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The 39th Parliament

Government cuts to 66 programs announced in September 2006

Last Updated September 27, 2006

Type of savingDepartment or agencyWhat's being cutHow much
Unused Treasury BoardExcess funding for Public Service Human Resource programs$83.2 million
ValueCanada Revenue AgencyCutting the Visitor Rebate Program$78.8 million
ValueHuman ResourcesInvestments for youth employment$55.4 million
Unused Indian AffairsUnused funding for Northwest Territories devolution$50.0 million
Unused IndustryOne-time cut on reserves to Canadian Intellectual Property Office's revolving fund$50 million
Efficiency VariousSmaller cabinet$46.8 million
Efficiency Human ResourcesAdministration of CMHC programs$45 million
ValueIndustryCut in funding for industrial programs, including Technology Partnerships Canada$42.2 million
Unused Public Works and Government ServicesCutting excess revolving fund surplus$40 million
Non-CoreRegional developmentFunds not committed for social economy programs$39.3 million
Efficiency HealthHealth portfolio efficiencies$28.1 million
Unused Industry CanadaReducing funds for the Canadian Apparel and Textile Industries $24.9 million
Unused Citizenship and ImmigrationUnspent money for Citizenship Act$20.3 million
Efficiency Treasury BoardReducing money for ministers' regional responsibilities$20 million
Unused Fisheries and OceansCutting program funding$20 million
Unused Treasury BoardCutting of uncommitted funding$18.5 million
ValueHuman Resources"Improved targeting" of adult learning and skills$17.7 million
ValueHuman ResourcesRefocusing of workplace skills strategy$17.6 million
Efficiency IndustryOperational efficiencies at Statistics Canada$15 million
Unused Foreign AffairsCutting of residual funding for softwood trade litigation$15 million
ValuePublic SafetyRefocusing of funding from National Crime Prevention Centre$14.1 million
Efficiency Foreign AffairsSlowing implementation of "overseas activities"$14 million
ValueNational DefenceCancelling High-Frequency Surface Wave Radar Project$13.9 million
Non-coreHuman ResourcesReducing money to Social Development Partnerships Program$13.8 million
Unused HealthUnused healthy policy grants Portion$12 million
EfficiencyForeign AffairsReduced funds for public diplomacy$11.9 million
Efficiency Natural ResourcesUnused funding for old mountain pine beetle program$11.7 million
ValueHealthCutting funds for native anti-smoking strategy$10.8 million
Non-coreForeign AffairsElimination of youth international internship program$10.2 million
Unused Agriculture and Agri-FoodUnused money from Canadian Food Inspection Agency$10 million
Non-coreCanadian HeritageCutting funds to Canadian Volunteerism Initiative$9.7 million
Non-coreTreasury BoardReducing training funds for federal employees$9.1 million
Unused Foreign AffairsUnused funding for expanding consulates$8.0 million
Non-coreEnvironmentReduction grants and contributions$7.6 million
Efficiency HealthCutting Health Canada's policy research$7.5 million
Efficiency IndustrySlowing of Commercialization Pilot Program$7.5 million
ValueCanadian HeritageEliminate funds for Centre for Research and Information on Canada$6.5 million
Efficiency Public SafetyEfficiencies at Canadian Firearms Centre$6 million
Unused IndustryUnused funds for Canadian Tourism Commission$5.7 million
ValueCanadian HeritageEliminating the Court Challenges Program$5.6 million
Efficiency Canadian HeritageAdministrative savings from Status of Women Canada$5 million
Efficiency FinanceConsolidating administration in the Retail Debt Program$5 million
Unused Agriculture and Agri-FoodLower funding for Greencover Canada Program$5 million
Unused Public Works and Government ServicesExcess fund for Real Property Renewal$5 million
Non-corePublic Works and Government ServicesElimination of Canadian Identity program$4.8 million
Unused Public SafetyEliminating RCMP impaired driving training program$4.7 million
Efficiency Canadian HeritageCutting funds to Museums Assistance Program$4.6 million
Efficiency Foreign AffairsConsolidation of foreign missions $4.3 million
Efficiency JusticeEliminating the Law Commission of Canada$4.2 million
Efficiency CIDA"Operational efficiencies"$4 million
Unused Agriculture and Agri-FoodCutting non-health and safety inspection of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency$4 million
Non-coreHealthEliminating medical marijuana research$4 million
Efficiency Indian Affairs"Departmental efficiencies"$3.6 million
Efficiency Transport"Capital management efficiencies"$3 million
ValueHuman ResourcesCutting funding to Canadian Policy Research Networks$3 million
Unused EnvironmentClosing of Commercial Heritage Property Incentive Fund run by Parks Canada$2.9 million
Efficiency Natural Resources"Phase in approach to International Capacity Building"$1.8 million
Efficiency Natural ResourcesShutting down the Very Long Base Interferometry (VLBI) System$1.6 million
Efficiency Canada Revenue AgencyCutting advisory committees$1.4 million
Efficiency Foreign AffairsCutting of consultation, research and outreach program$1.3 million
Efficiency Canadian Heritage"Operating/program efficiencies"$1.1 million
Non-coreNatural ResourcesEliminating programs that study concrete and other materials$1.1 million
Efficiency Agriculture and Agri-FoodReducing advisory groups$1 million
Unused Canadian HeritageCutting unneeded funds from loan-loss reserve$500,000
Efficiency TransportEfficiencies$466,000
Efficiency Human ResourcesEfficiencies at the Policy Research Initiative$300,000

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