Salaries Act ( R.S. 1985, c. S-3 )
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Salaries Act

CHAPTER S-3

An Act respecting the salaries of certain public officials

SHORT TITLE

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Salaries Act.

R.S., c. S-2, s. 1.

CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND

Salaries payable out of C.R.F.

2. The salaries mentioned in this Act are payable yearly, and pro rata for any period less than a year, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

R.S., c. S-2, s. 2.

SALARIES

Salaries of lieutenant governors from April 1, 1985 to December 31, 1985

3. (1) The salary of the lieutenant governor of each province for the period from April 1, 1985 to December 31, 1985 is $69,000 per annum.

Base for 1986 indexation

(1.1) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), the salary annexed to the office of lieutenant governor for the 1985 calendar year shall be deemed to be $69,000.

Annual adjustment of salary

(2) For the 1984 calendar year and for each calendar year thereafter, the salary of the lieutenant governor of each province shall be the amount obtained by multiplying the salary annexed to that office for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year in respect of which the salary is to be determined by the lesser of

(a) the percentage that the Industrial Aggregate for the first adjustment year is of the Industrial Aggregate for the second adjustment year, and

(b) one hundred and seven per cent.

Meaning of certain expressions

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2),

(a) in relation to any calendar year in respect of which the salary is to be determined,

(i) the "first adjustment year" is the last twelve month period preceding the commencement of the calendar year in respect of which the salary is to be determined for which the Industrial Aggregate is available on the first day of the calendar year in respect of which the salary is to be determined, and

(ii) the "second adjustment year" is the twelve month period immediately preceding the first adjustment year; and

(b) the "Industrial Aggregate" for an adjustment year is the average weekly wages and salaries of the Industrial Aggregate in Canada for that year as published by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Rounding of amounts

(4) A salary determined for a calendar year pursuant to subsection (2) that is not a multiple of one hundred dollars shall be rounded to the closest multiple of one hundred dollars that is lower than the salary so determined.

Salary for 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996

(5) Notwithstanding subsection (2), for each of the 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 calendar years, the salary of the lieutenant governor of each province shall be the same as the salary annexed to that office for the 1992 calendar year.

Base for 1997 calculation

(6) For the purposes of calculating a salary under subsection (2) for the 1997 calendar year, the salary annexed to the office of lieutenant governor for the 1996 calendar year shall be deemed to be the salary payable under subsection (5).

R.S., 1985, c. S-3, s. 3; R.S., 1985, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 3, c. 47 (2nd Supp.), s. 1; 1993, c. 13, s. 12; 1994, c. 18, s. 11.

Salaries of ministers

4. Subject to section 66.1 of the Parliament of Canada Act, the salaries of the ministers, being members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, are as follows:

Per Annum

The Prime Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,920

The Minister of Justice and Attorney

General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of National Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of National Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The President of the Queen's Privy

Council for Canada . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Agriculture and

Agri-Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Associate Minister of National

Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Solicitor General of Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Indian Affairs and

Northern Development . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The President of the Treasury Board . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Leader of the Government in the

Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister for International Trade . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister for International

Cooperation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Western Economic

Diversification . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Member of the Queen's Privy

Council for Canada appointed by

Commission under the Great Seal to

be the Minister for the purposes of

the Atlantic Canada Opportunities

Agency Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Citizenship and

Immigration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Natural Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Foreign Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Public Works and

Government Services . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Canadian Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

The Minister of Human Resources

Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,645

R.S., 1985, c. S-3, s. 4; R.S., 1985, c. 11 (4th Supp.), s. 16, c. 41 (4th Supp.), s. 56; 1989, c. 27, s. 23; 1990, c. 1, s. 32; 1991, c. 3, s. 13; 1992, c. 1, s. 145(F); 1993, c. 12, s. 14; 1994, c. 31, s. 22, c. 38, s. 25, c. 41, s. 36; 1995, c. 1, s. 61, c. 5, s. 24, c. 11, s. 35; 1996, c. 8, s. 31, c. 11, s. 87, c. 16, s. 56; 1998, c. 23, s. 15; 2000, c. 34, s. 94(F).

Salaries of ministers of state

5. Subject to section 66.1 of the Parliament of Canada Act, the salary of each minister of State, being a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, who presides over a ministry of State is $46,645 per annum.

R.S., 1985, c. S-3, s. 5; 1993, c. 12, s. 15; 1998, c. 23, s. 16.

RELATED PROVISIONS

-- R.S., 1985, c. 50 (1st Supp.), ss. 8(1) and (2):

Where person ceased to hold office between April 1, 1985 and date of Royal Assent to this Act

"8. (1) For greater certainty, where a person ceased to hold office as lieutenant governor or as judge in the period commencing on April 1, 1985 and ending on the day preceding the day on which this Act is assented to,

(a) that person shall be paid the retroactive salary increment resulting from section 3 or 4 in respect of the period commencing on April 1, 1985 and ending on the day on which the person ceased to hold office;

(b) in the case of a lieutenant governor, any retroactive salary increment paid to the lieutenant governor pursuant to paragraph (a) shall, for the purposes of subsection 3(2) of the Lieutenant Governors Superannuation Act, be deemed to have been received by that person during the person's term of office; and

(c) in the case of a judge, any annuity granted to or in respect of that judge is increased, as of the day it was granted, to reflect the higher salary annexed to the office held by the judge on the day on which the judge ceased to hold office.

Where person deceased

(2) Where a person to whom a retroactive salary increment or a retroactive pension or annuity increment would be payable as a result of subsection (1) is deceased, that retroactive increment shall be paid as a death benefit to that person's estate or, if less than one thousand dollars, as may be directed by the Secretary of State of Canada (in the case of a lieutenant governor) or the Minister of Justice (in the case of a judge)."