Letter to Parliamentary Budget Officer regarding Budget 2012

Mr. Jean-Denis Fréchette
Parliamentary Budget Officer
Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A9

Re: PBO Information Request IR0080

Dear Mr. Fréchette:

Your predecessor, Mr. Kevin Page, wrote to the government on several occasions to request information on the broad cuts announced in the previous government's Deficit Reduction Action Plan in Budget 2012. Unfortunately that information, to the extent it was available, was not disclosed to your office by the previous government.

Our Government is committed to setting a higher bar for openness and transparency. We are guided by the principle that government data belongs to all Canadians. With that in mind, please find enclosed further program level details. As part of my mandate to improve the effectiveness of the public service, I am looking to improve the measurements of outcomes and service levels in government.

I thank you for your service to Canadians and I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how we can work more collaboratively in responding to your information requests.

Respectfully,

The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P.

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