The 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.
Help Elizabeth pass fiscal accountability legislation! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
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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.