Questionable transfers from Statistics Canada to Shared Services Canada
Statistics Canada has agreed to transfer $12.8-million to Shared Services Canada (SSC). Ultimately $14.4-million was transferred through supplementary main estimates in December 2016. It appears Shared Services Canada is accepting money appropriated in the 2016-17 fiscal year to deliver products and services to Statistics Canada in future fiscal years. This is contrary to the rules of financial management in the federal government and allows departments to inappropriately carry forward funds from one year to the next.