COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Canada/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

 

In 2008, the Conference Board estimated that spending on culture in Canada in 2007 by all levels of government combined, including federal, provincial and local levels, reached CAD 7.9 billion.

Table 5:     Public cultural expenditure: by level of government in CAD million,
                  2003-04 - 2005-06

Level of government

2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006

Total

% share
of total*

Total

% share
of total*

Total

% share
of total*

Federal

3 217

45.3

3 600

47.4

3 550

45.3

Provincial / territorial

2 069

29.1

2 270

29.9

2 430

31.0

Municipal(1)

1 814

25.5

1 730

22.8

2 310

29.5

Total (2)

6 708

100.0

7 600

100.0

7 840

100.0

Source:    Statistics Canada, Surveys of Government Expenditures on Culture, 2003-04 - 2005-06.
*              Numbers do not total 100% owing to rounding of total government spending in culture including
                inter-governmental transfers.
(1)            Municipal spending is calculated on a calendar year basis; Data for 2004 under review.
(2)            Includes inter-governmental transfers.


Chapter published: 27-04-2009

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