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6.14 To measure whether the overall objectives of the programme are being met, it is necessary that performance information be collected from recipients at the project level. The conditions for SADI and the Bombardier CSeries program provide that contribution agreements with individual recipients contain provisions so that they can regularly report to Industry Canada so that the department can assess the progress of the project. These reports should contain information on the achievement of the project`s objectives, progress in achieving performance miles and the use of funds made available. 6.25 Integrating the expected results and benefits into contribution agreements should make it easier to report on project progress and results. It can also help the Department gather the information it needs to report on the achievement of the program`s objectives. We found that in response to an internal review of cooperation in 2011, the Department agreed to contractually clarify cooperation expectations and reporting obligations in the draft contribution agreement. The health-freshened Industry Canada officials conclude with us that the department will continue the practice that began in 2010 to include the expected results and benefits for individual projects in the contribution agreements. 6.49 The terms of the SADI program and the Bombardier CSeries program define legitimate beneficiaries, activities and costs. We examined whether Industry Canada had conducted sufficient analysis to determine the eligibility of each of the 24 SADI projects and the two Bombardier CSeries Program projects before entering into signed agreements with recipients. In 2006, during the review of the government`s grant and contribution programs, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada found that recipients had significant financial and administrative expenses when they sought funding and program requirements. 6.4 Industry Canada is the leading science department in the federal government. Its mission is to promote the development and use of the most comprehensive, effective and effective science and technology.

Industry Canada is also working to make Canadian industry more productive and competitive in the global economy. 6.10 DIPP was replaced by TPC, which operated from 1996 to 2006. Their mission was to invest in projects with companies to support technological development that encouraged innovation, commercialization, sustainable development and increased investment. Industry Canada contributed $3.1 billion in repayable contributions to recipients. All TPC contribution agreements were repayable. 6.55 We also found that there was no link between the level of funding and the supervisory and reporting obligations set out in the contribution agreements. That is important because the agreements were between $300,000 and $300 million. For example, damage monitoring required monthly applications and monthly progress reports for 3 of the 24 SADI projects.

 

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