Our office hosted a pre-budget consultation with guest Kevin Page, Canada’s first ever Parliamentary Budget Officer on October 14, 2018.
All were invited to join us, ask questions, and share ideas for Budget 2019.
You can now watch our Facebook Live broadcast in its entirety below:
1675 Danforth Avenue (Danforth and Coxwell)
Toronto, ON M4C 5P2
Sunday, October 14, 2018
“The public service in Canada needs an overhaul. Normal isn’t good enough. Canadians cannot accept the old “just following orders” justification that has so permeated many levels of the public service within our country. That’s too easy an out. It is often convenient and expedient as public servants to shovel dirt on politicians and institutions so as to deflect attention away from our own vices. But eventually the time comes when you have to look in the mirror and own up. That time is now. We need a debate on what exactly constitutes an effective public service.”
-Excerpt from Page’s 2015 book “Unaccountable: Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill” (Ottawa Citizen article)