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Calgary Sun
Increase PBO budget, but not its dutiestime we thought about giving the office more support. Conceived in the afterma
Increase PBO budget, but not its duties
Calgary Sun / Posted 21 hours ago
time we thought about giving the office more support. Conceived in the aftermath of the Liberal sponsorship scandal, the PBO and his staff were tasked with probing government spending. They responded to requests from MPs to analyze spending and... Read more
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CBC.ca
Parliament's budget watchdog may soon have a bigger budget, more staff — and more powerto strengthen the office. Now, after being approached by officials in the Prim
Parliament's budget watchdog may soon have a bigger budget, more staff — and more power
CBC.ca / Posted 4 days ago
to strengthen the office. Now, after being approached by officials in the Prime Minister's Office this spring, the PBO has released draft legislation that would newly expand and empower the watchdog. If enacted, Parliament would have a... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Give the parliamentary budget watchdog sharper teethproved a persistent nuisance to the obscurantist Tories. Under the leadership o
Give the parliamentary budget watchdog sharper teeth
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 5 days ago
proved a persistent nuisance to the obscurantist Tories. Under the leadership of its first head, Kevin Page, the PBO exposed faulty government accounting of the costs of F-35 jets, the Afghan war and tough-on-crime legislation, among... Read more
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Cold Lake Sun
Canada’s public debt unsustainablespending. Public debt is growing uncontrollably and the Liberal government will
Canada’s public debt unsustainable
Cold Lake Sun / Posted 6 days ago
spending. Public debt is growing uncontrollably and the Liberal government will have no choice but to raise taxes. The PBO also warned that, given increasing public debt, the single biggest challenge facing the Liberal government is funding... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Planning Commission Holds Fourth Plenary MeetingStock Exchange (JSE) on the transformation of the JSE and its relevance to the
National Planning Commission Holds Fourth Plenary Meeting
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Stock Exchange (JSE) on the transformation of the JSE and its relevance to the NDP, by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and National Treasury on the alignment of government programmes and the national budget to the priorities of the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
It's time we tackled government debtrevenue and debt levels for all levels of government, as well as the Canada Pen
It's time we tackled government debt
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 days ago
revenue and debt levels for all levels of government, as well as the Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan. The PBO concluded that after the new spending and infrastructure announcements made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
Daily Examiner / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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Northern Star
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
Northern Star / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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27d
The Daily Mercury
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
The Daily Mercury / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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27d
Queensland Times
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
Queensland Times / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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27d
The Morning Bulletin
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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27d
News Mail
Labor costings called into questionOffice show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a
Labor costings called into question
News Mail / Posted 27 days ago
Office show that changes similar to Labor's policies would raise $800 million a year less than Labor has touted. The PBO found the estimates were of "low reliability due to uncertainty" around how housing investors might respond to the policy... Read more
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Perth Now
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Pa
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?
Perth Now / Posted 27 days ago
as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The independent PBO has warned that Labor’s calculations don’t do what Mr Bowen says they do, Fairfax Media reports today. In brief, changes... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Pa
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?
The Courier Mail / Posted 27 days ago
as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The independent PBO has warned that Labor’s calculations don’t do what Mr Bowen says they do, Fairfax Media reports today. In brief, changes... Read more
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27d
Daily Telegraph
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Pa
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The independent PBO has warned that Labor’s calculations don’t do what Mr Bowen says they do, Fairfax Media reports... Read more
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Herald Sun
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Pa
Since when is $1.2 billion spare change?
Herald Sun / Posted 27 days ago
as confused as the ordinary voter. That is roughly the position taken by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The independent PBO has warned that Labor’s calculations don’t do what Mr Bowen says they do, Fairfax Media reports today. In brief, changes... Read more
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27d
Weekly Times
Policy costings 'subject to uncertainty'to negative gearing and capital gains tax. The Australian Financial Review on
Policy costings 'subject to uncertainty'
Weekly Times / Posted 27 days ago
to negative gearing and capital gains tax. The Australian Financial Review on Wednesday revealed the coalition got the PBO to cost an almost identical policy to Labor's. The PBO reported that the revenue forecasts were of low... Read more
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27d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Don't fall for the costings trapscost (or benefit) of the policy. The Parliamentary Budget Office when costing p
Don't fall for the costings traps
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 27 days ago
cost (or benefit) of the policy. The Parliamentary Budget Office when costing polices takes note of these assumptions. The PBO estimates the policy is projected to raise $14.9 billion over the next four years. But it also notes that the figures... Read more
28d
The Globe and Mail
Budget watchdog warns of deteriorating provincial financesare unprepared for the ballooning health care costs they will face as Canada’s
Budget watchdog warns of deteriorating provincial finances
The Globe and Mail / Posted 28 days ago
are unprepared for the ballooning health care costs they will face as Canada’s baby boomers enter their final years. The PBO’s latest report on the health of federal and provincial finances comes as Ottawa and the provinces are negotiating the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Manitoba pushing for more changes to CPP dealchildren. Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette will provide his a
Manitoba pushing for more changes to CPP deal
The Globe and Mail / Posted 28 days ago
children. Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette will provide his analysis of the situation Tuesday when the PBO releases its own fiscal sustainability report. The report will not include an assessment of last week’s CPP announcement,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Expanded CPP could cut federal tax revenue, according to some estimateson the future of federal transfers to the provinces, which are currently worth
Expanded CPP could cut federal tax revenue, according to some estimates
The Globe and Mail / Posted 1 months ago
on the future of federal transfers to the provinces, which are currently worth $36-billion a year. Under pressure from the PBO and the Auditor-General, the previous Conservative government began in 2012 to publish annual fiscal forecasts that span... Read more
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