In preparation of the upcoming 2019 federal general election, PBO used the 2018 Fall Economic Statement as an opportunity to assess its existing capacity to cost a variety of policy initiatives within a short period of time.
Consistent with the PBO's legislated mandate, this report provides a comparison of long-term economic and fiscal projections prepared by Finance Canada and PBO in 2018.
To assist parliamentarians in their pre-budget deliberations, this report identifies key issues arising from the Government’s Fall Economic Statement published on 21 November 2018.
MP Larry Maguire (Brandon – Souris, CPC) requested the PBO to prepare an estimate of the total and projected costs to the federal government in managing the increase in irregular arrivals. This report presents an average unit cost per refugee claimant, based on the costs associated with the federal organizations involved in the asylum process, as well as a sensitivity analysis of future costs.
This report responds to a request to provide the estimated fiscal cost of reducing the federal corporate income tax rate by 1 percentage point per year over 6 years. By the end of 6 years, this presents a combined federal-provincial statutory rate of 20.7%.
This note presents a detailed analysis of the Government’s first supplementary estimates for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which seeks Parliament’s approval of $7.5 billion.
This note provides a technical description of a “personnel generation” model that estimates, and forecasts costs associated with, increases in military personnel. Personnel generation is central to military organizations; it is the first modelled within PBO’s family of tools designed to assess the overall defence portfolio.
Consistent with the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s legislated mandate, this report provides PBO’s economic and fiscal outlook.
This report provides parliamentarians with an assessment of the state of Canada’s labour market. It examines labour market indicators relative to their trend estimates, and looks at wage inequality at the national level, as well as across provinces and by gender.
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.
|PBO and Finance Canada Long-term Projection Comparison||17 January 2019||Economy|
|Fall Economic Statement 2018 : Issues for Parliamentarians||11 December 2018||Economy|
|Costing Irregular Migration across Canada’s Southern Border||29 November 2018||Costing|
|Cost Estimate of a Reduction in the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate||27 November 2018||Costing|
|Supplementary Estimates (A) 2018-19||8 November 2018||Estimates|
|The Strategic Personnel Generation Model (SPGM) Version 1.0||6 November 2018||National Finance|
|Labour Market Assessment - 2018||24 October 2018||Economy|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook - October 2018 - Revised Oct. 31, 2018||23 October 2018||Economy|
|Cost Estimate for Motion M-141: Amending the Employment Insurance Act||4 October 2018||Costing|
|Fiscal Sustainability Report 2018||27 September 2018||Estimates|
|Taxation of employer-provided health-benefits - Revised June 1, 2018||24 May 2018||Costing|
|The Impact of a Pan-Canadian Carbon Pricing Levy on PBO’s GDP Projection||22 May 2018||Costing|
|Cost Estimate for Bill C-394: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (parenting tax credit)||10 May 2018||Costing|
|The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates 2018-19||1 May 2018||Estimates|
|Patent restoration and the cost of pharmaceuticals||26 April 2018||None|
|The Borrowing Authority Act and Measures of Federal Debt||23 April 2018||National Finance|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook – April 2018||23 April 2018||National Finance|
|Costing Budget 2018 Measures||23 April 2018||Costing|
|Costing a National Guaranteed Basic Income Using the Ontario Basic Income Model||17 April 2018||Costing|
|Status Report on Phase 1 of the New Infrastructure Plan||29 March 2018||Economy|
|Update on Costs of Incarceration||22 March 2018||Costing|
|Federal Financial Support to Provinces and Territories: A long-term Scenario Analysis||20 March 2018||National Finance|
|Federal Personnel Spending: Past and future trends||20 March 2018||National Finance|
|Budget 2018: Issues for Parliamentarians||15 March 2018||Estimates|
|Income Sprinkling Using Private Corporations||8 March 2018||Costing|