The Disaffected Lib: Yeah, But in Harper’s Eyes, They’re the Canadians That Matter.

Another zinger from the parliamentary budget officer.  The PBO is confirming what other critics have been saying for a long time – Harper’s income splitting initiative will benefit just one in six families and they’re already the well off. “The FTC [family tax credit] benefits about two million households, or 15 per cent of the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives failing BC’s First Nations children: PBO report

Reported by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad: First Nations demand a better deal from the Canadian Government during a massive December 2012 protest on Parliament Hill. (Photo: Obert Madondo) A report released by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Thursday says the Harper Conservatives are failing BC’s First Nation children and on-reserve schools. The report, titled First Nations ...

Cowichan Conversations: Senior Civil Servant Risks Career – Goes Public!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Kevin Page took on the challenge of setting up and overseeing the first Parliamentary Budget Office. He managed and maintained this enormous undertaking and he did it while mourning the death of his 20 year old son. In the linked post below Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer, tells us of a Harper Government that has  ...

The Canadian Progressive: Aagh, Harper Conservatives Nuked Democratic NDP Motion On Role Of PBO

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 14, 2013: Showing their burgeoning disdain for accountability, transparency, financial oversight and the independence of federal watchdogs, the Harper Conservatives earlier this week nuked a progressive NDP motion on the role of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).  The motion, tabled by the Official Opposition’s Finance critic, Peggy Nash, sought to extend the mandate ...