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.
|Supplementary Estimates (C )2017-18||26 February 2018||Estimates|
|Cost Estimate for Bill C-364: An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing)||30 January 2018||Costing|
|Economic and Fiscal Monitor - January 2018||23 January 2018||None|
|PBO and Finance Canada Long-term Projection Comparison||23 January 2018||None|
|“Bill C-342 - Cost of carbon pricing deduction from GST”||12 December 2017||Costing|
|Budget Sufficiency for First Nations Water and Wastewater Infrastructure||7 December 2017||Costing|
|Bill S-3: Addressing sex based inequities in Indian registration||5 December 2017||Costing|
|Analysis of Changes to the Taxation of Corporate Passive Investment Income||23 November 2017||Costing|
|Federal Support for Low Income Individuals and Families||21 November 2017||National Finance|
|Fall Economic Statement 2017: Issues for Parliamentarians||21 November 2017||Economy|
|Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18||7 November 2017||National Finance|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook - October 2017||31 October 2017||National Finance|
|Cost Estimate for Bill C-323: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)||19 October 2017||Costing|
|Fiscal Sustainability Report 2017||5 October 2017||Economy|
|Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare Program||28 September 2017||Costing|
|Economic and Fiscal Monitor August 2017||17 August 2017||Economy|
|Household Indebtedness and Financial Vulnerability - Recent Developments and Outlook||20 June 2017||Economy|
|The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants||1 June 2017||Costing|
|Household Formation and the Housing Stock - May 2017 Update||30 May 2017||Economy|
|Following the Dollar – Tracking Budget 2016 Spending and Tax Measures||30 May 2017||Estimates|
|Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18||26 May 2017||Estimates|
|Sensitivity of PBO’s Fiscal Outlook to Economic Shocks||12 May 2017||National Finance|
|Reforms to the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer Proposed in Bill C-44||3 May 2017||National Finance|
|The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: A Prospective Analysis||2 May 2017||Economy|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook - April 2017||28 April 2017||National Finance|