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.
|2010-11 Supplementary Estimates C||15 February 2011||National Finance|
|2011 Reference Sheet for Revenue Impacts Arising from Tax Adjustments||10 January 2011||National Finance|
|2011 Reference Tables for Tax Expenditure Distributional Analysis||10 November 2011||National Finance|
|2011-12 Main Estimates||8 March 2011||National Finance|
|2014-2015 Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories||19 June 2014||National Finance|
|39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates||13 May 2008||National Finance|
|39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION Standing Committee on Public Accounts||1 May 2008||National Finance|
|40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION Standing Committee on Finance||5 February 2009||National Finance|
|40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION Standing Committee on Finance||25 March 2009||National Finance|
|A Comparison of Finance Canada and PBO Estimates of the Government of Canada’s Structural Budget Balance||12 December 2011||Economy|
|A Comparison of PBO and IMF Projections||20 January 2011||Economy|
|A Cost Estimate of Bill C-464: Parental Leave for Multiple Births or Multiple Adoptions||21 December 2012||Costing|
|A Cost Estimate of Federal Infrastructure||11 April 2013||Costing|
|A Cost Estimate of Proposed Amendments to the Income Tax Act to Exempt Certain Employer-Provided Transportation Benefits from Taxable Income||4 February 2010||Costing|
|A Cost Estimate of Proposed Amendments to the Income Tax Act to Provide an Enhanced Tax Credit for Charitable Donations||12 August 2010||Costing|
|Agenda||20 December 2012||Estimates|
|An Approach for Assessing Uncertainty and the Balance of Risks: Constructing a Fan Chart for Real GDP Growth Forecasts||30 August 2010||Economy|
|An Assessment of Canada’s Labour Market Performance||29 October 2012||Economy|
|An Assessment of Cost Estimates Presented for Bill C-288: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions)||24 November 2009||Costing|
|An Assessment of the Government’s Fiscal Outlook||1 December 2015||Economy|
|An Assessment of the Revisions to the Government’s Fiscal Outlook||29 November 2012||Economy|
|An Estimate of the Fiscal Impact of Canada’s Proposed Acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter||10 March 2011||Costing|
|An Estimate of the Fiscal Impact of Canada’s Proposed Acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter - Communiqué||1 March 2011||Costing|
|An update of the Budget 2015 fiscal outlook||22 July 2015||National Finance|
|Analysis of Changes to the Taxation of Corporate Passive Investment Income||23 November 2017||Costing|