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2011/2012 Report on Plans and Priorities - Future-oriented Financial Statements

Parliamentary Appropriations

Environment Canada receives most of its funding through annual Parliamentary authorities. Items recognized in the Statement of Operations in one year may be funded through Parliamentary authorities in prior, current or future years. Accordingly, Environment Canada has different net results of operations for the year on a government funding basis than on an accrual accounting basis. The differences are reconciled in the following tables:

(a) Authorities requested:

(in thousands of dollars)Estimated
Authorities requested  
Vote 1 – Operating expenditures$822,049$675,880
Vote 5 – Capital expenditures57,17641,662
Vote 10 – Grants & Contributions162,25093,398
Statutory amounts89,19884,573
Forecast authorities available$1,130,673$895,514

(b) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to current year authorities used:

(in thousands of dollars)Estimated
Net cost of operations$1,168,056$1,006,459
Adjustments for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:  
Expenses not being charged to Appropriations1(21,700)(21,700)
Revenues not available for spending11,43511,283
Services received without charge96,64193,871
Amortization of tangible capital assets (Note 6)22,20443,148
Employee Severance Benefits9,332(14,049)
Project deposits2,8412,841
Expenses related to Environmental Liabilities2929
Environmental Damage Fund437437
Expenses for claims pending litigation13--
Bad debt expense38--
Foreign exchange gains(6)(6)
Adjustments for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:  
Net acquisition of tangible capital assets (Note 6)33,17724,243
Forecast current year lapse (eg. Frozen allotments)70,033--
Forecast authorities available$1,130,673$895,514

1. This amount represents monies that are kept in trust by Environment Canada for Nature Conservancy of Canada

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