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

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University of Toronto Press, Apr 8, 2019 - Political Science - 256 pages

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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Contents

Introduction
3
Public Finance in Canadian Society
9
Budget Preparation
61
The Budget Vote
95
Budget Implementation
133
Budgetary Control
163
Conclusion
191
Notes
195
Bibliography
219
Index
229
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About the author (2019)

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.

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