Information Requests

Date Department View Response
28 March 2017
Canada Revenue Agency

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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

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  • 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. 

3 November 2016
Finance Canada Show

Additional details regarding the Fiscal and Economic Statement released by Minister Morneau on November 1, 2016.  Specifically:

1.   Can you please provide the Budget 2016 and FES cash profiles for spending one the next 5 years (quarterly if possible)?

2.   Infrastructure (pp.30):  Can you please confirm what is new infrastructure spending that was previously provisioned in the fiscal framework, and the source of funds (new, reallocated)?

3.   Infrastructure (pp.30):  Can you delineate the planned profile for infrastructure in the DPE forecast, broken down by operating, capital and transfers?

4.   Infrastructure (pp.30):  Can you provide a departmental breakdown of planned infrastructure spending announced in Budget 2016 versus the FES?

5.   CPP (pp.56):  Can you provide a five-year profile of the component changes for the CPP enhancement (e.g. PIT, WITB, GIS)?

6.   Pension and Benefits (pp. 64).  Can you provide the fiscal profile of estimated amortization expenses arising from re-valuation of unfunded liabilities?

7.   Off-cycle funding (pp. 70).  Can you provide a mapping of these measures to the component lines of the operating statement?

2 November 2016
Environment and Climate Change Canada Show

The list of new projects/programs to be funded by your department as part of the Revitalization of Federal Infrastructure envelope, with the $10,661,000 in incremental funding obtained via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending.

28 October 2016
Canada Revenue Agency Show

Costing for Private Member's Bill C-274.

25 October 2016
National Defence Show

The list of new projects/programs to be funded by your department as part of the Revitalization of Federal Infrastructure envelope, with the $227,212,000 in incremental funding obtained via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending.

25 October 2016
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Show

The list of new projects/programs to be funded by your department as part of the Revitalization of Federal Infrastructure envelope, with the $63,893,000 in incremental funding obtained via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending.

25 October 2016
Canadian Space Agency Show

The list of new projects/programs to be funded by your department as part of the Revitalization of Federal Infrastructure envelope, with the $8,700,000 in incremental funding obtained via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending.

25 October 2016
National Capital Commission Show

The list of new projects/programs to be funded by your department as part of the Revitalization of Federal Infrastructure envelope, with the $785,000 in incremental funding obtained via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending.

25 October 2016
Employment and Social Development Canada Show

The list of new projects/programs to be funded by your department as part of the Revitalization of Federal Infrastructure envelope, with the $55,630,375 in incremental funding obtained via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending.

20 October 2016
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show

The five-year cash and accrual profiles of all initiatives presented to, and voted upon, by Parliament in Budget 2016:

  • 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.
4 October 2016
Health Canada Show

Data, estimates, analysis and/or studies commissioned by Health Canada on pharmacare

4 October 2016
Health Canada Show

Any estimates and/or analysis of creating and maintaining a national pharmacare program in Canada

3 October 2016
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Show

Budget 2016 infrastructure spending


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