Information Requests

Date Department View Response
29 November 2018
Employment and Social Development Canada

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1. Two tables, one for EI maternity benefit claimants and one for EI sickness benefit claimants. In each table, please provide the following figures: 
• The number of EI claimants
• The total benefit weeks in the month
• The number of claimants working while on claim
• The average employment income of claimants
• The employment benefit payments that were made
• For Aug 2018 onwards, please provide the total employment benefit payments that would have been made but-for the extension of the Employment Insurance Working While on Claim rules.
Please provide monthly data for the last six years.
2. The following ESDC publications:
• ESDC. (2014a). Literature Review for the Evaluation of the Working While on Claim Pilot Projects (by Fuller, David, and Stephane Auray).
• ESDC. (2014b). Focus Groups for the Evaluation of Working While on Claim Pilot Project 18 (by SAGE).
• ESDC. (2016a). Key Informant Interviews on Pilot Project 18 (by TNS).
• ESDC. (2016b). Descriptive Analysis of the Working While on Claim Pilot Projects 8, 12, 17, 18 and 19.
• ESDC. (2017). Econometric Study on the Impacts of Pilot Projects 18 and 19.
• ESDC. (2011a). Evaluation of the Impacts of the Increase in EI Allowable Earnings Pilot Project: Update Study (by McCall, Brian P. and Stephanie Lluis).
3. Any ESDC research or analysis regarding expected or observed costs and behavioural responses resulting from the extension of the Employment Insurance Working While on Claim rules
28 November 2018
Finance Canada

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Costs, projections of these costs, analysis and associated financial models relating to the
Government of Canada’s purchase of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and the Trans-
Mountain Pipeline
Costs, projections of these costs, analysis and associated financial models relating to the
construction of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project
Revenues and costs, projections related to revenues and costs, analysis and associated financial
models relating to the operation of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and Trans-Mountain
Pipeline over the asset’s lifetime
Earnings, projections of these earnings, analysis and associated financial models relating to the
resale value of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and Trans-Mountain Pipeline
Information specifying the administrative and legal structure relating to the Government of
Canada’s purchase of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and the Trans-Mountain Pipeline
Risks, related costs and related financial models, associated with the purchase, construction,
operation and sale of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and Trans-Mountain Pipeline,
including but not limited to indemnification, delays and non-completion of the Trans-Mountain
Expansion Project
Financial valuations and associated models conducted prior to, during and after the Government
of Canada’s purchase of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and the Trans-Mountain Pipeline
Information pertaining Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA +) and any analysis conducted thereof as
it relates to the Government of Canada’s purchase of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and
the Trans-Mountain Pipeline
28 November 2018
Finance Canada

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I’d like to receive information explaining the data and methodology on the cost estimates published in the Fall Economic Statement 2018 by Finance Canada for the following measures:
• Introducing Immediate Expensing for Machinery and Equipment in Manufacturing - Forgone Revenues 
o Supporting All Sectors Through the Accelerated Investment Incentive - Forgone Revenues
• Supporting Early Stage Mineral Exploration
• Support for Canadian Journalism 
o Access to Charitable Tax Incentives for Eligible New Organizations
o A New Refundable Tax Credit to Support News Organizations
o A New Non-Refundable Tax Credit for Subscriptions to Canadian Digital News Media
• Steel and Aluminum Tariffs 
o Steel and Aluminum Tariffs (Customs & Import duty revenues)
o Steel and Aluminum (Remission of surtaxes)
o Steel and Aluminum (EI revenues)
• Earlier Implementation of EI Parental Sharing Benefit 
o Less projected EI Revenues
• Supporting Workers in Seasonal Industries 
o Less funds previously provisioned in the fiscal framework
• Taxation of Communal Organizations
• Response to Consultation Panel on Political Activities by Charities
• Renewal of Operation REASSURANCE 
o Less funds sourced from existing departmental resources
• Working while on claim 
o Less projected Revenues
31 October 2018
Canada Revenue Agency

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For the 2000 to present fiscal years, total expenditure, both in terms of budget financial resources and full-time equivalents, for the operations of the CRA’s corporate administrative system (CAS).

31 October 2018
Public Services and Procurement Canada

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For the 2000 to present fiscal years, total expenditure, both in terms of budget financial resources and full-time equivalents, for the federal government’s pay administration system before, during, and after the Transformation of Pay Administration Initiative. 

31 October 2018
National Defence

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For the 2000 to present fiscal years, total expenditure, both in terms of budget financial resources and full-time equivalents, for the administration of the department’s internal payroll system. We also request, if available, a breakdown of the budget financial resources and full-time equivalents by procurement and operating costs, including any software and licensing fees.

31 October 2018
Public Safety Canada Show

For the 2000 to present fiscal years, total expenditure, both in terms of budget financial resources and full-time equivalents, for the administration of the Royal Canadian Military Police’s (RCMP) internal payroll system. 

31 October 2018
Global Affairs Canada Show

The evolution, year-by-year, of the loss provision on the loan to Chrysler, how it affected each year’s budgetary balance and how the provisions affected gross and net federal liabilities owing.

31 October 2018
Finance Canada Show

The evolution, year-by-year, of the loss provision on the loan to Chrysler, how it affected each year’s budgetary balance and how the provisions affected gross and net federal liabilities owing.

1 October 2018
Finance Canada Show
  • Costs, projections of these costs and analysis relating to the Government of Canada’s purchase of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and the Trans-Mountain Pipeline;
  • Costs, projections of these costs and analysis relating to the construction of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project;
  • Revenues and costs, projections related to revenues and costs and analysis relating to the operation of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and Trans-Mountain Pipeline
  • Earnings, projections of these earnings and analysis relating to the resale value of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and Trans-Mountain Pipeline;
  • Information specifying the administrative and legal structure relating to the Government of Canada’s purchase of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and the Trans-Mountain Pipeline;
  • Risks, and related costs, associated with the purchase, construction, operation and sale of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and Trans-Mountain Pipeline, including but not limited to indemnification, delays and non-completion of the Trans-Mountain Expansion Project.
24 September 2018
Courts Administration Services Show
  • Number of rejected refugee claims that have requested the Federal Court of Canada or the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada to review the decision
  • Total expenditure related to these claims
  • Number of rejected refugee claims, specifically irregular migrants, that have requested the Federal Court of Canada or the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada to review the decision
  • Total expenditures related to these claims
18 September 2018
Finance Canada Show

Details of the methodology used by the Department of Finance in its preparation and publication of the web document titled “Real Progress for Canada’s Middle Class”.Specifically, I am requesting the framework for creating the distributions, including:

• The definition of “family”;

• The definition of income for the creation of the deciles; and,

• The formula for adjusting income for family size;

I am also seeking clarification of the output measure presented in the distribution analysis (for example, the y-axis in Chart 13 of the “Real Progress for Canada’s Middle Class” report).

18 September 2018
National Defence Show

Total anticipated procurement costs for the planned acquisition of 25 Australian F-18 fighter aircraft, along with a summary of financial risks (for example, risks associated with schedule slippage, foreign exchange rates and inflation) and the associated impacts thereof as identified by DND’s procurement project management team.

11 September 2018
Finance Canada Show

Provide a list of all fiscal measures announced after Budget 2018. Please provide the annual fiscal impact for each measure on an accrual and cash basis through 2022-23. Please classify each measure according to the categories set out in Tables A2.7, A2.8 and A2.10 in Budget 2018.

5 September 2018
Veterans Affairs Canada Show

An updated version of the data provided in response to IR0181: client-level claim data for benefits provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. I am also requesting that additional information necessary for determining eligibility and calculating benefits under the new Pension for Life benefit plan, as introduced in Budget 2018, be added to the data.

5 September 2018
Canada Revenue Agency

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We would like to know the total income tax revenue received from individuals and trusts for the 2016 and 2017 tax years grouped in the categories below:

• income deciles of the taxpayer for the 2016 and 2017 tax year;

• income of the taxpayer as determined by the tax bracket thresholds in section 117 of the Income Tax Act for the 2017 and 2017 tax year; and

• source of income (i.e. total dividends, dividends from a CCPC, employment, investment, self-employment, taxable capital gains – including whether the individual or trust claimed the dividend tax credit and the amount of credit claimed).

23 August 2018
National Defence

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  • Personnel Count, Pay, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Cost and Capital expenditures by Major Military Installations.
  • Personnel count, pay, O&M and Capital expenditures for outside Canada (OUTCAN).
  • Personnel count and pay data disaggregated by regular force members, civilians and primary reserves

Provide information on lodger units in each of the major installations

13 August 2018
Justice Canada Show
  • Number of rejected refugee claims that have requested the Federal Court of Canada to review the decision.
  • Total expenditures related to these reviews.
  • Number of rejected refugee claims, specifically irregular migrants, that have requested the Federal Court of Canada to review the decision.
  • Total expenditures related to these reviews.

The requested data should be provided, on a monthly basis, for the past five fiscal years, as well as any projections for the next five fiscal years.

10 August 2018
Justice Canada Show

Number of eligible asylum claimants seeking legal aid from the Department of Justice.

• Federal expenditures on legal aid for eligible asylum claimants.

• Number of eligible asylum claimants, specifically irregular migrants, seeking legal aid from the Department of Justice.

• Federal expenditures on legal aid for eligible asylum claimants, specifically irregular migrants.

The requested data should be provided, on a monthly basis, for the past five fiscal years, as well as any projections for the next five fiscal years.

1 August 2018
Finance Canada Show

The PBO is requesting the methodologies, assumptions, and datasets used to determine the estimate for the Budget 2018 measure entitled, “Irregular Migration: Managing the Border”.

5 July 2018
Public Safety Canada Show

The PBO is requesting data from these organizations within the Department of Public Safety Canada:

  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Please provide the following data related to the Budget 2018 measure entitled, “Irregular Migration: Managing the Border”:

  • The number of irregular arrivals into Canada over the Canada-U.S. border.
  • Additional departmental costs due to these irregular arrivals. Please provide these costs by:
    •  Standard object; and,
    •  Fixed and variable costs.
       
  • Any transfers to provinces or municipalities due to these irregular arrivals.
5 July 2018
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Show

The PBO is requesting data from these organizations within the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Please provide the following data related to the Budget 2018 measure entitled, “Irregular Migration: Managing the Border”:

  • The number of irregular arrivals into Canada over the Canada-U.S. border.
  • Additional departmental costs due to these irregular arrivals. Please provide these costs by:
  • Standard object; and,
  • Fixed and variable costs.
  • Any transfers to provinces or municipalities due to these irregular arrivals.
22 June 2018
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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We would like to reconfirm the original intent of our Information Request was to include all relevant funding data from Regional Development Agencies under your authority.

Please complete the attached MS excel Infrastructure Reporting Template with the list of projects/programs being funded by Regional Development Agencies under your authority from funding obtained from the federal infrastructure initiative via Budget 2016 Infrastructure Spending

22 June 2018
Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Show

We would like to know the number of individuals that have been denied registration under the Indian Act due to unknown or unstated paternity. We would also like to know the number of teen First Nation mothers and their children that have been denied registration under the Indian Act due to unknown or unstated paternity.

16 May 2018
Canada Revenue Agency Show

For this analysis, I am asking/requesting the following information:

  • The number of Disability Tax Credit applications that were received by the Canada Revenue Agency and rejected, specifically for Life-sustaining therapy, due to not meeting the average 14 hours per week requirement.
  • For these specific cases stated above, we also request the number of applications that were processed and rejected which had an average of at least 10 hours per week, but did not meet the 14 hour requirement.
  • Please provide this data from 2011-12 to the most recent fiscal year where the data is available.

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