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Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

May 10, 2016 16:06 ET

Minister Brison Tables 2016-17 Supplementary Estimates (A)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening the middle class and growing the economy.

Today, President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison tabled the 2016-17 Supplementary Estimates (A), seeking Parliament's approval of important investments in Canadians and their communities.
For the first time, this document compares funding announced in this year's Budget with funding requested through this year's Estimates. This reconciliation will make it easier for Parliament to track government spending and hold the Government to account.
The Government is also making progress in better aligning the Budget and Estimates processes so that Parliament can approve funding in a more timely manner. This year's Supplementary Estimates (A) include funding for 33 items announced in this year's Budget, compared with only 11 in 2015 and 6 in 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Infrastructure spending accounts for about 56% of the total Supplementary Estimates (A) spending, or $3.9 billion.
  • The 2016-17 Supplementary Estimates (A) outline $7.0 billion in planned budgetary expenditures. Of this total, $5.9 billion is to implement 33 initiatives announced in Budget 2016.
  • A Supply Bill seeking Parliament's approval to spend funds in line with these Supplementary Estimates will be tabled by June.
  • On February 23, the Government tabled the 2016-17 Main Estimates outlining $250.1 billion in planned budgetary expenditures for the fiscal year.

Quotes

"The Government is raising the bar once more on openness, transparency, and accountability. We set a precedent in this year's Supplementary Estimates (A) by including funding for 33 items announced in this year's Budget to help middle class families. But this is just the beginning; I look forward to working with all parliamentarians to better align the Budget and Estimates processes so that Canadians can more easily track how the Government spends their money."

- The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board

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2016-17 Supplementary Estimates (A)

Supplementary Estimates Additional Information:

  • Allocations from Treasury Board Central Votes
  • Transfers Between Organizations
  • Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Object
  • Statutory Forecasts
  • Estimates by Strategic Outcome and Program
  • Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending **new**

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