Sub-program 3.2.2

Canada’s Legal Boundaries

Description

Boundary uncertainty undermines public confidence in the property rights system and is a barrier to exercising property and sovereign rights, as well as responsible social and economic development. For the benefit of all Canadians, this Sub-program ensures boundary certainty through a) the proper maintenance of the Canada-US international boundary for law enforcement, land administration, customs and immigration, and transboundary resource management; b) effective boundary surveys of Aboriginal settlement lands to meet Canada's obligations under land claim settlement legislation and treaties; and c) statutory registration of legal surveys on Canada Lands (the North, Canada's offshore area, Aboriginal Lands and National Parks), essential to the creation of property parcels. The boundary certainty provided by this Sub-program promotes public confidence, enables effective management of Canada lands and collaboration across jurisdictions, which advances the interests of Canada`s natural resource sectors, both domestically and internationally.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Statutory obligations, including interdepartmental commitments, are achieved in support of boundary certainty for Canada (including the Canada-US boundary) and First Nations Lands Percentage (cumulative) of International Boundary Maintenance Canada-US obligations on joint plan that are achieved 55% (over 15 years) by March 31, 2014
Percentage of statutory obligations and interdepartmental commitments achieved as defined in the legislation and agreements for Canada and First Nation lands 100% achieved per Surveyor General Branch's annual plan by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
14,558 14,558