IN QUOTES: Reactions To The Budget

Reaction to the Harper government's 2013 federal budget came fast on the (new) heels of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's appearance in the House of Commons, where he delivered the budget speech Thursda...

FULL TEXT: Flaherty's Budget Speech

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered the federal budget in the House of Commons. Here are the prepared remarks. Mr. Speaker, I rise to present Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013. A plan for jobs, g...

Flaherty Delivers 2013 Federal Budget

The federal budget for 2013 has landed. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stood up in the House of Commons Thursday afternoon after markets closed to deliver the budget speech. Flaherty had telegraphed fo...

This Budget Misses the Mark

Small spending allotments are trampled by spending cuts to health and essential service agencies. A mention of money being set aside for Aboriginal education is accompanied by a cut of two per cent to Aboriginal Affairs, and 5.7 per cent cut to Health Canada. This seems like a "take from Peter to give to Paul" kind of game, with no one being the clear winner.