2015-2016
Report on Plans and Priorities
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Figure 1: Federal Investments in Provincial, Territorial and Municipal Infrastructure

Figure 1 is a graph based on Infrastructure Canada and Finance Canada data and includes INFC investments and other federal departments' investments in public infrastructure.

The graph shows Federal support which corresponds to the grants and contributions provided towards provincial/territorial and municipal infrastructure. It shows that federal support for public infrastructure has increased significantly over the past decade, due in large part to the 7-year Building Canada Plan and the infrastructure stimulus programs. It shows also that this federal support will continue to be significant over the next decade, as the New Building Canada Plan will be delivered.

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Figure 2: Provincial/Territorial and Municipal Investments in Core Public Infrastructure by Asset Owner

Figure 2 is a graph based on Statistics Canada data. The graph shows levels of investment towards core public infrastructure by provincial, territorial and municipal governments in Canada for the period of 1992 to 2013.

Core public infrastructure consists of the following asset categories: bridges, roads, water, wastewater, public transit, and cultural and recreational facilities. It excludes educational and health facilities.

The graph shows a significant increase, since the early 2000s, in provincial/territorial and municipal investments in the country's core public infrastructure. Together, these investments (in constant, 2007 dollars) represented close to $30 billion in 2013.

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Figure 3: Departmental Spending Trend

Figure 3 represents Infrastructure Canada's spending and planned spending from 2012-2013 to 2017-2018. Overall, Figure 3 shows the relative stability of Infrastructure Canada's spending for that period, with annual spending recorded and planned between $3.5 billion and $3.8 billion.

Of note, the Gas Tax Fund (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.

Departmental spending and planned spending from 2012-13 to 2017-18 is as follows:

  • In 2012-13, the Actual Spending was $ 3.8 billion;
  • In 2013-14, the Actual Spending is $ 3.5 billion;
  • In 2014-15, the Forecast Spending is $ 3.7 billion;
  • In 2015-16, the Planned Spending is $ 3.6 billion;
  • In 2016-17, the Planned Spending is $ 3.8 billion; and
  • In 2017-18, the Planned Spending is $ 3.5 billion.

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