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S.M. 1997, c. 3
THE APPROPRIATION ACT, 1997
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(Assented to June 28, 1997)
WHEREAS Messages from the Administrator of the Province of Manitoba, accompanied by estimates, indicate that the amounts set out in the Schedule are required to pay expenses of the public service of Manitoba not otherwise provided for, for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 1998;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 In this Act, "estimates" means the Manitoba Estimates of Expenditure for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1998 as tabled in the Assembly.
2 For the period from April 1, 1997 to March 31, 1998, there may be paid and applied a sum of $4,841,653,000. out of the Consolidated Fund towards defraying the charges and expenses of the public service of the province as set out in the Schedule that are not otherwise provided for, and the money shall be applied in accordance with the items voted in the estimates.
3 In addition to the expenditure authority granted in section 2, authority is granted to the government to commit on or before March 31, 1998, capital expenditures not to exceed in total an estimated aggregate amount of $200,000,000. for the purpose of ensuring completion of projects or contracts initiated during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1998.
4 The due application of all money expended under the authority of this Act shall be accounted for to Her Majesty.
5 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.