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Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act

Version of section 24.3 from 2013-03-01 to 2013-12-11:

Marginal note:Purposes

  •  (1) Subject to this Part, a Canada Social Transfer in the amounts referred to in subsection 24.4(1) is to be provided to the provinces for the purposes of

    • (a) financing social programs in a manner that provides provincial flexibility;

    • (b) maintaining the national standard, set out in section 25.1, that no period of minimum residency be required or allowed with respect to social assistance; and

    • (c) promoting any shared principles and objectives, including public reporting, that are developed under subsection (2) with respect to the operation of social programs.

  • Marginal note:Discussion with provinces

    (2) The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development shall invite representatives of all the provinces to consult and work together to develop, through mutual consent, a set of shared principles and objectives for social programs that could underlie the Canada Social Transfer.

  • Marginal note:Definition of social programs

    (3) In this section, social programs includes programs in respect of post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, including early childhood development, and early learning and child care services.

  • 2003, c. 15, s. 8
  • 2005, c. 35, s. 67
  • 2007, c. 29, s. 67
  • 2012, c. 19, ss. 396, 694

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