of Bill :
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
1 Section 4.01 of the Municipal Assistance Act, chapter M-19 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by adding after subsection (4) the following:
4.01(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the amount of the unconditional grant of a municipality for the year 2004 shall be 90% of the amount of the unconditional grant of that municipality for the year 2003.
2 Section 4.4 of the French version of the Act is amended by striking out "Ministre" and substituting "lieutenant-gouverneur en conseil".
3 The Act is amended by adding after section 13 the following:
13.1 For the year 2004, the Minister shall pay to each municipality listed in Column I of Schedule A a special grant in the amount listed beside the municipality in Column II of Schedule A.
4 The Act is amended by adding after section 16 the following:
Village of Aroostook
Village of Bas-Caraquet
Village of Bath
City of Bathurst
Village of Blackville
City of Campbellton
Village of Canterbury
Village of Charlo
Village of Dorchester
Village of Eel River Crossing
Town of Hartland
Village of Lac Baker
Village of McAdam
Village of Minto
Village of Paquetville
Village de Pointe-Verte
Village of Rivière-Verte
Town of St. Leonard
Village of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska
Saint-Louis de Kent
Village of Tracy
5(1) Section 1 of this Act shall be deemed to have come into force on August 31, 2003.
5(2) Section 2 of this Act shall be deemed to have come into force on August 31, 1993.
The English and French versions are made consistent. The existing provision reads as follows:
4.4 Le Ministre doit, au plus tard le 31 août de l'année qui précède celle pour laquelle la subvention sans condition doit être déterminée ou aussitôt que praticable par la suite, fixer le montant total de la subvention sans condition pour les districts de services locaux.