2.76 We also have significant concerns about the completeness of cost information provided to parliamentarians. In March 2011, National Defence responded publicly to the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report. This response did not include estimated operating, personnel, or ongoing training costs (Exhibit 2.6). Also, we observed that National Defence told parliamentarians that cost data provided by US authorities had been validated by US experts and partner countries, which was not accurate at the time. At the time of its response, National Defence knew the costs were likely to increase but did not so inform parliamentarians.What followed shortly after March of 2011? Of course, the May 2nd, 2011 federal election.
What is there to say...except where was the civilian oversight? And when will Harper demonstrate an ounce of integrity and exercise ministerial accountability?