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Media & Commentary

Press Review 2017

January 2017
Aging demographics limit long-term growth to 1.6% (BNN)
Randall Bartlett, chief economist at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, tells BNN long-term growth in Canada is limited to an average of 1.6 per cent due to aging demographics, and breaks down the IFSD's five-year outlook for Canadian and U.S. growth.

January 5

Is Canada's financial future filled with deficits? (CTV News)
Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page weighs in on the deficit, Nik Nanos shares poll findings on Trump, tariffs and NAFTA. 

January 3

As economic uncertainty goes up, government transparency on fiscal policy is going down (Ottawa Citizen)
Ying Xue Xiang is an Ottawa University undergraduate economics student. Kevin Page, of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, at UOttawa, is Canada’s former Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Other Press Archives

April 2016

Solomon: Grading Trudeau's first half year in office (Maclean's)
A referendum on electoral reform? EKOS finds the Canadian public evenly split (iPolitics)
Liberals have in some respects 'lost ground on fiscal transparency,' says former PBO Page (Hill Times)
Bill Morneau disagrees with PBO report that budget was not 'fully transparent' (CBC News)
Monsef introduces eight principles that will guide electoral reform (iPolitics)
Kaitlin Szacki and Jennifer Winter: Alberta carbon tax done right should translate to tax cuts (Edmonton Journal)
Liberals talk about curbing tax giveaways. Good luck with that (CBC News)

March 2016

Tax collectors pressed to find more tax-haven and tax-arrears money (CBC News)
Also appeared in 2 other news outlets
The big 7: 2016 federal budget items that matter to Ottawa (CBC News)
Ottawa forecasts $29.4B deficit — with lots more red ink to come (CBC News) 
Also appeared in 2 other news outlets
Fact check: Did the Harper government remove First Nations education money? (CTV News) 
Also appeared in 32 other news outlets
National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (Maritime Security Asia)
U of O wins big for first think tank of its kind in Canada (The Fulcrum)

February 2016

'Better late than never:' Kevin Page praises release of budget cut details (iPolitics)
No plans to undo Conservative cuts to military spending, says Sajjan (Maclean's) 
Also appeared in 2 other news outlets
Years later, Page gets a partial picture of Harper budget cuts (iPolitics)
John Ivison: Liberal infrastructure plan may not be sexy, but it's sensible (National Post)

January 2016

Infrastructure spending: Let's do it right (The Globe and Mail)