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Expenditure Restraint Act (S.C. 2009, c. 2, s. 393)

Act current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2022-09-23. Previous Versions

Restraint Measures (continued)

Non-represented and Excluded Employees (continued)

Marginal note:No increases to additional remuneration — before December 8, 2008

 If any terms and conditions of employment established before December 8, 2008 contain provisions that, for any period that begins in the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on March 31, 2011, provide for an increase to the amount or rate of any additional remuneration that applied to the employees governed by those terms and conditions of employment immediately before the first period that began on or after December, 8, 2008, those provisions are of no effect or are deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

Marginal note:No new additional remuneration — after coming into force

 No terms and conditions of employment established after the day on which this Act comes into force may provide, for any period that begins during the restraint period, for any additional remuneration that is new in relation to the additional remuneration that applied to the employees governed by those terms and conditions of employment immediately before the terms and conditions of employment become effective.

Marginal note:No new additional remuneration — December 8, 2008 until coming into force

 If any terms and conditions of employment established at any time during the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on the day on which this Act comes into force contain, in relation to any employees, a provision that provides, for any period that begins during the restraint period, for any additional remuneration that is new in relation to the additional remuneration that applied to the employees governed by those terms and conditions of employment immediately before the effective date of the provisions, that provision is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

Marginal note:No new additional remuneration — before December 8, 2008

 If any terms and conditions of employment established before December 8, 2008 contain, in relation to any employees, a provision that provides, for any period that begins in the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on March 31, 2011, for any additional remuneration that is new in relation to the additional remuneration that applied to the employees governed by those terms and conditions of employment immediately before the first period that began on or after December 8, 2008, that provision is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Canada Border Services Agency

 Sections 44 to 46 do not apply in respect of pay notes applicable only to employees in the Canada Border Services Agency who were transferred to the Agency on its creation, but the rates of those pay notes may not be increased during any period that begins in any of the fiscal years referred to in section 16 by a percentage that is higher than the percentage set out in that section for that fiscal year.

Marginal note:Border Services Group

 The following rules apply in respect of terms and conditions of employment governing employees in the Border Services Group whose employer is Her Majesty as represented by the Treasury Board:

  • (a) if the restructuring permitted by paragraph 31(a) occurs, paragraph 43(a) does not prevent terms and conditions of employment established after the day on which this Act comes into force from restructuring, as a result of a classification conversion, the rates of pay during the 2007–2008 or 2009–2010 fiscal year, and the increases set out in section 16 apply in respect of the restructured rates of pay;

  • (b) if any terms and conditions of employment were established during the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on the day on which this Act comes into force and, as a result of a classification conversion, they contain provisions for the restructuring of rates of pay during the 2007–2008 or 2009–2010 fiscal year and the restructuring permitted by paragraph 31(b) occurs, paragraph 43(b) does not apply in respect of those provisions, and the increases set out in section 16 apply in respect of the restructured rates of pay; and

  • (c) if any terms and conditions of employment were established before December 8, 2008 and, as a result of a classification conversion, they contain provisions for the restructuring of rates of pay during the 2009–2010 fiscal year and the restructuring permitted by paragraph 31(c) occurs, paragraph 43(c) does not apply in respect of those provisions, and the increase set out in section 16 applies in respect of the restructured rates of pay.

Marginal note:Groups subject to national rates of pay

 The following rules apply in respect of terms and conditions of employment governing employees in the Operational Services Group whose employer is Her Majesty as represented by the Treasury Board and employees in the General Labour and Trades Group and the General Services Group whose employer is Her Majesty as represented by the Parks Canada Agency or Her Majesty as represented by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

  • (a) if the restructuring permitted by paragraph 32(a) occurs, paragraph 43(a) does not prevent terms and conditions of employment established after the day on which this Act comes into force from restructuring rates of pay during the 2009–2010 fiscal year in order to create national rates of pay, and the increase set out in section 16 applies in respect of the restructured rates of pay;

  • (b) if any terms and conditions of employment were established during the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on the day on which this Act comes into force and, in order to create national rates of pay, they contain provisions for the restructuring of rates of pay during the 2009–2010 fiscal year and the restructuring permitted by paragraph 32(b) occurs, paragraph 43(b) does not apply in respect of those provisions, and the increase set out in section 16 applies in respect of the restructured rates of pay; and

  • (c) if any terms and conditions of employment were established before December 8, 2008 and, in order to create national rates of pay, they contains provisions for the restructuring of rates of pay during the 2009–2010 fiscal year and the restructuring permitted by paragraph 32(c) occurs, paragraph 43(c) does not apply in respect of those provisions, and the increase set out in section 16 applies in respect of the restructured rates of pay.

Marginal note:Ships’ Officers Group

 The following rules apply in respect of terms and conditions of employment established before December 8, 2008 that govern employees in the Ships’ Officers Group whose employer is Her Majesty as represented by the Treasury Board:

  • (a) paragraph 43(c) does not apply in respect of the provisions of those terms and conditions of employment that provide for the restructuring of rates of pay during the 2010–2011 fiscal year, and the increase set out in section 16 applies in respect of the restructured rates of pay; and

  • (b) section 49 does not apply in respect of the provisions of those terms and conditions of employment that provide for the payment, during the 2010–2011 fiscal year, of a sum in lieu of vacation leave factors.

Marginal note:Law Group

  •  (1) The following rules apply in respect of terms and conditions of employment governing employees in the Law Group whose employer is Her Majesty as represented by the Treasury Board, and in respect of any period that begins during the restraint period:

    • (a) in the case where the terms and conditions of employment are established after the day on which this Act comes into force,

      • (i) the provisions of those terms and conditions of employment that provide for increases to rates of pay may not have retroactive effect in respect of a day that is earlier than May 10, 2006,

      • (ii) any increase to rates of pay that the terms and conditions of employment provide for in respect of any period that begins during the 2006–2007 fiscal year must be based on the rates of pay set out in Schedule 2,

      • (iii) the provisions of those terms and conditions of employment must provide, for all employees of the Law Group, for the same performance pay plans that were in effect on May 9, 2006 for any employees in the Law Group and, in relation to any particular position level, those plans must be at the same amounts or rates that were in effect for that position level on that date but those plans may not have retroactive effect, and

      • (iv) the provisions of those terms and conditions of employment may provide for any additional remuneration — other than a performance bonus — that applied to any position level in the Law Group on May 9, 2006, but the amount or rate of that additional remuneration for a particular position level may not be greater than the highest amount or rate that applied to employees of that position level on that date, and

      • (v) those terms and conditions of employment may not provide for additional remuneration if that additional remuneration applied to no employee in the Law Group on May 9, 2006; and

    • (b) in the case where the terms and conditions of employment were established on or before the day on which this Act comes into force,

      • (i) if any of their provisions have retroactive effect in respect of a day that is earlier than May 10, 2006, that retroactive effect is deemed never to have had effect, the provision is deemed to have had retroactive effect as of May 10, 2006 and the first day of every other period referred to in that provision is deemed to be moved forward by the number of days that is equal to the number of days between the first day the provision was expressed to have retroactive effect and May 10, 2006,

      • (ii) if the increase provided to rates of pay for any period that begins during the 2006–2007 fiscal year is based on rates of pay that are greater than those set out in Schedule 2, those greater rates of pay are of no effect or are deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be, and the increase is deemed to be based on the rates of pay set out in Schedule 2,

      • (iii) if subparagraph (ii) applies, the provisions of the terms and conditions of employment that provide for rates of pay for every other period that begins on or before March 31, 2011 are of no effect or are deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be, and the rates of pay in those provisions are deemed to be the rates of pay that applied immediately before the beginning of that period as a result of this Act,

      • (iv) if those terms and conditions of employment provide for performance pay plans and those plans are not the same as those that were in effect on May 9, 2006 for any employees in the Law Group or the amounts or rates provided for in those plans in relation to any particular position level are not the same as those of the performance pay plans that were in effect on that date — or the plans were expressed to be retroactive — the provisions that provide for those plans are of no effect or are deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be, and are deemed to be provisions that provide, for all employees in the Law Group, as of the day that the terms and conditions of employment were established, for the same performance pay plans that were in effect on May 9, 2006 for any employees in the Law Group at the same amounts or rates, in relation to any particular position level, that were in effect on that date,

      • (v) if those terms and conditions of employment do not provide for performance pay plans, they are deemed to provide, for all employees in the Law Group, as of the day that they were established, for the same performance pay plans that were in effect on May 9, 2006 for any employees in the Law Group at the same amounts or rates, in relation to any particular position level, that were in effect on that date,

      • (vi) if those terms and conditions of employment provide for any additional remuneration — other than a performance bonus — that applied to any position level in the Law Group on May 9, 2006, and the amount or rate of that additional remuneration for a particular position level is greater than the highest amount or rate that applied to any employees of that position level on that date, the provisions that provide for that payment are deemed to be of no effect or are deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be, and are deemed to provide for the highest amount or rate, as the case may be, that applied in respect of any of those employees on that date, and

      • (vii) if those terms and conditions of employment provide for any additional remuneration, and that additional remuneration applied to no employee in the Law Group on May 9, 2006, the provision that provides for that payment is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Other provisions apply

    (2) For greater certainty, the provisions of this Act that are not inconsistent with subsection (1) apply to terms and conditions of employment governing employees in the Law Group.

Members of Parliament

Marginal note:Increase

  •  (1) Despite subsections 55.1(2), 62.1(2), 62.2(2) and 62.3(2) of the Parliament of Canada Act and subsections 4.1(2), (4) and (6) of the Salaries Act, the increase in respect of allowances and salaries to be paid to members of the Senate and the House of Commons for the 2009–2010 fiscal year is to be 1.5%.

  • Marginal note:No increase

    (2) Despite the provisions referred to in subsection (1), there are to be no increases in respect of allowances and salaries to be paid to members of the Senate and the House of Commons for the 2010–2011, 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 fiscal years.

  • Marginal note:Transition — 2013–2014 fiscal year

    (3) In calculating the allowances and salaries to be paid to members of the Senate and the House of Commons for the 2013–2014 fiscal year, the indexing mentioned in the provisions referred to in subsection (1) is to be applied to the allowances and salaries payable to the members for the 2009–2010 fiscal year.

  • 2009, c. 2, s. 393 “55”
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1649

General

Marginal note:Inconsistent provisions

 Any provision of any collective agreement that is entered into — or of any arbitral award that is made, or of any terms and conditions of employment that are established — after the day on which this Act comes into force that is inconsistent with this Act is of no effect.

Marginal note:Compensating for restraint measures prohibited

 No provision of any collective agreement that is entered into — or of any arbitral award that is made, or of any terms and conditions of employment that are established — after the day on which this Act comes into force may provide for compensation for amounts that employees did not receive as a result of the restraint measures in this Act.

Marginal note:Provisions compensating for restraint measures of no effect

 If a provision of a collective agreement that is entered into — or of an arbitral award that is made, or of terms and conditions of employment that are established — on or before the day on which this Act comes into force provides for compensation for amounts that employees did not receive as a result of the restraint measures in this Act, that provision is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

Marginal note:No changes to performance pay plans — new collective agreements, etc.

 No provision of any collective agreement that is entered into — or of any arbitral award that is made, or of any terms and conditions of employment that are established — after the day on which this Act comes into force may, for any period that begins during the restraint period, change the performance pay plans, including the amounts or rates, that apply to any employees governed by the agreement, award or terms and conditions of employment.

Marginal note:No changes to performance pay plans — existing collective agreements, etc.

 If a provision of a collective agreement that is entered into — or of an arbitral award that is made, or of terms and conditions of employment that are established — during the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on the day on which this Act comes into force changes, for any period that begins during the restraint period, the performance pay plans, including the amounts or rates, that apply to any employees governed by the agreement, award or terms and conditions of employment, the change is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

Marginal note:No changes to performance pay plans — existing collective agreements, etc.

 If a provision of a collective agreement that is entered into — or of an arbitral award that is made, or of terms and conditions of employment that are established — before December 8, 2008 changes, for any period that begins in the period that begins on December 8, 2008 and ends on March 31, 2011, the performance pay plans, including the amounts or rates, that apply to any employees governed by the agreement, award or terms and conditions of employment, the change is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 Despite sections 44 to 49, the Treasury Board may change the amount or rate of any allowance, or make any new allowance, applicable to members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police if the Treasury Board is of the opinion that the change or the new allowance, as the case may be, is critical to support transformation initiatives relating to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Administration

Marginal note:Powers and duties of Treasury Board

  •  (1) The Treasury Board may exercise the powers and shall perform the duties in relation to this Act that are necessary to enable it to determine whether an employer of employees, other than employees referred to in paragraph 13(1)(c) or (3)(a), is complying with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Information and documentation

    (2) The Treasury Board may require from the employer any information and documentation that it considers necessary to enable it to determine whether the employer is complying with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Treasury Board directive

    (3) If the Treasury Board determines under this section that the employer is not complying with this Act, it may issue any directives that it considers appropriate to ensure the compliance.

Marginal note:Debt due to Her Majesty

  •  (1) Every amount paid — including amounts paid before the day on which this Act comes into force — to any person in excess of the amount that should have been paid as a result of this Act is a debt due to Her Majesty and may be recovered as such.

  • Marginal note:Overpayment

    (2) Any amount that is a debt due to Her Majesty as a result of subsection (1) is deemed to be an overpayment to which subsection 155(3) of the Financial Administration Act applies.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (3) For greater certainty, subsection (1) applies to, but is not limited to, the following amounts:

    • (a) amounts paid under a provision that by the operation of this Act is of no effect or is deemed never to have had effect; and

    • (b) amounts paid as a result of the payment of any amount referred to in paragraph (a).

 

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