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March 16, 2016

Ottawa must rein in expectations for huge increases in federal spending and borrowing, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s 2016 shadow federal budget. In “Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2016,” William Robson and Alexandre Laurin target  deficits of $15.3 billion and $12.2 billion in the next two fiscal years, setting the stage for a return to surplus in 2019/20.

Alexandre Laurin
Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research, Policy Expert

Alexandre Laurin joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2008 and became Director of Research in 2014.

From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Laurin worked for the Parliamentary Information and Research Service where he provided reports, analysis and policy advice to Members of the House of Commons and the Senate and to parliamentary committees on a non-partisan and confidential basis.

William B.P. Robson
William Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Policy Expert

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.