Sensitivity of PBO’s Fiscal Outlook to Economic Shocks

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Sensitivity of PBO’s Fiscal Outlook to Economic Shocks.pdf

Summary
The PBO has launched a new web-based simulator that allows the public to assess how sensitive our fiscal projection is to changes in certain economic assumptions.

The new application will be updated twice a year with the PBO’s most recent Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

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    This report responds to the 4 February 2016 Standing Committee on Finance motion that “consistent with the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) mandate to provide independent analysis about the state of Canada’s finances and trends in the national economy (as outlined in section 79.2 of the Parliament of Canada Act), the PBO provide an economic and fiscal outlook to the Committee the fourth week of October and April of every calendar year, and be available to appear before the Committee to discuss its findings shortly thereafter.”