Reports on Plans and Priorities
2014-15 - Section 1 - Text description - Figure 5: Departmental Spending Trend
Figure 5: Departmental Spending Trend
Figure 5 represents Infrastructure Canada's spending and planned spending from 2011-2012 to 2016-2017. Overall, the graph highlights the stability and predictability of infrastructure funding provided through the Gas Tax Fund (GTF), with spending at around $2 billion a year. The GTF is the only program in this graph not being considered as a "Sunset Program", which are time-limited programs that do not have an ongoing funding and policy authority.
In 2014-2015 and beyond — given that Figure 5 does not include planned spending for the programs under the New Building Canada Fund — the graph shows a general decrease in spending levels under "Sunset Programs". The peak in spending in 2011-2012 reflects the successful close-out of Infrastructure Canada programs under the 2009 Economic Action Plan.
Departmental spending and planned spending from 2011-12 to 2016-17 is as follows:
- In 2011-12, the Actual Spending was $ 4.5 billion;
- In 2012-13, the Actual Spending was $ 3.8 billion;
- In 2013-14, the Forecast Spending is $ 4.1 billion;
- In 2014-15, the Planned Spending is $ 3.3 billion*;
- In 2015-16, the Planned Spending is $ 3.2 billion*; and
- In 2016-17, the Planned Spending is $ 2.5 billion*.
*The graphs specifies that planned spending for the new programs was not included, as it was not in Infrastructure Canada's budgetary financial resources at the time this report was produced.
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