Page, who has been a thorn on the side of the Harper government, officially ends his 5 year term on March 25th.
According to MacLean's, however, NDP finance critic Peggy Nash will present a motion at Committee on Tuesday in a last minute attempt to extend his tenure.
"That the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance recommend that the government extend Kevin Page’s term as Parliamentary Budget Officer until a thorough, transparent and competitive search for his replacement can be completed and his successor is appointed."
Don't expect the motion to pass.
Page's reports and his public comments against things like the Harper government's mishandling of the F-35 procurement process and a lack of transparency about spending cuts has made him an unpopular individual within Conservative party ranks.Read More »from Tories can’t wait to get rid of Kevin Page but the NDP aren’t ready to say to goodbye