Parliamentary Budget Officer

What would a guaranteed basic income cost Canada? Just $43 billion.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer modelled a national program at the request of federal Tory Pierre Poilievre, who had some harsh words for Ontario pilot on which the report was based

The PBO will suffer under the Trudeau government’s new rules

Proposed changes to the PBO could drastically restrict its effectiveness and the ability of opposition parties to hold the government to account

Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Frechette

The problem with involving the PBO in elections

Proposed new rules would compel the Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide non-partisan advice on election platforms. It’s an intriguing idea, riddled with traps

Maclean’s on the Hill: Maxime Bernier wants to be Tory leader

The Maclean’s Ottawa bureau gives you a weekly audio briefing on all things #cdnpoli

Tax plan will result in hundreds of millions in lost revenue: report

Evan Solomon talks to Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Mostafa Askari about what the report means

What Kevin Page gets wrong in his new book

The former Parliamentary Budget Officer delivers a rallying cry for public service reform, but his proposed solutions miss their mark

In the teeth of market turmoil, Mulcair pledges balanced budget

But Tom Mulcair’s audacious pledge comes in the wake of far more cautious promises from the NDP’s star recruit

The PBO vs. DND

Why can’t the Parliamentary Budget Officer get the information it wants?

The PBO’s side job is all the buzz

Jean-Denis Fréchette is a lifelong beekeeper

Harper changes Canada, a cut at a time

Wells: Your taxes are down. That’s a big change and it’ll be hard to undo.

The Flaherty era in budgeting

Omnibus legislation, the parliamentary budget officer and the Economic Action Plan

The sketch: Economic Action Notions™

The notional success of the Canada Job Grant