Latest Reports

  • Apr, 30 2020

    This report provides an updated scenario analysis to help parliamentarians gauge potential economic and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent oil market developments. This report incorporates announced federal budgetary measures up to and including 24 April 2020.

  • Apr, 09 2020

    This report provides an updated scenario analysis to help parliamentarians gauge potential economic and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent oil market developments. This report incorporates announced federal measures up to and including 7 April 2020.

  • Apr, 02 2020

    This report estimates the financial cost of complying with a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision (2019 CHRT 39) as it relates to First Nations children taken into care. It was prepared at the request of Mr. Charlie Angus, Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.

  • Mar, 27 2020

    This report provides a scenario analysis to help parliamentarians gauge potential economic and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent oil market developments. This report incorporates data available up to and including 23 March 2020. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are reported at annual rates.

  • Mar, 13 2020

    This note provides PBO’s estimate of the economic and financial impacts of the February 2020 disruption of rail transportation due to blockades of rail lines and other protests. The estimate includes both the direct and indirect impacts from rail transportation, transportation support activities (port disruptions) and urban transit system industries, as well as macroeconomic feedback.

  • Mar, 12 2020

    This note examines the federal government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2020-21, which supports the first two appropriation bills that will seek Parliament’s approval of $125.1 billion.

  • Mar, 11 2020

    To assist parliamentarians in their role to scrutinize the raising and spending of public monies, this report provides an overview of the revenues and spending measures associated with the Government of Canada’s surtaxes on steel, aluminum, and other goods.

  • Feb, 27 2020

    This report provides PBO’s assessment of the sustainability of government finances over the long term for the federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans.

  • Feb, 26 2020

    This note presents a detailed analysis of the Government’s second supplementary estimates for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which seeks Parliament’s approval of $3.8 billion to be spent before March 31, 2020.

  • Feb, 25 2020

    This report provides parliamentarians with an assessment of the state of the labour market in Canada.