Blog Archive : March, 2021

Pre-Budget Outlook

This report updates PBO’s September 2020 Economic and Fiscal Outlook in advance of Budget 2021.

Assessing the Sustainability of the Canada Pension Plan

This report provides a reconciliation of the assessments of the sustainability of the Canada Pension Plan prepared by the Office of the Chief Actuary and the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Canada Infrastructure Bank: Status of investments up to 2020-21 Q3

This blog post is designed to assist parliamentarians in understanding CIB’s capability in identifying and investing in infrastructure projects, consistent with its mandate. We aim to build upon our previous reports on infrastructure spending, with a focus on Canada Infrastructure Bank.

The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2021-22

This report examines the federal government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2021-22, which supports the first two appropriation bills that seek Parliament’s approval of $141.9 billion in budgetary authorities.

Update: Cost of Federal Leave for COVID-19

On July 24, 2020 the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) reported on costs incurred from the Government’s policy of allowing employees to use pay code 699 paid leave for other reasons. Guidance from the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) allowed for employees to request 699 leave for a variety of reasons including being sick with COVID-19, having to quarantine, not being able to access the technology they need to complete their work, and having to care for dependents.