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Parks Canada Agency Act

Version of section 21 from 2012-06-29 to 2017-06-18:


Marginal note:Establishment of New Parks and Historic Sites Account

  •  (1) There is hereby established an account in the accounts of Canada to be called the New Parks and Historic Sites Account.

  • Marginal note:Amounts credited to Account

    (2) There shall be credited to the New Parks and Historic Sites Account money appropriated by Parliament from time to time by way of an appropriation Act or any other Act of Parliament for the purposes specified in subsection (3), and any revenues of the Agency resulting, including proceeds, from

    • (a) any of the following transactions in respect of federal real property and federal immovables under the administration of the Minister for the purposes of the Agency:

      • (i) the sale or any other disposition in perpetuity of any right or interest,

      • (ii) the transfer of administration to another minister or to an agent corporation, and

      • (iii) the transfer of administration and control in perpetuity to Her Majesty other than in right of Canada; and

    • (b) a gift, bequest or other form of donation made for the purposes of the Agency or for any purpose specified in subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Payments out of New Parks and Historic Sites Account

    (3) Despite any other Act of Parliament, amounts may be paid out of the New Parks and Historic Sites Account for the following purposes:

    • (a) to acquire any historic place, or lands for historic museums, or any interest therein, for the purpose of paragraph 3(d) of the Historic Sites and Monuments Act;

    • (b) to acquire any real property or immovables for the purpose of establishing, enlarging or designating, as the case may be, any national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area that has not yet attained full operational status;

    • (c) to develop or maintain any national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area that has not yet attained full operational status, and to make any related contribution or other payment;

    • (d) to implement a decision by the Minister to recommend the establishment of a national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area, or to commemorate a historic place under section 3 of the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, and to make any related contribution or other payment; and

    • (e) to repay advances made under subsection 22(2).

  • Marginal note:Determination of status

    (4) The Chief Executive Officer must, in accordance with the guidelines established under subsection (5), determine whether a national park, national historic site, national marine conservation area or other protected heritage area has attained full operational status for the purposes of paragraphs (3)(b) and (c).

  • Marginal note:Guidelines

    (5) The Chief Executive Officer must, with the approval of the Minister, establish guidelines respecting the making of a determination under subsection (4).

  • 1998, c. 31, s. 21
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 167
  • 2002, c. 18, s. 38
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 317
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