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Section III – Supplementary Information

A. Financial Highlights

The financial highlights presented within this document are intended to serve as a general overview of the Office of the Registrar's financial position and operations. The financial statements can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website at

($ millions)
Condensed Statement of Financial Position
At End of Year (March 31, 2009)
% Change 2009 2008
Total Assets (16.9) 6.9 8.3
Total Liabilities 18.0 7.9 6.7
Total Equity (162.5) (1.0) 1.6
Total (16.9) 6.9 8.3

* With the completion of the courtroom modernization project, a significant amount of amortization was recorded in 2008-09 as opposed to 2007-08, which accounts for the decrease of 16.9% in total assets.

($ millions)
Condensed Statement of Operations
At End of Year (March 31, 2009)
% Change 2009 2008
Total Expenses 5.4 41.1 39.0
Total Revenues (33.3) 0.2 0.3
Net Cost of Operations 5.7 40.9 38.7

An increase in salary and benefits as well as a significant amount of amortization due to the completion of the courtroom modernization project contribute largely to an overall increase in total expenses for 2009 of 5.4% over 2008.

Total revenues decreased by 33.3% from 2008 due to a decrease in other fees and charges (mainly due to photocopy revenue and filing fees) as well as a decrease in the Judges' contribution to pension costs. The decrease in pension revenue arises from a vacancy on the bench for approximately five months in 2008-09.

B. List of Supplementary Information Tables

Other financial tables are located on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's website at

Table 1: Sources of Non-Respendable Revenue
Table 2: User Fees
Table 3: Details on Project Spending
Table 4: Internal Audits and Evaluations

C. Other Items of Interest

i) For Further Information

Supreme Court of Canada Building
301 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0J1
World Wide Web:

General Enquiries
Telephone: (613) 995-4330
Fax: (613) 996-3063

Roger Bilodeau - Registrar
Telephone: (613) 996-9277

Louise Meagher - Deputy Registrar
Telephone: (613) 996-7521

Lynn Potter - Director General
Corporate Services
Telephone: (613) 996-0429

Catherine Laforce - Director
Information Management and Technology Branch
Telephone: (613) 947-0682

Rosalie Fox, Director
Library Branch
Telephone: (613) 996-9971

ii) Listing of Statutory and Departmental Reports

Supreme Court Reports
Pursuant to Section 17 of the Supreme Court Act, the Registrar or the Deputy Registrar, as the Chief Justice directs, is responsible for the publication of the judgments of the Court in the Supreme Court Reports, which include all the reasons for judgment rendered by the Court in a given calendar year.

iii) Legislation Administered

Supreme Court Act, R.S.C., 1985, C.S-26 as amended
Judges Act, R.S.C., 1985, C.J-1 as amended