What Does Budget 2019 Tell Us about Projected Federal Revenues, Expenditures, Budgetary Balance and Debt?

(Disponible en français : Que nous apprend le budget fédéral de 2019 sur les projections relatives aux recettes, aux dépenses, au solde budgétaire et à l’endettement?) One of Parliament’s fundamental roles is to review and approve the government’s spending and taxation proposals. This HillNote analyzes the projected federal revenues, expenditures, budgetary balance and debt presented…

International Women’s Day: Understanding Gender-Responsive Budgeting

You may also wish to consult other HillNotes in honour of International Women’s Day (Disponible en français : Journée internationale des femmes : Comprendre la budgétisation sensible à la sexospécificité) International Women’s Day – observed every year on March 8th – provides Canadians with an opportunity to reflect on women’s achievements and to promote the advancement…

Aligning the Budget and the Main Estimates — Recent Changes to the Parliamentary Financial Cycle

(Disponible en français : Assurer la cohésion entre le budget et le budget principal des dépenses — Changements récents apportés au cycle financier parlementaire)  The Government of Canada outlines its spending and tax priorities to Parliament and Canadians in its annual budget, and presents its spending plans for parliamentary approval in estimates documents. In the past,…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Bill C-59: Implementing the April 2015 Budget

Andre Barnes Legal and Social Affairs Division When the finance minister delivers the government’s budget in the House of Commons, a complex approval process is just beginning. Budget measures do not take effect until Parliament adopts the necessary legislation. Numerous measures contained in the most recent budget are implemented by Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain…