Yes. That's correct.
It might be helpful to share some of the analysis that Mr. Ferguson did to support his request.
In the summer of 2018, Mr. Ferguson wrote to the Minister of Finance and explained that, back in 2011, before the strategic operational review, the budget cuts that we voluntarily participated in at the request of the minister of finance of the time, our budget was $74.5 million. Government program expenditures were $244 billion. Effectively, our budget represented 0.03% of overall government spending. As time moved on, he dealt with the various numbers in the middle, but what he was saying was, to maintain our....
Let me back up a bit. Without the additional funding that he was requesting, in addition to the $8 million, our proportion compared to overall government spending on program expenditures would decrease to 0.023% in 2020-21. Basically, in 2011, we were at 0.03%. In 2020-21, we would be at 0.023%. He was requesting this additional funding to get to 0.027%, so not even to the same proportion that we were at in 2011 but where he thought that we would be able to operate in the way that we should to produce the audits that we are expected to produce.
In terms of the $21 million that he initially requested on behalf of the office for budget 2018, he actually dropped that number. We got the $8.3 million. He dropped the number from $21 million to $17.7 million. He asked for an additional $10.4 million, not for the entire $21 million last year.
I hope that helps.