Parliamentary Budget Officer pleads once again for the information he needs to do his job

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By Kathryn May, Ottawa Citizen,, 9 September 2012

Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page is giving Canada’s top bureaucrat another chance to get departments to turn over details about the impact of the Conservative government’s $5.2 billion in spending cuts. (…)

“This missing information hampers my office’s ability to carry out its legislative mandate and its provision is pressing,” he said in the Sept 5 letter. (…)

He points Canada’s chequered track record since 1995 when governments claim to rely on “efficiencies ” — from new technology, revamped operations or layoffs — to achieve major savings targets. (…) 

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