Frozen Allotments in Voted Authorities for Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020–21

Parliamentary authority typically expires at the end of the fiscal year. For example, authorities approved through all appropriation acts for the fiscal year 2020–21 will expire on for most organizations.

During the fiscal year, the government can take decisions to adjust priorities or the implementation of individual initiatives. These decisions are effected by using frozen allotments to constrain appropriated authorities where necessary. At the end of the fiscal year, these frozen allotments are included in the lapse shown in Public Accounts.

For the fiscal year 2020–21, the total amount frozen in voted authorities is $7,975,406,116 as of . Most of these frozen allotments are due to the planned reprofiling of funds ($7,891,918,192) to future years.

This annex summarizes, by category and department, all permanently frozen allotments included in voted authorities.

Categories of Frozen Allotments

Reprofiled

Reprofiling provides for unused authorities from one fiscal year to be made available in subsequent fiscal years, to reflect changes in the expected timing of program implementation. Unused funds in the current fiscal year are put into a frozen allotment. New Parliamentary authority is required for each future year of planned spending.

Transferred or reallocated

Throughout a fiscal year, organizations may transfer or reallocate funds between votes within their organization and to other organizations. Such adjustments may be effected through frozen allotments.

Reduction

An organization’s authorities are reduced when the funds are no longer available for the original purpose. This could happen because an initiative or program is canceled, or savings are identified to be returned to the fiscal framework.

Other

Other forecasted lapses are largely related to uncommitted authorities in the Treasury Board central votes.

Table 1: Frozen Allotments in Voted Authorities
  Reprofiled Transferred or Reallocated Reduction Other Total
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

1 – Program expenditures

1,317,600 0 0 0 1,317,600

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Business Continuity Plan.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

5 – Grants and contributions

3,695,000 0 0 0 3,695,000

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments to support the Canada Coal Transition Initiative.
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

1 – Payments to the corporation for operating and capital expenditures

245,333,124 0 0 0 245,333,124

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures and capital investments to align with updated plans proposed by AECL’s contractor to deliver on AECL’s non-discretionary commitments to discharge Canada’s radioactive waste liabilities and environmental liabilities.
Canada Border Services Agency

1 – Operating expenditures

14,910,397 0 0 0 14,910,397

5 – Capital expenditures

51,019,333 0 0 0 51,019,333

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures related mainly to the Enhanced Passenger Protect Program, the Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence and to address Drug-Impaired Driving in Canada.
  • Capital investments related mainly to the Border Infrastructure - Lacolle project, the Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence, and the Postal Modernization Initiative.
Canadian Human Rights Commission

1 – Program expenditures

600,000 0 0 0 600,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Office of the Federal Housing Advocate.
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

5 – Grants and contributions

0 12,500,000 0 0 12,500,000

Transferred or Reallocated:

  • Transfer payments for the Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North initiative.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service

1 – Program expenditures

6,100,000 0 0 0 6,100,000

Reprofiled:

  • Investments in federal infrastructure and technology.
Canadian Space Agency

1 – Operating expenditures

7,205,000 0 0 0 7,205,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission.
Communications Security Establishment

1 – Program expenditures

8,733,633 0 0 0 8,733,633

Reprofiled:

  • Investments in federal infrastructure.
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food

10 – Grants and contributions

16,100,231 0 0 0 16,100,231

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments for the Agri-Science Program and for the Dairy Farm Investment Program.
Department of Citizenship and Immigration

1 – Operating expenditures

85,463 0 0 0 85,463

10 – Grants and contributions

8,300,000 0 0 0 8,300,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Integrity of Canada’s Borders and Asylum System.
  • Transfer payments for the International Migration Capacity Building Program.
Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

10 – Grants and contributions

4,312,720 0 0 0 4,312,720

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments to support obligations under the Manitoba Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreements and to support Ratification of Rights Reconciliation Agreements (RRA) on fisheries and National Parks with First Nations in the Atlantic and Gaspe Region of Quebec, specifically the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations and the Passamaquoddy.
Department of Employment and Social Development

1 – Operating expenditures

0 137,848 0 0 137,848

5 – Grants and contributions

16,899,197 0 0 0 16,899,197

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments for the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative, Youth Employment Skills Strategy - National Campaign, Youth Employment Skills Strategy - Goal Getters, and the International Education Strategy.

Transferred or reallocated:

  • Operating expenditures for a write-off of unrecoverable accounts receivables.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans

5 – Capital expenditures

206,784,930 0 0 0 206,784,930

10 – Grants and contributions

603,167,616 0 0 0 603,167,616

Reprofiled:

  • Capital investments related mainly to vessel acquisition and construction projects and the Oceans Protection Plan initiative.
  • Transfer payments for reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries, the Trans Mountain Pipeline project and the Coastal Restoration Fund.
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

10 – Grants and contributions

400,000 0 0 0 400,000

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments for the Study in Canada Scholarship program.
Department of Health

1 – Operating expenditures

4,900,000 0 0 0 4,900,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures to implement a new federal framework for the legalization and regulation of cannabis.
Department of Indigenous Services

1 – Operating expenditures

7,236,222 0 0 0 7,236,222

10 – Grants and contributions

91,464,297 0 0 0 91,464,297

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Income Assistance Program.
  • Transfer payments for the Indigenous Centre of Expertise for Cumulative Effect, First Nation Enhanced Education Infrastructure Fund, and the First Nation Water and Wastewater Enhanced Program.
Department of Industry

10 – Grants and contributions

437,801,885 1,500,000 0 0 439,301,885

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments for the Connect to Innovate Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Strategic Innovation Fund.

Transferred or Reallocated:

  • Transfer payments from the Strategic Innovation Fund to the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program.
Department of National Defence

1 – Operating expenditures

0 0 12,125,376 0 12,125,376

Reduction:

  • Operating expenditures for classified security management infrastructure.
Department of Natural Resources

1 – Operating expenditures

3,638,914 0 0 0 3,638,914

10 – Grants and contributions

58,738,021 0 0 0 58,738,021

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Clean Growth Program and for Green Infrastructure - Phase 2 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration.
  • Transfer payments related mainly to the Impact Canada Initiative, Green Infrastructure for Emerging Renewable Power, Oil Spill Recovery Technology and Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities.
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

5 – Grants and contributions

1,124,769 0 0 0 1,124,769

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments to address Drug-Impaired Driving in Canada.
Department of Public Works and Government Services

1 – Operating expenditures

14,670,917 2,302,355 70,641 0 17,043,913

5 – Capital expenditures

237,310,271 0 0 0 237,310,271

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for an e-Procurement Solution.
  • Capital investments of the Capital Investment Fund.

Transferred or Reallocated:

  • To support regional presence, stabilize and enhance Privy Council Office capacity and the transfer of exempt staff in Ministers’ Regional Offices.

Reduction:

  • Operating expenditures for the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking.
Department of the Environment

1 – Operating expenditures

850,000 0 0 0 850,000

5 – Capital expenditures

6,552,640 0 0 0 6,552,640

10 – Grants and contributions

54,092,335 0 0 0 54,092,335

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Adapting Canada’s Weather and Water Services initiative.
  • Capital investments for the Eureka project, Adapting Canada’s Weather and Water Services initiative, and the Revitalization of Canada’s Weather Services initiative.
  • Transfer payments for the Low Carbon Economy Fund.
Department of Transport

1 – Operating expenditures

6,500,000 0 0 0 6,500,000

5 – Capital expenditures

11,635,350 0 0 0 11,635,350

10 – Grants and contributions – Efficient Transportation System

4,837,633 0 0 0 4,837,633

20 – Grants and contributions – Safe and Secure Transportation System

1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Lac Mégantic Rail Bypass Project.
  • Capital investments for the Port Asset Transfer Program and the Strengthening Airport Services initiative.
  • Transfer payments to address the Boat Safety Contribution Program and the Outaouais Road initiative.
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

1 – Program expenditures

74,000 0 0 0 74,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for increased compliance outreach and examinations in the real estate and casino sectors.
Immigration and Refugee Board

1 – Program expenditures

33,000,000 0 0 0 33,000,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for Enhancing the Integrity of Canada’s Borders and Asylum System.
Leaders’ Debates Commission

1 – Program expenditures

350,000 0 0 0 350,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the continuation of the Leaders’ Debates Commission.
Library and Archives of Canada

1 – Operating expenditures

5,562,416 0 0 0 5,562,416

5 – Capital expenditures

7,412,136 0 0 0 7,412,136

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures and capital investments for the Real Property Portfolio.
National Research Council of Canada

10 – Grants and contributions

33,000,000 0 0 0 33,000,000

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments to support Canada’s participation in the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

5 – Grants

0 873,173 0 0 873,173

Transferred or Reallocated:

  • Transfer payments for the College and Community Innovation Program.
Public Health Agency of Canada

1 – Operating expenditures

5,504,186,149 0 0 0 5,504,186,149

5 – Capital expenditures

48,000 0 0 0 48,000

10 – Grants and contributions

806,701 0 0 0 806,701

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures and capital investments for Ebola Preparedness and Response initiative, medical research, vaccine development, protective gear and medical equipment.
  • Transfer payments for the Impacts of Climate Change, Opioids Crisis, and Promoting Health Equity initiatives.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

5 – Grants

24,000,000 0 0 0 24,000,000

Reprofiled:

  • Transfer payments to support the Tri-Agency Fund.
Statistics Canada

1 – Program expenditures

16,223,965 0 0 0 16,223,965

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the 2021 Census of Population.
Treasury Board Secretariat

1 – Program expenditures

1,052,267 0 0 0 1,052,267

10 – Government-wide Initiatives

3,885,060 0 0 0 3,885,060

25 – Operating Budget Carry Forward

0 0 0 8,941,144 8,941,144

35 – Capital Budget Carry Forward

0 0 0 45,037,387 45,037,387

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures for the Centralized Enabling Workplace Fund and for the modernization of the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group.

Other:

  • Uncommitted authorities in Treasury Board central votes in excess of government wide requirements.
VIA Rail Canada Inc.

1 – Payments to the Corporation

75,000,000 0 0 0 75,000,000

Reprofiled:

  • Capital investments for the New Grade Crossing Regulations.
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

1 – Payments to the Authority

50,000,000 0 0 0 50,000,000

Reprofiled:

  • Operating expenditures and capital investments for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Total 7,891,918,192 17,313,376 12,196,017 53,978,531 7,975,406,116
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