I have never been more impressed with one mans courage under fire and his determination to give the people of Canada truth and honesty in government.
Time and time again Kevin Page gives his all to Canada despite the bastardly attacks and attempts to discredit and obstruct him by the Conservatives.
Ironically, the Parliamentary Budget Officer is the brainchild of Stephen Harper.
As a means to forward his 'transparent government' plank (does the writer not mean prank) of the 2006 federal election campaign, the prime minister promised an office that would provide an accurate and impartial accounting of federal finances, as the Congressional Budget Office does in the United States.
Many Conservatives would now privately tell you, however, they've created a monster. That's Conservative speak for "unwanted honesty"
John Baird invoked Fox News rule 8 in the House when refering to the PBO
8. Confusion. As with the preceding technique, this one works best on an audience that is less confident and self-possessed. The idea is to deliberately confuse the argument, but insist that the logic is airtight and imply that anyone who disagrees is either too dumb or too fanatical to follow along. Less independent minds will interpret the confusion technique as a form of sophisticated thinking, thereby giving the user's claims veracity in the viewer's mind.
The big question here is... how long before the Conservative bullies force Kevin Page out of office and replace him with an empty headed puppet like the Speaker of the House, The Governor General, the Ethics Commissioner and the new head of the CRTC? ...... Heaven help us because Satan hasn't.