Every year, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) reports to Parliament on whether federal and provincial governments’ policies are sustainable over the long-term. This requires projecting current policies beyond the budget’s planning horizon, and provides an indication on the level of fiscal adjustment required for government debt to remain manageable. The PBO will present his latest assessment of the long-term sustainability of government finances.
This event was held in person, and there is no video recording.
Download the slides in PDF format: TABE Event – Mind the ‘Fiscal’ Gap – Canada’s Long-Term Outlook
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.
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