OEA: History in the Making - Costing Proposals for the 2019 General Election with Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer
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.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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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