Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the appointment of Yves Giroux as the new Parliamentary Budget Officer. This appointment is effective September 3, 2018.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer provides independent, non-partisan analysis on the state of Canada’s finances, the Government’s estimates and trends in the economy; raises the quality of parliamentary debate; and promotes greater budget transparency and accountability. The Parliamentary Budget Officer also responds to requests from political parties or independent members of the House of Commons to estimate the financial cost of any election campaign proposal that the party or member is considering making.
Mr. Giroux was chosen as the nominee for this position through the Government’s open, transparent, and merit-based appointment process.