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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Kevin Page

Kevin Page was Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer. He is the current Jean-Luc Pépin Research Chair on Canadian Government at the University of Ottawa. He can be reached at <>.

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Watching the Numbers

My fight to set up Parliament's first budget office January–February 2014
In March 2008 I became Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer. It was a great honour. Truth be told, I did not want that honour. I do not think most governments want more accountability. They talk the game but they do not walk the walk. This is true of the current Conservative government. It was the best five years of my public service …