Federal election 2015

Video: Kevin Page on 'the R-word' and the election campaign

Evan Solomon talks to the former PBO about the debate around the condition of the Canadian economy

News from Statistics Canada that the economy is in recession has shifted the focus of the election campaign. With party leaders out to demonstrate their economic cred, much is being made of the numbers. To help make sense of it all, we spoke to Kevin Page, the former Parliamentary Budget Officer and now a public finance professor at the University of Ottawa.

Earlier this year, just ahead of this year’s budget, Page provided Maclean’s with a primer on the economy. Follow this link to a post in which he breaks down the Harper era into seven charts.

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