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Expenditure Review 2005

The Prime Minister established the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet in December 2003 as part of a series of initiatives designed to strengthen the Government's financial management and accountability.  Expenditure review is about managing tax dollars wisely, effectively and efficiently and ensuring that the Government can make the best possible investments in the areas that matter most to Canadians.

Budget 2005 identifies nearly $11 billion in cumulative savings over the next five years to be reinvested in priorities that matter most to Canadians.

For further information on the results of the review, please consult:

The following charts outline the details of the nearly $11 billion in savings over the next five years.

Chart 6 includes departmental contacts for further information.