2012 Budget Cuts

There's Nothing Canadian About This Budget

Irwin Cotler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

Whether it's marginalizing low-income seniors by increasing the qualifying age for OAS, or cutting funds to regional development programs that create jobs, or not announcing any new funding for affordable housing -- when the existing program funds are set to expire soon -- this budget is simply wrongheaded, misguided, prejudicial, and disconnected from the needs of Canadians.


Dave Jerome | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Dave Jerome

It should come as no surprise that the Harper Conservatives used their first majority-government budget to kill the Katimavik program. The government did so because Katimavik's mandate is to engage youth and foster community, and the Conservatives don't support these goals.