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Government 'proud' of PBO, says Conservative MP Poilievre

Re: "PM Harper wanted Parliamentary budget officer Page, but he didn't expect a renegade," (The Hill Times, May 28, p. 1). The Hill Times' recent feature on the Parliamentary budget officer contained some errors, and I wish to correct the record. The article appeared to question whether or not the law intended for the PBO to directly report to the Speakers and the Parliamentary librarian. This appears to be clear to the PBO himself, Kevin Page, who testified in front of the House Public Accounts Committee that "I report to the Speakers of the House and the Senate and to (the Parliamentary librarian)." If it's clear to Mr. Page, then it should have been clear to everyone.

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Government 'proud' of PBO, says Conservative MP Poilievre

Re: "PM Harper wanted Parliamentary budget officer Page, but he didn't expect a renegade," (The Hill Times, May 28, p. 1). The Hill Times' recent feature on the Parliamentary budget officer contained some errors, and I wish to correct the record. The article appeared to question whether or not the law intended for the PBO to directly report to the Speakers and the Parliamentary librarian. This appears to be clear to the PBO himself, Kevin Page, who testified in front of the House Public Accounts Committee that "I report to the Speakers of the House and the Senate and to (the Parliamentary librarian)." If it's clear to Mr. Page, then it should have been clear to everyone.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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