Kevin Page

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Former Budget Watchdog Scores Honour

OTTAWA - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is giving its TaxFighter Award to Kevin Page, the former parliamentary budget officer.Gregory Thomas, the federal director, says Page won the respect of taxp...
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New Budget Watchdog Snubbed By Tories

OTTAWA - Canada's interim parliamentary budget officer is having the same problems as the old one: being snubbed by the government.Sonia L'Heureux said Monday that some federal departments have failed...
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Page's Case Dismissed

OTTAWA - The Federal Court has put aside for possibly another day whether Canada's parliamentary budget officer has a legal right to demand the government turn over information on its cost-cutting pro...

Watching the Watchdog: An Ode to Kevin Page

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 so many other Canadian civil servants (and politicians) went along with the Harperite parliamentary thuggery, Page simply did his job.
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Tories 'Moving To Unwind' The PBO: Page

Canada's first budget watchdog could also be the last, says the departing public civil servant with 27 years of experience who held the job until Friday when his five-year mandate came to an end. In...
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MacKay Not Sweating PBO Report

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay says the navy will get the supply ships it needs, despite a parliamentary budget officer's report that shows the government has not set aside enough cash to buil...
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The World Is Watching Canada

OTTAWA - Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says some international observers have expressed shock at the difficulties he's had in prying information from the government.Officials from 22 countri...
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A PBO Cliff?

OTTAWA - The first day he took office as Canada's first budget watchdog Kevin Page knew he was effectively deep-sixing his 27-year-long career as a public servant.He believed that if he was going to e...
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Is Flaherty Fudging The Numbers?

OTTAWA - A new report from Canada's budget watchdog suggests the Harper government might be in position to spring a good news deficit surprise before the next federal election.Parliamentary Budget Off...