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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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Monday, July 28, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

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U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

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Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

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Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

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Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

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Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

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Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

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Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

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Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

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House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

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McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

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The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

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Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

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Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

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Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

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The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

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The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

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Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

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Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

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CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

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Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

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CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

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That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

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Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

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Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

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The lineup.

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The scene.

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Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

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CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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