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Archived information

Archived information is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

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Document Formats

Budget documents are available in hypertext (HTML), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and word processed format.


All of the documents except the Budget Chartbook and the Budget Plan are available in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) format, the lingua franca of the Internet.

Adobe Acrobat Format

All documents are also available in Adobe Acrobat format.  This format renders statistical tables or other graphical elements in the same way as the printed version. An external reader is required to use these files.

Word Processed Format

1999 Budget publications are available in WordPerfect format as self-extracting archives (*.exe) for downloading only.


To enjoy the Budget multi-media features, you will require the appropriate external players. Instructions for downloading and installing the players are available:

 Shockwave logo Shockwave - animation player.
 RealPlayer Real Player - video player.

Contact Info

For comments or questions regarding the information content of this site:

Consultations and Communications Branch
Finance Canada
140 O'Connor St., Ottawa, Canada
K1A 0G5

For printed copies of Finance Canada publications:
Distribution Centre, Finance Canada
Fax 613-996-0518.

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