The writ has been drawn up. The policies have been announced. And the political mudslinging keeps ratcheting up. To help cut through the noise of the election campaign, former PBO and President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy, Kevin Page, will be sitting down with TABE’s Randall Bartlett on Election Day. Join us for this fireside chat on the state of fiscal policy in Canada and what different election outcomes could mean for debt, deficits, and the Canadian economy. Listen to Kevin’s views before you head out to the polls.
Kevin Page is the current Chief Executive Officer of the New Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. Prior to this position, he was the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa from 2013 to 2016. He was Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer from 2008 to 2013. He has 27 years of experience in the federal public service with most of those years spent at three central agencies responsible for budgeting. He was the Assistant Secretary to Cabinet for Macroeconomic Policy at the Privy Council Office before becoming Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He was born in Fort William (Thunder Bay) Ontario. He is married and a father of three children.