The Dilemmas of Confidential Information in Parliamentary Budget Offices: 2018 Canadian Case
5 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2018
Date Written: March 24, 2018
This discussion paper examines the difficulties faced by Parliamentary Budget Offices (PBOs) in managing information that is divulged on a secret basis by government agencies and thus cannot be shared with parliamentarians, thereby confounding the mandate of PBOs to inform parliamentarians about matters pertaining to the budget, particularly in terms of the confounding situation this creates for transparency and accountability.
Keywords: budget, Canada, accountability, PBO, transparency, public finance
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