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2013–14 Estimates


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Part I - Government Expenditure Plan

Introduction

Purpose

Expenditures made by government require the authority of Parliament. That authority is provided in two ways: annual Appropriation Acts, or Supply Bills, that specify the amounts and broad purposes for which funds can be spent; and other specific statutes that authorize payments and set out the amounts and time periods for those payments. The amounts approved in Appropriation Acts are referred to as voted amounts, and the expenditure authorities provided through other statutes are called statutory authorities.

Estimates documents are prepared to support Appropriation Acts. As such, the Estimates provide additional information on voted amounts included in the Appropriation Act. Forecasts of statutory amounts are also presented to provide a broader context.

Links with the Budget

The Budget Plan is a key policy document of the Government, announcing tax changes, new or enhanced programs and anticipated revenues. It also provides an economic forecast. While the Budget, like a Supply Bill, is also a confidence measure, the Budget does not provide parliamentary expenditure authority.

Given the differences in timing of the preparation of the Main Estimates and the Budget, it is not always possible to include emerging priorities and items announced in the Government's Budget in the Main Estimates. Additional requirements for initiatives included in the 2013 Budget will be presented in future Estimates.

The Estimates and Budget use different accounting methodologies. Estimates, with the focus on authority for payments in a fiscal year, are prepared on a near-cash basis. The Budget's economic forecast is prepared on a full accrual basis. A more complete explanation of the differences in methodology and a reconciliation between the annual results and amounts included in Estimates are presented in the Notes to the Financial Statements of the Government of Canada included in the Public Accounts. Volume II of Public Accounts presents government expenditures on the same basis as the Estimates, while Volume I of Public Accounts provides financial information corresponding to the Budget.

The Estimates Documents

The Estimates are comprised of three parts:

Part I - Government Expenditure Plan - provides an overview of the Government's requirements and changes in estimated expenditures from previous fiscal years.

Part II - Main Estimates - supports the appropriation acts with detailed information on the estimated spending and authorities being sought by each federal organization requesting appropriations.

Parts I and II are included in this volume and, in accordance with Standing Orders of the House of Commons, must be tabled on or before March 1.

Part III - Departmental Expenditure Plans - consists of two components:

The RPPs are typically tabled soon after the Main Estimates by the President of the Treasury Board.

The DPRs for the most recently completed fiscal year are tabled in the fall by the President of the Treasury Board.

Supplementary Estimates support Appropriation Acts presented later in the fiscal year. Supplementary Estimates present information on spending requirements that were either not sufficiently developed in time for inclusion in the Main Estimates or have subsequently been refined to account for developments in particular programs and services. Supplementary Estimates also provide information on changes to expenditure forecasts of major statutory items as well as on such items as: transfers of funds between votes; debt deletion; loan guarantees; and new or increased grants.

The Budget, Main and Supplementary Estimates and the Updates of Economic and Fiscal Projections reflect the Government's financial plans and resource allocation priorities at different points in the fiscal year. In combination with the subsequent reporting of financial results in the Public Accounts and of accomplishments achieved in Departmental Performance Reports, this material helps Parliament hold the Government to account for the allocation and management of public funds.

Changes to the presentation of the Main Estimates

Several changes have been made to the presentation of the 2013-14 Main Estimates document to increase the amount of information provided and improve the usability of the overall publication:

The 2011-12 actual expenditures are taken from the 2011-12 Public Accounts of Canada. 2012-13 Estimates to Date is the sum of the amounts presented in the 2012-13 Main Estimates and increases sought through the 2012-13 Supplementary Estimates A, B and C. Allocations from Treasury Board Central Votes are made through-out the year and the expenditure authority provided by these allocations is not included in Estimates to Date. In-year information on expenditure authorities is available in departmental Quarterly Financial Reports and final expenditure authority and actual expenditures for a fiscal year are reported in the Public Accounts of Canada.

The 2013-14 Program Alignment Architecture is used for the tables presenting information by Strategic Outcome and Program. If there has been a change in the Architecture, amounts for previous years have not been reclassified to the new structure and are reported as "Funds not allocated to the 2013-14 Program Alignment Architecture".

The Estimates documents are prepared to support Appropriation Acts. Other changes have been made to Part II of the Estimates to focus on the items in the Proposed Schedule to the Appropriations Bill:

Summary of Estimates

These Estimates support the government's request to Parliament for authority to expend through annual appropriations:

These voted expenditures require annual approval from Parliament which is sought through an appropriation bill. The bill provides the specific wording that governs the purpose and conditions under which expenditures can be made and the funds subject to these terms and conditions.

Statutory forecasts represent payments to be made under legislation previously approved by Parliament. Statutory forecasts are included in these Estimates to provide a more complete picture of total estimated expenditures. Of these forecasts, $165.5 billion is for budgetary expenditures including the cost of servicing the public debt. Recoveries on loans, investments and advances are expected to exceed expenditures by $41.0 billion.

Figure 1. Comparison of Estimates and Expenditures - Budgetary

The following chart shows a breakdown of budgetary net voted and statutory expenditures as compared to previous Supply and actual expenditures.

Figure 2. Comparison of Estimates and Expenditures - Non-budgetary

The following chart shows a breakdown of non-budgetary net voted and statutory expenditures as compared to previous Supply and actual expenditures.
Table 1. Comparison of Estimates and Expenditures (billions of dollars)
  2011-12 Expenditures 2012-13 Main Estimates 2012-13 Estimates To Date 2013-14 Main Estimates
Note: Totals may not add and may not agree with details presented later in this document due to rounding.
Budgetary
Voted
89.72 91.95 98.65 87.06
Statutory
158.13 159.95 160.38 165.48
Total Budgetary 247.84 251.90 259.03 252.54
Non-budgetary
Voted
0.49 0.08 0.08 0.07
Statutory
61.60 (1.86) (1.72) (41.02)
Total Non-budgetary 62.09 (1.78) (1.64) (40.95)

The following graphs present the voted and statutory components of Main Estimates and a comparison of Main Estimates over the last ten years of Main Estimates.

Figure 3. Long-term comparison of Main Estimates - Budgetary

The following chart presents the voted and statutory components of budgetary expenditures and a comparison of budgetary expenditures included in the last ten years of Main Estimates.

Figure 4. Composition of Estimates and Expenditures - Budgetary

The following chart presents the composition of Estimates by budgetary expenditure type.
Table 2. Composition of Estimates and Expenditures (billions of dollars)
  2011-12 Expenditures 2012-13 Main Estimates 2012-13 Estimates To Date 2013-14 Main Estimates
Note: Totals may not add and may not agree with details presented later in this document due to rounding.
Budgetary
Transfer Payments
150.70 154.68 158.70 159.23
Operating and capital
69.27 68.35 73.42 66.18
Public Debt
27.88 28.86 26.91 27.13
Total Budgetary 247.84 251.90 259.03 252.54
Non-budgetary
Loans, Investments and Advances
62.09 (1.78) (1.64) (40.95)
Total Non-budgetary 62.09 (1.78) (1.64) (40.95)

Composition of Estimates

The majority of expenditures in 2013-14 will be transfer payments - payments made to other levels of government, individuals and other organizations. Transfer payments make up approximately 63.05% of expenditures or $159.23 billion, operating and capital expenditures account for approximately 26.20% of expenditures or $66.18 billion, while public debt charges are approximately 10.74% of expenditures or $27.13 billion.

Public Debt Charges

Total interest costs are approximately 10.74% of expenditures or $27.1 billion, a projected decrease of $1.7 billion or 6.0% from previous Main Estimates and a $0.7 billion less than actual expenditures for 2011-12. The estimate has been revised down to reflect the decrease in the average forecast of interest rates by private sector economists for 2013-14, consistent with the 2012 Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections. Total interest costs are comprised of interest on unmatured debt of $18.4 billion and other interest costs of $8.7 billion. Interest on unmatured debt represents the interest resulting from certificates of indebtedness issued by the Government of Canada that have not yet become due. Other interest costs include interest on liabilities for federal public service pension plans, deposit and trust accounts and other specified purpose accounts.

Major Transfer Payments

Figure 5. Major Transfer Payments - Top 3

The following chart presents major transfers payments to other levels of government and to persons.

Figure 6. Major Transfer Payments - Top 3

The following chart presents major transfers payments to other levels of government and to persons.

Figure 7. Major Transfer Payments - Top 3

The following chart presents major transfers payments to other levels of government and to persons.
Table 3. Major Transfer Payments (billions of dollars)
  2011-12 Expenditures 2012-13 Main Estimates 2012-13 Estimates To Date 2013-14 Main Estimates
Note: Totals may not add and may not agree with details presented later in this document due to rounding.
Transfers to other levels of government
Canada Health Transfer
26.94 28.57 28.57 30.28
Fiscal Equalization
15.61 15.42 16.10 16.11
Canada Social Transfer
11.51 11.86 11.86 12.22
Territorial Financing
2.88 3.11 3.11 3.29
Wait Times Reduction Transfer
0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia
0.08 0.33 0.30 0.25
Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia
0.03 0.15 0.15 0.09
Payment to Ontario related to the Canada Health Transfer
(0.02) 0 0.09 0
Youth Allowances Recovery
(0.71) (0.75) (0.73) (0.77)
Alternative Payments for Standing Programs
(3.22) (3.39) (3.33) (3.50)
Total transfers to other levels of government 53.36 55.55 56.37 58.21
Transfers to persons
Elderly Benefits
38.06 40.14 40.42 42.63
Employment Insurance
17.65 18.50 18.50 18.90
Universal Child Care Benefits
2.69 2.75 2.75 2.79
Total transfers to persons 58.40 61.39 61.67 64.32
Total Major Transfer Payments 111.76 116.94 118.04 122.53

Major Transfer Payments

Major transfer payments - significant transfers to other levels of government and transfers to persons - are expected to be $122.5 billion, 77% of total estimated transfer payment expenditures.

As presented in the table, transfers to other levels of government are projected to total $58.2 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $2.7 billion over the previous year's Main Estimates and $4.8 billion more than actual expenditures in 2011-12.

The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) is a federal transfer provided to provinces and territories in support of health care. CHT support is provided through cash payments and tax point transfers and is subject to the five conditions of the Canada Health Act and the prohibitions against extra-billing and user fees. The cash transfer levels of the CHT will increase by $1.7 billion from forecasts at the end of 2012-13 to $30.3 billion in 2013-14, as a result of the 6% escalator announced in the September 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. As legislated in the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act (Budget 2012), the cash transfer of the CHT will continue to grow by 6% per year until 2017-18, when it will grow based on a 3-year moving average of nominal gross domestic product, with funding guaranteed to increase by at least 3% per year. Starting in 2014-15, the CHT will be distributed on an equal per capita cash basis.

Fiscal Equalization refers to unconditional transfer payments to provinces so that they can provide their residents with public services that are reasonably comparable to those in other provinces, at reasonably comparable levels of taxation. These payments will be $16.1 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $0.7 billion from the Main Estimates 2012-13, and $0.5 billion more than 2011-12 actual expenditures. The July 2012 Total Transfer Protection (TTP) payments of $679.7 million are included in the 2012-13 Estimates to date amounts. The TTP payments totalling $55.8 million announced in December 2012 are not included in the 2013-14 forecasts since these payments have not yet been legislated. TTP protects individual provinces against year-over-year declines in their total major cash transfers, including prior year TTP amounts.

The Canada Social Transfer (CST) is a federal transfer to provinces and territories in support of social assistance and social services, post-secondary education, and programs for children. For 2013-14, the increase of $355.8 million or 3.0%, to $12.2 billion, represents the legislated increase announced in Budget 2007. As legislated in the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act (Budget 2012), this growth rate of 3% per year will continue for 2014-15 and subsequent years.

Territorial Financing payments, provided through the Territorial Formula Financing (TFF) Program, are unconditional federal transfers provided to the three territorial governments that give territorial residents access to a range of public services comparable to those offered by provincial governments, at comparable levels of taxation. The transfers are based on a formula that fills the gap between the expenditure requirements and revenue-raising capacity of the territories. Applying the formula, these payments are forecast to be $3.3 billion in 2013-14, $177.6 million higher than the 2012-13 Estimates.

Wait Times Reduction Funding is part of the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care in which First Ministers committed to achieving reductions in wait times in priority areas such as cancer, heart, diagnostic imaging, joint replacements and sight restoration. Budget 2005 committed to a transfer of $5.5 billion for wait times reduction. Of this amount, $4.25 billion was provided to provinces and territories by way of third-party trusts. The remaining $1.25 billion is being paid in bi-monthly instalments totalling $250.0 million per year between

Additional Fiscal Equalization Payments to Nova Scotia are payments related to its 2005 Offshore Accord. Following the introduction of a new formula for Equalization in 2007, Nova Scotia was guaranteed that, on a cumulative basis beginning in 2008-09 over the lifetime of the Accord, the new formula would not reduce its Equalization payments and 2005 Offshore Accord payments when compared with what the province would have received under the formula that was in place when it signed its 2005 Offshore Accord. Based on the first calculation of 2013-14, Nova Scotia is entitled to an advance payment of $245.8 million in 2013-14, a decrease of $80 million when compared to Main Estimates 2012-13. However, the December 2012 official determination of 2012-13 (upon which payments will be made), is $297.3 million, which is reflected in the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2012-13.

The Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia is a payment related to its 2005 Offshore Accord. This Accord guaranteed the province that its Equalization payments would not be reduced due to offshore oil and gas revenues that entered the Equalization formula. This is derived by applying the Equalization formula with and without offshore oil and gas revenues and comparing the resulting Equalization payments. For the 2004-05 to 2011-12 period, an upfront payment of $830 million was provided to Nova Scotia in July 2005. This ensured that the province would receive at least that much in Accord compensation over the period. Offset amounts are calculated each year providing 100 percent protection from the inclusion of offshore revenues. In 2011-12, the cumulative draw down exceeded the advance payment. The province is expected to receive $89.5 million for 2013-14, a decrease of $56.6 million compared with the amount for 2012-13.

The Payment to Ontario Related to the Canada Health Transfer provides for separate payments to Ontario outside of the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) cash envelope for 2009-10 and 2010-11 to ensure its per capita cash entitlements in relation to the CHT are the same as for other Equalization-receiving provinces. The payment for 2009-10 of $489 million was a legislated fixed amount, whereas the payment for 2010-11 is formula-based, and payments are re-calculated along with each new CHT estimate. In all there are five calculations. Each recalculation is based on updated personal income tax data received from the Fiscal Policy Division of Finance Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency. The final calculation of this program will be made in September 2013. Amounts shown in 2011-12 and 2012-13 represent the impacts of the official recalculations.

The Youth Allowance Recovery relates to tax points transferred to the province of Quebec for the Youth Allowance program, which has since expired. The equivalent value of the tax point reduction is recovered each year from the province of Quebec. The change in recoveries for the Youth Allowances Recovery Program is entirely due to year-over-year changes to the value of federal personal income taxes, the recovery being a percentage of these taxes. For 2013-14, the forecast recovery of $770.3 million is $24.1 million higher than the initial 2012-13 forecast in Main Estimates and $37.6 million higher than the forecast in the 2012-13 Supplementary Estimates (C) due to higher forecast levels of federal personal income taxes.

Alternative Payments for Standing Programs represent recoveries from Quebec of an additional tax point transfer above and beyond the tax point transfer under the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and the Youth Allowances Recovery. The change in recoveries to the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs is entirely due to year-over-year changes to the value of federal personal income taxes, the recovery being a percentage of these taxes. For 2013-14, the forecast recovery of $3.5 billion is $111.3 million higher than the forecast in the 2012-13 Main Estimates and $171.3 million higher than that in 2012-13 Supplementary Estimates (C) due to higher forecast levels of federal personal income taxes.

Transfers to Persons

Transfers to persons are projected to be $64.3 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $3.0 billion over the 2012-13 Main Estimates and $5.9 billion more than actual expenditures in 2011-12.

Elderly benefits include Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Allowance payments. Elderly benefit payments are expected to be $42.6 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $2.5 billion over the 2012-13 Main Estimates and $4.6 million more than actual expenditures in 2011-12.

Employment Insurance benefits provides temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work or upgrade their skills. Employment insurance benefit payments are forecast to be $18.9 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $0.4 billion over the 2012-13 Main Estimates and $1.3 billion more than actual expenditures in 2011-12.

Universal Child Care benefits provides families with resources to support childcare choices, and is paid to families in monthly instalments of $100 per child under the age of six. Universal child care benefit payments are forecast to be $2.8 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $41 million over the 2012-13 Main Estimates and $97 million more than actual expenditures in 2011-12.

Estimates by Organization

One hundred thirty-five organizations are represented in the 2013-14 Estimates. More information about each organization can be found in Part II - Main Estimates.

Table 4. Estimates by Organization (dollars)
  2011-12 Expenditures 2012-13 Main Estimates 2012-13 Estimates To Date 2013-14 Main Estimates
Budgetary
Agriculture and Agri-Food
2,557,654,625 2,418,594,423 2,788,176,187 2,191,575,219
Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada
3,463,838 10,540,554 9,367,966 0
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
330,453,781 307,460,890 323,175,897 299,971,071
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
719,031,083 376,695,095 619,860,095 211,062,637
Auditor General
89,811,920 84,323,221 84,323,221 84,333,533
Canada Border Services Agency
1,835,296,950 1,776,020,276 2,037,698,000 1,680,153,024
Canada Council for the Arts
181,417,816 181,760,816 181,367,817 180,260,816
Canada Industrial Relations Board
13,698,924 12,993,896 12,993,896 13,553,965
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
2,048,258,589 2,139,812,000 2,139,812,000 2,100,578,000
Canada Post Corporation
22,210,000 22,210,000 22,210,000 22,210,000
Canada Revenue Agency
4,351,291,626 4,374,951,936 4,626,608,000 4,276,823,253
Canada School of Public Service
125,940,826 101,095,613 101,095,613 98,464,321
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
515,006,000 576,397,810 576,397,810 598,286,200
Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal
1,283,192 2,059,543 2,059,543 0
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1,134,319,060 1,074,319,060 1,106,519,060 1,064,769,060
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
5,290,324 4,984,002 4,984,002 4,971,152
Canadian Commercial Corporation
15,481,540 15,481,540 15,481,540 15,481,540
Canadian Dairy Commission
4,479,524 3,935,119 3,935,119 3,985,810
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
29,558,489 17,025,198 29,642,248 31,006,012
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
737,696,357 685,537,572 728,297,262 687,885,404
Canadian Forces Grievance Board
6,397,011 6,672,105 6,672,105 6,695,009
Canadian Grain Commission
34,820,012 5,452,010 32,248,237 22,167,708
Canadian Heritage
1,308,491,904 1,280,608,132 1,251,498,074 1,317,225,666
Canadian Human Rights Commission
24,262,323 23,086,498 23,086,498 22,461,289
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
5,239,794 4,510,620 4,510,620 4,521,383
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
1,009,091,392 977,943,365 1,003,614,375 967,653,157
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
5,560,612 6,614,729 6,614,730 6,035,504
Canadian International Development Agency
3,927,263,547 3,411,393,223 3,631,036,803 3,159,329,240
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
10,528,906 9,895,292 11,195,292 9,893,541
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
21,798,633 10,000,000 56,700,000 31,700,000
Canadian Museum of Civilization
65,198,130 62,453,730 63,360,382 57,418,730
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
13,824,600 9,950,000 9,950,000 18,450,000
Canadian Museum of Nature
28,591,766 33,134,904 33,134,904 25,834,904
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
48,599,691 51,151,277 54,135,363 51,791,133
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
136,069,164 123,828,943 132,760,244 132,901,485
Canadian Polar Commission
1,263,210 1,254,544 1,301,212 2,576,669
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
15,682,950 10,627,691 13,981,595 11,206,858
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
539,885,697 520,590,511 519,019,262 513,007,839
Canadian Space Agency
409,135,515 363,244,831 363,375,248 488,680,928
Canadian Tourism Commission
82,033,975 72,032,802 72,032,802 57,832,802
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board
31,793,781 30,053,968 30,053,968 29,568,209
Canadian Transportation Agency
29,307,687 27,279,376 27,279,376 27,660,522
Chief Electoral Officer
349,351,995 144,158,269 136,222,633 115,854,117
Citizenship and Immigration
1,583,490,747 1,545,476,223 1,564,139,949 1,655,418,818
Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
471,183,153 484,978,148 485,478,149 497,675,214
Communications Security Establishment
251,856,580 387,007,953 415,648,977 422,207,847
Copyright Board
2,541,273 3,118,008 3,118,008 3,127,995
Correctional Service of Canada
2,666,854,106 3,026,031,206 3,026,031,206 2,597,613,691
Courts Administration Service
73,222,412 64,829,782 67,857,794 68,490,773
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
305,920,895 300,751,431 308,906,006 254,931,372
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
77,191,000 57,268,000 60,667,000 51,763,000
Environment
1,008,476,256 972,700,109 1,040,947,947 959,359,318
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
230,459,808 218,810,587 261,156,578 222,812,766
Finance
84,141,930,000 85,385,604,879 85,112,119,494 87,611,841,751
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
59,228,080 52,230,244 54,043,613 51,402,907
First Nations Statistical Institute
3,957,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 0
Fisheries and Oceans
1,880,882,767 1,665,807,049 1,754,140,168 1,668,889,385
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
2,482,465,566 2,582,131,547 2,637,360,384 2,311,648,594
Governor General
21,727,391 19,783,369 19,783,369 20,047,931
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission
4,530,969 4,522,751 4,542,751 3,732,855
Health
3,786,299,686 3,347,801,110 3,656,003,745 3,292,207,430
House of Commons
427,234,906 445,935,033 463,022,489 428,770,693
Human Resources and Skills Development
45,953,451,887 47,647,976,655 48,796,702,019 50,525,088,121
Immigration and Refugee Board
140,808,624 145,654,987 145,279,223 122,919,932
Indian Affairs and Northern Development
7,880,883,137 7,718,288,276 8,385,548,115 7,904,970,562
Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission
19,245,153 7,704,000 7,704,000 9,686,945
Industry
1,446,710,180 1,305,274,060 1,472,874,647 1,160,225,456
International Development Research Centre
237,907,649 241,432,539 241,646,094 225,390,066
International Joint Commission (Canadian Section)
8,051,096 6,675,802 6,675,802 6,741,805
Justice
745,007,765 694,558,705 718,021,067 657,476,767
Library and Archives of Canada
112,021,363 117,743,529 118,368,443 98,346,695
Library of Parliament
41,307,604 42,631,056 44,466,056 42,949,558
Marine Atlantic Inc.
183,290,595 185,376,000 185,376,000 154,430,000
Military Police Complaints Commission
4,922,920 4,573,720 8,588,946 5,615,071
National Arts Centre Corporation
35,781,174 35,631,174 35,706,175 33,796,174
National Battlefields Commission
9,804,355 9,244,466 9,244,466 8,588,323
National Capital Commission
107,486,096 124,870,834 125,555,836 116,457,834
National Defence
20,218,757,861 19,799,128,095 20,678,142,610 17,985,310,381
National Energy Board
64,375,613 59,087,083 64,977,944 62,436,291
National Film Board
66,852,578 66,782,204 66,782,204 62,890,037
National Gallery of Canada
49,586,146 48,206,120 48,206,120 43,426,120
National Museum of Science and Technology
30,304,286 28,931,340 28,946,341 26,491,340
National Parole Board
52,188,432 51,488,613 51,391,414 48,679,516
National Research Council of Canada
698,503,582 700,511,537 852,290,714 820,009,430
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
5,363,797 5,240,430 5,240,430 0
Natural Resources
3,352,172,605 2,811,857,207 2,489,414,620 2,767,014,238
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
1,085,737,592 1,046,605,320 1,073,777,500 1,045,058,973
Northern Pipeline Agency
2,107,613 3,225,320 3,225,320 3,123,930
Office of Infrastructure of Canada
4,540,110,273 5,105,563,497 5,309,080,822 3,924,705,788
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
4,861,590 4,628,368 4,628,368 4,423,541
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
22,355,036 20,611,145 20,611,145 23,871,668
Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner
1,942,428 2,104,596 2,394,596 2,112,886
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
6,637,861 7,132,288 7,132,288 7,035,401
Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women
29,434,826 29,421,778 29,755,112 29,617,167
Office of the Correctional Investigator
4,936,667 4,663,451 4,654,003 4,676,785
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
156,443,650 174,255,151 175,056,637 162,429,112
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
(12,604,812) 909,369 909,369 909,369
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada
38,790,696 36,313,667 36,313,667 43,629,683
Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc.
30,373,000 25,173,000 25,173,000 24,472,000
Parks Canada Agency
678,011,905 648,228,197 749,129,989 597,035,269
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
11,754,375 11,832,395 11,832,395 10,944,073
PPP Canada Inc.
287,700,000 287,700,000 287,700,000 265,200,000
Privy Council
155,429,813 126,767,388 132,867,054 123,409,904
Public Appointments Commission Secretariat
135,080 1,067,672 1,067,672 0
Public Health Agency of Canada
636,499,537 616,481,573 617,966,996 579,236,460
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
401,564,796 432,745,113 622,603,292 440,910,923
Public Sector Integrity Commission
5,665,863 5,656,072 5,656,072 5,674,899
Public Service Commission
105,605,883 92,712,454 93,550,868 89,949,594
Public Service Labour Relations Board
13,446,701 13,732,067 13,732,067 13,774,423
Public Service Staffing Tribunal
4,936,076 5,426,302 5,426,302 5,443,445
Public Works and Government Services
2,793,508,544 2,364,254,603 2,749,594,215 2,617,975,950
Registry of the Competition Tribunal
1,588,696 2,326,003 2,326,003 2,331,323
Registry of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal
1,686,603 1,834,080 1,834,080 1,834,375
Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal
2,434,276 2,847,056 2,847,056 1,005,559
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
2,974,575,811 2,553,709,628 2,816,555,966 2,758,076,493
Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
1,691,892 938,724 1,645,676 934,412
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission
7,880,902 5,400,474 8,041,947 5,425,682
Security Intelligence Review Committee
2,833,554 2,534,048 2,677,704 2,766,304
Senate Ethics Officer
799,442 807,297 807,297 788,294
Shared Services Canada
622,344,223 1,474,115,798 1,519,453,733 1,398,106,056
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
697,853,661 688,153,011 696,491,418 682,749,959
Standards Council of Canada
8,059,060 7,629,000 9,729,000 9,729,000
Statistics Canada
744,111,844 454,681,353 454,681,353 400,620,413
Supreme Court of Canada
31,455,188 29,816,858 29,816,858 30,656,211
Telefilm Canada
105,667,144 105,667,144 105,667,144 99,622,354
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited
13,994,307 14,983,000 26,224,693 13,000,000
The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.
97,329,991 150,363,000 182,933,000 203,590,000
The Senate
89,979,680 92,215,846 92,215,846 92,517,029
Transport
1,281,190,965 2,072,411,559 2,090,429,453 1,512,018,362
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
1,856,205 1,411,776 1,661,777 1,419,871
Treasury Board Secretariat
2,504,508,177 5,685,174,258 6,639,949,859 5,662,899,768
Veterans Affairs
3,497,087,250 3,568,014,791 3,631,616,154 3,637,899,334
Veterans Review and Appeal Board
12,746,298 11,501,429 11,501,429 11,556,729
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
493,795,244 306,490,000 475,651,000 187,783,000
Western Economic Diversification
195,283,481 176,306,756 194,410,117 178,700,849
Total Organizations 228,166,212,739 232,277,334,920 239,407,913,224 232,578,373,332
Employment Insurance Operating Account 19,677,343,025 19,618,314,602 19,618,314,602 19,956,684,127
Total Budgetary 247,843,555,764 251,895,649,522 259,026,227,826 252,535,057,459
Non-budgetary
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
(2,973,306,859) (2,769,596,000) (2,769,596,000) (41,866,564,000)
Canadian Dairy Commission
4,246,778 0 0 0
Canadian International Development Agency
107,870,472 83,307,439 95,798,812 81,595,260
Citizenship and Immigration
2,722,769 1 1 0
Correctional Service of Canada
313 0 0 0
Finance
64,011,953,162 20,610,642 80,888,643 2
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
1,855,458 0 0 0
Human Resources and Skills Development
898,256,277 809,592,184 872,131,283 760,632,426
Indian Affairs and Northern Development
49,165,062 78,603,000 78,603,000 70,303,000
Industry
0 800,000 800,000 800,000
National Defence
(6,970,502) 0 0 0
Public Works and Government Services
(7,870,286) 0 0 0
Veterans Affairs
1,137 0 0 0
Total Non-budgetary 62,087,923,781 (1,776,682,734) (1,641,374,261) (40,953,233,312)

Structure of these Estimates

Votes

The basic structural units of the Estimates are the Votes. The following kinds of Votes appear in the Estimates:

A program expenditures vote is used when there is no requirement for either a separate "capital expenditures" vote or a "grants and contributions" vote because neither equals or exceeds $5 million. In this case, all expenditures are charged to the one vote.

An operating expenditures vote is used when there is also a requirement for either a "capital expenditures" vote or a "grants and contributions" vote or both; that is, when expenditures of either type equal or exceed $5 million. Where they do not, the appropriate expenditures are included in the "program expenditures" vote.

A capital expenditures vote is used when capital expenditures equal or exceed $5 million. Expenditure items in a "capital expenditures" vote would include items expected to exceed $10,000 for the acquisition of land, buildings and works, as well as the acquisition of machinery and equipment, or for purposes of constructing or creating assets, where a department expects to draw upon its own labour and materials, or employs consultants or other services or goods. Different threshold limits may be applied for different capital expenditure classes at the departmental level.

A grants and contributions vote is used when grants and/or contributions expenditures equal or exceed $5 million. It should be noted that the inclusion of a grant, contribution or other transfer payment item in the Estimates imposes no requirement to make a payment, nor does it give a prospective recipient any right to the funds. It should also be noted that in the vote wording, the meaning of the word "contributions" is considered to include "other transfer payments" because of the similar characteristics of each.

A non-budgetary vote, identified by the letter "L", provides authority for spending in the form of loans or advances to, and investments in, Crown corporations; and loans or advances for specific purposes to other governments, international organizations or persons or corporations in the private sector.

Where it is necessary to appropriate funds for a payment to a Crown corporation or for the expenditures of a legal entity that is part of a larger program, a separate vote is established. Where this is the case, a separate vote structure is established for each. A legal entity for these purposes is defined as a unit of government operating under an Act of Parliament and responsible directly to a Minister.

To support the Treasury Board in performing its statutory responsibilities for managing the government's financial, human and materiel resources, a number of special authorities are required and these are outlined below.

The Government Contingencies vote serves to supplement other appropriations and to provide for miscellaneous, urgent or unforeseen expenditures not otherwise provided for, including grants and contributions not listed in the Estimates and the increase of the amount of grants listed in these Estimates, where those expenditures are within the legal mandate of a government organization, and authority to re-use any sums allotted and repaid to this appropriation from other appropriations.

The Government-Wide Initiatives vote supplements other appropriations in support of the implementation of strategic management initiatives in the Public Service of Canada.

The Public Service Insurance vote provides for the payment of the employer's share of health, income maintenance and life insurance premiums; for payments to or in respect of provincial health insurance plans; provincial payroll taxes; pension, benefit and insurance plans for employees engaged locally outside Canada; and to return to certain employees their share of the unemployment insurance premium reduction.

The Operating Budget Carry Forward vote supplements other appropriations for the operating budget carry forward from the previous fiscal year.

The Paylist Requirements vote supplements other appropriations for requirements related to parental and maternity allowances, entitlements on cessation of service or employment and adjustments made to terms and conditions of service or employment of the public service including members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Forces, where these have not been provided from the Compensation Adjustments Vote.

The Capital Budget Carry Forward vote supplements other appropriations for the capital budget carry forward from the previous fiscal year.

Presentation by Organization

The individual organizational presentation is made up of various sections, as explained below. Where a section is not appropriate, it does not appear in the presentation.

Raison d'être - This section provides a brief explanation of why the organization exists and the benefits it provides to the Canadians.

Organizational Estimate - This section shows, by Vote, the amounts included in the organization's Main Estimates. For information purposes, the section also includes a summary of statutory forecasts. Abbreviated Vote wordings are used in this section. Complete vote wording is shown in the Proposed Schedules to the Appropriation Bill following Part II, and detailed statutory forecasts are found in the on-line annex.

Highlights - In this section, the department, agency or Crown Corporation provides an explanation of the major item or items that give rise to a year-over-year financial change in Main Estimates, or, where there has not been a material year-over-year change, the department or agency may reference priorities in the Report on Plans and Priorities or Corporate Plan.

Transfer Payments - If applicable, this table provides a listing of transfer payments for the upcoming year. A transfer payment is a grant, contribution or other payment made for the purpose of furthering program objectives but for which no goods or services are received.

Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program - This table shows budgetary expenditures at the Strategic Outcome and Program levels of the department's 2013-14 Program Alignment Architecture. Additional information on nature of expenditure by Program is provided in the on-line annex.

Changes to these Estimates

The purpose of this section is to provide a reconciliation of these Estimates with the previous year's Main Estimates in the following areas:

Changes to Government Organization and Structure

Following the tabling of the 2012-13 Main Estimates on February 28, 2012 and pursuant to the Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, these changes were reflected in Supplementary Estimates (A), 2012-13:

Indian Affairs and Northern Development - Order in Council P.C. 2012-0286 transfers to the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development the control and supervision of the portion of the federal public administration in the Department of Canadian Heritage known as the Urban Aboriginal Youth and Community Programs Unit, effective April 1, 2012.

The following structure changes were reflected in Supplementary Estimates (B), 2012-13:

Public Health Agency of Canada - Order in Council P.C. 2012-0950 transfers to the Public Health Agency of Canada the control and supervision of the portions of the federal public administration in the Department of Health known as the International Affairs Directorate and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, effective June 30, 2012.

Health - Order in Council P.C. 2012-0965 transfers to the Department of Health the control and supervision of the portions of the federal public administration in the Public Health Agency of Canada known as the Communications Directorate, the Human Resources Directorate, the Information Management and Information Technology Directorate, the Facilities and Safety Division, the Integrated Security Services Division, the Access to Information and Privacy Office, the Financial Policy, Systems and Operations Division, and the Assets and Material Management Division; and to the Public Health Agency of Canada the control and supervision of the portions of the federal public administration in the Department of Health known as the Audit and accountability Bureau and the Departmental Performance Measurement and Evaluation Directorate, effective June 30, 2012.

There were changes to the structure of Government reflected in Supplementary Estimates (C), 2012-13:

Health - Order in Council P.C. 2012-1136 transferred the control and supervision of the remaining activities of the Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada to Health, effective September 30, 2012.

The following structure change was made through these Estimates:

Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada - Order in Council P.C. 2012-1136 transfered the control and supervision of the remaining activities of the Assisted Human Reproduction Agency of Canada to Health, effective September 30, 2012.

Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal - Pursuant to a decision by "The Executive" to accelerate by one year the provision in the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal will cease its operations as of April 1, 2013.

First Nations Statistical Institute - Division 49 of the Jobs, Growth Long-term Prosperity Act announced that First Nations Statistical Institute ceased its operations in 2012; as such no funding provided in the 2013-14 Main Estimates.

Public Appointments Commission Secretariat - Order in Council P.C. 2012-0964 repeals Order in Council P.C. 2006-0223 which established the Public Appointments Commission.

Changes in Voted Authorities

The "Changes in Voted Authorities" sub-section details those Votes which contain specific authorities that differ from those included in the previous year's Main Estimates as well as new expenditure authorities appearing for the first time. In light of the House of Commons Speaker's rulings in 1981, the government has made a commitment that the only legislation that will be enacted through the Estimates process, other than cases specifically authorized by Statute, will be previous Appropriation Acts. Proposed changes to existing wording are underlined for ease of reference.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Canadian International Development Agency - Votes L35 and L40 wording was modified by changing the effective date "… April 1, 2013 and ending on March 31, 2014".

Health - Public Health Agency of Canada - Vote 45 wording was modified by adding "… inspection services …".

Industry - Statistics Canada - Vote 105 was modified by adding the following text "… to offset associated expenditures, including revenues from the provision of internal support services to other organizations …".

National Defence - Department - Vote 1 was modified with the following "… future years), authority subject to the direction of the Treasury Board, to make recoverable expenditures or advances in respect of materials supplied to or services performed on behalf of individuals, corporations, outside agencies and other governments and pursuant to paragraph 29.1(2)(a) of the Financial Administration Act, authority to expend revenue received during the fiscal year, to offset related expenditures for the purposes of this Vote including …".

Parliament - House of Commons - Vote 5 wording was modified by removing "… allowances in lieu of residence to the Speaker of the House of Commons, and in lieu of an apartment to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons …".

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness - National Parole Board - Vote 35 wording was modified by changing "… pardon …" with "… record suspension …".

Public Works and Government Services - Old Port of Montreal Inc. - Resulting from the change in government structure (P.C. 2012-1583), Vote 10 wording was modified with the following text "Payments to the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc. or to the Crown corporation to which it is amalgamated for operating and capital expenditures of the Old Port of Montreal Division".



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