Archive: December, 2016

The Fiscal Cost of Indexing the Canada Child Benefit

In October of 2016 Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures proposed that the Canada Child Benefit be indexed, beginning in 2020.  This will index both the base benefits and the income thresholds to the consumer price index (CPI).

This report provides an update to the report Fiscal Analysis of Federal Children’s Benefits, estimating the cost of indexation if the first year of indexation were to occur in 2020.

Household Formation and the Housing Stock: A Stock-Flow Perspective

This report provides estimates of household formation and the housing stock in Canada, and also attempts to gauge the degree of balance in the housing sector, both for new housing units and for the overall housing stock.

Federal Spending on Primary and Secondary Education on First Nations Reserves

This report responds to a request of the member for Timmins-James Bay to estimate the costs of First Nations education program spending and to compare these estimates with provincial education spending.