AAAE event with Kevin Page, Founding President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy

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Friday 11 January 2019, 12:00 - 13:45


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WHO: Kevin Page is the founding President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa.

Prior to IFSD, Mr. Page was appointed Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer in 2008 where he provided independent analysis on trends in the national economy, the state of nation's finances and the estimates of the government. Following his tenure as Parliamentary Budget Officer and 27-year career in the federal public service (including Department of Finance, Treasury Board of Canada), Mr. Page was appointed Chair of the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair at the University of Ottawa. As Chair, Mr. Page designed and taught courses in public finance and economics and oversaw research and advisory projects.

WHAT: Fiscal Sustainability in Canada: Challenges and Policy Issues

Federal budgetary deficits are once again a normal part of the fiscal landscape. The federal deficits are modest but they are also structural (and pro cyclical) in nature. With respect to longer term fiscal sustainability, the picture across governments is mixed. The federal government has some modest (longer term) fiscal room but it is quickly being used up. On the other hand, the provinces and territories have a negative fiscal gap. Policy actions will be required to stabilize debt relative to income in the face of aging demographics. What are the policy challenges and choices in this fiscal environment? With elections looming, how do we get our political leaders thinking beyond short termism?

WHEN: Friday, January 11th, 2019 Noon to 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE: Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office, 1701 Hollis St. (Founders Square), 13th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

COST: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20 (A light lunch will be provided)

CONFERENCE CALL: A Skype and/or teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Wednesday 9th January. 

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations and individuals seeking to register after January 9th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Please mark your calendar for the following AAAE events:

  • Mar 29 – Student panel
  • May TBD – Paul Lirette, Ag Canada
Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8
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