Kevin Page Booked For Liberal Fundraiser?

Here's an interesting story; parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page was booked for a speaking appearance at an event on Tuesday in BC that turned out to be a Liberal fundraiser. This was news to Kevin Page, who had been told by organizers that it was a non-partisan event only to find out later that the Liberals would be taking donations at the door. Page then refused to appear unless that money was donated to charity...and no, the Liberal Party doesn't count as a charity. The organizer of the event happens to be the VP of the Liberal riding association for Nanaimo. Whether or not donations were taken for the party, this was still a Liberal event and begs the question why Kevin Page is taking bookings to speak at such an engagement. His job demands neutrality, and I don't think the Liberal lecture circuit can be labelled as non-partisan regardless of who takes home the donations.