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 How Government Budgets Affect Everything

Government budgets, whether federal, provincial or municipal, affect your role as a civil servant, and all of the programs and services you receive as an Ontario resident.

Come and hear about the budgetary impact of tax expenditures; how transparency and accountability are achieved in our nation's budget, and the Financial Accountability Office's role in strengthening fiscal management in Ontario. 

Date:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
Time:  9:00 am - 12 noon
Location:  The Coop, Brennan's Hall, 81 St Mary Street, Toronto ON
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Webcast to locations in Ontario:
222 Jarvis St., Downsview, Guelph, North Bay, Orillia, Oshawa, Peterborough, S.S. Marie, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thunder Bay

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Fee:

$45 for in-person at The Coop, Toronto
$25 for students

$25 for webcast locations 

Registration Link:  https://fmi-igf.ca


Guest Speakers include...

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Amin Mawani

Amin is an associate professor of taxation at the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School. He earned his Ph.D in Taxation from the University of Waterloo and his Masters in Law in Taxation from Osgoode Hall Law School. Amin is also a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCMA) and a Certified Financial Planner (Fellow of FPSC).  Professor Mawani's research has been cited and op-ed articles published in The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal and The Toronto Star. 
Tax expenditures measure the cost of government spending programs administered through the tax system. They constitute a revenue loss attributable to provisions of the Canadian Income Tax Act which allow special exclusions, exemptions, or deductions from income or which provide special credits, preferential rates of tax, or deferral of liabilities.  We need to assess the budgetary impact of these tax expenditures as well as whether they achieve their program objectives in the same way we assess direct spending programs.  This presentation will describe the nature of tax expenditures and briefly evaluate some large tax expenditures, including the recent small business tax reform proposals.
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David West

David joined the Financial Accountability Office in July 2015 as Chief Economist. Previously, as Director of Economic and Revenue Forecasting in the Ontario Ministry of Finance, he oversaw the development of Ontario's economic and revenue forecasts.  David has also worked as an economist/consultant in the private sector and as a tax policy analyst with the federal Department of Finance.     
 Mr. West will discuss the role and mandate of the Financial Accountability Office and provide an overview of some of the office's work over the course of its first 2 ½ years.
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Kevin Page

Kevin was appointed Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer in 2008 where he served a five-year term providing Canadian parliamentarians and taxpayers with independent analysis on trends in the national economy, the state of nation's finances and the estimates of the government. Following his tenure as Parliamentary Budget Officer and a 27-year career in the federal public service, Mr. Page was appointed Chair of the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair at the University of Ottawa where he designed and taught courses in public finance and economics and oversaw research and advisory projects in Canada and around the world. A globally recognized authority on fiscal matters, Mr. Page serves as advisor to the South African Parliamentary Budget Office, the Slovakian Fiscal Council, as well as the Global Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices (GN-PBO). 

How does a former Parliamentary Budget Officer read a government budget?
What is credible fiscal policy?
What are the key indicators that shed light on the state of the nation's finances and the outlook?

From a finance officer perspective, what is important and less important when it comes to understanding government initiatives and communications?

 
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