BUDGET 2012

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We've Cut THIS Many Jobs!

OTTAWA - The federal government says 10,980 public service jobs have been cut since it introduced its last budget.Roughly 7,500 of those were eliminated through attrition.The March budget said 19,200...
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Up Goes Our Deficit

The Harper government has pushed back its target date for eliminating the deficit by one year, leaving open the possibility it won't be able to fulfil two key election promises on income splitting and...
Alamy

Is Big Brother Threatening Our Charities?

Last week, Canadian Mennonite magazine revealed that it had been threatened by the government. A Canada Revenue audit team the magazine that it could lose its charitable status because of what it published. CRA found some 2011 articles to be in violation of the Income Tax Act which forbids "the direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office." Where is this taking Canada? Will we be a nation without dissent, without criticism, without discourse? A nation where even the most well-meaning and well-respected charities must keep silent on everything or risk the wrath of government?
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Showdown

OTTAWA - There's a showdown looming between the Parliamentary Budget Officer and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government.Kevin Page has given officials in 56 departments and agencies u...
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Here We Go Again

OTTAWA - Canada's parliamentary engine sputtered back to life with a hyper-partisan bang Monday as the Conservatives sought to tarnish New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair with a plan to impose a carbon ta...
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Petition Targets Conservative Cuts

EDMONTON - More than 2,900 people from around the world have signed an online petition aimed at saving a unique open-air freshwater laboratory from federal government budget cuts.About one-third of th...