OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Government of Canada today tabled the Supplementary Estimates (A), 2015-16 in the House of Commons.
The Supplementary Estimates (A), 2015-16 provide information to support the Government's request for Parliament to approve $3.1 billion in voted appropriations for 43 organizations. So far this fiscal year, the total voted estimates, or authorities to spend public funds granted through appropriation acts, including the 2015-16 Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A), are $91.3 billion.

This amount includes approximately $1 billion in funding for various initiatives of the Federal Infrastructure program that were approved subsequent to the deadline for the 2015-16 Main Estimates.

Quick Facts

  • Supplementary Estimates present information to Parliament on the Government of Canada's spending requirements that have been refined to account for new developments in programs or services, or were finalized after the deadline for inclusion in the Main Estimates.
  • The Supplementary Estimates (A) voted appropriations include the following items:
    • $52.4 million for National Research Council of Canada to develop and deploy research and technology solutions that will help grow innovative businesses in Canada;
    • $58.1 million for repairs to The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated to reinforce the Estacade, the ice-control structure of Champlain Bridge;
    • $402.6 million for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to advance early work and land acquisition for the new Detroit River International Crossing;
    • $164.9 million for Atomic Energy of Canada to support nuclear science and medical isotope production;
    • $50 million being invested by Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada for construction and repairs of on-reserve schools.

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"These Supplementary Estimates demonstrate the actions taken by the Government in the Economic and Fiscal Update of 2014 and in Economic Action Plan 2015 to provide almost $10 billion of support to the Canadian economy this fiscal year. Balancing the budgets while keeping taxes low ensures that taxpayer dollars are used to create jobs and support the programs that Canadians depend on."

-Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board

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- Supplementary Estimates (A) 2015-16

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