Tabling of Canada's performance 2006-2007



    OTTAWA, Nov. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Poilievre, Parliamentary Secretary
to the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, today tabled in
the House of Commons Canada's Performance 2006-2007 on behalf of the
Government of Canada.
    "The Government of Canada is committed to pursuing management excellence,
and ensuring value for money by providing Canadians an effective, transparent
and accountable government," said Minister Toews. "Reporting to Parliament on
Government performance in the delivery of programs is key to this commitment."
    Every year, the Government of Canada publishes Canada's Performance to
serve as an overview to Departmental Performance Reports. Canada's Performance
2006-2007 draws linkages between departmental resources and results details in
those reports so that Parliamentarians and Canadians get a concise assessment
of the Government's overall performance.
    Canada's Performance 2006-2007 details how each department and agency has
contributed to broad goals in four key areas: Economic Affairs; Social
Affairs; International Affairs; and Government Affairs.

    This report and supporting documents are available on the Web site of the
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat at www.tbs-sct.gc.ca.

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                                                           November 23, 2007

                       CANADA'S PERFORMANCE 2006-2007
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    Canada's Performance 2006-2007 serves as an overview to the 2006-2007
Departmental Performance Reports, drawing linkages between departmental
resources and results details in those reports so that Parliamentarians and
Canadians get a concise assessment of the Government's overall performance.
    The Government of Canada has introduced a new expenditure management
system that ensures parliamentarians receive improved financial, planning and
performance information to better support their oversight role in the use of
public funds. This commitment to better-informing Parliament is reflected by
the detailed information contained within Canada's Performance 2006-2007. The
electronic version of Canada's Performance provides the added benefit of a
single entry point to electronically access detailed performance information
in 90 Departmental Performance Reports.

    Outcome areas

    Outcome areas are sectors of federal spending in which the Government of
Canada is committed to achieving long-term and enduring benefits for
Canadians. There are 13 outcome areas in Canada's Performance that reflect a
balance of economic, social and international interests that affect the
quality of life and well being of Canadians. These outcome areas are grouped
according to the four spending areas: economic affairs, social affairs,
international affairs, and government affairs

    Societal indicators

    Societal indicators are quantitative or qualitative measures that describe
an economic, environmental, social, cultural, or other condition over time. In
Canada's Performance, societal indicators are used as a means to provide an
objective and balanced context for government policies, initiatives and
spending.
    Canada's Performance tracks 30 societal indicators to show Canada's
performance over a 5-10 year period, and provides an electronic annex with
additional indicator information, including comparisons of Canada with other
countries. Through the use of societal indicators, Canada's Performance
2006-2007 provides a balanced picture of how Canada is doing as a nation.
    The indicators were selected based on their relevance to a specific
outcome area, broad-based support by government partners and stakeholders,
consistency over time and, when possible, with those used in international
reports, and statistical soundness.

                       Canada's Performance 2006-2007:
                Outcome Areas and Indicators by spending area

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    Outcome Areas                         Indicators
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    Economic Affairs
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    1. Income security and employment     Employment
       for Canadians                      Income security
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    2. Strong economic growth             Real Gross Domestic Product
                                          Cost competitiveness
                                          Natural Resources Sustainability
                                          Green economic practices
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    3. An Innovative and Knowledge-Based  Innovation
       economy                            Educational Attainment
                                          Literacy
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    4. A clean and healthy environment    Air quality
                                          Water use
                                          Biodiversity
                                          Greenhouse gas emissions
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    5. A fair and secure marketplace      Barriers to entrepreneurship
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    Social Affairs
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    6. Healthy Canadians                  Life expectancy
                                          Self-rated health
                                          Healthy lifestyles
                                          Waiting times
                                          Patient satisfaction
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    7. Safe and secure communities        Safety Housing
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    8. Diverse society that promotes      Attitudes toward diversity
       linguistic duality and social      Attitudes toward linguistic duality
       inclusion                          Volunteerism
                                          Political participation
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    9. A vibrant Canadian culture         Participation in cultural
       and heritage                       and heritage activities
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    International Affairs
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    10. A safe and secure world through   Armed conflicts
        international cooperation
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    11. Global poverty reduction through  Official development assistance
        sustainable development           (ODA) as a percentage of Gross
                                          National Income (GNI)
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    12. A strong and mutually beneficial  Merchandise trade
        North American partnership
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    13. A prosperous Canada through       Canada's investment position
        global commerce
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    Government Affairs
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                           No indicator developed
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    This report and supporting documents are available on the Web site of the
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat at www.tbs-sct.gc.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Mike Storeshaw, Director of Communications,
Office of the President of the Treasury Board, (613) 957-2666; Robert
Makichuk, Chief, Media Relations, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, (613)
957-2391; TTY (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired), (613)
957-9090; This news release is available on two networks: Internet: 
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/; Government Enterprise Network (GENet): 
http://publiservice.tbs-sct.gc.ca/


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