Archived - 2003 Publications

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Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada Fiscal Year 2002–2003
Reviews the government's spending and revenue performance over the past fiscal year (April 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003) and discusses the factors affecting these results (October 22, 2003)

Annual Report to Parliament on the Operations of the Exchange Fund Account, 2002
Reviews the operations of the Exchange Fund Account and the changes in Canada’s international reserve holdings against the background of developments in the foreign exchange market.

Audit of First Nations Sales Tax Administration Agreements
Audit of First Nations Sales Tax Administration Agreements (June 2003)

Bank Mergers and the Public Interest
A Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (June 2003)

Budget 2003 Main Menu
Budget 2003 Main Menu

Canada’s Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires
Part of a series of short monographs by the Department of Finance describing the Canadian financial system (March 2003)

Canada’s Mutual Fund Industry (updated August 2003)
Part of a series of short monographs by the Department of Finance describing the Canadian financial system (August 2003)

Canadian Tax Advantage (Tax Bulletin)
Demonstrates Canada’s tax advantage relative to the United States.

Cooperative Bank Assessment Report
Report on the consultations on the establishment of a cooperative banking model in Canada.

Competition in the Public Interest: Large Bank Mergers in Canada
A Report of the Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (June 2003)

Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions - Financial Institutions Division, Department of Finance Discussion Paper
Departmental proposals to update the corporate governance framework for financial institutions.

Debt Management Report - 2002-2003
Outlines the key elements of current federal debt management strategy and describes various strategic and operational aspects of the government's debt program and cash management activities over the past year (February 16, 2004).

Debt Management Strategy - 2003-2004
Provides information on the federal government's debt management strategy for the coming fiscal year (March 21, 2003)

Evaluation of the Bond Buyback Program (April 2003)

The Department of Finance 2001-03 Sustainable Development Strategy: Results in 2002-03
Finance’s two key goals in sustainable development for 2001-03 are ensuring intergenerational equity and more fully integrating economic, social and environmental considerations and objectives into policy making.

Departmental Performance Report - For the period ending March 31, 2003
Highlights the department's activities in support of government objectives.

Economic and Fiscal Update 2003
Provides an update on the national economic and federal fiscal situation leading into the budget planning process and constitutes the base document for pre-budget consultations.

Economy in Brief 2003
Quarterly description of Canada's economic performance.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Tax Bulletin)
Measures to strengthen the Canadian Tax Advantage for small business.

Explanatory Notes on Taxation of Non-Resident Trusts and Foreign Investment Entities (October 2003)
Issued with News Release 2003-054 (October 30, 2003)

Federal Corporate Tax Rate Reductions (Tax Bulletin)
Reductions in the general federal corporate tax rate from 2001 to 2004.

Federal Support for Health care:  The Facts
Technical background information on federal support for health care; examination of provincial claims regarding federal support for health care.

Financial Institutions Renew their Commitment to Provide
Part of a series of short monographs by the Department of Finance describing the Canadian financial system (Updated July 2003)

Fiscal Balance in Canada:  The Facts
Technical backgrounder outlining the federal government's response to provincial claims that a fiscal imbalance exists in Canada.

Fiscal Monitor 2003
Monthly highlights and details of the Government's fiscal performance.

Fiscal Reference Tables - 2003
Provides historical information on federal public finances and on broad fiscal indicators at the provincial level as well as international fiscal comparisons (October 22, 2003)

Fostering Investor Confidence in Canadian Capital Markets
Describes actions that have been taken by industry, regulators and governments to foster investor confidence in capital markets.

Fostering Investor Confidence in Canadian Capital Markets - Summary of Action
Describes actions that have been taken by industry, regulators and governments to foster investor confidence in capital markets - Summary of Action

The Government of Canada's Response to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities
Response to the Report "Tax Fairness for Persons with Disabilities"

Government of Canada Securities 2003
Quarterly update describing the federal government's debt program and recent developments in fixed-income markets and the economy.

Improving the Income Taxation of the Resource Sector in Canada
Technical paper providing details on resource sector tax changes announced in Budget 2003.

Independent Review of the Finance Canada Revenue Model
Independent review and audit of the air passenger traffic forecasts by Transport Canada and the revenue estimates for the Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC) by the Department of Finance Canada.

Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes Relating to the Excise Act, 2001
Issued with News Release 2003-33 (June 24, 2003)

Legislative Proposals Relating to the Excise Tax Act Notice of Ways and Means Motion, Draft Regulations and Explanatory Notes (October 2003)
Issued with News Release 2003-046 (October 3, 2003)

Legislative Proposals Relating to the Income Tax Act (October 2003)
Issued with News Release 2003-054 (October 30, 2003)

The National Initiative to Combat Money Laundering: Year Three Evaluation (February 2003)

Promoting Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Property and Casualty Insurance in Canada
Part of a series of short monographs by the Department of Finance describing the Canadian financial system (Updated October 2003)

Report on Operations Under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act - 2002
Annual general summary detailing operations that directly affect Canada.

Report on Operations Under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act - 2002
Annual general summary of all actions, including their human rights aspects and sustainable development aspects, taken under the authority of the Act

Strengthening Venture Capital in Canada
Recent Canadian initiatives to promote venture capital investment and entrepreneurship (September 2003)

Sustainable Development Strategy: Planned Results for 2003-04
Focuses on priority areas where the Department can make unique and important contributions to sustainable development in Canada and internationally.

Tax Expenditures and Evaluations 2003
Provides estimates and projections for broadly defined tax expenditures