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Details of expenditures, years ended March 31, 1942 to 1946

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Details of expenditures, years ended March 31, 1942 to 1946
  1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
  $
Ordinary expenditures          
Agriculture 8,429,788 8,492,275 8,841,403 9,424,274 10,318,960
Auditor General's Office 456,907 441,506 347,589 360,851 379,238
Civil Service Commission 399,038 426,737 455,918 460,441 479,632
External Affairs, including Office of Prime Minister 1,047,490 1,156,066 1,596,406 1,974,367 4,582,676
Finance          
Interest on public debt 155,017,901 188,556,249 242,681,180 318,994,821 409,134,502
Cost of loan flotations 16,349,517 13,837,949 19,285,402 20,678,683 22,310,720
Subsidies to provinces 14,408,622 14,490,085 14,449,353 14,445,267 14,446,629
Payments to provinces under Dominion-provincial taxation agreements 21,120,443 94,214,558 95,434,862 93,333,930 98,051,769
Other grants and contributions 530,944 525,860 528,458 530,505 617,505
Superannuation 435,018 391,397 345,628 325,316 298,988
Government contribution to Super­annuation Fund 2,347,226 2,341,302 2,298,594 2,340,793 2,696,038
Old age pensions1 29,611,796 29,976,014 30,377,468 32,187,185 *
Premiums, discount and exchange - - - 16,348,193 14,733,764
Wartime Prices and Trade Board          
Dominion Fuel Board Administration, coal subsidies and subventions 4,880,172 ** ** ** **
Other departmental expenditure 3,816,899 4,187,983 4,481,128 4,724,155 13,404,607
Fisheries 1,679,072 1,698,909 1,696,035 2,159,170 3,262,018
Governor General and Lieutenant Governors 225,925 224,627 222,042 222,757 226,615
Insurance 180,924 182,000 183,132 185,305 198,964
Justice Department          
Justice 2,384,747 2,667,164 2,672,667 2,696,188 3,258,067
Penitentiaries 2,786,552 2,771,615 2,799,368 2,935,727 2,847,964
Labour Department          
  Labour (including technical education) 803,424 716,581 1,169,462 1,446,016 1,620,934
  Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940          
    Administration 2,343,599 4,657,394 5,170,900 5,112,627 6, 184,964
    Government contribution 7,287,122 11,487,058 12,344,422 12,746,179 12,513,779
  Government annuities—payments to maintain reserve 616,982 497,790 32,180 257,288 293,798
Legislation          
  House of Commons 1,406,298 1,826,852 1,916,484 1,613,923 2,235,744
  Library of Parliament 72,503 76,533 76,873 71,682 73,846
  Senate 423,567 554,814 562,023 484,349 726,817
  General 47,255 60,608 84,455 94,644 98,035
  Chief Electoral Office, including elections 281,541 1,447,357 88,128 178,766 3,091,391
Mines and resources          
  Administration and general expenditures 175,735 160,574 169,558 167,623 164,776
  Immigration and colonization 1,289,261 1,267,701 1,260,594 1,309,034 1,523,246
  Indian Affairs 5,000,456 4,977,854 5,177,044 6,161,994 4,466,983
  Lands, Parks and Forests 1,958,992 1,753,289 1,586,162 1.831,040 2,688,657
  Surveys and Engineering 1,128,453 1,129,149 1,270,934 1,610,166 1,322,694
  Mines and Geological Survey 1,155,448 1,139,594 1,124,281 1,215,674 1,302,733
Munitions and Supply          
  Dominion Fuel Board Administration, coal subsidies and subventions *** 4,965,434 2,165,110 2,737,031 2,339,285
  Other departmental expenditure 12,000 12,000 14,150 19,270 14,012
National Defence          
  General Services 260,482 415,128 8,173 67,294 126,543
National Health and Welfare          
  Administration and general expenditures - - - 1,726,203 7,293,560
  Family allowances - - - - 172,632,147
  Old age pensions1 *** *** *** *** 33,715,092
National Revenue (including income tax) 13,427,996 15,190,523 17,720,659 20,114,268 22,630,175
National War Services 682,058 427,627 547,158 837,719 5,183
Pensions, war, military and civil 41,244,221 39,699,3512 38,997,9202
Pensions and National Health 14,089,972 14,079,352 15,843,443 *† *†
Post office 41,501,869 44,741,987 48,485,009 54,629,281 57,729,646
Privy Council 54,105 62,126 79,800 81,030 418,6213
Public Archives 123,152 122,656 123,735 123,558 126,877
Public Printing and Stationery 194,634 245,422 234,762 232,299 238,136
Public Works 11,937,005 12,013,845 12,280,674 13,168,726 16,283,531
Reconstruction - - - 969,206 2,089,020
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 5,603,294 6,241,962 6,677,804 7,182,689 7,283,610
Secretary of State 822,692 819,518 831,371 863,541 954,418
Soldier Settlement 564,369 567,287 836,945
Trade and Commerce          
  Mail subsidies and steamship subventions 615,655 615,596 799,652 868,699 993,773
  Canada Grain Act 1,909,339 1,918,036 2,089,136 2,333,381 2,302,566
  Other departmental expenditures 6,199,670 4,566,049 4,196,194 3,497,390 4,052,984
Transport          
  Administration and miscellaneous expenditures 385,779 374,947 399,904 404,850 410,728
  Air Service 3,385,784 3,334,146 3,594,187 3,939,341 4,195,664
  Marine 4,009,578 4,256,974 4,503,797 4,894,037 4,890,409
  Railways and Canals 3,694,147 3,339,580 4,086,574 4,259,690 4,392,423
  Maritime Freight Rates Act 3,935,177 4,894,281 5,057,857 4,733,209 4,345,513
  Railway Grade Crossing Fund 25,101 11,792 16,613 33,954 31,918
Veterans Affairs - - - 81,031,273 72,849,232
Total, ordinary expenditures 444,777,696 561,251,063 630,380,760 767,375,933 1,061,902,119
Capital expenditures          
Railways 4,517 37,555 692,382 629,639 2,313,241
Public works 3,425,930 3,238,130 1,929,596 2,534,113 2,194,999
Total, capital expenditures 3,430,147 3,275,685 2,621,978 3,163,752 4,508,240
Special expenditures          
  Unemployment relief 8,500,359 5,013,305 3,751,537 3,868,682 4,422,678
  Western drought area relief 12,270,822 406,011 2,794,424 1,483,113 12,379,224
  Wheat acreage reduction payments including administration 30,633,764 25,868,562 30,950,346 1,967,546 556,500
  Canadian Wheat Board          
  Provision for reserve to meet deficits resulting from operations not previously provided for 12,570,828 - - 186,445 -
Total, special expenditures 63,975,773 31,287,878 37,496,307 7,505,786 17,358,402
War and demobilization expenditures          
War and Demobilization Appropriation Acts 1,339,674,152 2,724,248,890 3,674,419,874 3,615,100,612 2,668,180,597
War Appropriation (United Kingdom Financing) Act, 1942 - 1,000,000,000 - - -
War Appropriation (United Nations Mutual Aid) Act, 1943 and 1944 - - 912,603,220 803,345,703 909,768,600
Write-off of Air Training Plan Loans and Advances as per United Kingdom Financial Agreement Act, 1946 - - - - 425,000,000
Total, war and demobilization 1,339,674,152 3,724,248,890 4,587,023,094 4,118,146,315 4,002,949,197
Government-owned enterprises          
Losses charged to consolidated deficit account          
Prince Edward Island Car Ferry 423,651 591,095 698,365 773,384 687,800
National Harbours Board 32,515 - 29,488 58,907 85,859
Loans and advances (non-active)          
National Harbours Board 758,090 657,526 579,108 525,767 559,758
Total, government-owned enterprises 1,214,256 1,248,621 1,306,961 1,358,058 1,333,417
Other charges          
Write-down of assets chargeable to consolidated deficit account          
  Reduction in soldier and general land settlement loans 270,826 50,707 553,385 324,875 35,517
  Yearly established losses in seed grain and relief accounts 58,408 42,058 28,847 36,006 45,436
  Cancellation of Canadian Farm Loan Board capital stock 9,613 7,355 4,592 1,146 962
  Reduction of immigration and colonization assisted passage loans 97 - - - -
  Provision for reserve for possible losses on ultimate realization of active assets 25,000,000 25,000,000 25,000,000 25,000,000 25,000,000
  Provision for reserve for conditional benefits under Veterans' Land Act, 1942 - - - - 464,175
Write-down of active assets to non-active assets          
  Canadian National Railways securities trust stock—reduction because of line abandonments 2,539,187 4,575,999 2521514 626,8714 2,115,0894
Non-active accounts          
  Capital gain on repatriation of Canadian National Railways securities. 99,274 11,072,593 2,430,284 - -
  Increase in Dominion's equity in the Canadian National Railways because of surplus earnings of the Canadian National Railways System for the calendar years 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945 4,016,327 25,063,268 35,639,412 23,026,925 24,756,130
Total, other charges 31,993,732 65,811,980 63,424,405 47,762,080 48,177,131
Grand total, expenditures 1,885,066,056 4,387,124,117 5,322,253,505 5,245,611,924 5,136,228,506
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book, 1947.