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Bill C-528

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3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
house of commons of canada
BILL C-528
An Act to amend the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (poverty reduction)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
2008, c. 17
1. Section 3 of the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
“gross national product”
« produit national brut »
“gross national product” means the value of all the goods and services produced in the Canadian economy, plus the investment income received from other countries, less the investment income sent to other countries.
2. Section 4 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):
Duty to meet United Nations 0.7% target
(3.1) The Minister shall ensure that the amount of official development assistance provided by Canada in accordance with this Act in each fiscal year equals or exceeds the target established by the United Nations of 0.7% of the gross national product for that year.
3. Subsection 5(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (d) and by adding the following after paragraph (e):
(f) an indication of whether the target referred to in subsection 4(3.1) was met and, if not, an explanation of why; and
(g) an indication of the percentage of gross national product that Canada provided as official development assistance.
Coming into force
4. This Act comes into force three years after the day on which it receives royal assent.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons
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