Cost Estimate for Bill C-13: An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada's Official Languages
This report response to a request from the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages to provide an independent analysis of the financial cost of Bill C-13, An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada's Official Languages.
In response to our inquiries, the Treasury Board Secretariat, Canadian Heritage and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada refused to disclose their planned expenditures pertaining to the changes set out in C-13, either as a share of the $16 million for initial implementation or in terms of ongoing expenses. Departments provided limited detail regarding the specific tasks they planned to undertake and no detail regarding their anticipated resources requirements for those tasks.
Parliamentary Budget Officer