While fiscal actions of the government largely revolve around the Budget, managing the province's finances is a year-round process, with critical financial documents released every few months to show the government's progress on its fiscal objectives, and to scrutinize past spending.
The government's financial cycle begins with the Budget which, under the Fiscal Sustainability, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2019, is required to be tabled before the start of the government's fiscal year on April 1st.
The Budget is followed by the First Quarter Finances Report to be release by August 15th, the Fall Economic Statement to be released by November 15th and the Third Quarter Finances Report to be released by February 15th.
The Public Accounts, developed after the end of the fiscal year compares actual performance to what was in the Budget. Under the Financial Administration Act (FAA), the Public Accounts must be released within 180 days after the end of the province's fiscal year.