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Table 9: Details on transfer payment programs (TPP)

1) Program name: Community Diversification (voted item)
2) Start date: April 1, 2007
3) End date: March 31, 2012


4) Description:

This program helps Quebec regions maintain and develop their economic activity base. A community’s vitality depends on its ability to develop, grow and thrive by building its own assets.

The program has three objectives:

  • fostering communities’ development and increasing their mobilization by drawing up visions and projects of local and regional scope
  • assisting communities through support for entrepreneurship and through creation or maintenance of viable enterprises
  • increasing communities’ capability to attract tourists and skilled individuals.

5) Strategic outcome: Vitality of communities

6) Results obtained:

  • Communities are pursuing a development vision and implementing resulting initiatives.
  • Enterprises are contributing to community economic growth and maintenance.
  • Communities are recognized for their distinctiveness, brand image and outreach.

(in thousands of dollars) 7) Actual spending
2005-20061
8) Actual spending
2006-20071
9) Planned spending
2007-2008
10) Total authorities
2007-2008
11) Actual spending
2007-2008
12) Variance Planned 9)/ Actual 11)
13) Program activity: Development of communities 68,195 75,220 75,220 7,025
14) Grants 1,080 60 60 (1,020)
14) Contributions 67,115 75,160 75,160 8,045
15) Total program activity 68,195 75,220 75,220 7,025

16) Comments on variance:
Transfer to other programs. The variance is attributable solely to the projects chosen.

17) Significant evaluation findings and URL to last evaluation(s)
The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

18) Significant audit findings and URL to last audit(s)
The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

Note :

1 This table is presented based on the new Program Activity Architecture. Actual spending levels from 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 have not been categorized.

1) Program name: Business and Regional Growth (voted item)
2) Start date: April 1, 2007
3) End date: March 31, 2012


4) Description:

This program reinforces the conditions conducive to the sustainable development of regions and SMEs.

It has three objectives:

  • helping enterprises improve their performance, become more competitive and engage in more innovation to facilitate their sustainable development
  • supporting the transfer of technology and research outputs to enterprises
  • creating the right conditions to attract foreign investment and international organizations.

5) Strategic outcome: Competitiveness of SMEs and regions

6) Results obtained:

  • Assisted enterprises are using their strategic capabilities.
  • Products and services derived from R&D are being commercialized.
  • New enterprises and strategic capital investments are consolidating the economic base of the regions.
  • Competitiveness poles are being developed and consolidated.
  • Clusters or networks of enterprises in the same sector or region are better structured.
  • The innovation commercialization process is generating medium- and long-range social and economic spinoffs.
  • Competitive regions are attracting direct foreign investment and international organizations.

(in thousands of dollars) 7) Actual spending
2005-20061
8) Actual spending
2006-20071
9) Planned spending
2007-2008
10) Total authorities
2007-2008
11) Actual spending
2007-2008
12) Variance Planned 9)/ Actual 11)
13) Program activity: Competitiveness of enterprises (SMEs) 63,037 53,642 53,642 (9,395)
14) Grants 400 (400)
14) Contributions 62,637 53,642 53,642 (8,995)
13) Program activity: Competitive positioning of regions 38,025 38,431 38,431 406
14) Grants 320 (320)
14) Contributions 37,705 38,431 38,431 (726)
15) Total program activities 101,062 92,073 92,073 (8,989)

16) Comments on variance:
Transfer to other programs. The variance is attributable solely to the projects chosen.

17) Significant evaluation findings and URL to last evaluation(s)
The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

18) Significant audit findings and URL to last audit(s)
The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

Note:

1 This table is presented based on the new Program Activity Architecture. Actual spending levels from 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 have not been categorized.

1) Program name: Community Futures Program (CFP) (voted item)
2) Start date: May 18, 1995
3) End date: October 2, 2010


4) Description:

This Canada-wide program provides support for communities in all parts of the country to help them take charge of their own local economic development. In Quebec, the CFP financially supports 57 Community Futures Development Corporations, as well as 15 Community Economic Development Corporations and 10 Business Development Centres.

5) Strategic outcome: Vitality of communities

6) Results obtained:

  • Communities are pursuing a development vision and implementing resulting initiatives.
  • Enterprises are contributing to community economic growth and maintenance.

(in thousands of dollars) 7) Actual spending
2005-20061
8) Actual spending
2006-20071
9) Planned spending
2007-2008
10) Total authorities
2007-2008
11) Actual spending
2007-2008
12) Variance Planned 9)/ Actual 11)
13) Program activity: Development of communities 40,304 40,206 40,206 (98)
14) Contributions 40,304 40,206 40,206 (98)
15) Total program activity 24,088 34,263 40,304 40,206 40,206 (98)

16) Comments on variance:
Transfer to other programs. The variance is attributable solely to the projects chosen.

17) Significant evaluation findings and URL to last evaluation(s)
The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

18) Significant audit findings and URL to last audit(s)
The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

Note:

1 This table is presented based on the new Program Activity Architecture. Actual spending levels from 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 have not been categorized.

1) Program name: Infrastructure Canada Program–Canada-Quebec Agreement 2000 (voted item)
2) Start date: October 2000
3) End date: March 31, 2009


4) Description:

Within the framework of the pan-Canadian Infrastructure Program under Treasury Board Secretariat responsibility, a Canada-Quebec Agreement was signed in October 2000. The objective of this agreement was to upgrade urban and rural municipal infrastructure in the province and improve Quebecers’ quality of life. The Agency acts on behalf of the Government of Canada as the federal department responsible for implementation in Quebec. This agreement was amended in July 2005 to extend the disbursement deadline to March 31, 2009. According to the terms of the Agreement, as of December 2005 no more new projects can be approved under the program.

5) Strategic outcome: Vitality of communities

6) Result obtained:

  • Rural and urban communities have quality public infrastructure.

(in thousands of dollars) 7) Actual spending
2005-20061
8) Actual spending
2006-20071
9) Planned spending
2007-2008
10) Total authorities
2007-2008
11) Actual spending
2007-2008
12) Variance Planned 9)/ Actual 11)
13) Program activity: Infrastructure 97,358 102,322 53,642 (43,716)
14) Contributions 97,358 102,322 53,642 (43,716)
15) Total program activity 85,724 91,117 97,358 102,322 53,642 (43,716)

16) Comments on variance:
Actual spending depends on how far the infrastructure projects have progressed.

17) Significant evaluation findings and URL to last evaluation(s)
N/A

18) Significant audit findings and URL to last audit(s)
An internal audit is conducted yearly and the resulting reports published on the Agency Website. The results can be found at the following address: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/Publications/Doc_verification.asp?LANG=EN&SEL_MENU=VERIF&FICHIER_RETOUR=doc_verification.asp

Note:

1 This table is presented based on the new Program Activity Architecture. Actual spending levels from 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 have not been categorized.

1) Program name: Grant to the Administration portuaire de Qubec for the 400th anniversary of Qubec in 2008 (voted item)
2) Start date: November 1, 2005
3) End date: September 30, 2008


4) Description:

This project is the Government of Canada’s legacy to Qubec in commemoration of its 400th anniversary in 2008. It includes three major initiatives:

  • developing the Baie de Beauport nautical park in the aim of reinforcing its vocation as a year-round activity site while preserving and enhancing the quality of the environment
  • redeveloping Pointe--Carcy in the aim of improving the port interface and developing the site’s public spaces and water areas
  • developing Bassin Brown into a public park in the aim of highlighting the traces of the past and improving access to the river.

5) Strategic outcome: Vitality of communities

6) Result obtained:

  • Communities are recognized for their distinctiveness, brand image and outreach.

(in thousands of dollars) 7) Actual spending
2005-2006
8) Actual spending
2006-20071
9) Planned spending
2007-2008
10) Total authorities
2007-2008
11) Actual spending
2007-2008
12) Variance Planned 9)/ Actual 11)
13) Program activity: Development of communities 30,050 30,050 25,000 (5,050)
14) Grants 30,050 30,050 25,000 (5,050)
15) Total program activity 10,350 30,050 30,050 25,000 (5,050)

16) Comments on variance:
Actual spending depends on how far the projects have progressed.

17) Significant evaluation findings and URL to last evaluation(s)
N/A

18) Significant audit findings and URL to last audit(s)
N/A

Note:

1 This table is presented based on the new Program Activity Architecture. Actual spending levels from 2006-2007 have not been categorized.