Watchdog Finds Tories Doing Opposite Of What Was Promised

Watchdog Finds Tories Doing Opposite Of What Was Promised

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  01.24.2013
OTTAWA - The Conservative government's spending restraint is focusing on front-line services while back-office spending continues to rise,...
A PBO Cliff?

A PBO Cliff?

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  01.21.2013
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...
Another Embarrassment For Harper Government?

Another Embarrassment For Harper Government?

The Canadian Press  01. 6.2013
OTTAWA -- The navy's long-delayed, much-studied joint support ship program is expected to come under the political microscope within weeks...
Kevin Page, HuffPost Canada's News Story Of 2012

Kevin Page, HuffPost Canada's News Story Of 2012

Althia Raj  12.17.2012
Editor’s Note: In selecting our news story of the year, there were many more obvious choices. The Quebec student protests, which began...
Average Public Servant Costs $114,000 Per Year

Average Public Servant Costs $114,000 Per Year

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  12.11.2012
OTTAWA - A new report from Canada's budget watchdog concludes the country's 375,000 federal public servants have enjoyed a pretty good...
Is Flaherty Fudging The Numbers?

Is Flaherty Fudging The Numbers?

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  11.29.2012
OTTAWA - A new report from Canada's budget watchdog suggests the Harper government might be in position to spring a good news deficit surprise...
'David' Aims Latest Stone In Battle With 'Goliath'

'David' Aims Latest Stone In Battle With 'Goliath'

Althia Raj  11.21.2012
Canada's budget watchdog says he's bracing for a David and Goliath court fight with the federal government. Kevin Page, the Parliamentary...
Watchdog Won't Give Report, Blames Goverment Secrecy

Watchdog Won't Give Report, Blames Goverment Secrecy

Julilan Beltrame, The Canadian Press  11. 6.2012
OTTAWA - Canada's budget watchdog will not issue a mid-year report on the Harper government's finances, citing lack of co-operation from...
He's Waiting

He's Waiting

11. 1.2012
Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, has received about 80 per cent of the information he's requested on how much money each government...

"Promise Made, Promise Kept"? Apparently Not For Harper

10.23.2012
When political parties spend time on the opposition benches they often come up with ideas that look great on paper but lose their lustre...
See You In Court

See You In Court

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  10.21.2012
OTTAWA - Canada's parliamentary budget officer says he'll file court action this week over the refusal of some federal departments to hand...
Showdown

Showdown

The Canadian Press  10. 7.2012
OTTAWA - There's a showdown looming between the Parliamentary Budget Officer and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government.Kevin...
Tony Clement Says The Federal Budget Watchdog Is 'Outside' His Mandate

Tony Clement Says The Federal Budget Watchdog Is 'Outside' His Mandate

10. 6.2012
The minister responsible for cutting $5.2 billion out of the federal government's operating budget over the next three years is accusing...
Budget Watchdog Warns Of Cash Squeeze For Provinces, Cities

Budget Watchdog Warns Of Cash Squeeze For Provinces, Cities

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  09.27.2012
OTTAWA - Ottawa's cost-cutting measures have put it on a sound fiscal track for the future, but the provinces are left holding the bag,...
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