28 Oct 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wedgwood Room
The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 100 St. NW 
Edmonton, Alberta
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Provincial Budgeting Roundtable

The School of Public Policy is pleased to host our Provincial Budgeting Roundtable, featuring a lunch keynote by Jim Dinning, Chair of the Board, Western Financial Group

Topics for the day will include:

- The Structure and Presentation of Provincial Budgets

- Should the Province Establish an Independent Budget Office?

- Managing and Harnessing Alberta's Resource Revenues

- Overview of Provincial Government Finances in Canada

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29 Oct 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary, Downtown Campus 
906 8th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta 
T2P 1H9


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Tax Policy Speaker Series

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 ravaged the financial systems and economies of many major industrialized countries, in particular the United States.  While Canada did not escape unscathed, its financial system and economy clearly performed better than many others.  What were the reasons for this? 

This presentation by Stephen Richardson will explain how, to a considerable degree, Canada’s experience through the Global Financial Crisis was shaped by sound public policy.

05 Nov 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

University of Calgary, Downtown Campus Event Centre
906 8th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 1H9

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The US Midterm Election: Heading Into Obama’s Last Two Years

On November 4, Americans head back to the polls to decide which party will control the Senate and the House of Representatives during Barack Obama’s last two years as President.  It could be a big day for the Republican Party, as most forecasters are predicting they will win a majority of seats in the Senate.  If that happens, Obama could face even more serious challenges getting his agenda passed before he leaves office in 2017.  
What do the election results mean for Canada-US energy cooperation?  Border and security management? US foreign policy?  And the fate of the US economy?  How will the results shape the 2016 presidential race?  
On November 5, join The School of Public Policy and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute for a panel discussion on the outcome and its implications for Canada.  Former Democratic Governor Howard Dean and veteran Republican strategist Ron Kaufman will join the discussion along with the SPP’s Ian Brodie and CDFAI’s Colin Robertson.  The discussion will be moderated by CBC Eyeopener host David Grey.
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