Episode 12:
Kevin Page, Canada’s First Parliamentary Budget Officer

Is Canada’s deficit out of control? Can we afford the COVID-19 relief programs already in place? How will we pay back the cost of pandemic relief? Can we get back to budget balance? What does a proper fiscal recovery look like? The COVID-19 pandemic has simply uprooted Canada’s fiscal plan.

Kevin Page, President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy and Canada’s first ever Parliamentary Budget Officer, joins us to talk about these questions and more in an in-depth conversation about the country’s financial state.

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