This report is intended to help parliamentarians understand federal program spending on housing affordability.
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.
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.
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.
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 $197 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.
|2011-12 Main Estimates||8 March 2011||National Finance|
|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|
|Supporting Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Estimates: The Integrated Monitoring Database (IMD)||1 March 2011||Estimates|
|Fiscal Transparency: Parliament and the Expenditure Management System, Analysis of Government Responses to a Motion of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance||25 February 2011||National Finance|
|Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security||17 February 2011||Costing|
|Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (February 2011) - Opening Statement of Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security||17 February 2011||National Finance|
|2010-11 Supplementary Estimates C||15 February 2011||National Finance|
|Standing Committee on Finance (February 2011) - Opening Statement of Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (Speech)||15 February 2011||National Finance|
|Opening Statement of Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (Presentation)||15 February 2011||National Finance|
|Letter to Mr. Mike Wallace regarding PBO cost estimate of Bill C-574||8 February 2011||National Finance|
|A Comparison of PBO and IMF Projections||20 January 2011||Economy|
|2011 Reference Sheet for Revenue Impacts Arising from Tax Adjustments||10 January 2011||National Finance|
|Letter to Mr. Mike Wallace regarding PBO cost estimate of Bills C-449 and Bill C-530 (December 2010)||13 December 2010||National Finance|
|Assessment of Cost Estimates Prepared for Bill S-212: An Act to Amend the Excise Tax Act (Tax Relief for Nunavik)||9 December 2010||Costing|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Survey of Recipients||1 December 2010||Costing|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Survey of Recipients - Annex A - Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) Program Study||1 December 2010||Costing|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Survey of Recipients - Annex B - The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund: Perceptions of Operations, Impacts and Possible Improvements||1 December 2010||Costing|
|Update - Infrastructure Stimulus Fund||1 December 2010||Costing|
|Monitoring the Government’s Operating Budget Freeze||12 November 2010||National Finance|
|Economic and Fiscal Assessment 2010||3 November 2010||Economy|
|Canadian Experiences with Fiscal Consolidations and Fiscal Rules||21 October 2010||Economy|
|Cost Estimates of Selected Legislative Amendments in Bill C-280 and Bill C-308||18 October 2010||Costing|
|Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates – (October 2010) - Speaking Remarks by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates||5 October 2010||National Finance|
|An Approach for Assessing Uncertainty and the Balance of Risks: Constructing a Fan Chart for Real GDP Growth Forecasts||30 August 2010||Economy|
|A Cost Estimate of Proposed Amendments to the Income Tax Act to Provide an Enhanced Tax Credit for Charitable Donations||12 August 2010||Costing|