The Future of Public Finance in Canada

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:45 - 14:45

Where: Ottawa

Canada emerged from the recent global economic crisis in a better position relative to most other Western nations. Nevertheless, our country still faces significant financial challenges that can negatively impact how our economy and governments function.

In partnership with the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, the Public Policy Forum convened 20 senior leaders from Canada’s financial policy community in a discussion on the key issues Canadian leaders face in trying to contain public spending and drive economic growth. The roundtable discussion sought to answer important questions, including:

  • What are the main challenges facing Canadian public finance?
  • What are the roles of governments in terms of public finance management and expenditure, and how are they changing?
  • Are regulatory structures keeping pace with changes in the financial industry?
  • How should we collectively respond to our most pressing public finance issues?
  • What policy mix will help Canada build on existing successes?

The discussion focused on identifying how leaders might work together to collectively respond to some of the most pressing issues, while considering regional and global perspectives that situate Canada in the context of other jurisdictions.

For more information, please contact:

James McLean
Research Associate
Canada’s Public Policy Forum
613-238-7858, ext. 225
james.mclean@ppforum.ca

 

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