplying the cash contribution for the immediately preceding fiscal year by 1.03, rounded to the nearest thousand, for each fiscal year beginning after March 31, 2009.
(b) the portion of the total equalized tax transfer for all provinces that is determined by multiplying the total equalized tax transfer for all provinces by the quotient, rounded to the nearest hundredth, that is obtained by dividing an amount equal to the cash contribution specified in subparagraph (a)(i) by an amount equal to the aggregate of the cash contributions specified in subparagraphs (a)(i) and 24.1(1)(a)(i).
Meaning of “total equalized tax transfer”
(2) In subsection (1), “total equalized tax transfer” means the total equalized tax transfer as determined in accordance with section 24.7.
- 2003, c. 15, s. 8;
- 2004, c. 22, s. 5;
- 2007, c. 29, s. 68;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 397.
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