Parliamentary budget officer under scrutiny

Opposition parties defend Page’s independence

Canada’s first Parliamentary budget officer, whose role is to add transparency to government spending, is under scrutiny. But as the government-appointed Joint Library of Parliament Committee takes a closer look at Kevin Page’s role, opposition parties are pledging to rise to his defense if his independence is jeopardized. Page received a reprimand after revealing the cost of the Afghanistan war ($18 billion) during the last election campaign. 

The Hill Times

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