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May 1, 2018

Canada’s senior governments tax and spend a lot, but don’t consistently tell us what they are doing, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Numbers Game: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments,” authors William B.P. Robson and Farah Omran grade the transparency and reliability of the federal provincial and territorial governments’ financial reports and propose easy steps to improve them. 

William B.P. Robson
William Robson

Bill Robson took office as President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute in July 2006, after serving as the Institute’s Senior Vice President since 2003 and Director of Research since 2000. He has written more than 230 monographs, articles, chapters and books on such subjects as government budgets, pensions, healthcare financing, inflation and currency issues.

Farah Omran
Farah Omran

Farah Omran joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2017 and is currently a Junior Policy Analyst at the Institute. Prior to joining, Farah was completing her studies in Economics, while holding numerous research and teaching assistant positions.