S-5, r. 3 - Regulation respecting the financial management of institutions and regional councils

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18. Master budget: The master budget prescribed by section 178 of the Act represents a budgetary endowment granted to an institution or a regional council for a fiscal year, that is, a framework binding the institution or regional council and within which it decides for itself the estimates necessary for its management.
Subject to the provisions of this Regulation, the budget allows a regional council or an institution to distribute the master budget among various budgetary programs, items and entries in terms of the requirements of its own organization plan and, if necessary, during the fiscal year, to make the budgetary transfers required for the efficiency of its activities and the adequate performance of the services it is called upon to provide.
O.C. 1127-84, s. 18.