Press Review 2017

January 2017: Aging demographics limit long-term growth to 1.6%

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? 

Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page weighs in on the deficit, Nik Nanos shares poll findings on Trump, tariffs and NAFTA. 

January 2017As economic uncertainty goes up, government transparency on fiscal policy is going down

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

December 2016: Power and Politics (CBC) 
December 2016Provinces irate over health funding talks with Morneau (The Globe and Mail)
December 2016Time for a health care renaissance (iPolitics)
September 2016: Ottawa must bolster tracking of infrastructure dollars to maintain public trust: ex-PBO (Hill Times)
August 2016: Justin Trudeau's Olympic-sized job problem (Maclean's)
August 2016: F-35, the aircraft Trudeau said is ‘far from working,’ now declared ready for combat by U.S. Air Force (National Post)
July 2016: We need health care and innovation, tied together by sustainable finances (The Globe and Mail) 
Also appeared in 1 other news outlet
July 2016: Parliamentary budget office pushes for more power to scrutinize spending (CBC News)
July 2016: John Ivison: Trudeau mulls plan to give budget watchdog teeth but it could come back to bite Liberals (National Post)
July 2016: We need health care and innovation, tied together by sustainable finances (The Globe and Mail) 
Also appeared in 1 other news outlet
June 2016: Expanded CPP could cut federal tax revenue, according to some estimates (The Globe and Mail)
June 2016: Keeping Up With The Fruit Fly Guy (Canadian Content)
May 2016: @Kady's Watchlist for May 25 - CANSEC 2016 hits the capital as ministers hit the road (Ottawa Citizen)
May 2016: Baloney Meter: Did the federal Liberals inherit a $7.5 billion surplus? (CBC News) 
Also appeared in 57 other news outlets
April 2016: Solomon: Grading Trudeau's first half year in office (Maclean's)
April 2016: A referendum on electoral reform? EKOS finds the Canadian public evenly split (iPolitics)
April 2016: Liberals have in some respects 'lost ground on fiscal transparency,' says former PBO Page (Hill Times)
April 2016: Bill Morneau disagrees with PBO report that budget was not 'fully transparent' (CBC News)
April 2016: Monsef introduces eight principles that will guide electoral reform (iPolitics)
April 2016: Kaitlin Szacki and Jennifer Winter: Alberta carbon tax done right should translate to tax cuts (Edmonton Journal)
April 2016: 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
March 2016: The big 7: 2016 federal budget items that matter to Ottawa (CBC News)
March 2016: Ottawa forecasts $29.4B deficit — with lots more red ink to come (CBC News) 
Also appeared in 2 other news outlets
March 2016: Fact check: Did the Harper government remove First Nations education money? (CTV News) 
Also appeared in 32 other news outlets
March 2016: National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (Maritime Security Asia)
March 2016: 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)
February 2016: No plans to undo Conservative cuts to military spending, says Sajjan (Maclean's) 
Also appeared in 2 other news outlets
February 2016: Years later, Page gets a partial picture of Harper budget cuts (iPolitics)
February 2016: 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)