Allocations from Treasury Board Central Votes for Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21

Vote 5 – Government Contingencies $15,448,006

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.

Table. Vote 5 – Government Contingencies
Organization Authority Amount (dollars)
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Funding for reimbursement of broadcasting licence fees (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $50,000,000 to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to reimburse Part II broadcasting license fees to television stations, radio stations and for discretionary television services. These reimbursements will provide financial relief to Canadian television and radio broadcasters facing significant declines in advertising revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
Canadian Transportation Agency

Funding to increase dispute resolution capacity

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $3,700,000 to the Canadian Transportation Agency for the timely hiring of personnel to support the Air Complaint Resolution Program. Additional staff will help address complaints from air passengers with respect to flight delays and cancellations, denied boarding, tarmac delays of three hours or more, lost or damaged baggage and accessibility issues in the aviation sector.

This allocation was entirely repaid upon supply of the 2020-21 Supplementary Estimates (B) in .

2,300,000
Department of Employment and Social Development

Funding for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (COVID-19)

This allocation allowed the Department of Employment and Social Development to address outstanding applications for the “Canada Emergency Student Benefit” and ensure timely benefit payments to eligible recipients.

8,000,000
Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Funding to support Canada’s fish harvesters (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $70,000,000 to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to provide uninterrupted payments to self-employed fish harvesters across the country. This financial assistance will help mitigate economic disruptions in the fisheries sector resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and create greater economic certainty for fish harvesters ineligible for other federal relief programs.

The recent allocation of $1,800,000 covered urgent payments for the “Grant Program to Support Self-employed Fish Harvesters in Canada Affected by COVID-19” between January 15 and , to ensure uninterrupted delivery of the program. An additional $6,494,524 was also provided in the fall for payments between October 1 and .

1,800,000
Department of Justice

Funding for revenue protection against the reduction in demand in legal services (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $46,000,000 to the Department of Justice to help offset revenue shortfalls caused by court closures and the reduced use of litigation services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
Office of the Auditor General

Funding for critical operating requirements (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $12,000,000 to the Office of the Auditor General to address immediate operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to modernize audit tools and information technology systems.

1
Office of the Intelligence Commissioner

Funding for security and information technology requirements

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $658,000 to the Office of the Intelligence Commissioner to acquire secure network connectivity, meet mandatory security and information technology requirements and obtain the technical expertise needed to address workload demands.

1
Telefilm Canada

Funding to support the audiovisual industry (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $49,654,000 to Telefilm Canada to provide timely payments from the Short-Term Compensation Fund to eligible Canadian audiovisual producers for COVID-19 related impacts. This program will compensate production companies for the interruption or shutdown of eligible audiovisual productions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and help reduce the consequences created by the lack of private pandemic insurance coverage for this sector.

1
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

Funding for critical operating requirements (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $6,876,000 to the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited to continue the safe operation and maintenance of the four international bridges within its portfolio. This funding will be used for critical operating requirements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including associated cross-border travel restrictions.

3,348,000
VIA Rail Canada Inc.

Funding for critical operating requirements (COVID-19)

The Treasury Board authorized an allocation of up to $187,500,000 to VIA Rail Canada Inc. to ensure the continuation of its core operations and services. This funding will partially offset the significant decline in ridership and revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
Total approved allocations 15,448,006

Vote 10 – Government-wide Initiatives $7,113,322

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.

Table. Vote 10 – Government-wide Initiatives
Organization Authority Amount (dollars)
Canada Border Services Agency

Funding for the Application Modernization Initiative

This allocation allowed the Canada Border Services Agency to assess their inventory of legacy applications and build technical capacity to support their migration into more secure modern data centres or cloud services.

342,231
Canada Revenue Agency

Funding for the Application Modernization Initiative

This allocation allowed the Canada Revenue Agency to assess their inventory of legacy applications and build technical capacity to support their migration into more secure modern data centres or cloud services.

385,888
Canadian Human Rights Commission

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will support the acquisition and implementation of an online dispute resolution platform to facilitate the efficient and effective administration of compliance and enforcement activities under Canada’s new Pay Equity regime.

100,000
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will improve the organization’s internal regulatory costing capacity and expertise. It will support a detailed costing study of the organization’s regulatory regime and nuclear security requirements, and a review of the organization’s regulatory framework to assess its readiness to regulate fusion technologies.

175,000
Department of Health

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will be provided to the Community of Federal Regulators to support the development of training courses in cost-benefit analysis and an operational plan and implementation strategy to recruit and retain cost-benefit analysts in the Government of Canada.

110,000
Department of Industry

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will be used to establish and test a prototype centralized service for issuing and verifying digital credentials. This service will help make it quicker, easier and more cost-effective for regulators to issue and verify digital licences and permits. Funding will also support the development and promotion of a competition assessment toolkit that will enable regulators to better assess the potential impacts of their regulatory proposals on the competitiveness of Canadian businesses.

1,433,250
Department of Industry

Funding for the Application Modernization Initiative

This allocation allowed the Department of Industry to assess their inventory of legacy applications and build technical capacity to support their migration into more secure modern data centres or cloud services.

2,700,000
Department of Natural Resources

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will be used to identify and implement a digital tool to streamline and shorten the regulatory review process for mining projects moving from exploration to production.

237,000
Department of the Environment

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will support four regulatory initiatives:

  • an initiative to reduce the regulatory reporting burden for businesses and improve the department’s efficiency in regulatory data collection and management;
  • to develop and implement a public-facing, web-based Regulatory Discover Tool that will provide industry and other stakeholders with a centralized portal of regulatory information;
  • to develop an automated tool for the National Pollutant Release Inventory to improve published information on releases, disposals and transfers of pollutants across Canadian facilities; and
  • to support activities that improve the department’s foresight analysis capacity and incorporates foresight considerations into programs and throughout the policy cycle.
604,000
Department of Transport

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will be used to develop a cumulative regulatory impact analysis (CRIA) framework to analyze the cumulative impacts of transportation regulations, and to build an online portal to make CRIA information publicly available and searchable. Funding will also be used to develop novel testing methodologies to evaluate the safety of new vehicle technologies and support road safety regulatory design.

685,953
Standards Council of Canada

Funding from the Regulators’ Capacity Fund to promote an innovative and competitive regulatory framework

This funding will help regulators improve their capacity to incorporate economic and competitive considerations in the design and implementation of regulations.

This allocation will be used to develop a prototype of an accredited third-party conformity assessment program to test artificial intelligence in Canada. This initiative will help regulators address safety and ethical risks associated with the adoption of artificial intelligence.

80,000
Treasury Board Secretariat

Funding for the Application Modernization Initiative

This allocation allowed the Treasury Board Secretariat to assess their inventory of legacy applications and build technical capacity to support their migration into more secure modern data centres or cloud services.

260,000
Total approved allocations 7,113,322

Vote 15 – Compensation Adjustments $1,702,045,792

Subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, to supplement other appropriations that may need to be partially or fully funded as a result of adjustments made to terms and conditions of service or employment of the federal public administration, including members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Armed Forces, Governor in Council appointees and Crown corporations as defined in section 83 of the Financial Administration Act. Permanent allocations from TB Vote 15 will be given to organizations upon release of Supply for Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21.

Table. Vote 15 – Compensation Adjustments
Organization Vote Amount (dollars)
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 1 1,828,049
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 1 2,158,512
Canada Border Services Agency 1 44,925,698
Canada Council for the Arts 1 3,059,850
Canada Revenue Agency 1 452,453,440
Canada School of Public Service 1 3,191,000
Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization 1 112,059
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1 36,917,633
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety 1 905,848
Canadian Dairy Commission 1 484,945
Canadian Energy Regulator 1 12,500
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1 52,054,942
Canadian Grain Commission 1 860,437
Canadian High Arctic Research Station 1 9,000
Canadian Human Rights Commission 1 1,354,509
Canadian Institutes of Health Research 1 22,500
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 1 159,040
Canadian Museum for Human Rights 1 1,477,849
Canadian Museum of History 1 4,713,113
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 1 661,510
Canadian Museum of Nature 1 1,890,586
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 1 378,137
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 1 27,500
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 1 940,516
Canadian Security Intelligence Service 1 180,000
Canadian Space Agency 1 1,863,560
Canadian Tourism Commission 1 1,065,693
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board 1 1,487,621
Canadian Transportation Agency 1 1,210,084
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1 533,856
Communications Security Establishment 1 5,376,500
Copyright Board 1 82,275
Correctional Service of Canada 1 162,398,917
Courts Administration Service 1 4,985,218
Department for Women and Gender Equality 1 856,069
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food 1 26,761,041
Department of Canadian Heritage 1 13,777,607
Department of Citizenship and Immigration 1 50,764,851
Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs 1 12,695,696
Department of Employment and Social Development 1 57,981,019
Department of Finance 1 2,114,772
Department of Fisheries and Oceans 1 69,128,021
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 1 27,540,453
Department of Health 1 28,066,236
Department of Indigenous Services 1 35,432,969
Department of Industry 1 17,783,750
Department of Justice 1 12,371,361
Department of National Defence 1 150,378,604
Department of Natural Resources 1 15,422,620
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness 1 7,226,750
Department of Public Works and Government Services 1 66,418,457
Department of Public Works and Government Services 5 187,485
Department of the Environment 1 28,832,628
Department of Transport 1 37,905,246
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 23,463,977
Department of Western Economic Diversification 1 857,896
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec 1 1,057,415
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 1 993,424
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada 1 32,000
Immigration and Refugee Board 1 8,655,873
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 1 1,137,031
International Development Research Centre 1 3,803,899
International Joint Commission (Canadian Section) 1 114,714
Library and Archives of Canada 1 4,546,475
Military Grievances External Review Committee 1 277,544
Military Police Complaints Commission 1 81,562
National Arts Centre Corporation 1 5,577,987
National Capital Commission 1 831,000
National Gallery of Canada 1 2,951,862
National Museum of Science and Technology 1 2,582,957
National Research Council of Canada 1 123,826
National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Secretariat 1 27,000
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 1 35,000
Office of Infrastructure of Canada 1 1,719,554
Office of the Auditor General 1 2,981,865
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer 1 3,589,245
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs 1 361,115
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs 5 68,534
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying 1 187,308
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 1 1,446,163
Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada 1 282,680
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 1 3,307,144
Office of the Governor General’s Secretary 1 1,117,364
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner 1 132,019
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions 1 70,000
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 1 581,906
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 5 1,241,049
Parks Canada Agency 1 47,532,523
Parole Board of Canada 1 3,979,550
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board 1 205,834
Privy Council Office 1 5,689,919
Public Health Agency of Canada 1 10,116,117
Public Service Commission 1 3,682,909
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 1 1,040,490
Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee 1 37,646
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1 65,803,429
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 1 6,000
Shared Services Canada 1 13,729,994
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 1 442,000
Statistics Canada 1 13,096,450
Telefilm Canada 1 2,221,922
The National Battlefields Commission 1 303,057
Treasury Board Secretariat 1 7,726,802
Treasury Board Secretariat 20 135,856
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 1 629,374
Total approved allocations 1,702,045,792

Vote 25 – Operating Budget Carry Forward $134,762,020

Subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, to supplement other appropriations for the operating budget carry forward from the previous fiscal year.

Table. Vote 25 – Operating Budget Carry Forward
Organization Vote Amount (dollars)
Canada Revenue Agency 1 4,103,041
Department of National Defence 1 122,520,552
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 1 8,138,427
Total approved allocations 134,762,020

Vote 30 – Paylist Requirements $67,070,088

Subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, to supplement other appropriations for requirements related to parental and maternity allowances, entitlements on cessation of service or employment and adjustments made to terms and conditions of service or employment of the federal public administration including members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Forces, where these have not been provided from Vote 15, Compensation Adjustments.

Table. Vote 30 – Paylist Requirements
Organization Vote Amount (dollars)
Canada Border Services Agency 1 9,041,012
Canada Revenue Agency 1 35,583,889
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety 1 271,777
Canadian Museum of History 1 368,299
Canadian Museum of Nature 1 273,977
Correctional Service of Canada 1 12,456,293
Courts Administration Service 1 700,727
Department of Finance 1 1,015,745
National Gallery of Canada 1 56,144
National Research Council of Canada 1 3,970,471
Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada 1 51,755
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 5 337,846
Parole Board of Canada 1 417,883
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 1 262,041
Treasury Board Secretariat 1 2,262,229
Total approved allocations 67,070,088

Vote 35 – Capital Budget Carry Forward $4,962,613

Subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, to supplement other appropriations for purposes of the capital budget carry forward allowance from the previous fiscal year.

Table. Vote 35 – Capital Budget Carry Forward
Organization Vote Amount (dollars)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans 5 4,962,613
Total approved allocations 4,962,613
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