Source and Disposition of Authorities by Type (Voted and Statutory)

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Table 7 presents the source and disposition of budgetary and non‑budgetary authorities by ministry and by type of authority (voted and statutory). The level of details provided for the source and disposition of authorities is explained in the Introduction to this volume. In addition, detailed information is provided in the "Ministry Summary" statement in each ministerial section of this volume.

The Government submits its spending proposals to Parliament in the annual Estimates. During the year, the Government may request further appropriations. The initial request is called the "Main Estimates" and additional requests are called "Supplementary Estimates". With these Estimates, the Government requests authority for that part of the proposed spending which is not already provided by other statutes. The amounts making up the total of such proposed spending are authorized in Appropriation Acts and are generally referred to as "annual" or "voted" authorities. The balance of the planned spending is made under authority of other statutes which authorize disbursements for specified purposes, and for such amounts and time periods as are set by those acts. The proposed or estimated uses of most of these "statutory" authorities for the current year are included in the Estimates for information purposes; however, they are not included in appropriation acts because they have already been authorized by Parliament.

Voted authorities, with few exceptions, lapse at the end of the year if not used, while statutory authorities, with few exceptions, are carried forward to future years. Those authorities which extend to subsequent years are referred to as "non‑lapsing".

Budgetary appropriations provide spending authority for those transactions which enter into the calculation of the annual deficit or surplus of the Government. Non‑budgetary appropriations provide spending authority for all transactions which result in the acquisition or disposal of loans, investments and advances. Balances of appropriations brought forward from the previous years are available for spending, together with current increases to such authorities.

The totals of these authorities are reduced by the amount of their current year use to determine the balances which lapse, are overexpended or are carried forward to future years, depending upon the type of authority. In cases where the spending of loan repayments is authorized, the non‑budgetary spending is reported net of such repayments.

Table Summary

The table presents the source and disposition of budgetary and non‑budgetary authorities by ministry and by type of authority (voted and statutory). The table consists of 4 columns: Section; Ministry, Source of authorities; Disposition of authorities. Under Source of authorities, there are 5 columns: Available from previous years; Main Estimates; Supplementary Estimates; Adjustments, warrants and transfers; Total available for use. Under Disposition of authorities there are 5 columns: Used in the current year; Lapsed; Overexpended; Available for use in subsequent years; Used in the previous year. The table has twenty six ministries along with its department or agencies, with sub‑totals for budgetary and non‑budgetary authorities, for voted and statutory authorities by ministry, and at the end of the table a total government for voted and statutory authorities for budgetary and non‑budgetary authorities.

(in thousands of dollars)

Table 7
Source and Disposition of Authorities by Type (Voted and Statutory)

Section Ministry Source of authorities Disposition of authorities
Available from previous years Main estimates Supplementary estimates Adjustments, warrants and transfers Link to footnote 1 Total available for use Used in the current year Lapsed Overexpended Available for use in subsequent years Used in the previous year
2 Agriculture and Agri‑Food                    
Budgetary — Voted   949,322 58,474 31,309 1,039,105 959,275 79,830     1,094,396
Budgetary — Statutory 58,926 1,323,869 340 (negative 251,189) 1,131,946 1,041,688 2,909   87,349 1,322,313
Budgetary — Subtotal 58,926 2,273,191 58,814 (negative 219,880) 2,171,051 2,000,963 82,739   87,349 2,416,709
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 27,118,688     7,558,125 34,676,813 (negative 34,865)     34,711,678 (negative 54,968)
3 Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency                    
Budgetary — Voted   329,680 11,399 (negative 28,012) 313,067 306,923 6,144     356,636
Budgetary — Statutory 10 8,342   (negative 119) 8,233 8,216 4   13 8,366
Budgetary — Subtotal 10 338,022 11,399 (negative 28,131) 321,300 315,139 6,148   13 365,002
4 Canada Revenue Agency                    
Budgetary — Voted 339,225 2,949,953 45,905 180,200 3,515,283 3,243,721 10,117   261,445 3,160,802
Budgetary ‑ Statutory   911,303 (negative 72,719) (negative 21,471) 817,113 817,113       902,057
Budgetary ‑ Subtotal 339,225 3,861,256 (negative 26,814) 158,729 4,332,396 4,060,834 10,117   261,445 4,062,859
5 Canadian Heritage                    
Budgetary — Voted   3,160,495 102,493 25,154 3,288,142 3,256,483 31,659     3,175,285
Budgetary — Statutory 6,336 56,319 44 428 63,127 59,116     4,011 60,117
Budgetary — Subtotal 6,336 3,216,814 102,537 25,582 3,351,269 3,315,599 31,659   4,011 3,235,402
6 Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency                    
Budgetary — Voted   29,873 20,674 676 51,223 47,658 3,565     49,348
Budgetary — Statutory   1,073 183 207 1,463 1,463       1,431
Budgetary — Subtotal   30,946 20,857 883 52,686 49,121 3,565     50,779
7 Citizenship and Immigration                    
Budgetary — Voted   1,640,715 36,124 52,548 1,729,387 1,658,912 70,475     1,586,774
Budgetary — Statutory 177,259 (negative 134,213) (negative 504) 243,704 286,246 (negative 178,411) 29   464,628 (negative 86,159)
Budgetary — Subtotal 177,259 1,506,502 35,620 296,252 2,015,633 1,480,501 70,504   464,628 1,500,615
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 68,368       68,368 1,201     67,167 803
8 Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec                    
Budgetary — Voted   243,217 7,538 1,757 252,512 249,654 2,858     264,510
Budgetary — Statutory 17 4,624   (negative 379) 4,262 4,244 17   1 4,796
Budgetary — Subtotal 17 247,841 7,538 1,378 256,774 253,898 2,875   1 269,306
9 Employment and Social Development                    
Budgetary — Voted   3,940,302 862,861 31,742 4,834,905 4,577,059 257,846     4,444,315
Budgetary — Statutory 921 49,875,855 (negative 323,753) 179,276 49,732,299 49,731,497     802 47,337,374
Budgetary — Subtotal 921 53,816,157 539,108 211,018 54,567,204 54,308,556 257,846   802 51,781,689
Non‑budgetary — Statutory   (negative 10,100,426) 46,302 433,380 (negative 9,620,744) (negative 9,620,744)       (negative 40,850,586)
10 Environment                    
Budgetary — Voted 125,049 1,330,349 114,016 72,585 1,641,999 1,458,707 127,699   55,593 1,426,663
Budgetary — Statutory 1,420 245,247 10,921 22,882 280,470 269,037     11,433 275,856
Budgetary — Subtotal 126,469 1,575,596 124,937 95,467 1,922,469 1,727,744 127,699   67,026 1,702,519
11 Finance                    
Budgetary — Voted   250,511 209,583 12,500 472,594 454,585 18,009     528,059
Budgetary — Statutory 134,351 87,653,891 (negative 600,439) (negative 1,306,104) 85,881,699 85,741,261     140,438 85,494,636
Budgetary — Subtotal 134,351 87,904,402 (negative 390,856) (negative 1,293,604) 86,354,293 86,195,846 18,009   140,438 86,022,695
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 15,075,000   200,000 80,535,157 95,810,157 80,735,157     15,075,000 70,481,710
12 Fisheries and Oceans                    
Budgetary — Voted   1,484,697 198,727 113,216 1,796,640 1,611,119 185,521     1,668,053
Budgetary — Statutory 1,661 120,614 1,775 3,335 127,385 125,848 14   1,523 138,350
Budgetary — Subtotal 1,661 1,605,311 200,502 116,551 1,924,025 1,736,967 185,535   1,523 1,806,403
Non‑budgetary — Voted 50,000       50,000       50,000  
13 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development                    
Budgetary — Voted   5,306,101 445,331 179,046 5,930,478 5,679,528 250,950     5,533,263
Budgetary — Statutory 173,543 342,212 16,569 150,173 682,497 557,603     124,894 677,780
Budgetary — Subtotal 173,543 5,648,313 461,900 329,219 6,612,975 6,237,131 250,950   124,894 6,211,043
Non‑budgetary — Voted 29,550       29,550 9,148     20,402 (negative 568)
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 138,055,618 50,082   (negative 14,717,710) 123,387,990 438,907     122,949,083 79,686
Non‑budgetary — Subtotal 138,085,168 50,082   (negative 14,717,710) 123,417,540 448,055     122,969,485 79,118
14 Health                    
Budgetary — Voted   5,545,401 170,283 259,456 5,975,140 5,824,855 150,285     5,713,679
Budgetary — Statutory 35,545 341,815 8,683 128,496 514,539 500,291 529   13,719 550,262
Budgetary — Subtotal 35,545 5,887,216 178,966 387,952 6,489,679 6,325,146 150,814   13,719 6,263,941
15 Indian Affairs and Northern Development                    
Budgetary — Voted   7,882,455 558,741 77,730 8,518,926 7,509,677 1,009,249     7,864,284
Budgetary — Statutory 33,261 179,064 3,329 10,674 226,328 191,639     34,689 186,801
Budgetary — Subtotal 33,261 8,061,519 562,070 88,404 8,745,254 7,701,316 1,009,249   34,689 8,051,085
Non‑budgetary — Voted 60,373 25,903 44,400   130,676 38,449 31,854   60,373 40,944
16 Industry                    
Budgetary — Voted   4,328,627 188,102 198,763 4,715,492 4,416,915 298,577     4,517,242
Budgetary — Statutory 329,193 524,404 (negative 35,819) (negative 30,427) 787,351 456,483 10,745   320,123 439,550
Budgetary — Subtotal 329,193 4,853,031 152,283 168,336 5,502,843 4,873,398 309,322   320,123 4,956,792
Non‑budgetary — Voted 1,950 800     2,750   800   1,950  
17 Justice                    
Budgetary — Voted   853,283 51,834 92,948 998,065 962,462 35,603     978,617
Budgetary — Statutory 17 618,418 1,261 10,476 630,172 630,166 3   3 615,361
Budgetary — Subtotal 17 1,471,701 53,095 103,424 1,628,237 1,592,628 35,606   3 1,593,978
18 National Defence                    
Budgetary — Voted   18,232,208 1,068,820 376,007 19,677,035 17,678,557 1,998,478     17,434,824
Budgetary — Statutory 6,151 1,272,852 1,665 379,707 1,660,375 1,645,073     15,302 1,786,668
Budgetary — Subtotal 6,151 19,505,060 1,070,485 755,714 21,337,410 19,323,630 1,998,478   15,302 19,221,492
Non‑budgetary — Voted 79,125       79,125 (negative 4,646)     83,771 6,094
19 Natural Resources                    
Budgetary — Voted   1,310,617 461,492 69,101 1,841,210 1,600,315 240,895     1,705,913
Budgetary — Statutory 9,640 1,529,880 1,165 (negative 529,394) 1,011,291 1,001,824 226   9,241 999,067
Budgetary — Subtotal 9,640 2,840,497 462,657 (negative 460,293) 2,852,501 2,602,139 241,121   9,241 2,704,980
20 Office of Infrastructure of Canada                    
Budgetary — Voted   1,494,187 671,070 2,795 2,168,052 1,362,445 805,607     3,547,041
Budgetary — Statutory   1,973,579 6,233 (negative 1,417) 1,978,395 1,978,395       4,393
Budgetary — Subtotal   3,467,766 677,303 1,378 4,146,447 3,340,840 805,607     3,551,434
21 Office of the Governor General`s Secretary                    
Budgetary — Voted   17,151   1,009 18,160 17,955 205     17,272
Budgetary — Statutory 5 2,837   64 2,906 2,906       3,035
Budgetary — Subtotal 5 19,988   1,073 21,066 20,861 205     20,307
22 Parliament                    
Budgetary — Voted   372,006 31,118   403,124 386,093 17,031     375,173
Budgetary — Statutory   183,279 3,745 (negative 17,076) 169,948 169,948       173,264
Budgetary — Subtotal   555,285 34,863 (negative 17,076) 573,072 556,041 17,031     548,437
23 Privy Council Office                    
Budgetary — Voted   188,701 2,533 11,996 203,230 196,151 7,079     201,605
Budgetary — Statutory 19 85,780 410 54,407 140,616 140,594     22 111,146
Budgetary — Subtotal 19 274,481 2,943 66,403 343,846 336,745 7,079   22 312,751
24 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness                    
Budgetary — Voted 143,773 7,465,850 140,672 808,234 8,558,529 7,659,818 822,746   75,965 8,360,160
Budgetary — Statutory 13,043 932,965 3,216 97,639 1,046,863 1,035,257     11,606 1,055,712
Budgetary — Subtotal 156,816 8,398,815 143,888 905,873 9,605,392 8,695,075 822,746   87,571 9,415,872
Non‑budgetary — Voted 46       46       46  
25 Public Works and Government Services                    
Budgetary — Voted   3,938,727 238,354 292,043 4,469,124 4,173,499 295,625     4,320,002
Budgetary — Statutory 367,591 198,721 41 (negative 164) 566,189 216,046 16   350,127 197,556
Budgetary — Subtotal 367,591 4,137,448 238,395 291,879 5,035,313 4,389,545 295,641   350,127 4,517,558
Non‑budgetary — Voted 1,988       1,988 12     1,976 (negative 28)
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 66,159       66,159 (negative 11,475)     77,634 (negative 36)
Non‑budgetary — Subtotal 68,147       68,147 (negative 11,463)     79,610 (negative 64)
26 Transport                    
Budgetary — Voted   2,388,626 486,156 92,959 2,967,741 2,563,593 404,148     2,420,112
Budgetary — Statutory 92 241,545 24,496 2,319 268,452 267,149 93   1,210 257,137
Budgetary — Subtotal 92 2,630,171 510,652 95,278 3,236,193 2,830,742 404,241   1,210 2,677,249
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 500,000       500,000       500,000  
27 Treasury Board                    
Budgetary — Voted   6,943,270 872,704 (negative 2,980,438) 4,835,536 2,796,735 2,038,801     2,472,211
Budgetary — Statutory 38,742 517,002   (negative 4,551) 551,193 522,985 2   28,206 515,078
Budgetary — Subtotal 38,742 7,460,272 872,704 (negative 2,984,989) 5,386,729 3,319,720 2,038,803   28,206 2,987,289
28 Veterans Affairs                    
Budgetary — Voted   3,550,919 10,817 16,890 3,578,626 3,350,017 228,609     3,482,011
Budgetary — Statutory   36,947   1,339 38,286 38,286       43,020
Budgetary — Subtotal   3,587,866 10,817 18,229 3,616,912 3,388,303 228,609     3,525,031
Non‑budgetary — Statutory 604,994       604,994 (negative 1)     604,995  
29 Western Economic Diversification                    
Budgetary — Voted   154,792 2,369 4,178 161,339 157,754 3,585     183,160
Budgetary — Statutory 1 4,116   131 4,248 4,248       5,168
Budgetary — Subtotal 1 158,908 2,369 4,309 165,587 162,002 3,585     188,328
  Government                    
  Budgetary — Voted 608,047 86,282,035 7,068,190 (negative 3,608) 93,954,664 84,160,465 9,401,196   393,003 86,881,410
  Budgetary — Statutory 1,387,744 149,052,340 (negative 949,158) (negative 877,034) 148,613,892 146,979,965 14,587   1,619,340 143,080,135
  Budgetary — Subtotal 1,995,791 235,334,375 6,119,032 (negative 880,642) 242,568,556 231,140,430 9,415,783   2,012,343 229,961,545
  Non‑budgetary — Voted 223,032 26,703 44,400   294,135 42,963 32,654   218,518 46,442
  Non‑budgetary — Statutory 181,488,827 (negative 10,050,344) 246,302 73,808,952 245,493,737 71,508,180     173,985,557 29,656,609
  Non‑budgetary — Subtotal 181,711,859 (negative 10,023,641) 290,702 73,808,952 245,787,872 71,551,143 32,654   174,204,075 29,703,051
  Voted — Subtotal 831,079 86,308,738 7,112,590 (negative 3,608) 94,248,799 84,203,428 9,433,850   611,521 86,927,852
  Statutory — Subtotal 182,876,571 139,001,996 (negative 702,856) 72,931,918 394,107,629 218,488,145 14,587   175,604,897 172,736,744
  Total Government 183,707,650 225,310,734 6,409,734 72,928,310 488,356,428 302,691,573 9,448,437   176,216,418 259,664,596

Footnotes

Footnote 1

These adjustments, warrants and transfers include items such as:

  1. reserved allotments established to provide payment authority for the overexpenditure of previous year's appropriations which resulted from prior year's payables;
  2. adjustments to items displayed in the Estimates on an informational basis to reflect actual spending and of certain authorities carried forward to reflect authorities available; and,
  3. adjustments to authorities granted in statutes other than appropriation acts.

Return to footnote 1 referrer

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