Leaders Luncheon with Kevin Page
Name: Leaders Luncheon with Kevin Page
Date: June 1, 2017
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Kevin is a Thunder Bay native who has served in the highest levels of Canada’s public service. The creation of a Parliamentary Budget Officer was a key plank in Stephen Harper’s successful Conservative Election Platform in 2004 and was intended to provide Parliament with objective analysis about government estimates, the state of the nation's finances, and trends in the national economy. Kevin was later denounced by the same people who appointed him to scrutinize their spending. When he challenged the government on several issues--most notably about the true costs of the F-35 fighter planes--and publicly claimed the government was misleading Canadians, he was vilified. Kevin’s courage was tested but he stayed true to his resolve and responsibility to hold the Government accountable for their spending.