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2007 Strategic Review Results

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In 2007, the first year of the Strategic Review process, 17 federal organizations (including departments, agencies and Crown corporations) undertook strategic reviews of 100 percent of their direct program spending. In total, $13.6 billion, or approximately 15 percent, of all government program spending was examined.

Savings of $386 million were redirected to fund new initiatives, both within review organizations and to other government priorities announced in Budget 2008 (Table A3.1).

Results by federal organizations are detailed in Annex 3 of Budget 2008.

Table A3.1
Strategic Review Savings
(millions of dollars)
  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding

1 Some of the reviews are not yet finalized. In particular, reviews relating to the International Assistance Envelope (IAE) and Transport Canada will be finalized in the coming months. Expected savings from the IAE and initial savings from Transport Canada are included in hese totals.

Savings identified 1 199.3 310.6 386.2

Strategic review reinvestments (includes reinvestments in the International Assistance Envelope)

136.8 216.0 258.3

Budget 2008 reinvestments in review departments

39.1 83.8 81.5

Other investments in Budget 2008 priorities

23.4 10.8 46.5
Total 199.3 310.6 386.2
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