New Budget Watchdog Snubbed By Tories

New Budget Watchdog Snubbed By Tories

The Canadian Press  07.22.2013
OTTAWA - Canada's interim parliamentary budget officer is having the same problems as the old one: being snubbed by the government.Sonia...
So-Called 'Jobs Budget' To Cost Jobs, Watchdog Says

So-Called 'Jobs Budget' To Cost Jobs, Watchdog Says

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  04.29.2013
OTTAWA - The federal government's most recent "jobs and growth" budget will wind up costing Canada both jobs and economic growth over the...
Acting Watchdog To Keep Page's Fight Alive

Acting Watchdog To Keep Page's Fight Alive

The Canadian Press  04.23.2013
OTTAWA - The interim parliamentary budget officer says she will ask government departments for budget analysis information in light of...
Page's Case Dismissed

Page's Case Dismissed

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  04.22.2013
OTTAWA - The Federal Court has put aside for possibly another day whether Canada's parliamentary budget officer has a legal right to demand...

Watching the Watchdog: An Ode to Kevin Page

03.29.2013
Last week saw the end of the tenure of Canada's first and, so far, only Parliamentary Budget Officer. He is a genuine Canadian hero. While...
Tories 'Moving To Unwind' The PBO: Page

Tories 'Moving To Unwind' The PBO: Page

03.24.2013
Canada's first budget watchdog could also be the last, says the departing public civil servant with 27 years of experience who held the...
Criminal Justice Had A Hefty Price Tag

Criminal Justice Had A Hefty Price Tag

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  03.20.2013
OTTAWA - Per capita spending on criminal justice — including federal and provincial jails, court costs and policing — has climbed 23...
MacKay Not Sweating PBO Report

MacKay Not Sweating PBO Report

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  03. 1.2013
OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay says the navy will get the supply ships it needs, despite a parliamentary budget officer's report...
Tories Off On Navy Ship Numbers By $1.5 Billion: Page

Tories Off On Navy Ship Numbers By $1.5 Billion: Page

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  02.28.2013
OTTAWA - It's unlikely the Harper government has set aside enough money to replace the Royal Canadian Navy's aging supply ships, the parliamentary...
The World Is Watching Canada

The World Is Watching Canada

The Canadian Press  02.21.2013
OTTAWA - Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says some international observers have expressed shock at the difficulties he's had in...
Harsh F-35 Criticism Edited Out Of History By Tory-Led Committee

Harsh F-35 Criticism Edited Out Of History By Tory-Led Committee

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  02.12.2013
OTTAWA - Stinging criticism of the political and bureaucratic fiasco surrounding the F-35 by the country's budget officer and even the...
Checks System Is 'Broken': Budget Watchdog

Checks System Is 'Broken': Budget Watchdog

02. 2.2013
After five years of providing senators and members of Parliament with independent analysis on the state of the nation's finances, the federal...
WATCH: Why Did Harper Tweet His Day?

WATCH: Why Did Harper Tweet His Day?

02. 1.2013
Earlier this week, Stephen Harper's all-of-a-sudden interesting Twitter account posted photos and videos of the prime minister's day. On...
WATCH: Rick Mercer Praises PBO For Standing Up To Tories

WATCH: Rick Mercer Praises PBO For Standing Up To Tories

01.30.2013
Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page got a goodbye love letter from Rick Mercer Tuesday night. Canada's first Parliamentary Budget...
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