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On April 29th, 2004, the President of the Treasury Board, today released the list of projects and initiatives approved from the Unity Reserve.
The Unity Reserve was a source of funds used to fund projects and initiatives accounted for through annual public reporting in the Public Accounts of Canada. Its objective was to support national events, celebrations, projects and initiatives to strengthen Canadian unity throughout the country.
The Unity Reserve was discontinued in Budget 2004 as part of the expenditure review process currently underway.
Once the Prime Minister approved the use of the Unity Reserve as a source of funds for these projects and initiatives, departments submitted a proposal to the Treasury Board following the same process as for any other request for financial approval.
Projects and initiatives were administered within existing departmental programs and managed in accordance with the applicable legislative requirements and Treasury Board policies.
Additional information on the projects and initiatives provided on the list tabled in Parliament is organized by department. Some of the departments that managed projects and initiatives funded from the Unity Reserve no longer exist. In these cases, an explanatory note names both the original department, as well as the department that is now responsible for these items under the current government structure.
Requests for further information on the specific projects or initiatives described on this web site should be directed to the departmental spokesperson.