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 Intended Consequences

Intended Consequences is the official podcast of the StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy. The podcast discusses practical provincial and federal policy ideas that achieve the actual goals they are designed to achieve with interesting guests and experts. The Institute aims to combine political acuity with policy recommendations to provide a one-stop shop for expert policy advice that is politically practical and possible to implement. https://strategycorp.com/institute/

 

       

Jun 3, 2020

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.