Canadian Public Finance: Explaining Budgetary Institutions and the Budget Process in Canada
Published: March 2019© 2019
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 256 Pages
Illustrations: 32 b&w tables
Dimensions: 6.30 x 9.25
256 Pages, 6.30 x 9.25 x 0.75 in, 32 b&w tables
Broken down into five sections explaining how public budgets are developed, Canadian Public Finance presents a comprehensive account of the budget process of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. With a specific focus on the public policy process, Geneviève Tellier walks readers through the five steps involved in the budget process including agenda-setting, formulation, adoption, implementation, and evaluation.
Taking a close look at how much influence key decision-makers actually have over the budget process, Tellier highlights recent events that reveal the political, social, and economic constraints that impact budgetary decisions. Tellier uses key words and textboxes at the end of each chapter to reflect on current issues and new developments in the world of public finance, such as gender-sensitive budgets, performance-based budgeting, and fiscal transparency.
List Of Figures
Preface to the English Edition
Part 1: Public Finance in Canadian Society
Chapter 1: The Size and Composition of Canadian Public Sector Budgets
Chapter 2: Canadian Federalism
Chapter 3: Canadian Budget-Making Authorities
Part 2: Budget Preparation
Chapter 4: Setting the Agenda for Budget Actions
Chapter 5: Formulation of The Fiscal Framework
Part 3: The Budget Vote
Chapter 6: Parliamentary Rules
Chapter 7: The Parliamentary Calendar
Part 4: Budget Implementation
Chapter 8: The Budgetary Management System
Chapter 9: Optimization of Budgetary Resources
Part 5: Budgetary Control
Chapter 10: Internal Auditing and Evaluation Mechanisms
Chapter 11: External Budgetary Audit and Evaluation Mechanisms
"Tellier’s book is destined to become the bible on the Government of Canada’s financial procedures. It will be the inevitable first stop for anyone looking for insight on a process that is at once complex and endlessly fascinating."
Patrice Dutil, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
"This clear and informed text is an essential resource for students of public administration and practitioners throughout the public sector. Tellier provides an overview of the complex budgetary process in a way that is persuasive and accessible. The text makes a valuable contribution to the Canadian literature on public finance."
Linda DeRiviere, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg
"Concise, up-to-date, and well-written, this excellent book provides a timely introduction to Canada’s budget process. Geneviève Tellier’s detailed yet accessible introduction is a must read for anyone seeking to understand this crucial process and the actors and institutions involved in it."Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and Professor of Political Science at McGill University