Notes to the Financial Statements
Year ended March 31, 2011


b) Net cash provided by Government of Canada
The Agency operates within the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), which is administrated by the Receiver General for Canada. All cash received by the Agency is deposited to the CRF and all cash disbursements made by the Agency are paid from the CRF.

The net cash provided by Government is the difference between all cash receipts and all cash disbursements including transactions between departments of the federal government.

c) Due from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF)
Due from the CRF represents the net amount of cash that the Agency is entitled to draw from the CRF without further authorities to discharge its liabilities. These amounts have been charged to current or prior years' authorities but will be paid in the future.

d) Revenues
Revenues for fees, permits and certificates are recognized in the accounts based on the services provided in the year.

Funds received from external parties for specified purposes are recorded upon receipt as deferred revenue. Revenue from external parties for specified purposes is recognized in the period in which the related expenses are incurred.

Other revenues are accounted for in the period in which the underlying transaction or event occurred that gave rise to the revenues.

e) Expenses
Expenses are recorded on an accrual basis:

f) Employee future benefits