2014-15 Departmental Performance Report

Departmental Spending Trend

Departmental Spending Trend

The Department's total actual spending for 2014-15 was $1,737.0 million. This represents a decrease of 3.8% compared to the total actual spending for 2013-14 ($1,806.4 million).

This decrease is mainly attributed to a decrease in total authorities approved by Parliament in the Main Estimates and allocated by Treasury Board. The reduction of funding in the Main Estimates related to items such as the completion of the project to acquire mid-shore patrol vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and the completion of the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures program.

The general downward trend in actual spending is mainly related to commitments made under recent spending reviews, sunsetting programs and planned changes in funding levels of individual programs.