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  Foreword  

1.

Working For Canadians  

2.

The Senate and Legislation  

3.

Senate Committees - The Heart of the Senate's Work  

4.

Senate Activities  

5.

Administering the Senate  

6.

Senate Finances to March 31st, 2005  

7.

How to Reach Us  
  Appendices  

6. Senate Finances

6. Supporting the Work of Senators

"Senate inquiries resemble in some ways royal commissions and task forces, but they take less time, are less expensive and often have more success in gaining adoption of their recommendations."

Paul G. Thomas, Comparing the Lawmaking Roles of the Senate
and the House of Commons, 2003

Senate Finances to March 31st, 2005

The expenditures incurred by the Senate are divided into four main lines:

  • senators and their offices;
  • Chamber operations;
  • committees and associations; and
  • administrative support.

The statements of expenditures for each of these business lines for the 2004-2005 fiscal year are given below.

Description
Operating
Capital
Transfer Payments
Total
Senators and their Offices

33,835,141

161,541

177,970

34,174,652

Chamber Operations

5,512,886

45,419


5,558,305

Committees and Associations

7,286,716

43,167

364,183

7,694,066

Administrative Support

21,209,880

2,014,719


23,224,599

Total 67,844,623 2,264,846 542,153 70,651,622


2004-2005 Expenditures

Description
2004-2005
2003-2004
Personnel

49,730,525

48,784,433

Transportation and Communications

9,412,319

10,442,751

Information

199,778

124,528

Professional and Special Services

6,339,443

5,783,173

Rentals

194,365

288,045

Purchased Repair and Upkeep

951,329

949,454

Utilities, Materials and Supplies

1,014,005

1,238,110*

Grants and Contributions

542,153

818,485

Other Subsidies and Payments

2,860

8,710

Total Operations 68,386,777

68,437,689



Capital Expenses

Description
2004-2005
2003-2004
Acquisition of Office Machinery and Equipment

2,264,845

3,752,894*

Total Capital

2,264,845

3,752,894

Total Operating and Capital Expenditures

70,651,622

72,190,583


*Restated for 2003-2004 as per Public Accounts
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