Contribution Agreements Government Of Canada

11.3 The evaluation of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is generally published in July of each year. Member States must pay their contributions as soon as possible. Canada will attempt to pay within 45 days of receiving the assessments. No discount applies to the advance or timely payment of predispositions. 6.9 Finally, Industry Canada manages the Defence Industry Productivity Program (DIPP) and Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC). Both programs are in the repayment phase, which is the final stage of these programs. The objective of the DIPP, which ran from 1959 to 1995, was to develop and maintain defence-related industries capable of competing with domestic and export markets. Beneficiaries received $2 billion from 1985 on. Fifty-five percent of these DIPP contribution agreements were repayable. A repayable contribution is a contribution in which the recipient is expected to repay all or part of the amount or the government expects to receive a financial return. The conditions may indicate a date or dates of repayment or prescribe the particular periods or circumstances that determine the repayment. 10.1 With the exception of contributions to the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit), which may vary from year to year, the maximum amount to be paid to a beneficiary of a contribution may not exceed USD 250,000 per year. 6.11 The Committee examined whether Industry Canada had sufficient information to determine whether the Strategic Space and Defence Initiative (SADI) and the Bombardier CSeries program met their stated objectives and whether these programs were managed in accordance with the key requirements of the Treasury Strategy on Transfers and program conditions.

Our audit included the 24 SADI agreements signed prior to March 1, 2012 and the 2 Bombardier CSeries program agreements. We also examined whether the Department collected money that recipients were required to repay under two Defence Industry Productivity Program and Technology Partnerships Canada. The Court`s audit examined Industry Canada`s performance; we did not audit the recipients of public funds. A separate review of the reforms to the transfer payment program appears as Chapter 2 of this report, the reforms of the grants and contributions program. 6.27 We found that recipients provided all the progress reports required by the contribution agreements. Some reports were detailed and contained specific information not only on technical progress, but also on the results and benefits of the projects, while others did not clearly present the results and benefits achieved. . . .

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