C-45 41st Parliament, 1st session June 2, 2011, to September 13, 2013

A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
Short title: Jobs and Growth Act, 2012
Bill type
House Government Bill
This bill received royal assent on December 14, 2012

Statutes of Canada 2012, c. 31

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, October 18, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 18, 2012
End of stage activity
Second reading and referral to committee, October 30, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 24, 2012
Sitting 168
Major speeches
Show major speeches at second reading
October 25, 2012
Sitting 169
Major speeches
Show major speeches at second reading
October 26, 2012
October 29, 2012
October 30, 2012
Sitting 172
Agreed to (Vote 486)
2nd reading and referral to committee - FINA
End of stage activity
Committee report presented, November 26, 2012
Committee meetings
Meeting date Minutes
October 31, 2012
Meeting 86
November 1, 2012
Meeting 87
November 5, 2012
Meeting 88
November 6, 2012
Meeting 89
November 7, 2012
Meeting 91
November 21, 2012
Meeting 94
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 26, 2012
End of stage activity
Concurrence at report stage, December 4, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 29, 2012
December 3, 2012
December 4, 2012
End of stage activity
Third reading, December 5, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 5, 2012
Sitting 192
Agreed to (Vote 571)
3rd reading
Committee meetings
Meeting date Details
November 6, 2012
Meeting 74
November 6, 2012
Meeting 75
November 7, 2012
Meeting 76
November 20, 2012
Meeting 77
November 21, 2012
Meeting 78
November 21, 2012
Meeting 79
November 22, 2012
Meeting 80
November 27, 2012
Meeting 81
November 27, 2012
Meeting 82
November 28, 2012
Meeting 83
November 29, 2012
Meeting 85
December 5, 2012
Meeting 87
December 11, 2012
Meeting 88
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 30, 2012
Sitting 113
Pre-study of House bill
Subject-matter of bill referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance AND certain other Senate Committees --- (See explanatory note # 2 below)
End of stage activity
First reading, December 6, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 6, 2012
End of stage activities
Second reading, December 10, 2012
Referral to committee, December 10, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 10, 2012
End of stage activity
Committee report presented, December 11, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 11, 2012
End of stage activity
Third reading, December 14, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 12, 2012
December 13, 2012
December 14, 2012

Notes

Note 1 (House of Commons).

Pursuant to Order made by the House of Commons on October 19, 2012, certain clauses of the Bill were withdrawn to form Bill C-46.


Note 2 (Senate).

On October 30, 2012, the following motion was adopted by the Senate:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to examine the subject-matter of all of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, introduced in the House of Commons on October 18, 2012, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate;

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to sit for the purposes of its study of the subject-matter of Bill C-45 even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto; and

That, in addition, and notwithstanding any normal practice:

1. The following committees be separately authorized to examine the subject-matter of the following elements contained in Bill C-45 in advance of it coming before the Senate:

(a) the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce: those elements contained in Divisions 1, 3, 6 and 14 of Part 4;

(b) the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources: those elements contained in Divisions 4, 18 and 21 of Part 4;

(c) the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications: those elements contained in Divisions 5, 12 and 20 of Part 4;

(d) the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples: those elements contained in Division 8 of Part 4; and

(e) the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry: those elements contained in Division 19 of Part 4;

2. The various committees listed in point one that are authorized to examine the subject-matter of particular elements of Bill C-45 submit their final reports to the Senate no later than November 30, 2012; and

3. As the reports from the various committees authorized to examine the subject-matter of particular elements of Bill C-45 are tabled in the Senate, they be deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance so that it may take those reports into consideration during its study of the subject-matter of all of Bill C-45.

Details

Recorded votes

House of Commons

Vote 485 — October 25, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
Time allocation for Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
Yeas:
142
Nays:
111
Paired:
0
Total:
253
Vote 486 — October 30, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
2nd reading of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
Yeas:
147
Nays:
124
Paired:
0
Total:
271
Vote 520 — December 3, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
Time allocation for Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
Yeas:
152
Nays:
112
Paired:
0
Total:
264
Vote 523 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
134
Nays:
156
Paired:
0
Total:
290
Vote 524 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
134
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
281
Vote 525 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
134
Nays:
148
Paired:
0
Total:
282
Vote 526 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
134
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
281
Vote 527 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
38
Nays:
243
Paired:
0
Total:
281
Vote 528 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
134
Nays:
148
Paired:
0
Total:
282
Vote 529 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
37
Nays:
244
Paired:
0
Total:
281
Vote 530 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
37
Nays:
242
Paired:
0
Total:
279
Vote 531 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
132
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
279
Vote 532 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
133
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
280
Vote 533 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
133
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
280
Vote 534 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
132
Nays:
148
Paired:
0
Total:
280
Vote 535 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
129
Nays:
148
Paired:
0
Total:
277
Vote 536 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
98
Nays:
178
Paired:
0
Total:
276
Vote 537 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
129
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
276
Vote 538 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
130
Nays:
144
Paired:
0
Total:
274
Vote 539 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
129
Nays:
145
Paired:
0
Total:
274
Vote 540 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
126
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
273
Vote 541 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
35
Nays:
238
Paired:
0
Total:
273
Vote 542 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
125
Nays:
145
Paired:
0
Total:
270
Vote 543 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
119
Nays:
144
Paired:
0
Total:
263
Vote 544 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
122
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
268
Vote 545 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
97
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
243
Vote 546 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
126
Nays:
145
Paired:
0
Total:
271
Vote 547 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
128
Nays:
145
Paired:
0
Total:
273
Vote 548 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
126
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
272
Vote 549 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
125
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
271
Vote 550 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
5
Nays:
262
Paired:
0
Total:
267
Vote 551 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
123
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
269
Vote 552 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
37
Nays:
231
Paired:
0
Total:
268
Vote 553 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
126
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
272
Vote 554 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
100
Nays:
170
Paired:
0
Total:
270
Vote 555 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
130
Nays:
143
Paired:
0
Total:
273
Vote 556 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
133
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
280
Vote 557 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
120
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
266
Vote 558 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
116
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
262
Vote 559 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
113
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
260
Vote 560 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
115
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
262
Vote 561 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
125
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
271
Vote 562 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
130
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
276
Vote 563 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
132
Nays:
145
Paired:
0
Total:
277
Vote 564 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
37
Nays:
240
Paired:
0
Total:
277
Vote 565 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
133
Nays:
147
Paired:
0
Total:
280
Vote 566 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
132
Nays:
146
Paired:
0
Total:
278
Vote 567 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (report stage amendment)
Yeas:
133
Nays:
153
Paired:
0
Total:
286
Vote 568 — December 4, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
Yeas:
155
Nays:
133
Paired:
0
Total:
288
Vote 570 — December 5, 2012
Result:
Negatived
3rd reading and adoption of Bill , (reasoned amendment)
Yeas:
128
Nays:
156
Paired:
0
Total:
284
Vote 571 — December 5, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures
Yeas:
156
Nays:
128
Paired:
0
Total:
284

Senate

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Speaker's rulings and statements

House of Commons

Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 29, 2012 Sitting 188
November 29, 2012 Sitting 188
December 5, 2012 Sitting 192
December 12, 2012 Sitting 197

Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
October 24, 2012 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 168) Shelly Glover (Conservative)
October 24, 2012 Response speech(Sitting 168) Thomas J. Mulcair (NDP)
October 25, 2012 Response speech(Sitting 169) Ralph Goodale (Liberal)

About

Legislative summary

The Library of Parliament does not prepare Legislative Summaries for budget implementation bills. The following is a short summary:

On 18 October 2012, the Minister of Finance introduced Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (Jobs and Growth Act, 2012), in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Part 1 implements certain income tax measures and related measures proposed in the March 29, 2012 budget. Among other things, it

(a) amends the rules relating to Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) by
(i) replacing the 10-year repayment rule applying to withdrawals with a proportional repayment rule,
(ii) allowing investment income earned in a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to be transferred on a tax-free basis to the RESP beneficiary’s RDSP,
(iii) extending the period that RDSPs of beneficiaries who cease to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit may remain open in certain circumstances,
(iv) amending the rules relating to maximum and minimum withdrawals, and
(v) amending certain RDSP administrative rules;
(b) includes an employer’s contributions to a group sickness or accident insurance plan in an employee’s income in certain circumstances;
(c) amends the rules applicable to retirement compensation arrangements;
(d) amends the rules applicable to Employees Profit Sharing Plans;
(e) expands the eligibility for the accelerated capital cost allowance for clean energy generation equipment to include a broader range of bioenergy equipment;
(f) phases out the Corporate Mineral Exploration and Development Tax Credit;
(g) phases out the Atlantic Investment Tax Credit for activities related to the oil and gas and mining sectors;
(h) provides that qualified property for the purposes of the Atlantic Investment Tax Credit will include certain electricity generation equipment and clean energy generation equipment used primarily in an eligible activity;
(i) amends the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credit by
(i) reducing the general SR&ED investment tax credit rate from 20% to 15%,
(ii) reducing the prescribed proxy amount, which taxpayers use to claim SR&ED overhead expenditures, from 65% to 55% of the salaries and wages of employees who are engaged in SR&ED activities,
(iii) removing the profit element from arm’s length third-party contracts for the purpose of the calculation of SR&ED tax credits, and
(iv) removing capital from the base of eligible expenditures for the purpose of the calculation of SR&ED tax incentives;
(j) introduces rules to prevent the avoidance of corporate income tax through the use of partnerships to convert income gains into capital gains;
(k) clarifies that transfer pricing secondary adjustments are treated as dividends for the purposes of withholding tax imposed under Part XIII of the Income Tax Act;
(l) amends the thin capitalization rules by
(i) reducing the debt-to-equity ratio from 2:1 to 1.5:1,
(ii) extending the scope of the thin capitalization rules to debts of partnerships of which a Canadian-resident corporation is a member,
(iii) treating disallowed interest expense under the thin capitalization rules as dividends for the purposes of withholding tax imposed under Part XIII of the Income Tax Act, and
(iv) preventing double taxation in certain circumstances when a Canadian resident corporation borrows money from its controlled foreign affiliate;
(m) imposes, in certain circumstances, withholding tax under Part XIII of the Income Tax Act when a foreign-based multinational corporation transfers a foreign affiliate to its Canadian subsidiary, while preserving the ability of the Canadian subsidiary to undertake expansion of its Canadian business; and
(n) phases out the Overseas Employment Tax Credit.

Part 1 also implements other selected income tax measures. Among other things, it introduces tax rules to accommodate Pooled Registered Pension Plans and provides that income received from a retirement compensation arrangement is eligible for pension income splitting in certain circumstances.

Part 2 amends the Excise Tax Act and the Jobs and Economic Growth Act to implement rules applicable to the financial services sector in respect of the goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST). They include rules that allow certain financial institutions to obtain pre-approval from the Minister of National Revenue of methods used to determine their liability in respect of the provincial component of the HST, that require certain financial institutions to have fiscal years that are calendar years, that require group registration of financial institutions in certain cases and that provide for changes to a rebate of the provincial component of the HST to certain financial institutions that render services to clients that are outside the HST provinces. This Part also confirms the authority under which certain GST/HST regulations relating to financial institutions are made.

Part 3 amends the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to provide the legislative authority to share with provinces and territories taxes in respect of specified investment flow-through (SIFT) entities — trusts or partnerships — under section 122.1 and Part IX.1 of the Income Tax Act, consistent with the federal government’s proposal on the introduction of those taxes. It also provides the legislative authority to share with provinces and territories the tax on excess EPSP amounts imposed under Part XI.4 of the Income Tax Act, consistent with the measures proposed in the March 29, 2012 budget. It also allows the Minister of Finance to request from the Minister of National Revenue information that is necessary for the administration of the sharing of taxes with the provinces and territories.

Part 4 enacts and amends several Acts in order to implement various measures.
Division 1 of Part 4 amends the Trust and Loan Companies Act, the Bank Act, the Insurance Companies Act and the Jobs and Economic Growth Act as a result of amendments introduced in the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act to allow certain public sector investment pools to directly invest in a federally regulated financial institution.

Division 2 of Part 4 amends the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 to permit the incorporation by reference into regulations of all Canadian modifications to an international convention or industry standard that are also incorporated by reference into the regulations, by means of a mechanism similar to that used by many other maritime nations. It also provides for third parties acting on the Minister of Transport’s behalf to set fees for certain services that they provide in accordance with an agreement with that Minister.

Division 3 of Part 4 amends the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act to, among other things, provide for a limited, automatic stay in respect of certain eligible financial contracts when a bridge institution is established. It also amends the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act to facilitate central clearing of standardized over-the-counter derivatives.

Division 4 of Part 4 amends the Fisheries Act to amend the prohibition against obstructing the passage of fish and to provide that certain amounts are to be paid into the Environmental Damages Fund. It also amends the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act to amend the definition of Aboriginal fishery and another prohibition relating to the passage of fish. Finally, it provides transitional provisions relating to authorizations issued under the Fisheries Act before certain amendments to that Act come into force.

Division 5 of Part 4 enacts the Bridge To Strengthen Trade Act, which excludes the application of certain Acts to the construction of a bridge that spans the Detroit River and other works and to their initial operator. That Act also establishes ancillary measures. It also amends the International Bridges and Tunnels Act.

Division 6 of Part 4 amends Schedule I to the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act to reflect changes made to the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund as a result of the 2010 Quota and Governance Reforms. The amendments pertain to the rules and regulations of the Fund’s Executive Board and complete the updating of that Act to reflect those reforms.

Division 7 of Part 4 amends the Canada Pension Plan to implement the results of the 2010-12 triennial review, most notably, to clarify that contributions for certain benefits must be made during the contributory period, to clarify how certain deductions are to be determined for the purpose of calculating average monthly pensionable earnings, to determine the minimum qualifying period for certain late applicants for a disability pension and to enhance the authority of the Review Tribunal and the Pension Appeals Board. It also amends the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act to enhance the authority of the Social Security Tribunal.

Division 8 of Part 4 amends the Indian Act to modify the voting and approval procedures in relation to proposed land designations.

Division 9 of Part 4 amends the Judges Act to implement the Government of Canada’s response to the report of the fourth Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission regarding salary and benefits for federally appointed judges. It also amends that Act to shorten the period in which the Government of Canada must respond to a report of the Commission.

Division 10 of Part 4 amends the Canada Labour Code to
(a) simplify the calculation of holiday pay;
(b) set out the timelines for making certain complaints under Part III of that Act and the circumstances in which an inspector may suspend or reject such complaints;
(c) set limits on the period that may be covered by payment orders; and
(d) provide for a review mechanism for payment orders and notices of unfounded complaint.

Division 11 of Part 4 amends the Merchant Seamen Compensation Act to transfer the powers and duties of the Merchant Seamen Compensation Board to the Minister of Labour and to repeal provisions that are related to the Board. It also makes consequential amendments to other Acts.

Division 12 of Part 4 amends the Customs Act to strengthen and streamline procedures related to arrivals in Canada, to clarify the obligations of owners or operators of international transport installations to maintain port of entry facilities and to allow the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to require prescribed information about any person who is or is expected to be on board a conveyance.

Division 13 of Part 4 amends the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act to transfer the powers and functions of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission to the Minister of Health and to repeal provisions of that Act that are related to the Commission. It also makes consequential amendments to other Acts.

Division 14 of Part 4 amends the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act to reflect changes made to Chapter 17 of the Agreement on Internal Trade. It provides primarily for the enforceability of orders to pay tariff costs and monetary penalties made under Chapter 17. It also repeals subsection 28(3) of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act.

Division 15 of Part 4 amends the Employment Insurance Act to provide a temporary measure to refund a portion of employer premiums for small businesses. An employer whose premiums were $10,000 or less in 2011 will be refunded the increase in 2012 premiums over those paid in 2011, to a maximum of $1,000.

Division 16 of Part 4 amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to provide for an electronic travel authorization and to provide that the User Fees Act does not apply to a fee for the provision of services in relation to an application for an electronic travel authorization.

Division 17 of Part 4 amends the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act to remove the age limit for persons from outside the federal public administration being appointed or continuing as President or as a director of the Corporation.
Division 18 of Part 4 amends the Navigable Waters Protection Act to limit that Act’s application to works in certain navigable waters that are set out in its schedule. It also amends that Act so that it can be deemed to apply to certain works in other navigable waters, with the approval of the Minister of Transport. In particular, it amends that Act to provide for an assessment process for certain works and to provide that works that are assessed as likely to substantially interfere with navigation require the Minister’s approval. It also amends that Act to provide for administrative monetary penalties and additional offences. Finally, it makes consequential and related amendments to other Acts.

Division 19 of Part 4 amends the Canada Grain Act to
(a) combine terminal elevators and transfer elevators into a single class of elevators called terminal elevators;
(b) replace the requirement that the operator of a licensed terminal elevator receiving grain cause that grain to be officially weighed and officially inspected by a requirement that the operator either weigh and inspect that grain or cause that grain to be weighed and inspected by a third party;
(c) provide for recourse if an operator does not weigh or inspect the grain, or cause it to be weighed or inspected;
(d) repeal the grain appeal tribunals;
(e) repeal the requirement for weigh-overs; and
(f) provide the Canadian Grain Commission with the power to make regulations or orders with respect to weighing and inspecting grain and the security that is to be obtained and maintained by licensees.
It also amends An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act and to Repeal the Grain Futures Act as well as other Acts, and includes transitional provisions.

Division 20 of Part 4 amends the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (aircraft equipment) Act and other Acts to modify the manner in which certain international obligations are implemented.

Division 21 of Part 4 makes technical amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and amends one of its transitional provisions to make that Act applicable to designated projects, as defined in that Act, for which an environmental assessment would have been required under the former Act.

Division 22 of Part 4 provides for the temporary suspension of the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board Act and the dissolution of the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board. Consequently, it enacts an interim Employment Insurance premium rate-setting regime under the Employment Insurance Act and makes amendments to the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board Act, the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act and Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act.

Division 23 of Part 4 amends the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act and makes consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Canadian Forces Superannuation Act is amended to change the limitations that apply in respect of the contribution rates at which contributors are required to pay as a result of amendments to the Public Service Superannuation Act.

The Public Service Superannuation Act is amended to provide that contributors pay no more than 50% of the current service cost of the pension plan. In addition, the pensionable age is raised from 60 to 65 in relation to persons who become contributors on or after January 1, 2013.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act is amended to change the limitations that apply in respect of the contribution rates at which contributors are required to pay as a result of amendments to the Public Service Superannuation Act.

Division 24 of Part 4 amends the Canada Revenue Agency Act to make section 112 of the Public Service Labour Relations Act applicable to the Canada Revenue Agency. That section makes entering into a collective agreement subject to the Governor in Council’s approval. The Division also amends the Canada Revenue Agency Act to require that the Agency have its negotiating mandate approved by the President of the Treasury Board and to require that it consult the President of the Treasury Board before determining certain other terms and conditions of employment for its employees.

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