Category : Costing

Cost Estimate for Implementing Structured Intervention Units as set out in Bill C-83 and Related Proposals

Bill C-83 would replace segregation of inmates with structured intervention units (SIUs). SIUs would offer inmates a minimum of two more hours of time out of their cell per day and greater opportunities to participate in correctional interventions. Canada’s 2018 Fall Economic Statement allocated $300 million over six years and $71.7 million ongoing, towards staffing and other resources required to run SIUs. We believe this is an appropriate level of funding for CSC’s expected number of SIUs and associated staffing.

Bill C-266: Increasing the duration of parole ineligibility

In February 2016, the Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons requested that the PBO provide a detailed and comprehensive costing analysis of private members bills and motions appearing on the Private Member’s Business Order of Precedence. Bill C-266, which increases parole ineligibility for certain offenders, was placed on the Order of Precedence on 1 November 2018. This report provides an estimate of the cost of implementing Bill C-266.

Projecting the Revenue and Expenses of Canada Student Loans Program

This report provides a description of the PBO model and an estimate of the revenues and expenses associated with the direct loans regime of Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP).   

Cost Estimate of an Increase in the Duration of Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits

This report provides a cost estimate for a measure that would extend the duration of employment insurance (EI) sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks.

Costing of a 360-hour Eligibility Threshold for Sickness Benefits

This report provides a cost estimate for a measure that would reduce the eligibility threshold necessary to claim sickness benefits from 600 to 360 hours of insurable employment.

 

The impact of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement on prescription drug expenditures in Canada

This report estimates the additional pharmacy-dispensed prescription drug expenditures for Canadian consumers that would result from the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). A two-year extension of data protection for biologics will delay the introduction of biosimilars for some expensive drugs. This would likely keep prices higher than they otherwise would have been.

 

Fiscal Analysis of the Interim F-18 Aircraft

This report presents a fiscal analysis of the Government of Canada’s purchase of 18 used F-18 aircraft from Australia.

The cost differential between three regimes of Veterans Benefits - Update: Get the code

The Government of Canada has had three different regimes for veterans benefits since 2006:  the Pension Act (up to 2006); the Veterans Well-being Act (from 2006 to 2019); and, Pension for Life (which takes effect on April 1, 2019).

Several parliamentarians requested that the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) prepare an estimate of the fiscal cost of each of these regimes over the medium term.

Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline – Financial and Economic Considerations - Update

This report provides financial and economic analysis relating to the Government of Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Expansion Project and related assets.

Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline – Economic and Financial Considerations

This report provides financial and economic analysis relating to the Government of Canada’s This report provides financial and economic analysis relating to the Government of Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Expansion Project and related assets.of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Expansion Project and related assets.