FEDERAL BUDGET 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lighting Up Will Cost More

OTTAWA -- Long the whipping boys of revenue-hungry governments, Canadian smokers are now the target of the Conservative crusade against the deficit. The Tories are making a $700-million tax grab by wh...
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Fewer Planes, Ships, Planes For DND

OTTAWA - The badly needed new equipment on the Canadian military's shopping list may end up becoming a wish list over the next three years after Tuesday's federal budget pushed $3.1 billion in planned...
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Tories Doing Some Damage Control

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives appear to be tying up loose ends — and doing some damage control — from last year's budget as they look ahead to deliver this year's austerity-driven fiscal blueprin...
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Flaherty Hasn't Slain the Deficit Yet

Mr. Flaherty may indeed eliminate the deficit in 2015-16 as planned. We hope he does. But his plan as conceived still contains considerable risk that shouldn't be ignored. More conservative revenue forecasts and lower program spending would reduce these risks and help to ensure he can deliver on his promise.
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Tory Budget Leak Invites RCMP Probe

OTTAWA - The RCMP and Finance Department have dropped their probes into a leak of information from 2013 federal budget — a leak critics say was likely orchestrated by the government itself.Two news ou...
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NDP Wants RCMP Investigation

OTTAWA - The RCMP should investigate last week's federal budget leak about tariff reductions because it could have allowed insiders to manipulate markets, the Opposition New Democrats charged Monday.N...