Approximately 3.2 million to 5.0 million Canadians have low income.
In 2016, the Government committed to developing a poverty reduction strategy. To support parliamentarians in their deliberations regarding this strategy, the Parliamentary Budget Officer initiated a census of all existing federal support and services to low income Canadians and vulnerable groups.
Overall, we identified 75 federal initiatives that provide roughly $57 billion of financial support or services to people with low income and other vulnerable groups in 2017-18—55 programs with expenditures of $39.3 billion and 20 tax expenditures that provided $17.5 billion.
This report identifies key issues arising from the Government’s Fall Economic Statement.
The following presents a decomposition of cost drivers for growth in provincial-territorial health care spending.
This note presents a detailed analysis of the Government’s second supplementary estimates for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Consistent with the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s legislated mandate, this report provides PBO’s economic and fiscal outlook.
Bill C-323 is a private member’s bill that seeks to amend the Income Tax Act to create a 20 per cent tax credit for expenses related to rehabilitating a historic property, and to create a tax deduction for the capital cost of property used in the course of such rehabilitation.
This report provides PBO’s assessment of the sustainability of government finances over the long term for the federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans.
This paper estimates the cost to the federal government of implementing this particular framework for Pharmacare.
Figure 1-3 updated 2017-11-07
This report provides an in-year estimate of Canadian gross domestic product in 2017 and the Government of Canada’s budgetary balance in 2016 - 17 and 2017-18, based on data released since our April 2017 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
|Federal Support for Low Income Individuals and Families||21 November 2017||National Finance|
|Fall Economic Statement 2017: Issues for Parliamentarians||21 November 2017||Economy|
|Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18||7 November 2017||National Finance|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook - October 2017||31 October 2017||National Finance|
|Cost Estimate for Bill C-323: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)||19 October 2017||Costing|
|Fiscal Sustainability Report 2017||5 October 2017||Economy|
|Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare Program||28 September 2017||Costing|
|Economic and Fiscal Monitor August 2017||17 August 2017||Economy|
|Household Indebtedness and Financial Vulnerability - Recent Developments and Outlook||20 June 2017||Economy|
|The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants||1 June 2017||Costing|
|Household Formation and the Housing Stock - May 2017 Update||30 May 2017||Economy|
|Following the Dollar – Tracking Budget 2016 Spending and Tax Measures||30 May 2017||Estimates|
|Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18||26 May 2017||Estimates|
|Sensitivity of PBO’s Fiscal Outlook to Economic Shocks||12 May 2017||National Finance|
|Reforms to the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer Proposed in Bill C-44||3 May 2017||National Finance|
|The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: A Prospective Analysis||2 May 2017||Economy|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook - April 2017||28 April 2017||National Finance|
|The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2017-18||9 March 2017||Estimates|
|Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17||23 February 2017||Estimates|
|Economic and Fiscal Monitor 2016-17||3 February 2017||Economy|
|Canada’s New Infrastructure Plan: 1st Report to Parliament – Following the Money||2 February 2017||Costing|
|Corporate Tax Model||31 January 2017||Costing|
|Expenditure Monitor 2016-2017 Q2||10 January 2017||Estimates|
|The Fiscal Cost of Indexing the Canada Child Benefit||14 December 2016||Costing|
|Household Formation and the Housing Stock: A Stock-Flow Perspective||13 December 2016||Economy|