On behalf of the Canada School of Public Service (the School), I am pleased to present the Fees Report 2017 to 2018.
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 for services to have service standards and reporting 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
- annual detailed reporting to Parliament in order to increase transparency
This Fees Report 2017 to 2018 is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act. The report includes information on the School's fees.
I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act's reporting regime embodies.
The Honourable Joyce Murray
President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government