Ex-Gratia Payments to Any Person or Entity that Should Receive those Payments on Behalf of a Deceased Person who was a Chinese Head Tax Payer or who was in a Conjugal Relationship with a Head Tax Payer, Order Respecting

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Order Respecting Ex-Gratia Payments to Any Person or Entity that Should Receive those Payments on Behalf of a Deceased Person who was a Chinese Head Tax Payer or who was in a Conjugal Relationship with a Head Tax Payer

SI/2009-24Registration 2009-04-15
Order Respecting Ex-Gratia Payments to Any Person or Entity that Should Receive those Payments on Behalf of a Deceased Person who was a Chinese Head Tax Payer or who was in a Conjugal Relationship with a Head Tax Payer
P.C. 2009-423 2009-03-26Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Treasury Board, hereby makes the annexed Order Respecting Ex-Gratia Payments to Any Person or Entity that Should Receive those Payments on Behalf of a Deceased Person who was a Chinese Head Tax Payer or who was in a Conjugal Relationship with a Head Tax Payer.Interpretation

1 In this Order, Minister means the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Authorization

2 The Minister is hereby authorized, on application under subsection 3(1), to make an ex-gratia payment of $20,000 to any person or entity that, in the opinion of the Minister, should receive the payment on behalf of a person who, at the time of their death,

(a) met the criteria set out in section 2 of the Order Respecting Ex-Gratia Payments to Chinese Head Tax PayersFootnote 1 but had not made an application under that Order; or
Return to footnote 1SI/2006-109

(b) met the criteria set out in section 2 of the Order Respecting Ex-Gratia Payments to Persons who were in Conjugal Relationships with now Deceased Chinese Head Tax Payers or to Designated BeneficiariesFootnote 2 but had not made an application under that Order.
Return to footnote 2SI/2006-137

Application

3 (1) An application for an ex-gratia payment referred to in this Order must have been made to the Minister on or before March 31, 2008, in the form approved by the Minister and supported by any evidence that the Minister considers necessary.
(2) If an application was submitted after March 31, 2008 but on or before March 31, 2009, the application may be accepted by the Minister if he or she is satisfied that the applicant was unable to submit the application before that date because of facts or circumstances beyond the control of the applicant.

Payment

4 Each payment shall be a one-time lump sum payment.

No Crown Liability

5 Payments made under this Order shall not be construed as an admission of liability on the part of the Crown.