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Federal Sustainable Development Act (S.C. 2008, c. 33)

Act current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2020-12-01. Previous Versions

Sustainable Development Strategies of Designated Entities (continued)

Marginal note:Deemed referral to committee

 A sustainable development strategy or report that is tabled in a House of Parliament under section 11 or 12 is deemed to be referred to the standing committee of that House that normally considers matters relating to sustainable development.

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations prescribing the form in which a sustainable development strategy is to be prepared and the information that is required to be contained in it.

Marginal note:Amendments to schedule

 The Governor in Council may, by order, amend the schedule

  • (a) to add or amend an item, in order to subject an entity to the application of this Act; or

  • (b) to remove or amend an item, in order to exclude an entity from the application of this Act, on the recommendation of the entity’s appropriate Minister.


Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations for the purpose of achieving any of the goals of this Act.

Permanent Review of Act

Marginal note:Permanent review of Act by parliamentary committee

  •  (1) The administration of this Act shall, every five years after the day on which this section comes into force, stand referred to any committee of the Senate or the House of Commons that normally considers matters relating to sustainable development, or of both Houses of Parliament, that may be designated or established for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Review and report to Parliament

    (2) The committee designated or established for the purpose of subsection (1) shall, as soon as feasible, undertake a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of this Act and shall, within one year after the review is undertaken or within any further time that the House of Commons, the Senate or both Houses of Parliament, as the case may be, may authorize, submit a report to Parliament, including a statement of any changes to this Act or its administration that the committee would recommend.

Transitional Provision

Marginal note:Directions

 The directions made under subsection 24(3) of the Auditor General Act, as this subsection read immediately before the coming into force of section 18 of this Act, remain in force and are deemed to have been made under subsection 11(3) of this Act.

Consequential Amendments

Auditor General Act







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