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‘Absolute disgrace’ PBO forced to file ATIPS to find out impact of billions in federal spending cuts

Interim Parliamentary Budget Officer Sonia L’Heureux says 21 departments, including National Defence, Justice Canada, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade still have yet to respond.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Ron Cannan, pictured with Sahir Khan, currently an assistant PBO in the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Opposition parties say it’s “an absolute disgrace” employees in the Parliamentary Budget Office will have to file access to information requests to analyse the effects of the $5.2-billion in government cuts announced in the 2012 budget after interim PBO Sonia L’Heureux publicly announced last week that most government agencies and departments were not cooperating with her. 

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‘Absolute disgrace’ PBO forced to file ATIPS to find out impact of billions in federal spending cuts

Interim Parliamentary Budget Officer Sonia L’Heureux says 21 departments, including National Defence, Justice Canada, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade still have yet to respond.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Ron Cannan, pictured with Sahir Khan, currently an assistant PBO in the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Opposition parties say it’s “an absolute disgrace” employees in the Parliamentary Budget Office will have to file access to information requests to analyse the effects of the $5.2-billion in government cuts announced in the 2012 budget after interim PBO Sonia L’Heureux publicly announced last week that most government agencies and departments were not cooperating with her. 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, April 25, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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