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.
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Performance Update to March 31, 2010||9 August 2010||Costing|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Performance Update to March 31, 2010 - ISF Applications and Claims||9 August 2010||Costing|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Performance Update to March 31, 2010 - ISF Monthly Planned Project Spending||9 August 2010||Costing|
|Assessment of Planned Security Costs for the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits||23 June 2010||Costing|
|The Funding Requirement and Impact of the “Truth in Sentencing Act” on the Correctional System in Canada||22 June 2010||Costing|
|Letter related to Estimated Cost of Bill C-290, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Tax Credit for Loss of Retirement Income)||14 May 2010||National Finance|
|Estimates of Canada’s Potential GDP and Output Gap – A Comparative Analysis (April 2010)||28 April 2010||Economy|
|Projecting Employment Insurance Premium Revenues and Expenses||15 April 2010||Economy|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund - Performance Update (OGGO Committee)||12 April 2010||National Finance|
|Presentation to the Standing Committee of the House of Commons on Government Operations & Estimates (OGGO) Study: Freeze on Departmental Budget Envelopes and Government Operations||12 April 2010||National Finance|
|Assessment of the Budget 2010 Economic and Fiscal Outlook||11 March 2010||Economy|
|Fiscal Sustainability Report||18 February 2010||Economy|
|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|
|Estimating Potential GDP and the Government’s Structural Budget Balance||13 January 2010||Economy|
|Reference Sheet for Revenue Impacts Arising from Tax Adjustments||13 January 2010||National Finance|
|Infrastructure Stimulus Fund: Reporting on Activities to Promote Budget Transparency||11 December 2009||Costing|
|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|
|Economic and Fiscal Assessment Update||2 November 2009||Economy|
|Bill C-51 Economic Recovery Act (stimulus) and Interim Financial Reporting in the Government of Canada||24 October 2009||Costing|
|Third Quarterly Update of a Monitoring Framework for Measures Contained in the Economic Action Plan||9 October 2009||Estimates|
|Third Quarterly Update of a Monitoring Framework for Measures Contained in the Economic Action Plan||1 October 2009||Estimates|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook Comparison Tables||15 September 2009||Economy|
|Cost Estimate of Bill C-371: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (low-cost residential rental property)||4 September 2009||Costing|
|Economic and Fiscal Assessment||6 July 2009||Economy|
|Canadian Labour Market Developments: Recession Impacts, Recent Trends and Future Outlook||6 July 2009||Economy|