Archived - Department of Finance Canada
Quarterly Financial Report for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2013 (unaudited)

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Highlights of fiscal quarter and fiscal year-to-date (YTD) results

3. Risks and Uncertainties

4. Significant changes in relation to operations, personnel and programs

5. Budget 2012 Implementation

1. Introduction

This quarterly financial report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. This quarterly financial report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates, Supplementary Estimates as well as Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012 (Budget 2012). The quarterly financial report has not been subject to an external audit or review.

1.1 Authority, Mandate and Program Activities

The Department helps the Government of Canada develop and implement strong and sustainable economic, fiscal, tax, social, security, international and financial sector policies and programs. It plays an important central agency role, working with other departments to ensure that the government's agenda is carried out and that ministers are supported with high-quality analysis and advice.

The Department's responsibilities include the following:

  • Preparing the federal Budget and the Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections;
  • Preparing the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada and, in cooperation with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Receiver General for Canada, the Public Accounts of Canada;
  • Developing tax and tariff policy and legislation;
  • Managing federal borrowing on financial markets;
  • Designing and administering major transfers of federal funds to the provinces and territories;
  • Developing financial sector policy and legislation; and,
  • Representing Canada in various international financial institutions and organizations.

The Minister of Finance is accountable for ensuring that his responsibilities are fulfilled both within his portfolio and with respect to the authorities assigned through legislation. The Minister has direct responsibility for a number of acts and is assigned specific responsibilities in other acts that are under the responsibility of other ministers.

The description of the program activities for the Department of Finance Canada (the ‘Department’) can be found in Part II of the Main Estimates and the Report on Plans and Priorities.

1.2 Basis of Presentation

This quarterly report has been prepared by management using an expenditure basis of accounting. The accompanying Statement of Authorities includes the Department’s spending authorities granted by Parliament and those used by the Department, consistent with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for both fiscal years as well as transfers from Treasury Board central votes that are approved by the end of the quarter. This quarterly financial report has been prepared using a special purpose financial reporting framework designed to meet financial information needs with respect to the use of spending authorities.

The authority of Parliament is required before monies can be spent by the Government. Approvals are given in the form of annually approved limits through appropriation acts or through legislation in the form of statutory spending authority for specific purposes.

As part of the Parliamentary business of supply, the Main Estimates must be tabled in Parliament on or before March 1 preceding the new fiscal year. Budget 2012 was tabled in Parliament on March 29, after the tabling of the Main Estimates on February 28, 2012. As a result the measures announced in Budget 2012 could not be reflected in the 2012-13 Main Estimates. Similarly, measures announced in Budget 2013 (March 21, 2013) could not be reflected in the 2013-14 Main Estimates.

In fiscal year 2012-2013, frozen allotments were established by Treasury Board authority in departmental votes to prohibit the spending of funds already identified as savings measures in Budget 2012. In 2013-2014, frozen allotments were not required as the changes to departmental authorities were reflected in the 2013-2014 Main Estimates tabled in Parliament.

The Department uses the full accrual method of accounting to prepare and present its annual departmental financial statements that are part of the departmental performance reporting process. However, the spending authorities voted by Parliament remain on an expenditure basis.

1.3 Department of Finance – Financial Structure

The Department has three major categories of expenditure authority. These categories are:

  • Voted budgetary authorities: included in this category are the operational expenditures of the Department itself as well as authorized expenditures under grants and contribution programs. These expenditures must be specifically approved by Parliament through an appropriation act.
  • Statutory budgetary authorities: included in this category are expenditure authorities that are granted through an existing Act of Parliament. Further parliamentary approval is not required for expenditures related to statutory amounts and it is within the normal course of business that statutory expenditures may in some cases exceed planned spending estimates. Departmental statutory payments include those made under the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act as well as interest incurred in connection with the public debt of Canada.
  • Non-budgetary authorities: included in this category are disbursements made by the Department which do not have a direct budgetary impact to the Government. This includes the value of loans initially disbursed to Crown Corporations participating in the Crown Borrowing Framework.

2. Highlights of fiscal quarter and fiscal year-to-date (YTD) results

This Departmental Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) reflects the results of the current fiscal period in relation to the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates A and B of 2012-13.

Sections 2.1 and 2.2 below highlight the significant items that contributed to the increase in the resources available for use from 2012-13 to 2013-14 and the increase in actual expenditures as at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2013.

The following graph provides a comparison of budgetary authorities available for spending for the full fiscal year and budgetary expenditures for the first nine months of 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Comparison of Budgetary Authorities and Year to Date Budgetary Expenditures for the Quarter ended December 31 of Fiscal Years 2012–13 and 2013–14

In 2013-14, Q3 Authorities were $87,071 million, Q3 Expenditures were $20,797 million, Q2 Expenditures were $21,153 million, and Q1 Expenditures were $22,210 million. In 2012-13, Q3 Authorities were $85,643 million, Q3 Expenditures were $20,517 million, Q2 Expenditures were $20,886 million, and Q1 Expenditures were $21,592 million.

Non-budgetary authorities related to the value of loans disbursed to Crown Corporations participating in the Crown Borrowing Framework are not reflected in the Estimates.

2.1 Authorities Analysis

Total authorities

The following table provides a comparison of cumulative authorities by vote for the current and previous fiscal years.

Comparison of Authorities Available for Spending for the Year as at December 31 of Fiscal Years 2012–13 and 2013–14
      Variance
     
Authorities Available (in millions) 2013–14 2012–13 $ %
Budgetary        
  Voted:        
    Vote 1 - Operating Expenditures 117.6 119.3 (1.7) -1.4%
    Vote 5 - Grants and Contributions 11.4 225.0 (213.6) -94.9%
  Statutory:        
    Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act payments 60,427.3 57,570.2 2,857.1 5.0%
    Interest on Unmatured Debt and Interest on Other Liabilities 26,522.0 27,668.0 (1,146.0) -4.1%
    Other (7.7) 61.0 (68.8) -112.7%
  Total statutory 86,941.5 85,299.2 1,642.3 1.9%
Total Budgetary authorities 87,070.6 85,643.5 1,427.1 1.7%
Non-Budgetary - 20.6 (20.6) -100.0%
Total authorities 87,070.6 85,664.1 1,406.5 1.6%

Authorities available for spending in fiscal year 2013-14 are $87,070.6 million at the end of the third quarter as compared to $85,664.1 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012-13, representing an increase of $1,406.5 million, or 1.6%.

Voted budgetary authorities

Total 2013-14 Vote 1 operating authorities available for use as at December 31, 2013 are $117.6 million as compared to $119.3 million at the same period in 2012-13, representing a decrease of $1.7 million which is mainly attributable to the net effect of the following factors:

  • A decrease of $6.0 million for government advertising programs related to the Economic Action Plan;
  • A decrease of $3.4 million in time-limited funding related to maintaining the strength of Canada’s financial sector, GST technical issues, G-20 framework working group, corporate finance and asset management, and personal income tax initiatives;
  • A decrease of $2.8 million which reflects savings identified as part of the Budget 2012 Spending Review (see section 5, Budget 2012 Implementation);
  • A decrease of $1.3 million in severance payments for collective bargaining agreements;
  • A decrease of $1.0 million related to a transfer to Shared Services Canada for information technology;
  • A decrease of $0.2 million for expert capital market and legal resources related to the Common Securities Regulator initiative;
  • A decrease of $0.2 million for litigation related to the application of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act;
  • A decrease of $0.1 million in funds available due to government wide travel reductions;
  • A decrease of $0.1 million related to a transfer to the Privy Council Office for the Business Transformation and Renewal Secretariat;
  • An increase of $12.2 million for the department’s relocation to 90 Elgin Street in 2014-15; and
  • An increase of $1.2 million in collective bargaining adjustments.

At the end of the third quarter in 2013-14, Vote 5 authorities available are $11.4 million compared to $225.0 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012-13, representing a decrease of $213.6 million which is due to the net effect of the following factors:

  • A decrease of $210.0 million due to the cessation of payments to Export Development Canada for debt relief via the Paris Club;
  • A decrease of $10.0 million in funding for the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (TWRI);
  • An increase of $4.2 million related to the interim funding for the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office (CSTO); and
  • An increase of $2.2 million from Treasury Board Vote 5, Government Contingencies to provide bridge funding to CSTO. This amount will be returned to Treasury Board Vote 5.

Statutory budgetary authorities

Statutory Authorities available for spending in fiscal year 2013-14 are $86,941.5 million at the end of the third quarter as compared to $85,299.2 million at the end of the same quarter of 2012-13, representing an increase of $1,642.3 million, or 1.9 %.

This increase of $1,642.3 million relates to 3 broad categories; increases of $2,857.1 million in payments pursuant to the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, offset by decreases in Interest on Unmatured Debt and Interest on Other Liabilities ($692.0 million and $454.0 million respectively) and a decrease of $68.8 million in other statutory payments. Additional details are provided below.

Authorities for payments pursuant to the Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act payments as at December 31, 2013 are $60,427.3 million compared to $57,570.2 million for the same period in 2012-13. The increase of $2,857.1 million is mainly due to the net effect of the following factors:

  • Canada Health Transfer - increase of $1,714.1 million reflects the 6% annual increased funding commitment in the September 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care;
  • Payments to Provinces Regarding Sales Tax Harmonization - increase of $748 million related to the schedule of assistance payments provided for under the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreements with Québec and Prince Edward Island;
  • Fiscal Equalization - increase of $682.7 million reflecting the 4.4% Gross Domestic Product-based escalator applied to the 2012-13 level;
  • Canada Social Transfer - increase of $355.8 million representing the annual 3% increase announced in Budget 2007;
  • Territorial Financing - increase of $177.6 million is a result of new and updated data entering the formula for Territorial Formula Financing;
  • Incentive for Provinces to Eliminate Taxes on Capital – the increase of $34.8 million relates to anticipated payments in 2013-14 that represent final adjustments to preliminary payments that have already been paid to provinces;
  • Additional Fiscal Equalization Payment – Total Transfer Protection – decrease of $623.9 million relates to a decrease in the amount of protection required in 2013-14 to prevent by-province declines in major transfers;
  • Alternative Payments for Standing Programs –  increase in recoveries of $165.5 million which is forecast based on projected personal income tax; and
  • Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia - decrease of $66.5 million due to higher growth of combined Equalization and 2005 Offshore Accord payments in the new formula compared to the formula which was in place prior to 2007.

Authorities for the Interest on Unmatured Debt and Interest on Other Liabilities as at December 31, 2013 are $26,522.0 million compared to $27,668.0 million at the same period in 2012-13. The decrease of $1,146.0 million is mainly due to the following factors:

  • Interest on Unmatured Debt - decrease of $692.0 million to reflect the decrease in the forecast of long-term interest rates by private sector economists for 2013-14, consistent with Budget 2013;
  • Interest on Other Liabilities - decrease of $454.0 million to reflect the decrease in the average long-term bond rate forecast for 2013-14, which is used to calculate interest on the public sector pension obligations pertaining to service before April 1, 2000.

Other Statutory Authorities at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 are ($7.7 million) as compared to $61.0 million at the same period in 2012-13, representing a decrease of $68.8 million. This decrease is primarily due to the net effect of the following factors:

  • Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia - decrease of $56.6 million is due to the decline in offshore revenues received by Nova Scotia;
  • Youth Allowances Recovery – increase of recoveries of $33.5 million which is forecast based on personal income tax data;
  • Agriculture Advance Market Commitment – increase of $10 million relates to a payment to the World Bank for an innovative financing mechanism;
  • Purchase of domestic coinage - increase of $6.5 million reflects the savings identified as part of the Budget 2012 Spending Review offset by increased net redemption and administration costs estimates due to an accelerated profile of penny redemption rates. In addition, there are increased cost estimates for demand and metal prices reflective of recent growth projections for overall coinage; and
  • Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office – increase of $5.8 million to fulfill its mandate of assisting in the establishment of a Canadian securities regulation regime and a Canadian regulatory authority.

Non-Budgetary Authorities

Non-budgetary authorities related to the value of loans disbursed to Crown Corporations participating in the Crown Borrowing Framework are not reflected in the Estimates. The gross borrowing requirements for Crown Corporations are driven by the need to match the term and structure of the borrowing requirements of corporations’ clients. These activities are influenced by current, and expectations of future, economic conditions and can vary greatly over a short period of time. For example, if clients of the Crown Corporation are seeking short-term, floating rate loans, the Crown Corporation will seek to match that with short-term borrowings from the government. This will result in the loan being refinanced several times through the year, with higher gross borrowings associated with a smaller net borrowing amount. This can change very quickly should market conditions suggest interest rates are going to rise and their clients seek to lock in their borrowing costs through longer term borrowings. As such, there can be very large and significant variances both inter-year and intra-year. Given the risk of forecast inaccuracy and that the gross advances to Crown Corporations are a non-budgetary item and do not impact on the net-debt of the government, the Department only reports on actual borrowings by the Crown Corporations.

There is a decrease of $20.6M in the authorities for the statutory vote Payments to International Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2012-13 to 2013-14. No further payments are planned as the full amount was paid over the two year period of 2011-12 and 2012-13.

2.2 Expenditure Analysis

Total Expenditures

The following table provides a comparison of cumulative spending by vote for the current and previous fiscal years.

Comparison of Year to Date Expenditures for the Quarter Ended December 31 of Fiscal Years 2012–13 and 2013–14
      Variance
     
Year to date expenditures (in millions) 2013–14 2012–13 $ %
Budgetary        
  Voted:        
    Vote 1 - Operating Expenditures 74.1 74.2 (0.1) -0.1%
    Vote 5 - Grants and Contributions 7.2 3.2 4.0 126.9%
  Statutory:
    Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act payments 44,175.6 42,787.5 1,388.1 3.2%
    Interest on Unmatured Debt and
    Interest on Other Liabilities
19,544.0 19,920.5 (376.6) -1.9%
    Other 358.7 209.7 149.1 71.1%
  Sub Total Statutory 64,078.3 62,917.7 1,160.6 1.8%
Total Budgetary expenditures 64,159.6 62,995.0 1,164.6 1.8%
Non-Budgetary 53,680.6 49,454.5 4,226.2 8.5%
Total year to date expenditures 117,840.2 112,449.5 5,390.7 4.8%
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding

At the end of the third quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal year, total expenditures were $117,840.2 million compared to $112,449.5 million reported in the same period of 2012-13, representing an increase of $5,390.7 million or 4.8%.

Voted budgetary expenditures

Total 2013-14 Vote 1 operating expenditures at the end of the third quarter were $74.1 million as compared to $74.2 million at the same period of fiscal year 2012-13, representing a decrease of $0.1 million or 0.1%.

Total 2013-14 Vote 5 grants and contribution expenditures at the end of the third quarter were $7.2 million as compared to $3.2 million at the same period of fiscal year 2012-13, representing an increase of $4.0 million. This increase is mainly attributable to interim funding of $4.2 million to the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office (CSTO) and a decrease in payments to the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative of $0.2 million.

Statutory budgetary expenditures

Total statutory expenditures at the end of the third quarter of 2013-14 are $64,078.3 million as compared to $62,917.7 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012-13 representing an increase of $1,160.6 million, or 1.8%.

This increase is primarily attributable to an increase of $1,388.1 million in transfer payments pursuant to the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, an increase of $149.1 million in other statutory payments and a decrease of $376.6 million in Interest on Unmatured Debt and Interest on Other Liabilities (decrease of $26.9 million and decrease of $349.7 million respectively).

Expenditures for payments pursuant to the Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act as at December 31, 2013 are $44,175.6 million compared to $42,787.5 million at the same period in 2012-13 representing an increase of $1,388.1 million. This increase is mainly due to the net effect of the following factors:

  • Canada Health Transfer – increases of $1,285.6 million;
  • Fiscal Equalization – increase of $512.0 million;
  • Canada Social Transfer – increase of $266.8 million;
  • Territorial Financing – increase of $141.4 million;
  • Additional Fiscal Equalization Payment – Total Transfer Protection - decrease of $623.9 million;
  • Alternative Payments for Standing Programs – increase in recoveries of $147.4 million;
  • Payment to Ontario related to the Canada Health Transfer – decrease of $36.8 million; and
  • Payments to Provinces Regarding Sales Tax Harmonization – decrease of $11.0 million.

Explanations for all but one of the items listed above are consistent with the explanations found under the statutory budgetary authorities in Section 2.1. The decrease of $36.8 million in payment to Ontario related to the Canada Health Transfer is due to updated personal income tax data.

Expenditures for the Interest on Unmatured Debt and Interest on Other Liabilities as at December 31, 2013 are $19,544.0 million compared to $19,920.5 million at the same period in 2012-13 representing a decrease of $376.6 million. The decrease is mainly due to the following factors:

  • Interest on Unmatured Debt – decrease of $26.9 million to reflect a lower effective interest rate on the stock of unmatured debt.
  • Interest on Other Liabilities – decrease of $349.7 million to reflect a decrease in the average long-term bond rate, which is used to calculate interest on public sector pension obligations pertaining to service pre-April 1, 2000.

Other Statutory payments at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 are $358.74 million as compared to $209.68 million at the same period in 2012-13, representing an increase of $149.06 million. This increase is primarily due to the net effect of the following factors:

  • Losses on Foreign Exchange – increase of $164.6 million due to the revaluation of foreign denominated financial instruments;
  • Payment of Liabilities Previously Recorded as Revenue – increase of $2.6 million is largely attributable to Receiver General cheques that have been cashed by the payee subsequent to having been written off. Receiver General cheques are written off if they remain uncashed and issued after a period of 10 years;
  • Youth Allowances Recovery – increase in recoveries of $16.8 million which is forecast based on personal income tax data; and
  • Purchase of Domestic Coinage – decrease of $0.7 million is attributable to normal variations in the demand for coinage from businesses and consumers and in the timing of costs incurred for coinage procurement throughout the year.

Non-budgetary expenditures

Non-budgetary expenditures at the end of the third quarter of 2013-14 are $53,680.6 million compared to $49,454.5 million at the end of the same quarter in the prior year representing an increase of $4,226.2 million. This increase is in part due to an increase of $4,088.4 million related to the value of loans disbursed to Crown Corporations participating in the Crown Borrowing Framework. Gross borrowings by Crown Corporations are based on demand and the business requirements of the participating entities, and also depend on the terms of the Crown Corporation borrowings. As such, amounts can vary significantly from year to year. The increase is also explained by an increase of $136.8 million in payments to the International Monetary Fund New Arrangement to Borrow and an increase of $1.0 million in advances pursuant to section 13(1) of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act.

Significant Changes on the Departmental budgetary expenditures by Standard Object table

Table 2, located at the end of this report, presents Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Object (SO). The main variance in expenditures between 2013-14 and 2012-13 by standard object are as follows:

  • Transfer Payments (SO 10) - increase of $1,443.5 million of which the majority is related to the statutory expenditures pursuant to the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act ($1,388.1 million), to the revaluation of foreign denominated liabilities in transfer payments ($68.1 million) and an increase in recoveries for the Youth Allowances Recovery ($16.8 million);
  • Other subsidies and payments (SO 12) - increase of $99.1 million primarily due to the revaluation of foreign denominated financial instruments;
  • Public Debt Charges (SO 11) - decrease of $376.6 million; and
  • Information (SO 03) – decrease of $2.1 million in advertizing expenditures.

The year over year variances are explained in detail in the preceding Section 2.2.

Quarterly Spending

Expenditures in the third quarter of fiscal 2013-14 were $38,039.0 million compared with $37,250.1 million for the third quarter of 2012-13, representing an increase of $788.9 million or 2.1% in quarterly spending.

Comparison of Quarterly Expenditures for the Third Quarter Ended December 31 of Fiscal Years 2012–13 and 2013–14
(in millions)
      Variance
     
Expenditures for the Second Quarter 2013–14 2012–13 $ %
Budgetary
  Voted:
    Vote 1 - Operating Expenditures 28.1 28.4 (0.3) -0.9%
    Vote 5 - Grants and Contributions 0.5 0.7 (0.2) -25.6%
  Statutory:
    Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act payments 14,496.9 13,899.0 597.9 4.3%
    Interest on Unmatured Debt and
    Interest on Other Liabilities
6,170.4 6,664.0 (493.6) -7.4%
    Other 101.3 (74.7) 176.0 -235.5%
  Sub Total Statutory 20,768.6 20,488.2 280.4 1.4%
Total Budgetary expenditures 20,797.2 20,517.3 279.9 1.4%
Non-Budgetary 17,241.7 16,732.8 509.0 3.0%
Total year to date expenditures 38,039.0 37,250.1 788.9 2.1%
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

Variance explanations of the quarterly spending are in line with the year to date variance explanations provided in Section 2.2.

3. Risks and Uncertainties

Private sector economists expect moderate growth in the Canadian economy, as growth in domestic demand is expected to be moderated by a fragile global recovery and the related near- to medium-term risks. In particular, uncertainty stems from ongoing concerns about the U.S. federal government's fiscal position, although the U.S. economy is showing signs of improvement, as well as the ongoing banking and sovereign debt sustainability issues in Europe. In addition, any potential slowdown in the major emerging market economies could affect the Canadian economy owing to weaker commodity prices and exports and slower global growth. Domestically, the key risk continues to be elevated household debt.

The Department of Finance Canada remains committed to ensuring a strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. In meeting this commitment, the Department is exposed to a broad range of risks. Effective risk management is therefore critical to its ability to deliver results for Canadians, and the Department has put in place mechanisms to systematically identify and manage its corporate risks, notably policy, people and relationships, infrastructure and process risks.

In particular, the Department will continue to manage the economic volatility risks by ensuring it has in place the infrastructure, resources and authorities needed to respond to an evolving economic and financial sector environment. The Department will also manage the increased requirement for coordinated international decision making, to deal with uncertain world economic conditions and to support the soundness of the global financial system. At the same time, the Department will continue to ensure that responsible financial sector agencies take effective coordinated action to support the soundness, integrity and reputation of the Canadian financial system.

While implementing the 2012 expenditure review measures, the Department also recognizes that as a knowledge-based organization, its continued success depends on attracting, developing and retaining a highly skilled and adaptable workforce. The Department will continue to focus on strategic recruitment, cost-effective training and development initiatives, performance management and staff retention as a successful way of achieving desired outcomes.

4. Significant changes in relation to operations, personnel and programs

The Department continues to work closely with Shared Services Canada to standardize and consolidate workplace technology device hardware and software.

5. Budget 2012 Implementation

This section provides an overview of the savings measures announced in Budget 2012 that will be implemented in order to refocus government and programs; make it easier for Canadians and business to deal with their government; and, modernize and reduce the back office.

The Department of Finance will achieve Budget 2012 savings of $32.4 million by fiscal year 2014-15 by reconfiguring and modernizing the Department’s internal services and policy analysis functions. It is also taking further significant steps to reduce coinage costs including, for example, measures such as changing the metal composition of $1 and $2 coins from metal alloys to plated steel cores and eliminating the penny.

All savings measures are on track to meet their planned savings. Staff reductions were fully completed in 2012-13.

The statutory forecast for the Purchase of Domestic Coinage includes the savings identified as part of the Budget 2012 Spending Review.

Approved by:

Michael Horgan,
Deputy Minister

Sherry Harrison,
Chief Financial Officer

Ottawa, Canada
February 14, 2014

Department of Finance Canada Quarterly Financial Report
For the quarter ended December 31, 2013
Table 1 - Statement of Authorities (unaudited)
(in thousands of dollars)
Fiscal year 2013-2014 Fiscal year 2012-2013
 

Total available
for use for the
year ending
March 31, 2014* 
Used during
the quarter
ended
December 31, 2013
Year to date used at
quarter-end
Total
available
for use
for the
year ending
March 31, 2013* **
Used during
the quarter
ended
December 31, 2012
Year
to date
used at
quarter-end
Budgetary Authorities            
  Voted authorities            
    Operating expenditures 117,630 28,127 74,064 119,283 28,393 74,152
    Grants and contributions 11,435 500 7,210 224,987 672 3,177
 

  Total voted authorities 129,065 28,627 81,274 344,270 29,065 77,329
 

  Statutory authorities            
  Federal-Provincial Fiscal 
  Arrangements Act payments
           
    Fiscal Equalization
    (Part I Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
16,105,194 4,026,299 12,078,896 15,422,503 3,855,626 11,566,877
    Canada Health Transfer
    (Part V.1 Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
30,283,114 7,570,779 22,712,336 28,568,975 7,142,244 21,426,731
    Canada Social Transfer
    (Part V.1 Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
12,215,271 3,053,818 9,161,453 11,859,486 2,964,872 8,894,615
    Territorial Financing
    (Part I.1 Federal-Provincial
     Fiscal Arrangement Act
)
3,288,282 670,809 2,617,472 3,110,680 634,578 2,476,101
    Wait Times Reduction Transfer
    (Part V.1 Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
250,000 62,500 187,500 250,000 62,500 187,500
    Alternative Payments for Standing
    Programs (Part VI — Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
(3,531,960) (897,351) (2,663,331) (3,366,415) (832,691) (2,515,898)
    Payments to Provinces Regarding
    Sales Tax Harmonization
    (Part III.1 — Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
1,481,000 - 14,000 733,000 25,000 25,000
    Incentive for Provinces to Eliminate
    Taxes on Capital (Part IV
    Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
34,780 - 1,405 - 15
    Additional Fiscal Equalization Payment -
    Total Transfer Protection
    (Part 1 — Federal-Provincial
    Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
55,806 - 55,806 679,660 - 679,660
    Additional Fiscal Equalization
    to Nova Scotia (Part I Federal-
    Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
)
245,785 - - 312,308 - -
    Payments to Ontario related to the
    Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1 -
    Federal-Provincial Fiscal
    Arrangements Act
)
- 10,052 10,052 - 46,855 46,855
 

  Total Federal-Provincial Fiscal
  Arrangements Act
payments
60,427,272 14,496,905 44,175,589 57,570,197 13,898,984 42,787,456
  Interest on Unmatured Debt and
  Interest on Other Liabilities
           
    Interest on Unmatured Debt and
    Other Public Debt Costs
17,845,000 4,034,158 13,088,917 18,537,000 4,408,461 13,115,775
    Interest on Other Liabilities 8,677,000 2,136,262 6,455,048 9,131,000 2,255,512 6,804,765
 

  Total Interest on Unmatured Debt
  and Interest on Other Liabilities
26,522,000 6,170,420 19,543,965 27,668,000 6,663,973 19,920,540
  Other            
    Addtional Fiscal Equalization Offset
    Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia
    and Newfoundland and Labrador
    Additional Fiscal Equalization
    Offset Payments Act
)
 89,461  -   - 146,059  -   -
    Youth Allowances Recovery
    (Federal-Provincial Fiscal
    Revision Act
, 1964)
(776,742) - (388,371) (743,232) - (371,616)
    Canadian Millenium Scholarship
    Foundation (Budget Implementation
    Act
, 1998)
- - (11) - - -
    Payments to International
    Development Association
441,610 - 441,610 441,620 - 441,620
    Debt payments on behalf of poor
    countries to International
    Organizations pursuant
    to section 18(1) of the Economic
    Recovery Act
51,200 - - 51,200 - -
    Canadian Securities Regulation Regime
    Transition Office (Canadian Securities
    Regulation Regime Transition
    Office Act
)
5,800 - -   - -
    Purchase of Domestic Coinage 126,500 25,330 84,611 120,000 28,997 85,262
    Statutory Subsidies
    (Constitution Acts, 1867-1982,
    and Other Statutory Authorities)
32,149 1,237 17,312 32,149 1,100 17,312
    Contributions to Employee Benefit Plans 12,203 3,051 9,153 13,143 3,286 9,857
    Minister of Finance -
    Salary and motor car allowance
79 20 58 78 19 58
    Minister of State – Motor car allowance 2 - 2 - 1 2
    Payment to the International Bank
    for Reconstruction and Development
    for the Agriculture Advance Market
    Commitment (Bretton Woods and
    Related Agreements Act
, section 8)
10,000 - - - - -
    Losses on Foreign Exchange - 71,013 190,225 - (108,827) 25,618
    Payment of Liabilities Previously
    Recorded as Revenue
- 623 4,150 - 700 1,571
 

  Total Other (7,738) 101,274 358,739 61,017 (74,724) 209,684
 

  Total statutory authorities 86,941,534 20,768,599 64,078,293 85,299,214 20,488,233 62,917,680
 

Total budgetary authorities 87,070,599 20,797,226 64,159,567 85,643,484 20,517,298 62,995,009
 

Non-budgetary authorities            
    Advances to Crown corporations
    (Gross)
- 17,200,349 53,535,853 - 16,730,755 49,447,468
    Advances pursuant to section 13(1)
    of the Financial Consumer
    Agency of Canada Act
(Gross)
- 2,000 8,000 - 2,000 7,000
    Payments to the International Monetary
    Fund New Arrangements to Borrow
- 39,381 136,768 - - -
    Payment to International Bank for
    Reconstruction and Development
- - - 20,611 - -
 

Total non-budgetary authorities - 17,241,730 53,680,621 20,611 16,732,755 49,454,468
 

Total authorities 87,070,599 38,038,956 117,840,188 85,664,095 37,250,053 112,449,477
* Includes only Authorities available for use and granted by Parliament at quarter-end.
** Total available for use does not reflect measures announced in Budget 2012.
Department of Finance Canada
Quarterly Financial Report
For the quarter ended December 31, 2013
Table 2 - Departmental budgetary expenditures by Standard Object (unaudited)
(in thousands of dollars)
  Fiscal year 2013-2014 Fiscal year 2012-2013
 

  Planned expenditures
for the year ending
March 31, 2014 
Expended during
the quarter ended
December 31, 2013
Year to date used at quarter-end Planned expenditures
for the year ending
March 31, 2013 *
Expended during
the quarter ended
December 31, 2012
Year to date
used at
quarter-end
Expenditures:            
  Personnel 82,432 21,553 64,310 88,337 21,653 64,509
  Transportation and communications 3,890 607 1,813 4,992 850 1,743
  Information 11,300 3,196 5,319 17,851 4,982 7,466
  Professional and special services 18,053 4,911 9,194 17,129 3,596 8,432
  Rentals 400 225 876 587 66 778
  Repair and maintenance 5,431 434 1,101 587 8 19
  Utilities, materials and supplies 127,500 25,422 84,883 121,057 29,153 85,752
  Acquisition of machinery and equipment 7,808 126 227 2,364 367 511
  Transfer payments 60,292,185 14,549,826 44,324,359 57,722,980 13,903,681 42,880,874
  Public debt charges 26,522,000 6,170,420 19,543,965 27,668,000 6,663,973 19,920,540
  Other subsidies and payments - 20,547 123,581 - (110,997) 24,473
 

Total gross budgetary expenditures 87,070,999 20,797,267 64,159,628 85,643,884 20,517,332 62,995,097
Less Revenues netted against expenditures 400 41 61 400 34 88
 

Total net budgetary expenditures 87,070,599 20,797,226 64,159,567 85,643,484 20,517,298 62,995,009
* Planned expenditures do not reflect measures announced in Budget 2012