Kevin Page


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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...