The supplementary estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the new Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos tabled the first supplementary spending estimates for 2019-20 on Dec. 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The federal government’s budgetary spending is up 7.3 per cent so far this fiscal year over last, as laid out in the recently released first supplementary estimates of 2019-20.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'