The 2022 Canadian budget season has come to a close, and it wasn’t without surprises. Upwardly revised growth and inflation forecasts have been a boon for revenues, improving the starting point for deficit and debt projections. But while some governments saved the windfall, others spent it, possibly setting the stage for fiscal sustainability challenges down the road. For the latest on Canadian budgets, please join Randall Bartlett (Desjardins Group) and Dominique Lapointe (Laurentian Bank Securities) as they walk us through what the latest budget season means for government taxing, spending and borrowing.
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TABE Webinar – More Money, More Choices, Overview of the Government of Canada’s Budget 2022 – Randall Bartlett
TABE Webinar – Provincial Budget Season 2022, a Recap – Dominique Lapointe
Randall Bartlett is the Senior Director of Canadian Economics with Desjardins Group. Based in Toronto, he covers the Canadian and provincial economies & housing markets outside of Quebec, as well as government budgets & fiscal policy.
Before coming to Desjardins, Mr. Bartlett was the Director of Economic Research on OMERS’ Total Portfolio Management Team, where he was responsible for global economic research and forecasting. Prior to that, he was the Chief Economist at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, where he published Canadian economic, fiscal, and policy analysis. He has also held positions at PSP Investments, TD Economics, the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and the federal Department of Finance.
Mr. Bartlett holds a BA in Mathematical Economics from the University of Guelph and an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Dominique Lapointe is an economist covering the Canadian and provincial economies for Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS). He has worked extensively on public finance, debt, the labour market as well as the Canadian capital market. Dominique has worked at leading economic institutions such as the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, BCA Research as well as part of the Canadian forecasting group at the Department of Finance, Canada. He also collaborates on tactical and strategic asset allocation at LBS and regularly comments the economy and markets in the media. Dominique holds a Master’s degree in economics from Queen’s University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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