Canada’s budget watchdog takes government to court for refusing to release austerity details

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By Julian Beltrame, the Canadian Press, Financial Post, 21 November 2012

Canada’s budget watchdog is taking the Harper government to court over its refusal to turn over information about austerity measures.

Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page on Wednesday filed a reference application with the Federal Court seeking a judgment affirming he has the jurisdiction to seek the information. (…)

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