Monday, January 28, 2013

Finance minister annoyed about transparency, on his way to Davos

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is annoyed with having a Parliamentary budget watchdog that asked too many questions and sought too much budget transparency, going beyond the job description:
What the government wanted was “a sounding board, a testing board,” said Mr. Flaherty, before heading to Davos, Switzerland, on the weekend for the World Economic Forum.
That's rich!  Too much transparency is bad for politicians. Easier to do your thing in elite networks behind closed doors.  All that disclosure is going to ruin everything.

1 comment:

  1. There is a good blog post on Worthwhile Canadian Initiative that discusses in depth what the whole Flaherty PBO fight is about. I need to dig it up. Will post later.