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Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property Grants Order (SI/79-19)

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Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property Grants Order

SI/79-19

APPROPRIATION ACTS

APPROPRIATION ACT NO. 3, 1978-79

Registration 1979-02-14

Order Respecting Payments in Lieu of Real Estate Taxes, Local Improvement Costs, and Development and Redevelopment Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property

P.C. 1979-50 1979-01-18

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State for External Affairs and with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance and the Treasury Board, and pursuant to the Department of External Affairs Vote 10a of Appropriation Act No. 3, 1978-79, is pleased hereby to revoke Orders in Council P.C. 1956-1646 of 1st November, 1956Footnote 1, P.C. 1959-804 of 25th June, 1959Footnote 2 and P.C. 1976-2233 of 14th September, 1976Footnote 3, and to approve the annexed Order respecting payments in lieu of real estate taxes, local improvement costs and development and redevelopment taxes on diplomatic, consular and international organizations’ property.

Short Title

 This Order may be cited as the Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property Grants Order.

Interpretation

 In this Order,

diplomatic property

diplomatic property means

  • (a) real property in Canada owned by a foreign government or the head of the diplomatic mission of a foreign government and used as

    • (i) the chancery or offices of the diplomatic mission, or

    • (ii) the official residence of the head of the mission

of that government,

  • (b) real property in Canada owned by a foreign government and used as

    • (i) the chancery or offices of a consular post or trade commission, or

    • (ii) the official residence of the head of a consular post or trade commission

of that government, or

  • (c) real property in Canada owned by an international organization and used as

    • (i) the chancery or offices, or

    • (ii) the official residence of the head of a mission

of that international organization; (propriété diplomatique)

international organization

international organization means an organization within the meaning of the Privileges and Immunities (International Organizations) Act. (organisation internationale)

Grants

 Subject to section 5, on receipt of an application from a municipality in a form prescribed by the Minister of Finance, the Secretary of State for External Affairs may pay to the municipality, in respect of diplomatic property,

  • (a) grants in lieu of real estate taxes and local improvement costs in the amount that might be paid pursuant to the Municipal Grants Act if the diplomatic property were federal property as defined in that Act; and

  • (b) grants in lieu of development or redevelopment taxes of a type and in the amount that might be paid pursuant to the Development Tax and Redevelopment Tax Grant Regulations if those Regulations applied to the diplomatic property.

 Subject to section 5, on receipt of an application from a province in a form prescribed by the Minister of Finance, the Secretary of State for External Affairs may pay to the province, in respect of diplomatic property, a grant in lieu of real estate taxes in the amount that might be paid pursuant to the Real Property Grants Regulations if the diplomatic property were federal property as defined in those Regulations.

 Where any real estate taxes, local improvement costs or development or redevelopment taxes referred to in section 3 or 4 are payable over a period of more than one year and the person liable to pay those taxes or costs has the option to pay them in annual instalments together with interest at a rate prescribed by a municipality or province, the Secretary of State for External Affairs may pay to the municipality or province the grants payable under section 3 or 4 in annual instalments together with interest at the rate prescribed by the municipality or province.

 

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