Growth in CSE budget since 1995
This chart shows the growth in CSE's personnel budget and its overall budget since fiscal year 1995-96. All figures are converted to 2013 dollars to account for the effects of inflation.
As can be seen, CSE's budget was stagnant or even in decline during the latter part of the 1990s, but it has been on a steady path of growth since the 9/11 attack.
CSE's 2013-14 budget, now estimated to be $460,887,980, is 3.5 times the size of its 2000-01 budget.
Globe and Mail coverage here: Colin Freeze, "Spy agency’s budget to hit $460-million after ‘steady path’ of growth," Globe and Mail, 12 November 2013.