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ISBN: 9781459409439-18

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Fiscal Management and Parliamentary Democracy

From: Canada after Harper

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Kevin Page lists the many ways good government in

Canada has been eroded, notably by the federal government’s usurpation

of financial budgetary control, which should properly be exercised by the

House of Commons as a whole

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Kevin Page

Kevin Page is the current Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He was Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer from 2008 to 2013. During his 27 years with the federal government, he served as Budget Officer for the Department of Finance, the Treasury Board Secretariat, and the Privy Council Office, then as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Macroeconomic Policy.