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2017–18 Departmental Plan

Supplementary Information

Corporate Information

Appropriate Minister:

The Honourable Karina Gould, PC, MP, Minister of Democratic Institutions

Institutional Head:

Stéphane Perrault, Acting Chief Electoral Officer


Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Year established:


Main legislative authorities:


New Legislation

An overview of all proposed amendments to electoral legislationFootnote xviii impacting Elections Canada's business can be found on the agency's website.

Judicial Decisions and Proceedings

An overview of judicial decisions and proceedingsFootnote xix that may affect electoral legislation can be found on Elections Canada's website.

Opinions, Guidelines and Interpretation Notes

All opinions, guidelines and interpretation notesFootnote xx issued by Elections Canada can be found in a dedicated section of the agency's website.

Reporting Framework

Elections Canada has a single strategic outcome, supported by the following Program Alignment Architecture (PAA):

  • 1. Strategic Outcome: An Accessible Electoral Framework that Canadians Trust and Use
    • 1.1 Program: Electoral Operations
      • 1.1.1 Sub-program: Electoral Preparedness
      • 1.1.2 Sub-program: Electoral Event Delivery
      • 1.1.3 Sub-program: Electoral Boundaries Redistribution
    • 1.2 Program: Regulation of Electoral Activities
      • 1.2.1 Sub-program: Administration of Political Financing
      • 1.2.2 Sub-program: Compliance
    • 1.3 Program: Electoral Engagement
      • 1.3.1 Sub-program: Civic Education and Outreach
      • 1.3.2 Sub-program: Electoral Development
      • Internal Services

Supplementary Information Tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on Elections Canada's website:Footnote xxi

Federal Tax Expenditures

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 each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures.Footnote xxv This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

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