By Aaron Wherry - Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 0 Comments
The NDP leader will be in Washington, DC from Monday through Thursday next week for meetings.
He is scheduled to meet with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, former chair of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean and Congressional Budget Office director Douglas W. Elmendorf, as well officials from the White House, IMF and World Bank.
By Aaron Wherry - Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:33 AM - 0 Comments
Once more into the Parliamentary Budget Office debate with Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber.
This conflict had to have been or at least ought to have been foreseen following the creation of the PBO. It is simply impracticable that a $260B operation be infallible. With eighty some departments, agencies and Crown Corporations, many operating at arms’ length of the cabinet, budgeting and forecasting errors or at least discrepancies are simply inevitable.
That is the nature of watchdogism. A watchdog will inevitably butt heads with what it is watching.
It is useful that this is acknowledged, particularly without the suggestion that Kevin Page was acting as a partisan by virtue of butting heads with the government. But then Mr. Rathgeber writes something truly remarkable… Continue…