Category : Reports

Expenditure Estimates 2019-20 : Ministry of Education

This report provides an assessment of the Ministry of Education’s 2019-20 Expenditure Estimates to support the Standing Committee on Estimates in its annual review of ministries’ Expenditure Estimates.

Child Care In Ontario: A Review Of Ontario’s New Child Care Tax Credit And Implications For Ontario’s Labour Force

This report assesses the Ontario government’s new Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) tax credit including the impact on the Province’s budget balance, the financial benefits it will provide to households, and its potential impact on Ontario’s labour market and broader economy.

2018-19 Annual Report

The FAO’s 2018-19 annual report summarizes the FAO’s activities in support of all members of the Legislative Assembly undertaken during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Expenditure Estimates 2019-20: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

This report provides an assessment of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s 2019-20 Expenditure Estimates to support the Standing Committee on Estimates in its annual review of ministries’ Expenditure Estimates.

Economic and Budget Outlook, Spring 2019

This report provides an assessment of Ontario’s current economic outlook and the state of the provincial government’s finances.

Ontario Health Sector: 2019 updated assessment of Ontario health spending

This report provides an updated financial assessment of the Province’s health sector and outlines the FAO’s medium-term projection for health spending in Ontario under current policies.

Expenditure Estimates: A Review of Ontario’s Proposed Spending Requirements for the 2018-19 Supply Bill

This report reviews the 2018-19 Expenditure Estimates and identifies key issues, including how the 2018-19 Expenditure Estimates compare to the government’s spending plan in the 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. The report also reviews the largest programs funded through the Supply Bill and identifies spending trends and recent developments.

Income in Ontario: Growth, Distribution and Mobility

This report assesses trends since 2000 in the personal income of Ontarians across three broad areas: growth, distribution and mobility. It examines the growth in incomes for Ontario families, explores recent trends in market and after-tax income inequality, and discusses the evolution of relative income mobility and intergenerational income mobility in Ontario.

Economic and Budget Outlook, Fall 2018

This report provides the FAO’s assessment of the province’s medium-term economic performance and fiscal position.

Cap and Trade: A Financial Review of the Decision to Cancel the Cap and Trade Program

This report estimates the budgetary impact to the Province from ending the cap and trade program. The report also compares the financial impact on households and businesses of Ontario’s now cancelled cap and trade program against the federal government’s proposed carbon pricing plan.

2017-18 Annual Report

The FAO’s 2017-18 annual report summarizes the FAO’s activities in support of all members of the Legislative Assembly undertaken during the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Economic and Budget Outlook, Spring 2018

This report provides the FAO’s assessment of the province’s medium-term economic performance and fiscal position, and the reasonableness and risks associated with the government’s fiscal recovery plan.

Lottery and Gaming

This report provides a financial analysis of the OLG’s gaming expansion and sale of the Greater Toronto Area Gaming Bundle.

Business Support Programs

This report reviews how the Province measures the effectiveness of its business support programs.

Electricity Trade Agreement

This report provides a financial assessment of the effect of the Ontario-Quebec Electricity Trade Agreement on Ontario ratepayers and reviews the impact of the ETA on natural gas generation and electricity sector greenhouse gas emissions.

Ontario Health Sector - An Updated Assessment of Ontario Health Spending

This report provides an updated assessment of the Province’s health sector expense plan,  and compares Ontario’s planned health spending to the growth in Ontario’s key drivers of health care costs.

Hydro One: Updated Financial Analysis of the Partial Sale of Hydro One

This report provides an updated estimate of the fiscal impact of the partial sale of Hydro One and reviews key considerations surrounding the sale, such as the potential effect on electricity ratepayers in Ontario.

Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Fall 2017 Update

This report provides an updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook for Ontario based on developments since the release of the FAO’s spring outlook on May 31, 2017.

Nuclear Refurbishment Report

This report is an assessment of the financial risks Ontario electricity ratepayers and the Province of Ontario face as a result of the Province’s plan to secure a long-term supply of electricity generation by refurbishing nuclear reactors at the Bruce and Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations and extending the life of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

Long-term Budget Outlook 2017

This report assesses the budget implications of maintaining Ontario’s current fiscal structure through three decades of demographic transition.