Kevin Page gives the government credit for releasing the missing budget details to the PBO, adding that time will tell if it can live up to its promise of being a more open government.
Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, left, agreed with his former office's assessment that certain aspects of the Liberal government's first budget released by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, right, were harder to understand than budgets presented by the former Conservative government. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says, in some respects, the new Liberal government has backtracked on fiscal transparency in its 2016 budget.
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