Annex 2 - Debt Management Strategy for 2017-18

General Government Debt Measures

Chart A2.1
General Government Debt Measures
per cent of GDP
2015
Gross Debt 91.5
Net Debt 26.3
Notes: A general government comparison is used by organizations such as the IMF to help improve comparability across countries. For Canada, general government includes the federal, provincial/territorial, local and Aboriginal government sectors, as well as the Canada Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension Plan. In Chart A2.2, the composition of financial assets is reported on an unconsolidated basis. “Holdings in government business enterprises” also includes claims between governments.
Sources: IMF, October 2016 Fiscal Monitor; IMF, June 2016 Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation on Canada; Statistics Canada.

Composition of Financial Assets

Chart A2.2
Composition of Financial Assets
per cent of total financial assets
2015
Holdings in government business enterprises 22.4
Other equity and loans 32
Deposits, accounts receivable, short-term paper, bonds 45.6
Notes: A general government comparison is used by organizations such as the IMF to help improve comparability across countries. For Canada, general government includes the federal, provincial/territorial, local and Aboriginal government sectors, as well as the Canada Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension Plan. In Chart A2.2, the composition of financial assets is reported on an unconsolidated basis. “Holdings in government business enterprises” also includes claims between governments.
Sources: IMF, October 2016 Fiscal Monitor; IMF, June 2016 Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation on Canada; Statistics Canada.

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