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June 13, 2019

Canada’s senior governments receive grades ranging from A to F for transparency and reliability in their financial reporting, in the C.D. Howe Institute’s latest fiscal accountability ranking. In “Show and Tell: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2019,” authors William B.P. Robson and Farah Omran grade the transparency and reliability of the federal, provincial and territorial governments’ budgets and financial reports, and propose easy steps to improve them.

William B.P. Robson
William Robson

Bill Robson took office as 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 from 2000 to 2003. He has written more than 240 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, while completing her Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto. She is now a policy analyst at the institute, working on a wide range of topics, including monetary policy, financial services, and fiscal accountability.