Allocations from Treasury Board Central Votes

Vote 5 – Government Contingencies

Subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, to supplement other appropriations and to provide for miscellaneous, urgent or unforeseen expenditures not otherwise provided for, including grants and contributions not listed in the Estimates and the increase of the amount of grants listed in these, where those expenditures are within the legal mandate of a government organization, and authority to reuse any sums allotted and repaid to this appropriation from other appropriations.

Organization

Office of Infrastructure of Canada

Funding to make payment for the completion of construction of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $80,000,000 to enable the Office of Infrastructure of Canada to complete a payment in the total amount of $700,000,000 due to the Signature on the Saint-Laurent Group, the Government of Canada’s private partner, at the completion of construction of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Quebec. This payment was planned for 2018-19 but, due to the delay in completing the Samuel De Champlain Bridge, is anticipated in early 2019-20. No funds have been allocated from TB Vote 5 at the time of printing these 2019-20 Main Estimates.

Vote 10 – Government-wide Initiatives

Subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, to supplement other appropriations in support of the implementation of strategic management initiatives in the public service of Canada.

The figures below have been approved by Treasury Board for inclusion in the 2019-20 Main Estimates. Amounts will be allocated to departments upon Treasury Board approval of individual initiatives.

Initiatives

Funding for Indigenous Early Learning Child Care

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $119,500,000 in support of high quality, affordable and culturally-based early learning and child care services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada. Organizations responsible for implementation include the Department of Employment and Social Development, the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, and Public Health Agency of Canada.

Funding for LNG Canada Support Measures

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $90,000,000 to support LNG Canada’s $40 billion investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Kitimat, British Columbia. Organizations responsible for this initiative include the Department of Industry and Western Economic Diversification.

Funding for the Export Diversification Strategy

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $42,501,220 for trade support programs designed to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprise exporters in all sectors and regions across Canada. The Export Diversification Strategy will focus on three key components: investing in infrastructure to support trade; providing Canadian businesses with resources to execute their export plans, and enhancing trade services for Canadian exporters. Organizations responsible for this initiative include Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the Department of Health; and the Department of Industry.

Funding for the Application Modernization Initiative

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $20,000,000 to help departments and agencies identify and upgrade high-risk data centres and applications to modern data centres or cloud services. Organizations responsible for this initiative have not been determined at this time.

Funding for Federal Accessibility Legislation

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $28,048,636 to implement the new Accessible Canada Act and to support a proactive approach to end systemic discrimination of persons with disabilities. Organizations responsible for this initiative include Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Canadian Transportation Agency, the Department of Employment and Social Development, the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada, the Public Service Commission; and Treasury Board Secretariat.

Funding for the Modernization of the Program and Administrative Services (PA) Group

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $15,000,000 to implement the new classification standards for the PA group. Organizations responsible for this initiative have not been determined at this time.

Funding for Pay Equity Administration

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $6,583,000 to implement and administer the proactive pay equity legislation for federally-regulated public and private sectors. Funding will also be made available to administer the proactive pay equity regime within the federal public service. Organizations responsible for this initiative include Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Department of Employment and Social Development, and Treasury Board Secretariat.

Funding for the Modernization of the Elections Canada Act

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $2,000,000 to support amendments to the Canada Elections Act, which change spending limits for political parties and third parties, increase equity and accessibility, and improve the administration of elections. Organizations responsible for this initiative include the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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