The Budget in Focus: A forum featuring former PBO Kevin Page

Join us in Ottawa Thursday, April 25 for a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page.

The Budget in Focus: A forum on the changing nature of federal budgets 

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
9am to Noon
Sheraton Hotel, Penthouse suite, 17th floor, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa

Buy ticketsTickets are available for $20. Click here to purchase your ticket online. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 613-563-1341 ext 312. There will be no tickets sold at the door.


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

Kevin Page9:15am - 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.

Moderator: Althia Raj, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Huffington Post 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
  • David Macdonald, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Event poster