Government Budget 80% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Note non commercial re-use clause
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, XLS
Downloadable at once Yes As per category
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps Google, then Contacted TBSC Open Data, Then Contacted CivicAccess List
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Expertise is required but excellent documentation is provided.
collector_name Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
location - Government Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates (Parts I and II) - PDFs, - Government of Canada budgets and expenditures: Tables
The data on this site are not explicitly open, however similar datasets are uploaded to the Open Data Portal. It is difficult to assess which licence applies as the producing institution states one licence and once deposited in a portal a separate licence applies. I have chose the more restrictive. Also, note, that once the data are in the open data portal, it is difficult to assess if this is a complete collection, or if incomplete to know what is missing as there is not authority stated and there is no note to explain whether or not this is a complete set.

Comment Reviewer: accept.

Meta data

Data location - Government Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates (Parts I and II) - PDFs - Government of Canada budgets and expenditures: Tables
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML, XLS
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 18:55:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)