Blog Archive : February, 2020

Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020

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.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2019-20

This note presents a detailed analysis of the Government’s second supplementary estimates for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which seeks Parliament’s approval of $3.8 billion to be spent before March 31, 2020.

Labour Market Assessment – 2020

This report provides parliamentarians with an assessment of the state of the labour market in Canada.

Update on the Allocation of Funding under the Federal Provincial Territorial Partnership in Housing

This update was prepared at the request of a Parliamentarian.

Economic and Fiscal Monitor - February 2020

This report provides a real-time estimate of growth in Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) and the Government of Canada’s budgetary balance in 2019-20 based on data released since our November 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook, up to and including 7 February 2020. All rates are reported at annual rates unless otherwise noted.

Considerations Regarding the 2020 Tax and Spending Review

The purpose of this report is to provide an initial overview of how the PBO plans to monitor the Government’s plan on achieving its $1.5 billion in annual savings, starting in 2020-21.

Reviewing the Fiscal and Distributional Analysis of the Federal Carbon Pricing System

The federal carbon pollution pricing “backstop” system is based on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, adopted on June 21, 2018. It has two components: a charge on fossil fuels, and a regulatory system for large industry, known as the “output-based pricing system” (OBPS).