03/21/2013 06:19 EDT | Updated 03/22/2013 09:40 EDT

Canada Budget 2013 Reaction: Politicians, Interest Groups Sound Off (PHOTOS, QUOTES)

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 Thursday.

Click on the gallery below to see quotes from key stakeholders:

Photo gallery Reactions To Federal Budget 2013 See Gallery