Blog Archive : April, 2021

Canada Infrastructure Bank Spending Outlook

This report examines the current and projected status of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s investment commitments and funding disbursements.

Cost Estimate of an Excess Profits Tax

This report estimates the federal corporate income tax revenues that would be generated if an additional 15 percent tax rate was applied to excessive profits earned by big firms in 2020.

Distributional and Fiscal Analysis of a National Guaranteed Basic Income – A focus on Canadians with a disability

On April 7, 2021 PBO published a report regarding a proposed Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI). 

Parliamentarians requested details regarding the distributional impact on Canadians with a disability – specifically those who are eligible for the disability tax credit.

Distributional and Fiscal Analysis of a National Guaranteed Basic Income

Several parliamentarians requested that the PBO prepare a distributional analysis of Guaranteed Basic Income using parameters set out in Ontario’s basic income pilot project, examine the impact across income quintiles, family types and gender, and identify the net federal revenue increase required to offset the net cost of the new program. This analysis also accounts for the behavioural response.