Funding universal health care in Canada is economically viable, but it requires political will and federal leadership.
Two back-to-back House rulings have confirmed the absolute right of free speech and of the right of all MPs to have fiscal information essential to the role of the Parliament as a whole to govern.
For the Conservatives, the gloves are off when it comes to Kevin Page, the very recently departed Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Politics can be theatre of the absurd, with members on opposite sides speaking past each other. That was the case Wednesday as the PBO was debated in Question Period.
Less well known than the F-35s and entirely uncontested to date is the decision announced one and a half years ago by the same government to spend "$33 billion" on new warships.
With the PBO's term set to expire shortly, why are some pundits knocking Kevin Page?
The government's unseemly foot-dragging would seem to be the real story here, not some fanciful notion that Page has strayed from his mandate.
Page has been seeking information from the government for months now, information that it has refused to share, citing variety of excuses. This week the Conservatives blinked.
Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page wants access to key financial information in order to do his job, and the government is blocking him.