Category : Blog Post

Explaining the Cost Estimate of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

We previously published an estimate that the cost of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program will be $483 million. This post provides additional detail regarding the calculations underlying that estimate.

PBO’s estimate of federal fiscal room in Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020

PBO’s estimate of federal fiscal room in Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020.

Update on the Allocation of Funding under the Federal Provincial Territorial Partnership in Housing

This update was prepared at the request of a Parliamentarian.

Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline: Financial and Economic Considerations – Updated CDEV Financial Reporting (November 2019)

In November 2019, the Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV) published its Third Quarter Report for 2019. PBO examined it as part of its ongoing monitoring of financial reporting on the Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP) and Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP).

Supplementary Estimates (A) 2019-20

The Supplementary Estimates (A) 2019-20 is the first of two planned Supplementary Estimates in 2019-20 and supports the third appropriation bill for the current fiscal year.

Public debt charges calculator

Within the framework of the next electoral campaign, the PBO developed a tool that estimates the interest charges from one or more electoral proposal.

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

In May 2019, the Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV) published its 2018 Annual Report and 2019 First Quarter Report. PBO examined the most recent current operating results of the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP) system and the newly published sensitivity analysis of goodwill impairment.

Cost of Administering the Federal Fuel Charge and Climate Action Incentive

In response to interest expressed by parliamentarians regarding the implementation of new federal carbon policies, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) undertook an analysis of related administration costs.

Status Report on Phase 1 of the Investing in Canada Plan

This report a status update on Phase 1 of the Government’s Investing in Canada Plan, which was announced in Budget 2016 and intended to provide a short-term economic boost to the economy.