The former PBO on the Federal Court ruling
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
Kevin Pages frames the decision about his successor.
His admirers — and they span the political spectrum — credit him and his bare-bones staff of about a dozen not only
As noted earlier today, the appointment of the parliamentary budget officer is set out in the Parliament of Canada Act. The act allows for the creation of a committee by
How will the PM replace Kevin Page? Asking for the Opposition
Kevin Page talks to Colin Horgan.
We know that these are tough decisions. It’s not easy to effectively reduce an escalator in the Canada Health Transfer, it has impacts on
While it seemed a week ago that government departments were prepared to cooperate with the Parliamentary Budget Officer, it now seems the matter might be headed to the courts after
In June, Tony Clement commended the government operations committee on its study of estimates reform. This week, Tony Clement rejected several of the committee’s key recommendations.
The committee had also
The office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer has produced a chart to explain which departments have complied with his request for information about budget cuts, which departments have promised to
Transport Canada and CIDA have now contacted the Parliamentary Budget Officer to indicate they will providing the PBO with information on budget cuts.
Colin Horgan notes that some major departments
In addition to yesterday’s entreaties, the Parliamentary Budget Officer has now apparently heard from, and granted extensions to, the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission, Health Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada,
Kathryn May considers the ramifications of yesterday’s discussions between several federal departments and the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
It’s too early to say whether the latest move will avert a legal
Paul McLeod tries to wrap his head around the dispute between the Harper government and the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Taxpayer-funded lawyers are about to take on taxpayer-funded lawyers to keep
Scott Clark and Peter DeVries consider the parliamentary budget officer.
A strengthened (more resources), and more independent (report to Parliament) PBO would promote greater understanding of complex budget issues; it
Dean Beeby revisits the government operations committee’s report on Parliament’s ability to scrutinize government spending.
A new report says arcane rules are keeping MPs in the dark about the billions
It is probably worth noting that, while the government operations committee has recommended further study of whether or not to make the Parliamentary Budget Officer a full officer of Parliament,
A short history of Conservatives speaking excitedly about the creation of a parliamentary budget officer.
Stephen Harper, October 6, 2004. We believe that an independent, non-partisan parliamentary budget office should