Canadian Public Finance: Explaining Budgetary Institutions and the Budget Process in Canada

By Geneviève Tellier
Translated by Käthe Roth

© 2019

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.

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In this timely contribution, Geneviève Tellier imparts a sense of transparency to the public purse, providing a comprehensive account of the budget process of the federal and provincial and territorial governments.

Canadian Public Finance: Explaining Budgetary Institutions and the Budget Process in Canada

By Geneviève Tellier
Translated by Käthe Roth

© 2019

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.

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Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "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
  • Author Information

    Geneviève Tellier is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her current research focuses on the role of parliamentary institutions in the budgetary process, the attitude of citizens toward budgetary policies, and the budget decision-making process of federal and provincial governments. She has authored two books, co-edited one, published several scientific papers, and is currently serving as a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group.