OEA: Costing Out Political Party Campaign Platforms with Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer

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Thursday 30 January 2020, 11:30 - 14:00


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Costing Out Political Party Campaign Platforms



Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer




Join the Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) for a discussion with the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on the completion of Canada’s first independent election campaign proposal costing service. The PBO will share experiences and insights gained from working with political parties to provide voters with the price tags of their election promises. 


WHEN:   Thursday, January 30th, 2020

                 11:45 a.m.  – Registration and networking

                 12:00 p.m.  – Lunch followed by the presentation


WHERE:  Rideau Club

                  99 Bank St, Ottawa


COST:      OEA members: $50 prepaid online; $80 at the door

                  Non-members: $80 prepaid online; $100 at the door

                  OEA student members: $25 prepaid online

                  Table of 8: $595 prepaid online


Notes: Online prices do not include HST.  To receive online discount, an online payment must be made at the time of registration. Tables of 8 must be purchased online in advance.  Payment at the door is subject to availability given space limitations and is by cash or cheque only. 


Please note the Rideau Club dress code: Mandatory jacket, collared shirt, and tie are required for men and ladies are expected to dress similarly (dresses, skirts, pants with a jacket).



To register, please visit the on-line store at here by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 27th, 2020. 

Memberships may be purchased on-line in advance of the event. For questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that we do not accept registrations by email.  



Yves Giroux

Yves Giroux was appointed Parliamentary Budget Officer on September 4, 2018. Mr. Giroux entered the federal public service in 1995. Over the course of his 23-year career, he assumed progressively senior level positions and increased responsibilities, joining the executive ranks in 2003.

Mr. Giroux has in-depth tax, fiscal and financial, and social policy knowledge and expertise, and considerable experience with stakeholder relations, and the management of large teams and multi-million dollar budgets. For more than 20 years, he has been closely involved in the federal Budget process in various capacities and is highly regarded as an expert on federal budget making and the Government’s expenditure system.

From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Giroux served as Assistant Commissioner and Chief Data Officer, Strategy and Integration Branch, with the Canada Revenue Agency. Prior to this, he was Director, Operations, Liaison Secretariat for Macroeconomic Policy at the Privy Council Office, for four years. From 2005 to 2011, he served as Director and Senior Chief, Social Policy Division, Finance Canada.

Mr. Giroux is a graduate of the Université de Montreal, where he earned a Master’s and a Bachelor degree, both in Economics. He is married with two children: an adult daughter and a teenage son.




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