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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.

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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. 

  

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