OEA Webinar: Parliamentary Budget Officer on the Fiscal Outlook

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Tuesday 29 September 2020, 12:30 - 13:30


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Economic & Fiscal Outlook:

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Yves Giroux

The Parliamentary Budget Officer



Join the Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) for a presentation from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on the latest economic and fiscal outlook. The PBO will share his assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy and the federal government’s balance sheet.


WHEN:   Tuesday, September 29, 2020

                12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


WHERE:  Online


COST:      OEA members: Free

                 Non-members: $20 prepaid online


Notes: Online prices do not include HST. OEA Payment Guidelines are available under OEA Chapter Information atwww.cabe.ca.



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Registration will be open until noon on Monday September 28th, 2020.


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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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