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Update on Budget Implementation Vote

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Extraordinary Action to Ensure Quick Implementation

Given the current economic situation and the need to expedite the funding of programs in the Economic Action Plan, the Government sought Parliament's approval for an appropriation of $3 billion in the 2009–10 Main Estimates for a new central Vote for Budget Implementation Initiatives—Treasury Board Vote 35. This exceptional and time-limited appropriation allows Treasury Board ministers to allocate funds directly to departments for immediate requirements related to budget measures in advance of Parliament's approval of the Supply for Supplementary Estimates. Funds may be allocated only up to June 30, 2009. Any unallocated funds remaining in the Vote after June 30 will lapse. The table below provides details of allocations totalling $1.9 billion, approved by Treasury Board ministers as of May 31, 2009. Amounts allocated from June 1 to June 30, 2009 will be reported in the 2009–10 Supplementary Estimates (B).

Table A.1
Allocations for $3-Billion Budget Implementation Vote
Measures Value

  (millions of dollars)
Reducing the Tax Burden for Canadians  
  Implementation of Budget 2009 tax measures 8.6
Helping the Unemployed  
  Strategic Training and Transition Fund 250.0
  Canada Summer Jobs Program 4.0
  YMCA-YWCA 15.0
Building Infrastructure to Create Jobs  
  ecoENERGY Retrofit program 32.5
  Recreational Infrastructure Canada 91.3
  An improved rail system 125.0
  Trans-Canada Highway—Banff 2.1
  Champlain Bridge rehabilitation program 4.3
  Federal Infrastructure (buildings, bridges, Manège Militaire) 100.0
  Aviation security 155.7
  First Nations infrastructure—health facilities 10.0
  National recreational trails 22.5
Creating the Economy of Tomorrow  
  Improving infrastructure at universities and colleges 498.3
  Canada Graduate Scholarships Program 27.9
  Transformation to a green energy economy—Clean Energy Fund 10.0
  Industrial Research and Development Internship Program 2.5
  Industrial Research Assistance Program 76.0
  Modernizing federal laboratories 23.2
  Extending access to broadband services in rural communities 83.7
  Strengthening Canada's nuclear advantage 222.0
Supporting Industries and Communities  
  Forestry 15.9
  Canadian Youth Business Foundation 10.0
  Canada Business Network 1.0
  Canadian Tourism Commission 20.0
  Marquee festivals 30.0
  Parks Canada—national historic sites and visitor facilities 9.9
  First Nations child and family services 4.1
Total 1,855.4

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding.

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