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O’Toole speaks to the media at a bowling alley on Aug. 29, 2021 in St.-Hyacinthe, Que (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

Hey Conservatives, where’s your platform costing?

Paul Wells: Two parties have managed to get at least part of their platforms costed and cleared for public release by the PBO, but not the third?
Jean-Denis Frechette

The PBO will suffer under the Trudeau government’s new rules

Proposed changes to the PBO could drastically restrict its effectiveness and the ability of opposition parties to hold the government to account
Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Page speaks to journalists after testifying on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

What Kevin Page gets wrong in his new book

The former Parliamentary Budget Officer delivers a rallying cry for public service reform, but his proposed solutions miss their mark
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Harper changes Canada, a cut at a time

Wells: Your taxes are down. That’s a big change and it’ll be hard to undo.
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Jean-Denis Frechette’s exercise in futility

The PBO’s pursuit of 2012 budget details is becoming an expensive waste of time
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Ottawa somehow ignores Rob Ford

Five notes from the nation’s capital
Canada’s Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

The return of the federal structural deficit?

Even the Department of Finance’s own figures suggest the red ink is here to stay
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Have federal public sector workers really not seen any real wage growth?

The trend in the wage data doesn’t fit the PBO’s narrative, says Stephen Gordon
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Stephen Harper’s to-do list

Nick Taylor-Vaisey considers the unfinished business of Parliament
Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Page waits to testify in Ottawa

Getting the PBO right

The lessons of the Kevin Page era