Main Estimates 2014-15

Part I of the Estimates process is the Government Expenditure Plan. It provides a summary and highlights of year-over-year changes in departmental spending and transfer payments in order to provide perspective on the major issues influencing government planned spending.

Part II is the Main Estimates, known traditionally as the “Blue Book.” It directly supports the appropriation acts for the Main Estimates. The publication provides a listing of the resources required by individual departments and agencies for the upcoming fiscal year in order to deliver the programs for which they are responsible. It identifies the spending authorities (votes) and the amounts to be included in subsequent appropriation bills that Parliament will be asked to approve to enable the government to proceed with its spending plans

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
2014–15 Statutory Forecasts Dataset XLS English Access
2014–15 Statutory Forecasts Dataset XLS French Access
2014–15 Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Objects Dataset XLS English Access
2014–15 Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Objects Dataset XLS French Access
2014—15 Budgetary Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program Dataset XLS English Access
2014—15 Budgetary Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program Dataset XLS French Access

Comments

  • M. Estimates

    2014-05-29

    Really wish there was a data dictionary of some sort here. Also, it seems kind of misleading to call these files 'Budget Expenditures' in the excel sheets when they are planned or forecast expenditures. Could be confused with other data sources like public accounts.

  • open-ouvert

    2014-06-06

    Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner : "You are correct that the 2014–15 amounts shown in these datasets relate to planned spending not to past spending. The datasets for the 2014–15 Estimates are taken from the Treasury Board of Canada website, and the dataset titles correspond to the titles of the links on that site. As indicated on both on data.gc.ca and the Treasury Board of Canada website, the 2014–15 Main Estimates identify the authorities to be included in subsequent appropriation bills that Parliament will be asked to approve. Thank you for your comment and your suggestion of a dictionary of terms; we’ll try to clarify with future updates". Thank you.