"The Canadian Exemption from the U.S. Interest Equalization Tax: An Alternative Scenario," a paper presented to the annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association in Kingston, Ontario, June 3, 1973.
Attended the meeting of the Working Group on Short-Term Economic Prospects of the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD in Paris as one of the Canadian Representatives, February 27 and 28, 1975.
"Some Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Reform and Indexing," a paper presented with Donald R.Stephenson to the annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association in Edmonton, Alberta, June 22,1975.
"The Anti-Inflation Program - Reflection and Evaluation," speech to University of Toronto Outlook Conference, Toronto, Ontario, April 14, 1976.
Attended meeting of Working Party No. 4 of the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD in Paris as Head of Canadian Delegation, January 29-30, 1979, April 23-24, 1979 and April 14-15, 1980.
Organized Department of Finance Seminar on Policy Simulations with Macro-economic Models attended by main Canadian modelling groups on April 6, 1979. Also presented paper on "The Responses of a Modified Red Book Version of RDX2 to Various Hypothetical Expansionary Shocks," with Donald Drummond. A folder containing papers prepared by individual groups and a comparative paper by Donald Drummond was widely circulated.
"L'efficacite de la politique budgetaire en economie ouverte," communication presentee avec Munir Sheikh et Paul-Henri Lapointe au Congress annuel de la societe canadienne de science economique tenu du 14 au 16 mai, 1980 a l'Universite Laval.
"Fiscal Rx: An Extra Dose of Restraint," speech to Data Resources Canadian Outlook Conference,September 21, 1981.
"Federal Government Expenditure Planning," public lecture while Visiting Scholar at University of Guelph, October 29, 1981.
"The Federal Budget and Stabilization Policy," Montreal Economics Association, Montreal, November23, 1981, summarized in Canadian Business Economics no. 3, (1981), p. 6.
Chaired session on "Where do we go from here?" at joint Bank of Canada - Department of Finance Comparative Models Seminar, Ottawa, July 12, 1982.
"Canadian Policy Options," Conference Board-Wharton Technical Forecasting Seminar, Quebec, August 12, 1982.
"Policy Options," presentation to Ottawa Association for Applied Economics on the Economic Council of Canada's Nineteenth Annual Review, Lean Times, Ottawa, October 14, 1982.
Discussant at session on macroeconomic models. Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 30, 1985.
Discussant at session on a framework for the comparison of macroeconomic models at the Fifth International Symposium on Forecasting, Montreal, June 10, 1985.
Discussant on "The Big Picture: Can Macro-economic Policy Reduce Unemployment?" at the Symposium on Policies for Full Employment, sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, November 29-30, 1985.
"Tax Incentives For R&D in Canada: A Review of the Recent Experience," at a Conference on Managing High Technology, sponsored by the Research Centre for High Technology Management, Carleton University, Ottawa, February 27-28, 1986.
Attended the OECD EDRC review of the United States as one of the Canadian examiners, September 26,1986.
Attended the meeting of the Working Group on Short-Term Economic Prospects of the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD in Paris as Head of the Canadian Delegation, April 6-7, 1988.
Guest on Peter Gzowski's Morningside discussing prospect for a recession, January 1989.
Guest on CBC Newsworld's Capital Report to discuss GST, December 19, 1990 and March 8, 1990 and interest rates, January 3, 1991.
"Comparison of Macroeconomic Estimates of the Impact of the GST," Seminar on the GST sponsored by the Ottawa Economics Association, Parliament Building, December 6, 1989.
Testified before Special Senate Committee on Bill C-21 concerning Changes to UI, January 17, 1990.
Guest on CTV's Question Period discussing GST, April 8, 1990.
Testified before Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on GST, May 30, 1990.
"An Alternative Federal Budget," Panel discussion sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa-Carleton, February 25, 1991.
"The Constitutional Crisis and Toronto," Presentation to the 3rd Annual Toronto Conference sponsored by the Toronto Association of Business Economists, April 11, 1991.
Discussant of paper by Benoit Carmichael and Lucie Sampson at Société canadienne de science économique Congrès annuel, Québec, le 16 mai 1991.
"Taking Stock of Tory Tax Reform," a paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economic Association, Kingston, Ontario, June 2, 1991.
Guest on CBC's The Journal and Newsworld panels discussing paper on Tory Tax Reform, June 3, 1991.
Guest on CBC Newsworld Business World and Capital Report discussing Economic Consequences of Quebec Sovereignty September 23 and 24, 1991.
"The Economic Consequences of Quebec Sovereignty," The Fraser Institute Roundtable, Toronto, September 24, 1991 and Vancouver, September 27, 1991. Also Ottawa Economics Association, October 15, 1991; Canadian Institute for Security Studies, Conference, "Divided We Fall," Toronto, November 7, 1991; Forum 92, Hull, November 7, 1991; Manhattan Institute Forum on the U.S. and the Canadian Question, New York City, January 8, 1992; a conference sponsored by a number of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade on the Future of Canada, Quebec City, February 6, 1992.
Testified before the Commission of the Quebec National Assembly studying the questions relating to the accesssion of Quebec to souvereignty, December 10, 1991.
Debated Francois Vaillancourt on the distribution of the public debt and money if Quebec were to become sovereign on CBC The Journal February 20, 1992.
Discussant at session on "The Federal Budget and Fiscal Policy," Fourth Annual Policy Conference, Canadian Association for Business Economics, Ottawa, April 7, 1992.
"The February 1992 Federal Budget," John Deutsch Policy Forum, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, April 10, 1992.
"Competitiveness" and "Government Expenditure Planning in a Climate of Restraint," Treasury Board Program Branch Retreat, Transport Canada Training Institute, Cornwall, Ontario, April 14, 1992.
Guest on CTV's Question Period discussing economic issues in the referendum debate, October 4, 1992.
Guest on CBC Newsworld "At Issue" to discuss economic issues in the referendum debate, October 9, 1992.
Co-anchored coverage of Minister of Finance's economic and fiscal statement on CBC Newsworld, December 2, 1992.
Guest on CBC Newsworld "Business Report" to discuss provincial deficits and cutbacks in federal transfer payments, February 4, 1993.
"Federal Government Expenditure Management," School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Seminar on Efficient Policy Making, Toronto, February 10, 1993.
Guest on CBC Newsworld "Capital Report" to discuss positions on deficits and debt of PC Leadership candidates, April 7, 1993. Guest on Radio Canada "La Point" to discuss problems of deficits and debt, April 20, 1992.
"Les Déficits budgétaire, l'endettement des gouvernments et le fardeau des impôts au Canada dans une perspective internationales," 1993 ASDEQ Conference La Crise des Finances Publiques et le Désengagement de l'État, le 27 avril 1993.
Guest on CBC Newsworld "Capital Report" to discuss Ontario Budget May 20, 1993.
Dividing the House talk to Ottawa Economics Association, February 23, 1995, Canadian Club of Oakville, March 15, 1995, Toronto Association of Business Economics, April 12, 1995.
"Can Canada afford to let Quebec Go?" presentation to Fraser Institute Conference on "Divorcing Canada: Can Quebec Afford to Go It Alone?" Montreal, May 11, 1995.
Discussant on the impact of Unemployment Insurance at the Centre for the Study of Living Studies' Conference on the Canada-U.S. unemployment rate gap, Ottawa, February 9-10, 1996.
"The Internal Trade Agreement and Interprovincial Trade Flows," Joint presentations with Katie Macmillan to Ottawa Economics Association Workshop, November 19, 1996 and to Economic Policy Committee of Canadian Chamber of Commerce, November 26, 1996.
"Official Economic Forecasting: The Relevance of the Canadian Experience for Transitional Economies," Presentation to Workshop sponsored by United Nations Department for Development Support and Management Services in cooperation with the Academy for Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Moscow, December 17-18, 1996.
Co-chair of 1997 CABE Policy Conference on the "Economic Outlook and Macroeconomic Policies," Ottawa, March 20-21, 1997.
Co-chair of 1998 CABE Policy Conference on "What to do with the Fiscal Dividend?" Ottawa, March 26-27, 1998.
"Why is Interprovincial Trade Down and International Trade Up?" Presentation to Local Economists Seminar Series, Industry Canada, April 7, 1998.
With Katie Macmillan, "A Report Card on the Agreement on Internal Trade after Three Years," a paper presented to the annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association in Ottawa, Ontario, May 29, 1998.
Co-chair of 1999 CABE Policy Conference on "Canada in the Global Economy," Ottawa, March 25-26, 1999.
Trade and Culture talk to Fraser Student Forum, University of Ottawa, November 20, 1999.
With Katie Macmillan, "The WTO Seattle Ministerial Conference," Newsmaker's Breakfast Talk at the National Press Club, November 26, 1999.
Guest on CBC Newsworld Dayside to discuss WTO Seattle Ministerial, November 24, 1999.
Guest on Bill Goode Show CKNW Vancouver, November 30, 1999.
With Katie Macmillan, "The WTO Seattle Ministerial Conference," Ottawa Economics Association, December 1, 1999.
With Katie Macmillan, "The WTO Seattle Ministerial Conference," EU Ministers/ Counsellors, December 10, 1999.
With Katie Macmillan, "The WTO Seattle Ministerial Conference," Toronto Association of Business Economists, December 16, 1999.
Testified on Canada-EU trade relations before Sub-Committee on International Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment, House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, May 10, 2000.
Guest on CBC Newsworld Dayside to discuss Mexico-EU Free Trade Agreement, June 5, 2000.
Commentator at wrap-up session of Symposium on "Tax Competition and the Fiscal Union: Balancing and Harmonization in Canada," Sponsored by the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University, June 9-10, 2000.
Guest on CPAC's Talk Politics with Ken Rockburn on WTO Doha Conference, November 5, 2001.
Organizer and Master of Ceremonies with Andrew Sharpe of dinner in honour of David Slater at Chateau Laurier, October 19, 2001.
Guest on CPAC's Prime Time Politics with Peter Van Dusen on Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Report, January 23, 2002.
"Did the Disaster at Cancun Destroy the WTO?," a presentation to the Canadian Association for Business Economics National Members Roundtable "Defining Canada's Place in the World," Toronto, November 17-18, 2003.
Guest on Mike Duffy Live discussing the Economic and Fiscal Update, November 15, 2005 .
Guest on Michael Green show on ROBTV discussing Conservative Party election platforms with Michael Marzolini, chairman and CEO, Pollara Inc, January 9, 2006.
Discussant at Session on Immigration Policy sponsored by C.D. Howe Institute at the Canadian Economic Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, May 26, 2006.
Participant in a Panel Discussion on Future Policy Directions for Immigration at HRSDC-IC-SSHRC Workshop on International Mobility of Highly Skilled Workers, Ottawa, June 9, 2006.
"Dimensions économiques et politiques de l’immigration," Présentation à l’ASDEQ-Outaouais le 7 décembre 2006.
Presentation with Katie Macmillan at "Roundtable on Internal Trade: Opportunities and Challenges, Sponsored by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Industry Canada, Ottawa, Canada, March 30, 2007.
"Canadian Immigration: a Labour Market and Productivity Perspective," Presentation the Fraser Institute Canadian Immigration Policy Conference, Montreal, June 4-5, 2008.
"The Canada-US Border Post September 11," Talk to the Peace, Order and Good Government Group, Ottawa, November 15, 2008.
"A More Open and Secure Border for Trade, Investment, and People," Paper presented to the Carleton U.S. Project Conference: Blueprint for Canada-US Engagement under a New Administration, Ottawa, December 8, 2008.
"Wrap Up," Roundtable on Labour Market Data sponsored by HRSDC and Statistics Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, December 18, 2008.
"The Canada-US Border Post September 11," Presentation to the Ottawa Economic Association, February 24, 2009.
"The FTA/NAFTA After Two Decades," Notes for Remarks to the 25th TransAmerica Conference sponsored by the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange, Ottawa, August 12, 2009.
"A Primer on Revenue Planning for the Budget Advisor," presentation to US Department of the Treasury, OTA Program Conference "Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence," San Francisco, California, March 22-26, 2010.
Guest on CPAC Special on Toronto G20 Summit hosted by Mark Sutcliffe, June 27, 2010.
Guest on Sun News Network Byline hosted by Brian Lilley to discuss net fiscal impact of immigration, May 18, 2011.
Guest on CTV Power Play hosted by Don Martin to discuss net fiscal impact of immigration, May 18, 2011.
"The Poor Performance of Recent Immigrants and Implications for Immigration Policy," a paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economic Association, Ottawa, Ontario, June 5, 2011.
Witness before House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration for study on "Immigration Application Backlogs in Light of the Action Plan for Faster Immigration," October 25, 2011.
On CFRA Radio with host Steven Madely on the parents and grandparents immigration program on February 23, 2012.
Witness before House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on Immigration Measures in Bill C-38 - Part IV, May 31, 2012.
Guest on Sun News Network Byline hosted by Brian Lilley to discuss performance of recent immigrants June 2012.
"Whazup with Sovereign Currencies?" Presentation to The 9th Interactive Forum on The Currency Challenge, Montreal, June 6, 2013.