Provincial Government Business Enterprise Finance

Detailed information for 2003

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

Annual

Record number:

1725

The survey collects financial data from provincial and territorial government enterprises. The data are used under the Financial Management System to present annual statistics on the finances of the provincial and territorial government business enterprises, for comparability among the provinces and territories and for the fiscal arrangements for equalization payments to the provinces and territories.

Data release - December 20, 2005

Description

The survey collects financial data from provincial and territorial government enterprises. The data are used under the Financial Management System to present annual statistics on the finances of the provincial and territorial government business enterprises, for comparability among the provinces and territories and for the fiscal arrangements for equalization payments to the provinces and territories. The information is also used as a benchmark for the quarterly National Income and Expenditure Accounts as well as the Financial Flow Accounts for the System of National Accounts.

Reference period: Fiscal year ended nearest to December 31st

Subjects

  • Government

Data sources and methodology

Instrument design

Not applicable.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

Data sources

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents and extracted from administrative files.

An enterprise is defined as the parent corporation and its subsidiaries. The bulk of the information is obtained from consolidated annual reports of the enterprises. Complementary information is obtained from other published sources (e.g. public accounts, budget speech) and by telephone and mailed requests made directly to the enterprises.

Estimation

For non-response previous years data are used as a basis for estimates, taking into account transactions between the province and its enterprises.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

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