On Clause 2,Candice Hoeppner moved, — That Bill C-350, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing line 15 on page 1 to line 31 on page 2 with the following:
78.1 (1) In furtherance of the purpose referred to in paragraph 3(c), any amount owed to an offender as a result of a monetary award made to the offender by a final decision of a court or tribunal pursuant to a legal action or proceeding against Her Majesty in right of Canada, or an agent or employee of Her Majesty for any act or omission in the performance of his or her duties, must be satisfied by the payment of, in the order of priority set out below,
(a) any amount owing by the offender as a result of a spousal or child support order made by a court of competent jurisdiction;
(b) any amount owing by the offender as a result of a restitution order made under section 738 or 739 of the Criminal Code;
(c) any victim surcharge imposed under section 737 of the Criminal Code that is owing by the offender; and
(d) any other amount owing by the offender as a result of a judgment awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) If an offender owes more than one amount described in any of paragraphs (1)(a) to (d), the amounts owed under that paragraph must be paid on a proportional basis if there are insufficient monies to fully satisfy them.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to any amount awarded in the decision for costs.
(4) Subsection (1) does not apply to any amount to be paid to an offender as a result of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement which came into force on September 19, 2007.
(5) In order to establish a right to receive a payment under subsection (1), a creditor must give written notice of the debt owed to him or her by the offender under any of paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) to the Service, in the prescribed form and manner and containing the prescribed information.
(6) In making payments under this section, Her Majesty must only take into account judgments or orders in respect of which a notice has been received under subsection (5).
(7) Any amount of the monetary award referred to in subsection (1) that remains after all payments have been made in accordance with subsections (1) to (6) must be paid to the offender.
(8) This section applies subject to any other Act of Parliament.
(9) Subsection 30(1) of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act does not apply to amounts referred to in section 78.1.
78.2 (1) In order to establish whether a person to whom Her Majesty owes an amount as a result of a monetary award made to them by a final decision of a court or tribunal is an offender, the affected departments and agencies and the Service may, subject to any other Act of Parliament, disclose to each other any information that is necessary to establish the person’s identity.
(2) If it is established that a person referred to in subsection (1) is an offender, the Service may disclose to the affected department or agency any information with respect to debts for which it has received notice under subsection 78.1(5).
78.3 The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting
(a) the administration and operation of the scheme established under section 78.1; and
(b) the disclosure of information under section 78.2.
Debate arose thereon.