I'd like to introduce my colleagues: the senior associate deputy minister, Simon Kennedy; and Kelly Gillis, who's the CFO.
We have distributed the formal opening remarks, which are tabled for the committee's review. I would like to provide a brief synopsis of the supplementary estimates (B) that we're requesting.
It's about $325 million, and 75% of that is re-profiling of the knowledge infrastructure program. The government extended the knowledge infrastructure program by about six months to permit x number of projects in universities and community colleges to be completed. Another 20% approximately is repayments from two programs. One is DIPP, the defence industry productivity program, and the other one is TPC, technology partnerships Canada.
The Government of Canada receives repayments based on previous contribution agreements made with x number of companies. Those repayments come in at various times of the year, more often than not during the last quarter; that is to say, the January to March period. That goes into the consolidated revenue fund and the government then reallocates. So about $75 million of supplementary requests come from these repayment programs.
The third major bucket is a number of budget implementation measures that were in the last budget that are now before Parliament for approval, such as the cyclotron in Thunder Bay or the Canada Youth Business Foundation. So there are a few budgetary implementation issues.
Those are the three major buckets of expenditures.
After these short comments, we await your questions.