Transparency in the World Cup: Canada Should Lead by Example | Policy Magazine

Published: 9 February 2023

February 7, 2023| Following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, Aftab Ahmed reflected on the country's reputation for shaping and adhering to international norms being on the line when Canada co-hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Aftab Ahmed is a Masters of Public Policy candidate with the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. Kevin Page is the President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, former Parliamentary Budget Officer and a contributing writer for Policy Magazine. 

"World Cups are not necessarily profitable ventures for countries – at least in pure fiscal terms. Nevertheless, international sporting events have a history of catalyzing global attention and of stimulating economic investments towards host nations."

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