The budget in focus: A forum on the changing nature of federal budgets

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25 Apr 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sheraton Hotel, Penthouse suite
150 Albert Street
Ottawa , ON


9:00 am: Introductions (by David Macdonald, Chair)

9:15am - 10:30am: Kevin Page, former Parliamentary Budget Officer

Speaking about his experience as Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer, how he envisioned the new office, the challenges he faced, and the future of the PBO.

10:30am - 10:45am: Coffee break

10:45 - Noon: Panel discussion on Budget 2013: An evaluation of Budget 2013's primary measures and how it addresses (or not) the big macro-economic challenges facing Canada.


Peter Devries, Consultant in fiscal policy and co-author of blog
Mario Seccareccia, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa
Sylvain Schetagne, National Director of Social and Economic Policy, Canadian Labour Congress