In 2008, Page was given the independent authority to analyze and report on all of the federal government’s spending plans. Page adopted a truly fearless attitude to his new job and worked to bring fiscal transparency to Ottawa. This caused enormous embarrassment to the highly secretive Harper government.
As a result, Kevin Page was not reappointed to a second term as Parliamentary Budget Officer. He now teaches at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair in the Faculty of Social Sciences.