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.
|The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2017-18||9 March 2017||Estimates|
|Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17||23 February 2017||Estimates|
|Economic and Fiscal Monitor 2016-17||3 February 2017||Economy|
|Canada’s New Infrastructure Plan: 1st Report to Parliament – Following the Money||2 February 2017||Costing|
|Corporate Tax Model||31 January 2017||Costing|
|Expenditure Monitor 2016-2017 Q2||10 January 2017||Estimates|
|The Fiscal Cost of Indexing the Canada Child Benefit||14 December 2016||Costing|
|Household Formation and the Housing Stock: A Stock-Flow Perspective||13 December 2016||Economy|
|Federal Spending on Primary and Secondary Education on First Nations Reserves||6 December 2016||Costing|
|Considerations for Parliament in Reforming the Business of Supply||22 November 2016||Estimates|
|Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17||17 November 2016||Estimates|
|Fall Economic Statement 2016: Issues for Parliamentarians||14 November 2016||National Finance|
|Legalized Cannabis: Fiscal Considerations||1 November 2016||Estimates|
|Labour Market Assessment 2016||27 October 2016||Economy|
|Economic and Fiscal Outlook October 2016||24 October 2016||Costing|
|Budget 2016 Tax and Transfer Calculator||1 October 2016||Estimates|
|Expenditure Monitor 2016-2017 Q1||29 September 2016||Costing|
|Fiscal Analysis of Federal Children’s Benefits||1 September 2016||Costing|
|Cost Estimate of Tax Credit for Confederation Bridge Tolls||31 August 2016||Costing|
|Cost Estimate for Bill S-209: An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (communications with and services to the public)||17 August 2016||Costing|
|Cost Estimate for Bill C-261: An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (increase of allowance for survivors and children)||17 August 2016||Costing|
|Discussion Documents for Consultation on Renewed Mandate for the Parliamentary Budget Officer||20 July 2016||Economy|
|Fiscal Sustainability Report 2016||28 June 2016||Economy|
|Financial Impacts of Budget 2016 Measures on Selected Families with Children||2 June 2016||National Finance|
|Cost Estimate of Bill C-241: An Act to Amend the Excise Tax Act (School Authorities)||31 May 2016||Costing|