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Section III - Supplementary Information

3.1 Financial Highlights

For more information on Transport Canada’s financial statements, please visit our website.

3.1.1 Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations

($ millions)
Future-oriented Condensed Statement of Operations
For the Year (Ended March 31, 2012)
Total Expenses 1,789
Total Revenues 395
Net Cost of Operations 1,394 

These figures are prepared on an accrual basis and therefore differ from the planned spending numbers in other sections of this Report on Plans and Priorities.

3.2 Supplementary Information Tables

The following tables were submitted electronically. You can find all the 2011-2012 Report on Plans and Priorities electronic Supplementary Information Tables on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website.

  • Details on Transfer Payment Programs
  • Greening Government Operations
  • Horizontal Initiatives
  • Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations
  • Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue
  • Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects
  • Summary of Capital Spending by Program Activity

Section IV - Other Items of Interest

4.1 Sustainable Development

Theme I - Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality

Theme II - Maintaining Water Quality and Availability

Theme III - Protecting Nature

Theme IV - Shrinking the Environmental Footprint - Beginning with Government

Based on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, Transport Canada will:

  • provide more specific information on Transport Canada activities that support the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy;
  • strengthen the application of strategic environmental assessments by ensuring that the Government’s environmental goals are taken into account when pursuing social and economic goals; and
  • pursue best reporting practices on summary information on the results of strategic environmental assessments linked to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goals and targets to make environmental decision-making more transparent.

To learn more about Transport Canada’s activities to support sustainable development, please visit our website, and for complete details on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, please visit Environment Canada’s website.

4.2 Gender-Based Analysis

Consistent with the Canadian government's commitment at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, Transport Canada will systematically integrate gender-based analysis into its policy, planning and decision-making processes. The Department will analyze the impact its policies, programs and activities might have on people because of their gender and will take into consideration the differences in obstacles, barriers and conditions faced by men and women in all their diversity, so that the overarching goal of gender equality will be attained in all aspects of its mandate and responsibilities.

4.3 Relevant Websites

Acts and Regulations

Advantage Canada Framework

Airports Capital Assistance Program

Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative

Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy

Aviation Safety Program Activity

Aviation Security Program Activity

Blue Sky International Air Policy

Cabinet Directive on Streamlining Regulation

Canada's Gateways

Canadian Aviation Regulations

Canadian Transport Emergency Centre

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Detroit River International Crossing


Environment Canada

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Finance and Administration

Gateways and Border Crossings Fund

Gateways and Corridors Program Activity

International Civil Aviation Organization

International Maritime Organization

Main Estimates

Marine Atlantic Inc.

Marine Safety Program Activity

Marine Security Program Activity

National Policy Framework for Strategic Gateways and Trade Corridors

The New Wave: Marine Safety’s Strategic Plan 2009-2015

Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy

Operation Lifesaver

Policy on Management of Resources, Results and Structures

Rail Safety Program Activity

Road Safety Program Activity

Surface and Intermodal Security Program Activity

Transport Canada Website

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Portfolio

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Activity

Transportation and the Environment

Transportation in Canada Annual Report

Transportation Innovation Program Activity

Transportation Marketplace Frameworks Program Activity

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

Whole-of-Government Framework

[1] Source: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – Whole-of-Government Framework.

[2] Marketplace framework is the legislative and regulatory environment within which transportation service providers operate.

[3] Gateways link Canada to its international trading partners. Corridors, in turn, link gateways to each other and to major North American markets.

[4] A Program is defined as a group of related resource inputs and activities that are designed and managed to address specific needs, achieve intended results, and are treated as a budgetary unit. The Program Activity represents the largest identifiable program(s) that the Department manages.

[5] The Productivity Index measures the annual percent change in the quantity of output as a ratio of the quantity of various inputs including labour, capital, fuel and overhead. Transport Canada uses this index to measure the productivity of various modes of transport. Measuring the productivity of the sector enable us to measure the efficiency progress of transportation policies and regulatory controls under the strategic outcome Efficient Transportation System. The assumption is that increases in the efficiency of the transportation system will increase productivity.

[6] The main greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, which contribute to global warming.

[7] CO2 equivalent is a measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases based on their global warming potential relative to that of carbon dioxide.

[8] Operational priorities improve Transport Canada’s ability to achieve better results for Canadians through improvements to how programs are delivered.

[9] Management priorities focus on improving Transport Canada’s management practices, controls or systems in such areas as human resources, risk management, real property management.

[10] Corporate Risk Profile helps Transport Canada establish a direction for managing departmental risks. The profile presents a snapshot of the Department’s risk status at a particular point in time.

[11] Performance Measurement Framework is a program tool, which helps managers focus on measuring and reporting on departmental outcomes and expected results.

[12] Expected result is an outcome towards which Transport Canada is contributing through various activities in its Program Activity Architecture.

[13] Performance indicator is a statistic or parameter that, tracked over time, provides information on trends in the condition of an activity.

[14] Target is a specific performance goal tied to a performance indicator against which actual performance will be compared.

[15] The description of this Program Activity will be revised in the near future.

[16] Gross capital stock is the value of all fixed assets still in use, at the actual or estimated current purchasers’ prices for new assets of the same type, irrespective of the age of the assets.

[17] Emission intensity is the amount of a pollutant emitted per unit of activity.

[18] Air issues such as smog and acid rain result from the presence of, and interactions between, a group of pollutants known as criteria air contaminants and some related pollutants. Criteria air contaminants refer to a group of pollutants that include sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide and ammonia.

[19] Ballast is defined as any solid or liquid that is brought on board a vessel to increase the draft, change the trim, regulate the stability or maintain stress loads within acceptable limits.

[20] Composite index usually has a large number of factors, which are averaged together to form a product representative of an overall market or sector.

[21] Gazette II: The Canada Gazette is one of the vehicles that Canadians can use to access the laws and regulations that govern their daily lives. Government departments and agencies as well as stakeholders from the private sector are required by law to publish certain information in the Canada Gazette. Gazette II refers to official regulations.

[22] Management and Oversight Services include the following service groupings: Strategic Policy and Economic Analysis, Government Relations, Executive Services, Corporate Planning and Reporting, Programs and Services Management, Internal Audit, Evaluation and Crown Corporation Governance.