This report analyzes the Government’s New Infrastructure Plan (NIP) announced through the 2016 Federal Budget and its 2016 Fall Economic Statement. This analysis is designed to assist parliamentarians in understanding program outcomes and potential risks to those outcomes.
Government expenditures for the first half of 2016-2017 were $136.5 billion, an increase of 3.7% over the same period last year. This growth lags the overall increase in budgeted spending (5.6%), owing to delays in implementing the Government’s economic priorities, in particular new infrastructure investments.
This report outlines considerations for parliamentarians regarding the Government’s proposals to reform the Business of Supply.
This note presents detailed analysis of the second supplement to the Government’s Main Estimates for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
This note analyses the implementation of the Government’s spending plan presented in Budget 2016 for the first three months of the fiscal year.
This report examines the net fiscal impact of implementing the new system of children’s benefits, and simultaneously repealing the federal portions of the old system. The report also provides a 10-year projection comparing the new system and the old, as well as a distributional analysis for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
This note presents detailed analysis of the first supplement to the Government’s Main Estimates for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
This note presents detailed analysis of the federal government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2016-17, which supports the first two appropriation bills that will seek Parliaments approval for almost $90 billion.
This note presents detailed analysis of the third supplement to the Government’s Main Estimates for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer’s (PBO) legislative mandate includes research and analysis regarding the Government’s Estimates. The Supplementary Estimates (B) 2015-16 request an additional $810 million of voted appropriations from Parliament, and outlines an additional $3 million in statutory spending.