Category : Additional Analyses

Updated fiscal cost of Bill C-234

On June 23, 2021, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) published a legislative note of the cost of the federal carbon tax exemption for marketable natural gas and propane used by eligible farming machinery as provided in Bill C-206, 43rd Parliament, 2nd Session.

Federal Infrastructure Spending, 2016-17 to 2026-27

This note provides additional information related to federal infrastructure spending in Canada between 2016-17 to 2026-27.

Additional information – Bill C-83 and the Cost of Structured Intervention Units

On November 24, 2021, the PBO published a report on Bill C-83 and the cost of implementing structured intervention units in federal correctional institutions.

Following the report’s publication, the PBO was asked for additional information regarding: the amount spent and allocated for full body scanners, a break down of where health funding has been spent, and the per-inmate cost of operating structured intervention units in a women’s institution compared to a men’s correctional institution.

Bill C-206: Extension of the exemption for qualifying farming fuel to marketable natural gas and propane – Fiscal cost over a ten-year period

On June 23, 2021, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) issued a legislative note updating the cost of the federal carbon tax exemption for marketable natural gas and propane used for all farm operations as provided in Bill C-206, 43rd Parliament, 2nd Session.

Additional information - Energy sector and agriculture: federal revenue forgone from tax provisions

On December 8, 2021, PBO published the report “Energy sector and agriculture: federal revenue forgone from tax provisions” which provides estimated revenue impacts for the items requested.

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.

Public debt charges calculator (update)

To use the tool, the user must only enter in the appropriate boxes the expected revenue and spending associated with the measure(s) for which they want to estimate the cost in interest. Interest rates projected by the PBO are then applied to the difference between the revenue and the spending. As a result, the user will be able to see the cumulative surplus/deficit including public debt charges associated with one or more measures. The results are displayed over a 5-year horizon.

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). 

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.

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.