Latest Reports

  • Nov, 14 2019

    Consistent with the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s legislated mandate, this report provides PBO’s economic and fiscal outlook.

  • Jun, 21 2019

    This report provides an updated cost estimate of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program from the 2017 PBO report, “The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants.”

  • Jun, 20 2019

    This report presents PBO findings on international taxation, in response to Senator E. Percy Downe’s request to the Parliamentary Budget Officer in 2012.

  • Jun, 20 2019

    This report provides PBO’s economic and fiscal baseline projection for the 2019 election proposal costing period.

  • Jun, 19 2019

    In response to a request from a member of Parliament, the PBO has prepared a cost estimate of the federal government introducing 100% expensing to match the recent U.S. tax change in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The cost estimate is based on 100% expensing for eligible property from 2019 to 2023, which is then phased-out and reduced by 20% per year beginning in 2024.

  • Jun, 18 2019

    This report is intended to help parliamentarians understand federal program spending on housing affordability.

  • Jun, 13 2019

    This report provides an estimate of the additional carbon price that would be needed to achieve Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions target in 2030 under the Paris Agreement, as well as an estimate of the corresponding impact on the Canadian economy.

  • Jun, 10 2019

    The purpose of the report is to provide analysis on the performance of actively managed federal public pension funds, specifically the funds managed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB), and to compare the returns to that of a passive management strategy.

  • May, 30 2019

    This report is a response to a motion adopted by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to estimate the financial cost of private Members’ bills and motions on the Order of Precedence in the House of Commons. Motion M-230 was placed on the Order of Precedence on 11 April 2019 and states that the government should remove the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from home energy bills.

  • May, 16 2019

    This report provides an independent estimate of the cost of replacing the Phoenix pay system, the current payroll processing system that administers pay for federal public servants.