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Evaluation of Federal Election Party Platforms

On August 15, 2021, the Liberal Party called for an early election for September 20, 2021. To that end, Mr. Askari will discuss assessment of fiscal credibility of the platforms, while Mr. Giroux will explain how the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s mandate differs during an election, when parties can ask him to determine the cost of electoral proposals. The presentation will touch on these issues.


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OEA Webinar – The PBO Mandate During Federal Elections

OEA Webinar – Party Platform Fiscal Credibility Assessment



Yves_Giroux_150_185 Parliamentary Budget Officer, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux

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.

Since 2015, Mr. Giroux has been serving 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.

Mostafa Askari Chief Economist, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy Mostafa Askari

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