Information Requests

Date Department View Response
9 November 2017
Finance Canada

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IR0307 - For this analysis, I am asking/requesting the following information:

  1. An aggregate mapping of all off-cycle funding decisions to the component lines of the operating statement. 
  2. The cash spending profiles of all new measures announced in the 2017 Fall Economic Statement. 

3.   The revised cash and accrual spending profile for the Budget 2016 infrastructure stimulus spending, reflecting lapsed funding from 2016-17 and new reprofiles.

4.   An updated profile of National Accounts impulse from incremental Infrastructure spending since Budget 2016. 

5.   The revised cash and accrual spending profile for the National Defence envelope, compared to the projection presented in the Strong, Secure, Engaged blueprint published in June 2017. 

Compared to Budget 2017, the incremental changes to the operating expense forecast arising from revaluation of federal pensions and employee benefits and consequential amortization of the change in these liabilities (assets). Finance Canada.

6 November 2017
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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IR0306 - PBO request for copies of all demographic projections regarding the number of individuals who would be eligible, would register, or would reside on reserve under proposed changes to the Indian Act, including the 2012 and 2016 analyses mentioned in INAC’s response to our previous request. I would like to be kept appraised of any reports received by INAC from the demographic expert INAC has retained regarding Bill S-3.

6 October 2017
Correctional Services Canada Show

 For that analysis, I am asking/requesting the following information:

  • Construction and expansion costs by correctional facilities, with the date of construction/expansion and added capacity, for the last twenty years. 
  • Operation and maintenance expenditures by facility, for the last five years. 
  • Capital costs (recapitalization and capital asset replacement) by facility, for the last five years. 
  • Capacity, headcount and inflow by facility, by gender and security level, for the last five years. 
  • A breakdown of costs associated with segregation, special handling units, secure units, intensive psychiatric care in regional treatment centres and other forms of isolation from the general inmate population, plus the average number of prisoners in each form of isolation and the average duration for which prisoners were in each form of isolation, for the last five years. If the costs of segregation and other forms of isolation are not separately tracked, please provide a qualitative description of the resource requirements associated with these units. 
  • A breakdown of the costs associated with Renée Acoby and Ashley Smith, to the extent possible without revealing any personal information which is not publically available, for example through court documents and investigative reports. If the costs of associated with these individuals were not separately tracked, please provide a qualitative description of the resource requirements associated with these individuals. 
  • Where possible, include and distinguish costs associated with transfers, use of force, additional criminal/institutional charges, contracts for private security, additional staffing requirements, use of RCMP staff and vehicles, and court and legal costs.
29 August 2017
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Show

Information contained in the Industrial Benefits proposal submitted by Boeing in exchange for a potential foreign military sale of 18 Super Hornet jet fighters to Canada.  The information will be used to calibrate PBO’s estimate of the acquisition and sustainment cost for this potential acquisition.

31 July 2017
Public Safety Canada Show

The full time equivalents (FTEs) which have been assigned to support 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.

25 July 2017
Finance Canada Show

Provide a list of all fiscal measures announced after Budget 2017. Please provide the annual fiscal impact for each measure on an accrual and cash basis through 2021-22. Please classify each measure according to the categories set out in Table A1.6 and A1.7 in Budget 2017.

24 July 2017
Environment and Climate Change Canada Show
  1. The actual GST collected on products and services with a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system by province (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec).
  2. The GST Status Codes of goods and services under the carbon tax by province including transport (Carbon tax on direct consumer fossil-fuel purchases) and electricity (Tax on coal-fired power plants).
  3. Evolution of the prices (consumer price indexes), the consumption (quantities/values), and production of goods and services under the carbon tax by province.
  4. The actual and projected CO2 emission in each province (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec) and in Canada by sector/industry.
24 July 2017
Natural Resources Canada Show
  1. The actual GST collected on products and services with a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system by province (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec) and by sector including transport (Carbon tax on direct consumer fossil-fuel purchases) and electricity (Tax on coal-fired power and natural gas plants).
  2. Actual and projected evolution of the producer/consumer prices and quantities of the exhaustible natural resources: oil (i.e. petroleum), natural gas and coal by province.

24 July 2017
Finance Canada Show
  1. The actual GST collected on products and services with a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system imposed by the province (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec).
  2. Actual and projected total GST revenue.
  3. The GST Status Codes of goods and services under the carbon tax by province including transport (Carbon tax on direct consumer fossil-fuel purchases) and electricity (Tax on coal-fired and natural gas power plants).
  4. Evolution of the prices (consumer price indexes) and the consumption (quantities/values) of goods and services under the carbon tax by province.
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 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
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


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