All posts tagged Kevin Page

Please Put Us Out Of Business

Kevin Page, Canada’s former Parliamentary Budget Officer, has a new book being launched today.   In Unaccountable – Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill, he describes his clashes with the Conservative Government and has some very sage advice for our Public Service.   As I read an except of the book in the Saturday newspaper I couldn’t […]

Harper’s Man Friday

Ian Bron and Allan Cutler Last week, the government announced that Stephen Harper had appointed a new Integrity Commissioner, Joe Friday, who has been with the office since 2008 and was the last Commissioner’s Deputy. This was not a surprise to us, but it is a disappointment. It is also a slap in the face […]

Has the federal government’s ethics program failed?

As 2013 comes to a close, it is  time to take stock of the state of the federal government. It  has been a year of years, with the Senate Scandal dominating. It wasn’t the only story involving dodgy ethics, either. Former Justice Canada lawyer Edgar Schmidt was pushed out of the Department for challenging a […]