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The Interim Appropriation Act (2)

S.M. 1989-90, c. 23

Bill 90, 2nd Session, 34th Legislature

The Interim Appropriation Act (2)

(Assented to December 22, 1989)

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

Definition of "Main Estimates"

1(1)        In this Act "Main Estimates" refers to The Main Estimates of Expenditure of the Province of Manitoba for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990, as laid before the Legislative Assembly at the present session of the Legislature.

Definition of "Supplementary Estimates"

1(2)        In this Act "Supplementary Estimates" refers to The Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure of the Province of Manitoba for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990, as laid before the Legislative Assembly at the present session of the Legislature.

Money granted

2           Subject to section 6 of The Interim Appropriation Act, 1989, from and out of the Consolidated Fund of the Province there may be paid and applied a sum of $4,171,492,560. towards defraying the several charges and expenses of the public service of the Province not otherwise provided for, and being 95 % of the sum of the total amount to be voted as set forth in the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates.

Commitments for future years

3(1)        In addition to expenditure authority granted under section 2, authority is granted to the government to commit expenditures not to exceed in total an estimated aggregate amount of $400,000,000. for the purposes of ensuring completion of projects or fulfilling of contracts initiated prior to and during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990, regardless of the year in which the expenditures will be made in respect of those commitments, but the expenditures for those commitments shall not be made in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990, without additional expenditure authority being granted.

Voting of funds in subsequent years

3(2)        The estimated amount of expenditures which have been committed under subsection (1) shall be included in the estimates of the fiscal year in which the expenditures are expected to be made.

Authority to pay liabilities

4           In addition to expenditure authority granted under section 2, authority is granted to the government to make payments against liabilities totalling $746,028. which are accrued and unpaid in the accounts of the Province as at March 31, 1989.

Limitation on expenditure for items

5           The amount that may be paid and applied under the authority of this Act in respect of any of the several items to be voted for departments as set forth in the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates shall not exceed the amount set out for that item in those estimates.

Effect of other Appropriation Acts

6           When an Act, other than this Act, for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the Province for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990 and to authorize commitments to expend additional money in subsequent years is passed at the present session of the Legislature, expenditures and commitments made under the authority of this Act shall be deemed to have been made under the authority of that other Act, and this Act, other than section 4, shall cease to have effect on the coming into force of that other Act.

Canada-Manitoba Enabling Vote

7(1)        The Minister of Finance may, at his discretion, transfer for the same purposes, any part or all of the money the expenditure of which, for the Canada-Manitoba Enabling Vote, is to be authorized under service heading Canada-Manitoba Enabling Vote (XXVI) and in Appropriation No. 1 Canada-Manitoba Enabling Vote under that heading, to any appropriation under any service heading of the Main Estimates.

Adjustments consequent upon transfers for Northern Development Agreement – Canada-Manitoba

7(2)        Where money is transferred under subsection (1) to an appropriation for Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba under a service heading of the Main Estimates, the amount indicated in the Main Estimates as recoverable from the Department of Northern Affairs shall be increased by an equivalent amount so that the total appropriation authorized to be expended under that service heading of the Main Estimates, less recoveries, remains unchanged and the amount authorized for expenditure for Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba under service heading Northern Affairs (XIX) in the Main Estimates and in Appropriation No. 4 — Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba or Appropriation No. 6 — Expenditures Related to Capital under that heading, shall be increased by the amount transferred so that the total of appropriations authorized to be expended under service heading Northern Affairs (XIX) is increased by that amount.

Adjustments for entries for sub-appropriation transfers to Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba

7(3)        Where money authorized to be expended under any service heading set out in the Main Estimates for purposes other than Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba is to be expended for purposes of Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba, the amount indicated in the Main Estimates as recoverable from the Department of Northern Affairs shall be increased by an amount equivalent to the amount transferred so that the total of appropriations authorized to be expended under that service heading, less recoveries, is reduced by the amount transferred and the amount authorized for expenditure for Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba, under service heading Northern Affairs (XIX) in the Main Estimates and in Appropriation No. 4 — Northern Development Agreement — Canada-Manitoba or Appropriation No. 6 — Expenditures Related to Capital under that heading, shall be increased by the amount transferred so that the total of appropriations authorized to be expended under service heading Northern Affairs (XIX) is increased by that amount.

Adjustments consequent upon transfers for Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement

7(4)        Where money is transferred under subsection (1) to an appropriation for Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement under a service heading of the Main Estimates other than the service heading Urban Affairs (XX), the amount indicated in the Main Estimates as recoverable from the Department of Urban Affairs shall be increased by an equivalent amount so that the total appropriation authorized to be expended under that service heading of the Main Estimates, less recoveries, remains unchanged and the amount authorized for expenditure for Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement under service heading Urban Affairs (XX) in the Main Estimates and in Appropriation No. 3 — Urban Policy Co-ordination or Appropriation No. 4 — Expenditures Related to Capital under that heading, shall be increased by the amount transferred so that the total of appropriations authorized to be expended under service heading Urban Affairs (XX) is increased by that amount.

Adjustments for entries for sub-appropriation transfers to Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement

7(5)        Where money authorized to be expended under any service heading set out in the Main Estimates other than service heading Urban Affairs (XX) for purposes other than Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement is to be expended for purposes of Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement, the amount indicated in the Main Estimates as recoverable from the Department of Urban Affairs may be increased by an amount equivalent to the amount transferred so that the total of appropriations authorized to be expended under that service heading, less recoveries, is reduced by the amount transferred and the amount authorized for expenditure for Canada-Manitoba Winnipeg Core Area Renewed Agreement, under service heading Urban Affairs (XX) in the Main Estimates and in Appropriation No. 3 — Urban Policy Co-ordination or Appropriation No. 4 — Expenditures Related to Capital under that heading, shall be increased by the amount transferred so that the total of appropriations authorized to be expended under service heading Urban Affairs (XX) is increased by that amount.

Expenditure in anticipation of recoveries

8           Where an item in an appropriation for a department of government as shown in the Main Estimates showed that a nil amount or a net amount of expenditure was to be authorized for the purpose of the department rendering services or providing materials, supplies or property to another department or agency of the government, on the basis that all or a portion of the total amount to be expended by the first mentioned department for those purposes would be recovered from that other department or other agency in anticipated amounts as set out in the item in the Main Estimates, the amount that may be expended through the first mentioned department for the purpose of rendering the services or providing the materials, supplies or property, in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990, shall be the total of:

(a) the net amount voted in the item, whether or not it is a nil vote; and

(b) the anticipated amount of the recoveries as set out in the item in the Main Estimates to the extent that it is reasonably anticipated that the recoveries will be made.

General salary increases

9           The Minister of Finance may, at his discretion, transfer for the same purposes to any appropriation under any service heading of the Main Estimates any part or all of the money the expenditure of which, for general salary increases in the several departments of government, is to be authorized under service heading General Salary Increases (XXV) and in Appropriation No. 1 — General Salary Increases under that heading.

Agreements with Canada

10(1)       Money authorized under this Act to be expended for or in respect of any agreement with the Government of Canada may be expended in anticipation of the agreement being entered into notwithstanding that the agreement has not been, and never is, entered into.

Expenditures in anticipation

10(2)       Money authorized under this Act to be expended for or in respect of any agreement with the Government of Canada may be expended on projects or for costs in anticipation that the agreement when entered, will provide for the sharing of the amount expended or the sharing of certain costs of the project, notwithstanding that the agreement when entered does not provide for such sharing.

Environmental Innovations Fund

11          All money the expenditure of which is to be authorized under Appropriation No. 1 — Environmental Innovations Fund under service heading Environmental Innovations Fund (XXXII) in the Supplementary Estimates, may be expended under such sub-appropriations as may be established by the Minister of Finance under other department appropriations, on the basis that the total amount to be expended will be recovered from Appropriation No. 1 — Environmental Innovations Fund under service heading Environmental Innovations Fund (XXXII) of the Supplementary Estimates.

Abatement of Authority

12          On the coming into force of this Act, expenditures made under the authority of the Special Warrants issued pursuant to Orders-in-Council 947/89 and 1066/89 to provide money for the operation of the Government of Manitoba in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1990 shall be deemed to have been made under the authority of this Act, and the said Special Warrants shall cease to have effect.

Application of money

13          The due application of all money expended under the authority of this Act, and deemed to have been made under the authority of the other Act to which reference is made in section 6, shall be accounted for to Her Majesty.

Commencement of Act

14          This Act comes into force on the day it receives the royal assent but is retroactive and deemed to have come into force on April 1, 1989.