Politics

Yves Giroux, career public servant, nominated to be new budget watchdog

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Yves Giroux, a career public servant, as the new parliamentary budget officer.

He replaces Jean-Denis Frechette, whose five-year appointment is ending

The budget watchdog is an independent officer of Parliament whose appointment must be confirmed by the Senate and House of Commons. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Yves Giroux, a career public servant, as the new parliamentary budget officer.

The budget watchdog is an independent officer of Parliament whose appointment must be confirmed by the Senate and House of Commons.

Giroux, a graduate of the University of Montreal, has spent more than 20 years in the public service and has been involved in the budget process in a variety of jobs.

Since 2015, he has been a senior official with the Canada Revenue Agency.

He replaces Jean-Denis Frechette, whose five-year appointment is ending.

New legislation has extended the budget officer's term to seven years, and Trudeau says Giroux is a good fit for the job.

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