Baird accuses PBO of overstepping mandate as Tory-created agency pressures party over disclosures
The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2012 – 5:47 PM ET | Last Updated: Jun 19, 2012 5:59 PM E
OTTAWA — The Conservative government says the independent parliamentary budget office it conceived, created and staffed in 2006 has overstepped its mandate.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made the comment in the House of Commons as the Conservative government continues to take heat for refusing to disclose its cost-cutting 2012 budget plans.
Budget officer Kevin Page published a legal opinion this week stating that 64 federal departments and agencies are breaking the law by withholding basic information from him....................http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/19 ... g-mandate/