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PBO pushes battle for clear independence, Tory says Page 'crossed line'

Once touted a beacon of accountability, Tories are mostly silent on PBO Kevin Page's fight.

Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page is asking for his mandate to be clarified and his office budget restored in what's becoming an increasingly louder turf war between two officers of Parliament, but the Conservative government is refusing to weigh in on the matter and one Conservative Senator say Mr. Page "has crossed the line" and "was over the top."

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PBO pushes battle for clear independence, Tory says Page 'crossed line'

Once touted a beacon of accountability, Tories are mostly silent on PBO Kevin Page's fight.

Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page is asking for his mandate to be clarified and his office budget restored in what's becoming an increasingly louder turf war between two officers of Parliament, but the Conservative government is refusing to weigh in on the matter and one Conservative Senator say Mr. Page "has crossed the line" and "was over the top."

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE