Information Requests

Date Department View Response
27 March 2019
Finance Canada Show

The methodology and data sets used to generate the cost estimate presented in the Budget 2019 Fiscal Framework for measure listed in Annex A.

27 March 2019
Families, Children and Social Development Canada

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  1. The methodology and data sets used to generate the cost estimate presented in the Budget 2019 Fiscal Framework for the following measures: 

a. Making Canada Student Loans More Affordable.

b. Making Canada Student Loans More accessible.

25 March 2019
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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Internal research comparing outcomes and costs of traditional IT procurement processes and agile IT procurement processes.

25 March 2019
Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

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1. All documentation regarding the methodology used to determine the contingent liability associated with specific claims without a facts-specific best-known value.

2. Any documentation regarding the methodology used to determine best-known values for specific claims.

3. Any validation of those methodologies and the estimates they produce.

4. Any documentation regarding systemic changes in best-known values, particularly those arising from legal developments.

     5. Various summary statistics and scenario-based estimates calculated using CIRNAC’s specific claims database, as provided under separate cover.

13 March 2019
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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The number of pay rules for the entire federal government, or an average number of rules per collective agreement, or the number of rules for a specific collective agreement. 

Any interim results, including in the form of briefing notes, presentations, or memos, from the TBS-OCHRO project to collect and identify the various pay rules that are found in the current pay system.

13 March 2019
Public Services and Procurement Canada

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The number of FTEs serviced by Phoenix for the last five years, and any projections available.

28 February 2019
Canada Revenue Agency

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Tax gap data

15 February 2019
Families, Children and Social Development Canada Show

For this analysis, I am requesting the following information for the years 2012-2017:

  1. Among all sickness benefits claimants: total number of sickness benefits claimants by working while on claim status, average weekly sickness benefits by working while on claim status and by provinces, average duration of sickness benefits in weeks by working while on claim status and by provinces, average insured hours used to establish the sickness benefits claim by working while on claim status and by province.
     
  2. Among all EI claimants: total number of any EI claimants by working while on claim status and by province
12 February 2019
Finance Canada Show

The fiscal impact, year-by-year and by category, of countermeasures related to steel and aluminum tariffs for 2018-19 to 2023-24.

12 February 2019
Finance Canada Show

A detailed breakdown of Fall Economic Statement 2018, (Net) Fiscal Impact of Non-Announced Measures, Table A1.7, page 107

12 February 2019
Finance Canada Show

Provide a list of all fiscal measures announced and/or implemented after the 2018 Fall Economic Statement. Please provide the annual gross and net fiscal impact for each measure on an accrual and cash basis through 2023-24.

23 January 2019
Finance Canada Show

The 8-digit HS code associated with each item listed on Schedules 1, 2, and 3 of the Order Amending the United States Surtax Remission Order (SOR/2018-205) of December 19th, 2018.

18 December 2018
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Show
Detailed breakdowns of historical and planned spending on assistance for housing needs including: a) distinguishing planned spending included and excluded in the National Housing Strategy; b) distinguishing loans, spending, and in-kind contributions; c) distinguishing funding by major policy announcement; d) distinguishing federal contributions from Provincial-Territorial cost matching; e) distinguishing planned spending by CMHC input-output estimator input type; f) applying consistent definitions of lower-level programs; and g) reconciling planned spending with Budgets 2016-2018, and the National Housing Strategy policy document.
Data and analysis pertaining to the unit costs of assistance for housing need programs including: a) CMHC’s assistance for the housing need input-output estimator and supporting analysis; b) project level data for recent and ongoing housing assistance programs; c) provincial reporting data; and d) CMHC’s custom SPSD/M model and internal study of  Statistics Canada’s Survey of Household Spending to explain socio-economic drivers of households falling below one or more housing standards.
14 December 2018
Employment and Social Development Canada Show

Over the years of 2012 to 2017 access to the specified data with respect to Employment Insurance. 

13 December 2018
Employment and Social Development Canada Show

Data on the following variables as they pertain to work-sharing agreements and/or work-sharing temporary measures: (a) number of new claimants; (b) average claim duration; (c) average benefit rate; (d) total amount paid industry-wide in benefits; (e) number of terminated claims; (f) average duration of terminated claims; (g) share of claims that are back-to-back (or some statistic to that effect).

13 December 2018
Environment and Climate Change Canada Show
In electronic format including:
- The actual and projected CO2 emission in each province and territory and in Canada (2017-2024) by sector/industry.
13 December 2018
Statistics Canada

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In electronic format including separately and at the most disaggregated level:
1- the direct sectorial greenhouse gas emission intensities.
2- The indirect sectorial greenhouse emission intensities that measure the changes due to inter-industry purchases as they respond to the new demands of the directly affected industries.
13 December 2018
National Defence Show

This Information Request is a follow-up to IR0385, submitted to the Department of National Defence on September 18th, 2018, which concerns costs surrounding the proposed acquisition of used Australian F-18 fighter aircraft. 

6 December 2018
Public Services and Procurement Canada Show

From Public Services and Procurement Canada we request the complete report titled “Initiative to Fix the Pay System: Business Case” prepared in 2009 by the Compensation Sector of the Accounting, Banking, and Compensation Branch. Please include all appendices.  

6 December 2018
National Defence Show
Information explaining the data and methodology on the cost estimates for Operation REASSURANCE as reported in the Fall Economic Statement 2018 by Finance Canada. 
4 December 2018
Canada Revenue Agency Show

To determine the cost of the policy actions in the recently released fall economic statement, we are interested in the following policy action: The 2018 Fall Economic Statement proposes to amend the Income Tax Act to ensure that the business income of communal organizations retains its character when it is allocated to members of the communal organization for income tax purposes, effective for the 2014 and subsequent taxation years.

29 November 2018
Employment and Social Development Canada Show
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 Show
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 Show
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 Show

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).


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