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RPP Overview 2008-09

Planned spending for the Government of Canada

In 2008-09, a total of 127 federal organizations will deliver programs and services that contribute to economic, social, international and government affairs. Planned spending for the Government of Canada will reach a total of about $223.6 billion in 2008-09. This is $6.7 billion (or 3%) more than spending planned for 2007-08.

Planned spending numbers have been extracted from departmental and agency 2008-09 Reports on Plans and Priorities. Planned spending numbers include both budgetary and non-budgetary expenditures. For Crown corporations, which do not table an annual Report on Plans and Priorities, planned spending numbers have been taken from the Main Estimates 2008-09.

Government of Canada’s Planned Spending for 2007-08 & 2008-09
Spending Areas2007-08
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
$ Change% ChangeTrend
Economic Affairs93,763,647101,173,8987,410,2517.9Increase
Social Affairs44,565,75447,787,4473,221,6937.2Increase
International Affairs27,407,72527,356,088(51,637)(.2)Decrease
Government Affairs15,296,39912,634,751(2,661,648)(17.4)Decrease
Other Expenditures35,800,00034,821,575(978,425)(2.7)Decrease
Total Planned Spending216,833,525223,773,7596,940,2343.2Increase

This chart compares planned spending for the Government of Canada (2007-08 and 2008-09 fiscal year), by spending area (economic, social, international and government Affairs)


(1)  Other spending for 2008-09 includes $33.7 billion in public debt servicing and $1.1 billion in Consolidated specified purpose accounts (excluding Employment Insurance).
(2) Due to rounding, numbers may not sum exactly to totals.