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Page won’t rule out legal action in fight with feds over details on $37-billion cuts

PBO Kevin Page also says the feds have changed Parliament’s spending authorities. And he’s fighting for Parliament.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Page said Parliament is supposed to have spending authorities, but the government has changed that. ‘What they’re saying is that the power of the purse effectively rests with the public service and it rests with the Cabinet and the Prime Minister, which is not the way the system is designed to work.’

 

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Page won’t rule out legal action in fight with feds over details on $37-billion cuts

PBO Kevin Page also says the feds have changed Parliament’s spending authorities. And he’s fighting for Parliament.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Page said Parliament is supposed to have spending authorities, but the government has changed that. ‘What they’re saying is that the power of the purse effectively rests with the public service and it rests with the Cabinet and the Prime Minister, which is not the way the system is designed to work.’

 

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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