Information Requests

Date Department View Response
23 June 2017
Justice Canada Show

Any cost estimates you have for the implementation of Bill C-45 (An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts) and Bill C-46 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session.

23 June 2017
Health Canada Show

Any cost estimates you have for the implementation of Bill C-45 (An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts) and Bill C-46 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session.

23 June 2017
Public Safety Canada Show

Any cost estimates you have for the implementation of Bill C-45 (An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts) and Bill C-46 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session.

22 June 2017
Finance Canada

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Cost estimate of Bill S-3 as originally tabled in Parliament, as well as the alternate legislative framework that reflects Senate amendments.  The PBO would like details regarding the medium-term (five-year) profile on an accrual and cash basis, including the assumptions underpinning the cost estimates (for example, number of expected registrants) and identification of methodologies used to prepare the cost estimate

22 June 2017
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Show

Cost estimate of Bill S-3 as originally tabled in Parliament, as well as the alternate legislative framework that reflects Senate amendments.  The PBO would like details regarding the medium-term (five-year) profile on an accrual and cash basis, including the assumptions underpinning the cost estimates (for example, number of expected registrants) and identification of methodologies used to prepare the cost estimate.

22 June 2017
Health Canada Show

Cost estimate of Bill S-3 as originally tabled in Parliament, as well as the alternate legislative framework that reflects Senate amendments.  The PBO would like details regarding the medium-term (five-year) profile on an accrual and cash basis, including the assumptions underpinning the cost estimates (for example, number of expected registrants) and identification of methodologies used to prepare the cost estimate.

15 June 2017
Canada Revenue Agency

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  • We would like to know the amount of additional federal income tax and GST revenue collected due to enforcement actions of Revenue Québec concerning the underground economy and non-compliance since 2011, in particular, the restaurant industry. Similarly, we would like to know the estimate of the amount of income tax revenue and GST revenue that could be collected if provinces other than Québec implement similar enforcement actions.
  • We would also like to know if the province of Québec receives any annual revenue or payments (and the annual amount of the revenue or payment) from the federal government regarding the collection of GST in that province that is due to a collection agreement or any other arrangement between the province and the CRA.
7 June 2017
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show

According to the Public Accounts of Canada: Statement of Contingent Liabilities
 

  • The expected percentage losses for each of the loan guarantees listed in the Public Accounts of Canada Volume 1 between 1999-00 to 2015-16. If possible, the presentation of the data should be consistent with the Government's historical disclosures as exhibited on page 10.3 (Table 10.8) of the Public Accounts of Canada Volume 1 1995.
     
  • We kindly request all percentages of expected losses to outstanding guarantees for the years 2000-2016. 
7 June 2017
Finance Canada Show
  • Confirm the indicative accounting treatment of the proposed Infrastructure Bank in Budget 2017 (Consolidated Crown or Enterprise Crown Corporation) and the profile of revenues and expenses related to this initiative incorporated into the medium-term Fiscal Projection.
7 June 2017
National Defence Show

A copy of the CF-18 Hornet Estimated Life Expectancy report, which includes assumptions and calculations of the cost of maintaining and extending the CF-18 Hornet fleet.

5 June 2017
Finance Canada Show

1. The five year cash profile of each measure announced in Budget 2017, including off-cycle initiatives (that is, those measures decided after the Fall Economic Statement, but before the Budget).

2. The measures from (1) mapped to the revenue and expense categories presented in Tables A1.3 and A1.4 of Budget 2017.

3. The measures from (1) mapped to the categories presented in table A2.2 of Budget 2016.

4. The cash value of measures announced in the Fall Economic Statement mapped to the categories presented in table A2.2 of Budget 2016

24 April 2017
Public Services and Procurement Canada Show

Information contained the Letter of Request submitted to the U.S. government from Canada, pertaining specifically to Canada’s requirements on capabilities, schedule and economic benefits for 18 Super Hornet aircraft.

28 March 2017
Canada Revenue Agency None Show

Regarding Schedule 1 of the T2 return, we would like to know the aggregate amount of line numbers 290 to 294 and 390 to 394 for the 2009 to 2015 taxation years grouped by the type of description provided in lines 600 to 604 and 700 to 704 respectively, or grouped by the type of description provided in an attachment submitted by the taxpayer.

If the amount found on lines 290 to 294 or 390 to 394 for a particular taxpayer was reallocated to another line on schedule 1, we would like to know the aggregate amount for all taxpayers that was allocated for each line number that was changed. We would like to know the reallocations amount and corresponding line numbers for the 2009 to 2015 taxation years.

24 March 2017
Finance Canada Show

Update DPE forecast:

•         A mapping of new measures (Tables 1.3, 2.1, 3.2, 4.1, A1.3 and A1.4) to lines within the fiscal framework (Tables A1.6 and A1.7).

•         An updated lapse forecast for the next five fiscal years, as was presented in Budget 2015 (pp. 359)?

•         Confirm that no savings have been booked from the newly announced spending reviews/capital asset review (p. 38)

Update revenues forecast:

•         A mapping of funds existing in the fiscal framework, or sourced from departmental resources or projected revenues (Tables 1.3, 2.1, 3.2, 4.1, A1.3 and A1.4) to lines within the fiscal framework (Tables A1.6).

Update EI forecast:

•         How much are the EI revenues that will offset planned new EI spending and how much of these relate to the Employment Insurance Account? What EI-related spending will be financed outside the EI Operating Account?

Update PDC forecast:

•         Identify the impact on public debt interest costs of the new planned spending (p. 37)?

Update economic forecast:

•         On a cash basis, the “total investments in Budget 2017” and “net fiscal impact of investments in Budget 2017” identified in Table A1.4.

Infrastructure implementation monitoring:

•        An update of data underlying Budget 2016, Chart 6.2, Funding for National Defence Large-Scale Capital Projects. How has the annual accrual profile to 2044-45 changed since Budget 2016? Does this re-profile account for the entirety of the lower capital amortization profiles between Budget 2016 vs. Budget 2017.

•         An updated profile of National Accounts impulse from incremental Infrastructure spending since Budget 2016. Can you share the discussion of allocation between sectors, (fixed capital: residential, non-residential, government; and current spending)?

•         Is Finance Canada’s current cash profile for “infrastructure” spending the sum of A1.12 and A1.13 (pp.265 and 266)?  Can you provide a revised profile for investments in federal assets (as was provided in Table A2.4 of Budget 2016)?

8 March 2017
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show

 List of projects/programs to be undertaken/delivered by your department from funding obtained via Budget 2016 New Infrastructure Plan.

8 March 2017
Shared Services Canada Show

List of projects/programs to be undertaken/delivered by your department from funding obtained via Budget 2016 New Infrastructure Plan

6 March 2017
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Show

The financial information underpinning the Water and Wastewater programs.  To simplify the process, we have enclosed a spreadsheet for your department to complete and return to us in electronic form.

3 March 2017
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show

Confirmation of the departmental allocation of Phase 1 of Budget 2016 infrastructure plan by budget initiative, as described in the attached electronic spreadsheet.

13 February 2017
Parks Canada Show

I would like to obtain an electronic copy in an editable format (.csv, .xlsx, .sas, etc.) of the master data file (or files) that contains all the data pertaining to The Canadian Register of Historic Places. In other terms, I would like to obtain the file from which information is extracted when using the search engine for the Canadian Register at http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/search-recherche.aspx.

I don’t know if this information is already contained in the aforementioned files, but I would also like to obtain, if available, the ownership status (private vs public) of each property in the register. If that information is not compiled in the register, can you provide an estimate of the share of properties listed in the register that are privately owned?

6 February 2017
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show
  • The time series and methodology used to derive the discount rates for the 2016-2036 period used to measure the present value of the accrued benefit obligations for pensions and other employee future benefits;
  • The times series and methodology used to derive the interest rates for the 2016-2036 period used to measure the interest expense on pension and other employee future benefits;
  • The time series and methodology used to derive the expected remaining service life assumptions of employees;
  • The average remaining life expectancy for each of the wartime veteran plans of wartime veteran beneficiaries;
  • Long-term general wage growth estimates; and
  • The formula and data series used to calculate the 20-year weighted moving average of Government of Canada long-term bond rates.
2 February 2017
Finance Canada Show

Information on 2016 Budget measures related to Water and Wastewater on First Nations reserves.

18 January 2017
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show

The five-year cash and accrual profiles of all off-cycle Budget initiatives presented to Parliament in the Fall Economic Statement:

  • for which the Treasury Board has provided approval and the measures have been included in Estimates already presented to Parliament;
  • for which the Treasury Board has provided approval and the measures have not yet been included in Estimates presented to Parliament;
  • the residual initiatives that the Treasury Board has not yet considered.
12 January 2017
Finance Canada Show

The time series and methodology used to derive the discount rates for the 2016 to 2036 period, used to measure the present value of the accrued benefit obligations for:

  • Funded public sector pension liabilities
  • Unfunded public sector pension liabilities
  • Other employee and veteran future benefits

The time series and methodology used to derive the interest rates for the 2016 to 2036 period, used to measure the interest expense on:

  • Funded public sector pension liabilities
  • Unfunded public sector pension liabilities
  • Other employee and veteran future benefits

The time series and methodology used to derive:

  • The expected average remaining service life assumptions (EARSL) of employees
  • The average remaining life expectancy for each of the wartime veteran plans (ARLE) of wartime veteran beneficiaries
  • Long term general wage growth estimates

22 December 2016
Health Canada Show

The Standing Committee on Health (HESA) has requested the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to prepare an estimate of the financial cost of a National Pharmacare Program.  On 13 December 2016, PBO presented a Terms of Reference to the Committee, citing the need for large data purchases.  In order to reduce public expenses, it is the Committee’s wish to ascertain whether the data in question has already been purchased by Health Canada, and whether or not it is accessible to the PBO.

8 December 2016
National Defense Show

Cost estimating data and analysis used by the department to estimate the total lifecycle cost of (acquisition, sustainment, less proceeds from disposal) of the government’s proposed acquisition of 18 F-18 Super Hornet fighter jets.

Data and analysis used for the cost estimate of the incremental costs of acquiring and sustaining the Super Hornet jets relative to maintaining and operating an equivalent number of the existing fleet of the CF-18 fighter jets. 


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