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 7
Source and disposition of authorities by type (voted and statutory)
(in thousands of dollars)

Section Ministry Source of authorities Disposition of authorities
Available from previous years Main Estimates Supplementary Estimates Adjustments, warrants and transfersLink 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 961,206 402,382 29,056 1,392,644 1,325,741 66,903 986,868
Budgetary—Statutory 114,819 1,311,508 102 (negative 10,062) 1,416,367 1,272,369 3,690 140,308 924,056
Subtotal 114,819 2,272,714 402,484 18,994 2,809,011 2,598,110 70,593 140,308 1,910,924
Non-budgetary—Statutory 39,902,282 1,964,550 41,866,832 42,135 41,824,697 31,338
3 Canadian Heritage
Budgetary—Voted 3,189,221 387,656 31,065 3,607,942 3,544,757 63,185 3,055,053
Budgetary—Statutory 5,022 46,196 1,570 (negative 3,392) 49,396 45,147 4,249 45,587
Subtotal 5,022 3,235,417 389,226 27,673 3,657,338 3,589,904 63,185 4,249 3,100,640
4 Environment and Climate Change
Budgetary—Voted 145,404 1,845,371 251,922 22,325 2,265,022 1,949,879 57,584 257,559 1,730,257
Budgetary—Statutory 16,181 261,167 13,966 13,715 305,029 286,370 18,659 286,017
Subtotal 161,585 2,106,538 265,888 36,040 2,570,051 2,236,249 57,584 276,218 2,016,274
5 Families, Children and Social Development
Budgetary—Voted 4,332,314 1,694,078 87,951 6,114,343 5,872,216 242,127 4,425,315
Budgetary—Statutory 2,593 59,342,421 (negative 5,517,528) (negative 218,252) 53,609,234 53,605,811 3,423 57,243,147
Subtotal 2,593 63,674,735 (negative 3,823,450) (negative 130,301) 59,723,577 59,478,027 242,127 3,423 61,668,462
Non-budgetary—Statutory 335,655 (negative 430,819) 91,722 (negative 3,442) (negative 129,504) 126,062 639,982
6 Finance
Budgetary—Voted 490,497 7,794 (negative 253,554) 244,737 232,233 12,504 232,011
Budgetary—Statutory 139,036 89,537,730 (negative 700,249) (negative 346,299) 88,630,218 88,492,153 138,065 87,080,228
Subtotal 139,036 90,028,227 (negative 692,455) (negative 599,853) 88,874,955 88,724,386 12,504 138,065 87,312,239
Non-budgetary—Voted
Non-budgetary—Statutory 15,075,000 52,023,329 67,098,329 52,023,329 15,075,000 54,811,893
Subtotal 15,075,000 52,023,329 67,098,329 52,023,329 15,075,000 54,811,893
7 Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Budgetary—Voted 2,113,686 345,367 165,771 2,624,824 2,234,714 390,110 2,053,399
Budgetary—Statutory 2,450 127,364 5,955 (negative 13,994) 121,775 117,964 3,811 119,399
Subtotal 2,450 2,241,050 351,322 151,777 2,746,599 2,352,678 390,110 3,811 2,172,798
Non-budgetary—Voted 50,000 50,000 50,000
8 Global Affairs
Budgetary—Voted 5,321,834 943,133 108,442 6,373,409 6,003,244 370,165 5,763,121
Budgetary—Statutory 127,155 353,195 7,362 21,981 509,693 422,426 515 86,752 436,409
Subtotal 127,155 5,675,029 950,495 130,423 6,883,102 6,425,670 370,680 86,752 6,199,530
Non-budgetary—Voted 21,987 21,987 5,120 527 16,340 (negative 1,585)
Non-budgetary—Statutory 94,946,650 3,099 11,919,044 106,868,793 (negative 75,069) 106,943,862 (negative 89,844)
Subtotal 94,968,637 3,099 11,919,044 106,890,780 (negative 69,949) 527 106,960,202 (negative 91,429)
9 Health
Budgetary—Voted 5,760,207 544,026 99,700 6,403,933 6,178,265 225,668 5,783,983
Budgetary—Statutory 6,187 362,460 12,205 44,248 425,100 411,545 13,555 455,468
Subtotal 6,187 6,122,667 556,231 143,948 6,829,033 6,589,810 225,668 13,555 6,239,451
10 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Budgetary—Voted 1,871,015 267,192 4,851 2,143,058 1,936,148 206,910 1,810,156
Budgetary—Statutory 717,043 (negative 105,680) 6,200 184,400 801,963 (negative 220,598) 1,022,561 (negative 161,262)
Subtotal 717,043 1,765,335 273,392 189,251 2,945,021 1,715,550 206,910 1,022,561 1,648,894
Non-budgetary—Statutory 63,445 63,445 1,894 61,551 3,722
11 Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Budgetary—Voted 7,371,252 1,934,779 25,435 9,331,466 8,980,227 351,239 7,822,738
Budgetary—Statutory 33,344 153,775 12,427 3,452 202,998 168,144 443 34,411 148,113
Subtotal 33,344 7,525,027 1,947,206 28,887 9,534,464 9,148,371 351,682 34,411 7,970,851
Non-budgetary—Voted 60,373 25,903 30,400 116,676 38,322 17,980 60,374 37,962
12 Infrastructure and Communities
Budgetary—Voted 2,359,527 1,809,869 315,719 4,485,115 1,758,100 2,727,015 1,524,232
Budgetary—Statutory 2,077,891 906 (negative 1,494) 2,077,303 2,077,303 1,978,538
Subtotal 4,437,418 1,810,775 314,225 6,562,418 3,835,403 2,727,015 3,502,770
13 Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Budgetary—Voted 5,936,965 1,185,893 151,527 7,274,385 6,840,785 433,600 5,424,425
Budgetary—Statutory 325,803 566,152 2,833 (negative 23,515) 871,273 555,563 13,146 302,564 486,034
Subtotal 325,803 6,503,117 1,188,726 128,012 8,145,658 7,396,348 446,746 302,564 5,910,459
Non-budgetary—Voted 1,950 800 2,750 800 1,950
14 Justice
Budgetary—Voted 962,085 32,725 52,660 1,047,470 983,219 64,251 960,072
Budgetary—Statutory 5 679,167 1,215 (negative 24,886) 655,501 655,465 36 657,557
Subtotal 5 1,641,252 33,940 27,774 1,702,971 1,638,684 64,251 36 1,617,629
15 National Defence
Budgetary—Voted 17,884,078 285,924 395,988 18,565,990 17,693,304 872,686 17,701,498
Budgetary—Statutory 4,289 1,353,380 5,371 170,816 1,533,856 1,515,820 18,036 1,597,817
Subtotal 4,289 19,237,458 291,295 566,804 20,099,846 19,209,124 872,686 18,036 19,299,315
Non-budgetary—Voted 81,143 81,143 9,262 71,881 2,628
16 National Revenue
Budgetary—Voted 277,426 3,069,185 164,680 174,144 3,685,435 3,453,313 28,471 203,651 3,112,838
Budgetary—Statutory 1,016,533 (negative 106,181) 26,283 936,635 936,635 1,034,149
Subtotal 277,426 4,085,718 58,499 200,427 4,622,070 4,389,948 28,471 203,651 4,146,987
17 Natural Resources
Budgetary—Voted 1,884,388 144,051 6,659 2,035,098 1,729,469 305,629 1,538,756
Budgetary—Statutory 12,419 903,092 6,667 (negative 272,106) 650,072 634,660 15,412 508,309
Subtotal 12,419 2,787,480 150,718 (negative 265,447) 2,685,170 2,364,129 305,629 15,412 2,047,065
18 Office of the Governor General's Secretary
Budgetary—Voted 20,035 412 20,447 19,834 613 19,419
Budgetary—Statutory 3 3,111 (negative 284) 2,830 2,829 1 2,899
Subtotal 3 23,146 128 23,277 22,663 613 1 22,318
19 Parliament
Budgetary—Voted 466,923 28,094 (negative 154) 494,863 458,820 36,043 418,068
Budgetary—Statutory 200,147 3,979 (negative 22,996) 181,130 181,130 179,449
Subtotal 667,070 32,073 (negative 23,150) 675,993 639,950 36,043 597,517
20 Privy Council
Budgetary—Voted 187,810 42,081 7,250 237,141 223,755 13,386 190,914
Budgetary—Statutory 20 90,866 2,329 (negative 108) 93,107 93,062 45 477,014
Subtotal 20 278,676 44,410 7,142 330,248 316,817 13,386 45 667,928
21 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Budgetary—Voted 65,110 7,531,543 532,601 339,735 8,468,989 7,825,444 434,147 209,398 7,014,766
Budgetary—Statutory 9,908 995,482 21,359 92,071 1,118,820 1,103,044 15,776 1,001,024
Subtotal 75,018 8,527,025 553,960 431,806 9,587,809 8,928,488 434,147 225,174 8,015,790
Non-budgetary—Voted 46 46 1 45
22 Public Services and Procurement
Budgetary—Voted 4,300,952 792,990 229,795 5,323,737 4,813,561 510,176 4,235,604
Budgetary—Statutory 366,188 225,175 4,291 (negative 10,898) 584,756 171,269 74 413,413 184,020
Subtotal 366,188 4,526,127 797,281 218,897 5,908,493 4,984,830 510,250 413,413 4,419,624
Non-budgetary—Voted 1,711 1,711 34 1,677 265
Non-budgetary—Statutory 568,177 568,177 (negative 2,177) 570,354 9,457
Subtotal 569,888 569,888 (negative 2,143) 572,031 9,722
23 Transport
Budgetary—Voted 2,202,228 367,612 29,244 2,599,084 2,175,085 423,999 2,799,405
Budgetary—Statutory 195 269,844 6,298 (negative 15,665) 260,672 257,462 195 3,015 277,658
Subtotal 195 2,472,072 373,910 13,579 2,859,756 2,432,547 424,194 3,015 3,077,063
24 Treasury Board
Budgetary—Voted 6,177,966 909,366 (negative 2,042,420) 5,044,912 2,773,948 2,270,964 2,998,418
Budgetary—Statutory 7,335 486,010 (negative 100,287) (negative 3,170) 389,888 381,905 33 7,950 1,230,453
Subtotal 7,335 6,663,976 809,079 (negative 2,045,590) 5,434,800 3,155,853 2,270,997 7,950 4,228,871
25 Veterans Affairs
Budgetary—Voted 3,605,562 263,331 18,399 3,887,292 3,742,814 144,478 3,568,384
Budgetary—Statutory 33,641 1,481 3,108 38,230 38,230 37,653
Subtotal 3,639,203 264,812 21,507 3,925,522 3,781,044 144,478 3,606,037
Non-budgetary—Statutory 604,998 604,998 604,998 (negative 4)
Total Government
Budgetary—Voted 487,940 89,845,850 13,337,546 103,671,336 92,748,875 10,251,853 670,608 85,169,700
Budgetary—Statutory 1,889,995 160,290,627 (negative 6,307,729) (negative 407,047) 155,465,846 153,205,708 18,096 2,242,042 156,229,736
Subtotal 2,377,935 250,136,477 7,029,817 (negative 407,047) 259,137,182 245,954,583 10,269,949 2,912,650 241,399,436
Non-budgetary—Voted 217,210 26,703 30,400 274,313 52,739 19,307 202,267 39,270
Non-budgetary—Statutory 151,160,552 338,754 (negative 430,819) 65,998,645 217,067,132 51,860,608 126,062 165,080,462 55,406,544
Subtotal 151,377,762 365,457 (negative 400,419) 65,998,645 217,341,445 51,913,347 145,369 165,282,729 55,445,814
Voted 705,150 89,872,553 13,367,946 103,945,649 92,801,614 10,271,160 872,875 85,208,970
Statutory 153,050,547 160,629,381 (negative 6,738,548) 65,591,598 372,532,978 205,066,316 144,158 167,322,504 211,636,280
  Total Government 153,755,697 250,501,934 6,629,398 65,591,598 476,478,627 297,867,930 10,415,318 168,195,379 296,845,250

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