The House | Mar 2, 2013 | 59:54
PBO warns government shipbuilding costs are off the mark
This week on The House, Evan Solomon sits down with Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page to discuss his latest report on the purchase of joint support ships. Why did Page conclude that the government's estimated costs are off the mark? We also get reaction to Page's report from the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Andrew Saxton. Former Conservative senator Michael Fortier joins us to talk about why he believes the Senate is useless, and what he thinks should happen to it. MP Claude Patry started the week in the NDP caucus, and end it as a member of the Bloc Quebecois. CBC political blogger Kady O'Malley talks about the politics of floor-crossing.