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Second Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 51

THE LOAN ACT, 2004


Table of Contents Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Definition

1           The following definitions apply in this Act.

"agency" means a corporation or agency mentioned in Schedule A or B or to which money may be advanced under a program mentioned in Schedule A or B. (« organisme »)

"government's borrowing authority" means the unused portion of the authority provided to the government under section 2, or under a similar provision of a previous Loan Act, to borrow money for purposes other than to refinance debt. (« pouvoir d'emprunt du gouvernement »)

Increase in government's borrowing authority

2           The authority of the government to borrow for purposes other than to refinance debt is increased by $1,100,000,000.

Borrowing authority of agency

3(1)        Subject to subsection (3), an agency may borrow or raise for its purposes amounts not exceeding, in total, the amounts set out for the agency in Schedules A and B.  This is in addition to any amounts that an agency may borrow

(a) to refinance debt; or

(b) under a statutory authority to borrow money for temporary purposes or working capital.

Manner of raising money

3(2)        Amounts borrowed or raised under subsection (1) may be borrowed or raised

(a) by means of a loan from the government; or

(b) subject to subsection (3), by any other means authorized by the agency's governing legislation and approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Abatement of government's borrowing authority

3(3)        An amount borrowed or raised under clause (2)(b) reduces, and must not exceed, the government's borrowing authority.

Agency guarantee abates borrowing authority

3(4)        The amount of a guarantee provided by an agency reduces, and must not exceed the lesser of,

(a) the government's borrowing authority; and

(b) the agency's unused borrowing authority under subsection (1).

L.G. in C. may authorize advances

4           The Lieutenant Governor in Council may authorize amounts to be advanced to agencies or for programs as set out in Schedules A and B.

Lapse of previous borrowing authority

5           Any unused authority under section 3 or 4 of The Loan Act, 2003 to borrow or advance an amount set out in a Schedule to that Act lapses except to the extent it is included in Schedule B to this Act.

Additional authority for loans and guarantees

6(1)        Until changed by another Act of the Legislature, the total of the loans and guarantees that the government provides under section 63 of The Financial Administration Act in a fiscal year must not exceed $200,000,000.

Authority to borrow

6(2)        An agency or other person that needs legislative authority to borrow an amount to be advanced to it by the government under 63 of The Financial Administration Act is deemed to have that authority.

Coming into force

7           This Act is retroactive and is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2004.

The Loan Act, 2004 — Schedule A

Incremental Capital Authority Requirements For Non-Budgetary Programs, 2004/05

The Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board $ 629,200,000
Health Capital Program 97,800,000
The Manitoba Agricultural Credit Corporation 57,500,000
Manitoba Opportunities Fund Ltd. 31,000,000
Manitoba Student Aid Program 17,500,000
Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program 15,800,000
Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation 13,720,000
Communities Economic Development Fund 12,600,000
Manitoba Lotteries Corporation 9,050,000
Special Operating Agencies Financing Authority — Fleet Vehicles Agency 7,000,000
Diagnostic Services Manitoba 4,000,000
Rural Economic Development Initiatives 1,650,000
Venture Manitoba Tours Ltd 1,615,000
Manitoba Film Guarantee Program 480,000
Manitoba Potash Corporation 195,000
$ 899,110,000

The Loan Act, 2004 — Schedule B

Expenditure Authority as at April 1, 2004 not yet expended or abated

Health Capital Program $ 279,299,693
The Manitoba Agricultural Credit Corporation 153,379,181
Manitoba Lotteries Corporation 115,000,000
Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program 71,886,179
The Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board 60,000,000
Manitoba Student Aid Program 46,186,934
The Manitoba Water Services Board 41,799,900
Red River Floodway Renewal and Expansion 37,850,000
Manitoba Lotteries Corporation — First Nations Casino Development 25,300,000
The Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation 21,466,079
Diagnostic Services Manitoba 13,000,000
The Manitoba Farm Mediation Board 6,300,000
Communities Economic Development Fund 6,486,975
Special Operating Agencies Financing Authority
  Food Development Centre 5,956,893
  Fleet Vehicles Agency 4,000,000
The Co-operative Loans and Loans Guarantee Board 3,500,000
Red River College 2,250,000
Rural Economic Development Initiatives 1,869,762
Manitoba Science and Technology Fund 888,930
Venture Manitoba Tours Ltd. 700,000
Manitoba Capital Fund 636,800
Vision Capital Fund 181,014
International Education 477,600
Manitoba Potash Corporation 60,000
$ 898,475,940