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.
|Draft Agenda||15 February 2013||None|
|Spain - Changes to the Spanish budgetary framework in 2012||12 February 2013||None|
|Carlos Fonseca Marinheiro - Fiscal sustainability and the accuracy of macroeconomic forecasts: Do supranational forecasts rather than government forecasts make a difference?||12 February 2013||None|
|OECD - Brazil’s Supreme Audit Institution: Enhancing audit reporting and communication is key for enhancing integrity in government accounts||12 February 2013||None|
|OECD Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions||13 February 2013||None|
|Denmark - The Danish Budget Law||13 February 2013||None|
|Australia - New Institutions||13 February 2013||None|
|Belgium - The benefits of long-term fiscal projections: the Belgian case||13 February 2013||None|
|OECD - Budgeting for Fiscal Space and Government Performance Beyond the Great Recession||13 February 2013||None|
|Slovakia - Peer Reviews: One of the Quality Assurance Tools for SAIs||13 February 2013||None|
|Korea - Long-term Fiscal Projections in Korea||14 February 2013||None|
|Scotland - Budget scrutiny under minority administrations: Scotland||15 February 2013||None|
|Austria - New Institutions||15 February 2013||None|
|Italy - The Establishment of the Parliamentary Budget Office in Italy||15 February 2013||None|
|Italian Law 243 of December 2012: "Provisions for the application of the balanced budget principle pursuant to article 81.6 of the Constitution"||15 February 2013||None|
|Finland - New Institutions||15 February 2013||None|
|Australia - Accountability Changes with Australia’s Minority Government||15 February 2013||None|
|Poland - A parliamentary view of Poland’s plans to enhance the role of existing institutions in place of establishing a fiscal council||15 February 2013||None|
|Poland - A parliamentary view of Poland’s plans to enhance the role of existing institutions in place of establishing a fiscal council (Presentation)||15 February 2013||None|
|United States - Impact of Permanent Legislation on Budgeting and Budget Oversight||15 February 2013||None|
|United Kingdom - The OBR and access to information||15 February 2013||None|
|OECD Approach: Long-term Fiscal Forecasts||18 February 2013||None|
|Canada: The Benefits of Long-term Fiscal Projections: A Canadian Perspective||18 February 2013||None|
|Sweden: Minority Governments and Budgeting - Scandinavian experiences||18 February 2013||None|
|Germany: The impact of the Eurozone crisis on the work of the German Bundestag||18 February 2013||None|