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News Manufacturing General
November 18, 2020  

Navy could get converted Davie supply ships cheaper than new: PBO

Price would be around $1.4 billion compared to $4.1 billion to build two brand-new joint support ships.

News Government Economy
May 28, 2020  

Federal deficit likely reached $260B due to COVID-19: PBO

Finances could be helped by an economic recovery that would help lessen the red ink.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 11, 2020  

MPs should seek ‘clarity’ from government on Trump tariff retaliation: PBO

Government is holding an extra $105 million collected on US steel and aluminum during the trade fight with the Trump administration.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 4, 2017  

Trudeau government’s proposed changes would undermine PBO’s independence: Frechette

Cites limits on freedom to initiate reports, parliamentarians’ ability to request estimates, new controls for speakers.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 3, 2017  

Canada to see some ‘modest’ gains from Europe trade deal

Economic gains work out to an average annual income boost of $220 per Canadian, according to a new report.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 12, 2017  

New restrictions, powers proposed for budget watchdog

Trudeau government’s changes raise concerns about the potential limits on the types of work permitted.

News Business Operations General
May 11, 2016  

Freezing small business tax rate will chill economy: CFIB

PBO report finds cancelling a promised cut will cost the economy $300 million per year.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 2, 2016  

Federal deficit outlook challenged by $7.5B surplus 11 months into 2015-16

Fiscal monitor suggests feds would have to run $13-billion deficit in March to reach a predicted $5.4-billion shortfall.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
April 20, 2016  

Federal deficits to be smaller than earlier forecasts: PBO

Analysis says the federal books will add $90.8 billion to public debt over five years, lower than a previous $113.2 billion forecast.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 28, 2014  

Ottawa’s budget balancing act to restrict growth, job creation: PBO

Economy likely to advance by 2.1% this year and remain above potential growth rate until 2018.