We will make the Parliamentary Budget Officer truly independent.
The decisions that government makes must always be based on the latest, most accurate information available. That includes information about the state of the nation’s finances.
To make sure that we have the best information on hand, we will ensure that the Parliamentary Budget Officer is truly independent of the government. We will make sure that the office is properly funded, and accountable only – and directly – to Parliament, not the government of the day.
To help Canadians make informed decisions during elections, we will also add the costing of party platforms to the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s mandate. Starting with the next election, Canadians will have a credible, non-partisan way to compare each party’s fiscal plans.