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Table 10c: Detailed Narrative on Transfer Payment Programs Over $5 Million for the Department of National Defence for the period ending March 31, 2007

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Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP)

Contribution Program for the Promotion of the Defence Diplomacy Objectives Implemented by the Military Assistance Training Programme (MTAP)

NATO Military Budget

NATO Security Investment Program

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program

Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act (SRBA)

Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP)


1.    Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP) – [Voted payments]

2.    Start Date: 1983–1984

3.    End Date: 2010–2011 (Terms and Conditions of the program up for renewal starting 2011–2012

4.    Description: The Department of National Defence uses Capital Assistance Program to fund capital projects undertaken with provinces, territories and municipalities and/or their agencies related to the operations of military bases and wings located within Canada. Projects include the construction of community-oriented facilities (such as arenas, gymnasiums, swimming pools, water treatment plants, water distribution systems) where the forces and/or military staff and their dependents are significant users, and where provinces or municipalities are in a better position to deliver services. Contributions are also made to support the transfer to municipalities of common infrastructure related to Residential Accommodation (formerly entitled Permanent Married Quarters) such as roads, sidewalks, sewers, storm pipes, etc. 

5.    Strategic Outcomes: Canadians’ confidence that DND and the CF have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.

6.    Results Achieved: The two approved projects (one in Winnipeg (Whytewold Road) and one in Kingston (Slip Around Lane) met the following objectives:

  • Entered into collaborative arrangements with Provinces, Territories and Municipalities and/or their agencies (through contribution agreements);
  • Maintained/improved infrastructure while correcting identified deficiencies;
  • Reduced operating and capital costs;
  • Improved cost-effective provision of infrastructure and community-based services; and,
  • Enhanced quality of life for military personnel and dependants.

($ Thousands)

7. Actual Spending 2004 –2005

8. Actual Spending 2005 –2006

9.&nbspPlanned Spending 2006 –2007

10. Total Authorities 2006 –2007

11. Actual
Spending
2006 –2007

12. Variance
Between
9 and 11

13. Program Activity

Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces

14. Total Grants

0

0

0

0

0

0

14. Total Contributions

$1,209

$0

$5,450

$4,749

$355

$5,095

14. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

0

 

0

 

0

0

0

15. Total Program Activity

$13,647

$11,658

$20,529

$15,710

$11,240

$9,289

16. Comment(s) on Variance(s)

Variance of $5,095K is due to the fact that many projects were at the negotiating stage in 2006–2007.

17. Significant Audit and Evaluation Findings and URL (s) to Last Audit and /or Evaluation: No official audit was performed due to the small dollar value of the projects. However, monthly internal reviews confirmed projects met existing policies and procedures.


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister – Finance and Corporate Services Group and Assistant Deputy Minister – Infrastructure and Environment Group

Contribution Program for the Promotion of the Defence Diplomacy Objectives Implemented by the Military Assistance Training Programme (MTAP)


1.    Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution Program for the Promotion of the Defence Diplomacy Objectives Implemented by the Military Assistance Training Programme – [Voted payments]

2.    Start Date: 1992–1993

3.    End Date: 2009–2010 (Terms and conditions of the program up for renewal starting 2010–2011)

4.    Description: This contribution program provides the necessary funding for the promotion of the defence diplomacy objectives implemented by the Military Training Assistance Programme.   This funding allows the Government of Canada, through the Department of National Defence (DND), to provide military training and education to selected countries and organizations, and in doing so, to contribute to international security and stability.

5.   Strategic Outcomes: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community.

6.   Results Achieved: The Military Training Assistance Programme (MTAP) continued to support and promote Canadian interests and values through the provision of military training assistance to developing, non-NATO countries and organizations. Indeed, MTAP’s various courses contribute to the promotion of democratic principles, the rule of law, human rights, and international stability in the program’s many member countries. The program also allowed Department of National Defence (DND) to promote and raise Canada’s independent national profile in partner countries through training delivered at Canadian and foreign institutions. As such, MTAP constitutes Canada’s main vector of bilateral defence relations with a large number of countries. Training over 1,000 foreign officers from 63 states, MTAP successfully supported DND’s defence diplomacy agenda for the fiscal 2006–2007. MTAP remained committed to further developing language and staff training programmes in Canada, and continued to successfully develop peace support capacity among partner countries by expanding its in-theatre initiatives. In Jamaica, MTAP coordinated and assisted in the establishment of the Jamaican Military Aviation School (JMAS). In cooperation with the African Union (AU) and other international players, MTAP also provided staff officer and Peace Support Operations (PSO) training in Africa to train AU officers for deployment to the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS). 

($ Thousands)

7. Actual Spending 2004 –2005

8. Actual Spending 2005 –2006

9.&nbspPlanned Spending 2006 –2007

10. Total Authorities 2006 –2007

11. Actual
Spending
2006 –2007

12. Variance
Between
9 and 11

13. Program Activity

Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadians Interests and Values

14. Total Grants

0

0

0

0

0

0

14. Total Contributions

$2,182

$9,305

$10,000

$10,017

$10,017

$(17)

14. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

0

0

0

0

0

15. Total Program Activity

$138,699

$185,800

$182,188

$184,643

$184,479

$(2,291)

16. Comment(s) on Variance(s): N/A

17. Significant Audit and Evaluation Findings and URL (s) to Last Audit and /or Evaluation: No audit or evaluation of this contribution program has been conducted in fiscal 2006–2007. However, MTAP produces an Annual Assessment of its activities, in coordination with Canadian Defence Attachs and military training schools supporting MTAP. This assessment allows MTAP to constantly improve the assistance it provides based on requirements identified by member countries. Based on the last Annual Assessment, MTAP is considered to be a valuable program that meets its objectives by improving the capacities of its member countries and enhancing Canadian defence relations. The exercise also indicated that member countries would be interested in receiving more practical training in peace-support operations, as well as command and staff courses from MTAP. The Directorate – MTAP has already begun responding to these points with the recent establishment of new training opportunities, and will continue to increase its capacity to meet the needs of member countries.


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister – Finance Group and Corporate Services and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group

NATO Military Budget


1.    Name of Transfer Payment Program: NATO Military Budget – [Voted Payments]

2.    Start Date: 1949

3.    End Date: 2009–2010 (Terms and Conditions of the program up for renewal starting 2010–2011)

4.    Description: To contribute the Canadian share of the NATO Military Budget—a common-funded program to finance the operating and maintenance costs of the NATO military structure and activities.

5.    Strategic Outcomes: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community.

6.   Results Achieved: Canada’s financial contributions to the Alliance helps to ensure Canadian security, provide leverage and influence within the multi-national body and provides access to military capabilities which Canada, itself, does not possess.

($ Thousands)

7. Actual Spending 2004 –2005

8. Actual Spending 2005 –2006

9.&nbspPlanned Spending 2006 –2007

10. Total Authorities 2006 –2007

11. Actual
Spending
2006 –2007

12. Variance
Between
9 and 11

13. Program Activity

Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values.

14. Total Grants

0

0

0

0

0

0

14. Total Contributions

$37,389

$47,296

$44,698

$56,789

$56,789

$(12,091)

14. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

0

 

0

 

0

0

0

15. Total Program Activity

$138,699

$ 185,800

$182,188

$ 184,643

$184,479

$(2,291)

16. Comment(s) on Variance(s): Some projects were brought forward from fiscal 2007–2008 that resulted in more contributions paid. The final authority was adjusted through a transfer of funds available from NATO Security Investment Program.

17. Significant Audit and Evaluation Findings and URL (s) to Last Audit and /or Evaluation: Every year, the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) - which is a NATO independant office subordinate to the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and supported by national audit institutions - conducts audits of all the accounts commonly-funded by NATO members. Designated finance committees in NATO, where Canada is well represented, analyze these IBAN reports and make recommendations to the relevant NATO entities to comply with IBAN findings. At the end of the previous fiscal year (2005–2006), only 2 commonly-funded entities received a qualified opinion. A very close monitoring of the progress of the qualifications/observations made by the IBAN was done throughout fiscal 2006–2007 by the relevant finance committee and reports were provided to the NAC for approval.


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister – Finance and Corporate Services Group and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group

NATO Security Investment Program


1.    Name of Transfer Payment Program: NATO Security Investment Program – [Voted Payments]

2.    Start Date: 1949

3.    End Date: 2009–2010 (Terms and Conditions of the Program up for renewal starting 2010–2011)

4.    Description: The NATO Security Investment Program (NSIP) finances installations and facilities needed to support the roles of the NATO Strategic Commands recognized as exceeding the National Defence requirements of individual member countries. The investments cover communications and information systems, radar, military headquarters, airfields, fuel pipelines and storage, harbours and navigational aids. As is the case for the military budget (Operations and Maintenance), NSIP also covers the eligible requirements for infrastructure support to deployed operations and missions including communication, information systems, local headquarters, power systems and repairs to airfields, rail and roads.

5.    Strategic Outcomes: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community.

6.    Results Achieved: Canada’s financial contributions to the Alliance helps to ensure Canadian security, provide leverage and influence within the multi-national body and provides access to military capabilities which Canada, itself, does not possess. NATO transformation has broadened the eligibility criteria for NSIP and is positive development for Canada in terms of the additional support to the NATO Mission in Afghanistan, which is a primary area of activity for Canada’s foreign policy effort. To date greater than EUR 400 million of authorizations from the NSIP, a portion funded by Canada, have been made toward the mission in Afghanistan. 

($ Thousands)

7. Actual Spending 2004 –2005

8. Actual Spending 2005 –2006

9. Planned Spending 2006 –2007

10. Total Authorities 2006 –2007

11. Actual
Spending
2006 –2007

12. Variance
Between
9 and 11

13. Program Activity

Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values

14. Total Grants

0

0

0

0

0

0

14. Total Contributions

$44,564

$43,166

$52,110

$35,773

$35,773

$16,337

14. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

0

0

0

0

0

15. Total Program Activity

 

$138,699

 

$ 185,800

 

$182,188

 

$ 184,643

 

$ 184,479

 

$(2,291) 

16. Comment(s) on Variance(s): Projects to be financed have been delayed resulting in less contribution paid.

17. Significant Audit and Evaluation Findings and URL (s) to Last Audit and /or Evaluation: NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) activities are regularly audited by the NATO International Board of Auditors (IBAN) on which Canada participates, and by audit boards of the respective governments who are supported. With regard to the NSIP, the IBAN achieved all three targets as set out in the 2006 Annual IBAN Performance Plan i.e. reducing the number of active audited projects; reducing the percentage of the uncertified portion from nations; and auditing an amount at EUR 550 million in value. The IBAN continues to provide assistance to those member nations that joined NATO in 2004 by holding workshops in five of these seven countries.


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister – Finance and Corporate Services Group and Chief Military Personnel Group

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program


1.    Name of Transfer Payment Program: NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program – [Voted Payments]

2.    Start Date: 1979

3.    End Date: 2009–2010 (Terms and Conditions of the program up for renewal starting 2010–2011)

4.    Description: The NAEWF is based on a Boeing 707 modified for military use that provides NATO with early warning and control capability - allowing NATO to detect and track enemy aircraft operating at low altitudes over all terrain. The surveillance capability of the AWACS allows NATO forces to transmit data directly from the aircraft to command and control centres on land, sea or in the air. The mobility of the AWACS aircraft also allows it to be deployed rapidly and makes it far less vulnerable to attack than ground-based radar.

5.    Strategic Outcomes: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community.

6.   Results Achieved: Canada's contribution to the NAEWCP provides us with access to a shared resource that few countries could independently afford. It provides Canada with access to information that would not otherwise be made available. NAEWCP is part of an operational surveillance system that provides information to NATO troops, such as our forces in Afghanistan and as such is a force protection asset.

($ Thousands)

7. Actual Spending 2004 –2005

8. Actual Spending 2005 –2006

9. Planned Spending 2006 –2007

10. Total Authorities 2006 –2007

11. Actual
Spending
2006 –2007

12. Variance
Between
9 and 11

13. Program Activity

Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values.

14. Total Grants

0

0

0

0

0

0

14. Total Contributions

$40,339

$68,893

$62,388

$68,366

$68,366

$(5,978)

14. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

0

 

0

 

0

0

0

15. Total Program Activity

$138,699

$185,800

$182,188

$184,643

$184,479

$(2,291)

16. Comment(s) on Variance(s): Some projects were brought forward from 2007–2008, which resulted in more contributions paid. The final authority was adjusted through a transfer of funds available from NATO Security Investment Program.

17. Significant Audit and Evaluation Findings and URL (s) to Last Audit and /or Evaluation: Every year, the “International Board of Auditors for NATO” (IBAN) – which is a NATO independant office subordinate to the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and supported by national audit institutions – conducts audits of all the accounts commonly-funded by NATO members. Designated finance committees in NATO, where Canada is well represented, analyse these IBAN reports and make recommendations to the relevant NATO entities to comply with IBAN findings. At the end of fiscal year 2005–2006, only two commonly-funded entities received a qualified opinion. A very close monitoring of the progress of the qualifications/observations made by the IBAN was done throughout fiscal year 2006-2007 by the relevant finance committee and reports were provided to the NAC for approval.


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister – Finance and Corporate Services Group and Assistant Deputy Minister – Infrastructure and Environment Group

Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act (SRBA)


1.    Name of Transfer Payment Program: Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act (SRBA) – [Statutory Payments]

2.    Start Date: 1970

3.    End Date: on-going

4.    Description: The SRBA represents statutory payments to Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (DSPCA) pension recipients for inflation adjustment to their pensions

5.    Strategic Outcomes: Canadians’ confidence that DND and the CF have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments

6.    Results Achieved: In compliance with the legislative provisions of SRBA,provide supplementary retirement benefits payments for certain persons in receipt of a pension pursuant to the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act chapter D-3 of the Revised Statutes of Canada 1970, as a result of having been compulsorily retired from the regular force of the Force by reason of any mental or physical condition rendering the person unfit to perform duties as a member of the regular force of the Force, as the case may be. Statutory DSPCA and SRBA payments are processed by Public Works and Government Services Canada.

($ Thousands)

7. Actual Spending 2004 –2005

8. Actual Spending 2005 –2006

9. Planned Spending 2006 –2007

10. Total Authorities 2006 –2007

11. Actual
Spending
2006 –2007

12. Variance
Between
9 and 11

13. Program Activity

Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive, and Effective Combat-capable Integrated Forces

14. Total Grants

0

0

0

0

0

0

14. Total Contributions

$8,091

$7,392

$9,000

$6,796

$6,796

$2,204

14. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

0

0

0

0

0

0

15. Total Program Activity

$13,647

$11,658

$20,529

$15,710

$11,240

$9,289

16. Comment(s) on Variance(s): As the DSPCA/SRBA population ages and becomes smaller, the funding requirement for indexation decreases on an unpredictable basis.

17. Significant Audit and Evaluation Findings and URL (s) to Last Audit and /or Evaluation: The Canadian Forces Pension Plan Comptroller managed the SRBA payments. While no specific audits or evaluations were planned, expenditures were subject to monitoring and fell into the financial control framework of the Canadian Forces Pension Plan.


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister – Finance and Corporate Services Group and Chief Military Personnel Group