Service Fee

National Battlefields Commission

2017 to 2018 Fees Report

Table of contents

Minister’s Message

On behalf of the National Battlefields Commission, I am pleased to present the 2017 to 2018 Report on Fees.

On June 22, 2017, the Service Fees Act received royal assent, thereby repealing the User Fees Act.

The Service Fees Act introduces a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through enhanced reporting to Parliament, improved transparency and oversight. The act provides for:

  • a streamlined approach to consultation and the approval of new or modified fees;
  • a requirement to have performance standards and report against these standards, along with a policy to remit fees to fee payers when standards are not met;
  • an automatic annual fee adjustment by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to ensure that fees keep pace with inflation; and
  • annual detailed reporting to Parliament in order to increase transparency.

This 2017 to 2018 Fees Report is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act. The report includes new information such as a detailed listing of all fees along with future year fee amounts. Additional fee information will be included starting next fiscal year, once the NBC fully transitions to the Service Fees Act regime.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight embodied by the reporting regime of the Service Fees Act, and I fully endorse the National Battlefields Commission’s efforts to transition to this modern framework.

 

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

General fees information

The tables that follow provide information on each category of fees, including:

    • the name of the fee category
    • the date that the fee (or fee category) was introduced and last amended (if applicable)
    • service standards
    • performance results against these standards
    • financial information regarding total costs, total revenues and remissions

In addition to the information presented by fee category, there is a summary of the financial information for all fees as well as a listing of fees under the department’s authority. This listing includes the existing fee dollar amounts and the adjusted dollar fee amount for a future year.

General and financial information by fee category

General information

Fee category Provision of a service - animation
Fee setting authority Authority under An Act respecting the National Battlefields at Quebec, S.C. 1908, c. 57 and its amendments
Year introduced 1908 Authority
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard Not subjected
Performance results Not subjected
Other information See rates on website

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017
Revenue
2017 to 2018
Revenue
2017 to 2018
Cost*
2017 to 2018
Remissions
293,795 325,010 503,728 Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.

 


General information

Fee catogery Use of a facility – Museum, ground use and parking
Fee-setting authority Authority under An Act respecting the National Battlefields at Quebec, S.C. 1908, c. 57 and its amendments
Year introduced 1908 Authority
Year last amended Sans objet
Service standard Not subjected
Performance results Not subjected
Other information See rates on website

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017
Revenue
2017 to 2018
Revenue
2017 to 2018
Cost*
2017 to 2018
Remissions
1,639,571 1,841,878 6,141,173 Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.

 


Financial totals for all fee categories

Total revenues, cost and remissions (dollars)

2016 to 2017
Total revenue
2017 to 2018
Total revenue
2017 to 2018
Total cost1
2017 to 2018
Total remissions
1,933,366 2,166,888 6,644,901 Not applicable

Note: the totals are the sums of the revenues, costs and remissions reported for all fee categories in the “Financial information” tables.

 

Fees under the department’s authority

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fees2017 to 2018
Fee amounts
2019 to 2020
Adjusted fee amount*
Future fee amount and fiscal year†
Animation activities Between $3 and $60 or flat rate Exempt Exempt
Exhibition ticketing Between $2 and $15 or flat rate Exempt Exempt
Parking Between $2 and $18 or daily rate or $30 and $150 for monthly rate Exempt Exempt
Use of the grounds See table of rates Exempt Exempt
Administration fee for filing a ground use application $34.79 Exempt Exempt

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscalyear by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.

† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.