Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Leaks about PBO report

A story in The Hill Times on Monday discusses who leaked last week's OPBO Economic and Fiscal Statement (pdf). I don't really follow the subtleties of the politics involved here, but you can read more about it here by Paul Wells and here by the National Post.

What does seem clear to me is that the idea of passing everything through the MPs and committee members rather than directly to the public is not a trouble-free way to proceed. This episode seems like a good advertisement for OPBO independence.