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.
Consistent with the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s legislated mandate, this report provides PBO’s economic and fiscal outlook.
This note examines the federal government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2019-20, which supports the second appropriation bill that will seek Parliament’s approval of $125.7 billion.
This report provides a fiscal and distributional analysis of implementing a federal carbon pricing system in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. PBO estimates that the federal government will generate $2.63 billion in carbon pricing revenues in 2019-20. The vast majority of revenues ($2.43 billion) will be generated through the fuel charge; the balance, roughly $200 million, will be generated by output-based pricing. Households will largely bear the cost of the pricing system through their consumption of energy used for residential and transport purposes, and carbon charges embodied in non-energy products. Regions currently using carbon-intensive energy can expect higher costs. The federal government has stated that all proceeds from the fuel charges will be returned directly to households and particularly affected sectors in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Except for the richest 20%, most households will be better off on a net basis because the amount of the rebate will exceed their average carbon cost.
Bill C-83 would replace segregation of inmates with structured intervention units (SIUs). SIUs would offer inmates a minimum of two more hours of time out of their cell per day and greater opportunities to participate in correctional interventions. Canada’s 2018 Fall Economic Statement allocated $300 million over six years and $71.7 million ongoing, towards staffing and other resources required to run SIUs. We believe this is an appropriate level of funding for CSC’s expected number of SIUs and associated staffing.
This report provides ex post (after the fact) estimates of the fiscal impact of the middle class tax cut in tax years 2015 and 2016.
In February 2016, the Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons requested that the PBO provide a detailed and comprehensive costing analysis of private members bills and motions appearing on the Private Member’s Business Order of Precedence. Bill C-266, which increases parole ineligibility for certain offenders, was placed on the Order of Precedence on 1 November 2018. This report provides an estimate of the cost of implementing Bill C-266.
This report provides a description of the PBO model and an estimate of the revenues and expenses associated with the direct loans regime of Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP).
The report examines capital investments made by territories with the objective to identify the incremental impact of federal infrastructure funding on their capital spending in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
|Costs Associated with Replacing the Federal Pay System||16 May 2019||Costing|
|Costing Budget 2019 Measures||30 April 2019||Costing|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook - April 2019||30 April 2019||Economy|
|The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2019-20||29 April 2019||Estimates|
|Cost Estimate for Implementing Structured Intervention Units as set out in Bill C-83 and Related Proposals||25 April 2019||Costing|
|Fiscal and Distributional Analysis of the Federal carbon Pricing System||25 April 2019||Estimates|
|Revisiting the Middle Class Tax Cut||18 April 2019||Costing|
|Bill C-266: Increasing the duration of parole ineligibility||16 April 2019||Costing|
|Projecting the Revenues and Expenses of Canada Student Loans Program||11 April 2019||Costing|
|Infrastructure Update: Investments in the Territories||9 April 2019||Costing|
|Cost Estimate of an Increase in the Duration of Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits||4 April 2019||Costing|
|Costing of a 360-hour Eligibility Threshold for Sickness Benefits||4 April 2019||Costing|
|The impact of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement on prescription drug expenditures in Canada||2 April 2019||Costing|
|Fiscal Analysis of the Interim F-18 Aircraft||28 March 2019||Costing|
|Infrastructure Update: Investments in Provinces and Municipalities||13 March 2019||Economy|
|The cost differential between three regimes of Veterans Benefits||21 February 2019||Costing|
|Economic and Fiscal Monitor – February 2019||12 February 2019||Economy|
|Supplementary Estimates (B) 2018-19||7 February 2019||Estimates|
|Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline – Economic and Financial Considerations||31 January 2019||Costing|
|Canada’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline – Economic and Financial Considerations – revised Feburary 12, 2019||31 January 2019||Costing|
|Cost Estimate for Bill C-399 “Fairness for Persons with Disabilities Act”||29 January 2019||Costing|
|PBO and Finance Canada Long-term Projection Comparison||17 January 2019||Economy|
|Costing 2018 Fall Economic Statement and Off-Cycle Measures||17 January 2019||Costing|
|Fall Economic Statement 2018 : Issues for Parliamentarians||11 December 2018||Economy|
|Costing Irregular Migration across Canada’s Southern Border||29 November 2018||Costing|