Blog Archive : May, 2021

Impact Assessment of Budget 2021 Measures

This report provides an assessment of the impact of Budget 2021 measures on PBO’s pre-budget economic and fiscal outlook.

Cost Analysis of a Post-secondary Student Relief Package

This report is in response to a request by Members of Parliament Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) and Lindsay Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) to examine the cost of a set of post-secondary education measures outlined in Private Member’s Motion M-75, Implementation of a Post-secondary Student Relief Package.

Federal Spending on First Nations and Inuit Health Care

Several parliamentarians expressed interest in a PBO analysis, in both dollar and per-capita terms, of provincial/territorial health care funding and funding for First Nations and Inuit by Indigenous Services Canada through the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

This report provides an analytical overview of federal and provincial/territorial government health spending for the First Nations and Inuit population. It does not attempt to establish a spending gap between federal government health spending for First Nations and Inuit and provincial/territorial government health spending for all residents of Canada.

Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline: Financial and Economic Considerations – Updated CDEV Financial Reporting – May 2021

In April 2021, the Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV) published its Annual Report for 2020. PBO examined this document as part of our ongoing monitoring of financial reporting on the Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP) and Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). 

Budget 2021: Issues for Parliamentarians

To assist parliamentarians in their budgetary deliberations, this report highlights key issues arising from Budget 2021.