Telegram Column – The feds have met their match

It has a ring of poetic justice to it. In the wake of the Liberal sponsorship scandal, the federal Conservatives, then in opposition, called for the establishment of a Parliamentary Budget Office — an independent voice who would serve Parliament, get to the bottom of spending and budgets and provide much-needed information to MPs.

When elected in 2006, the Harper Conservatives lived up to their promise and created the parliamentary budget officer (PBO), gave the PBO legislative powers and pretty much ever since have tried to stymie the PBO at every turn.

Read the full column on the Telegram website.

By | 2017-03-05T17:16:27+00:00 October 20th, 2012|