Fiscal Accountability

On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Get Involved

Fiscal AccountabilityThe work of the Auditor General and Parliamentary Budget Officer is essential to provide fiscal oversight on the budget and spending of the government. These Officers of Parliament have noted they have not received financial information requested of the government, and this undermines fiscal oversight and the ability of Parliament to hold the government to account on spending, and

Currently, there are no penalties for refusing to provide the AG or PBO with information they need to do their jobs, or for obstructing their work.

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135 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

Your petitioners call upon the House of Commons to support passage of fiscal accountability legislation such as An Act to Amend the Auditor General Act (obstruction) and An Act to Amend the Parliament of Canada Act (obstruction), introduced by Member of Parliament Bruce Hyer, that impose penalties of up to $10,000 or six months in jail for failing to provide information requested by the Auditor General or Parliamentary Budget Officer, or for obstructing them in their audits and investigations.

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  • John West

    The Best way to select Candidates would be a random selection of a man and a woman in each constituency.Joan Russoe another Green Freethinker was on to this years ago. Cuts through Gender.race,class,biases

  • Bill Lohman

    The Harper government is in “Contempt of Parliament” daily as Harper has chosen to ignore the parliamentary “Rules” of disclosure” as well as his government’s responsibility to share “taxpayer funded information” with parliamentary opposition as well as his “OVERT” attacks on all government oversight bodies.
    When the Parliamentary Budget Officer is denied critical information, the government can rack up a $170 BILLION DEBT” with no “Oversight”

    The PBO should be thoroughly vetted, to insure autonomy including their qualifications and past performance. It should not be a PM appointment rammed through a majority parliament; rather, the nominee should be vetted by and mutually agreed to by all parties.
    However, this applies to a properly functioning parliament; this government is not functioning… it is functioning outside it’s legal obligations and shows nothing but contempt for Canada.

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