Fiscal Management and Parliamentary Democracy
From: Canada after Harper
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
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.