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2015–16 – Report on Plans and Priorities

Section III: Supplementary Information

Future-Oriented Statement of Operations

The Future-Oriented condensed statement of operations presented in this subsection is intended to serve as a general overview of Elections Canada's operations. The forecasted financial information on expenses and revenues is prepared on an accrual accounting basis to strengthen accountability and to improve transparency and financial management.

Because the Future-Oriented statement of operations is prepared on an accrual accounting basis and the forecast and planned spending amounts presented in other sections of this report are prepared on an expenditure basis, amounts will differ.

A more detailed Future-Oriented statement of operations and associated notes, including a reconciliation of the net costs of operations to the requested authorities, can be found on Elections Canada's website.Footnote 8

Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations
For the Year Ended March 31
(dollars)
Financial Information Estimated Results
2014–15
Planned Results
2015–16
Difference
Total expenses 158,994,774 412,678,336 253,683,562
Total revenues
Net cost of operations 158,994,774 412,678,336 253,683,562

Elections Canada estimates $412.7 million in expenses for 2015–16. This represents an increase of $253.7 million from the 2014–15 estimated results, which is mainly the result of conducting the 42nd general election to be held on October 19, 2015.

Supplementary Information Tables

The supplementary information tables listed in the 2015–16 Report on Plans and Priorities can be found on Elections Canada's website:

Tax Expenditures and Evaluations

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures annually in the Tax Expenditures and EvaluationsFootnote 12 publication. The tax measures presented in theTax Expenditures and Evaluations publication are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.