canadian budget 2013
In yesterday's budget the government announced that Canada's International Development Agency (CIDA) will be merged within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). CIDA's mandate of poverty reduction is distinct from the mandate of DFAIT, which is to promote Canada's interests abroad. The merger of these departments must be done without watering down CIDA's mandate.
The government's budget plan is a political smoke screen, replete with gimmicks designed to convince Canadians that the Conservatives, somehow, are in fact balancing the books. This could not be further from the truth. Canada's needs have clearly taken a back seat to the needs of the Conservative Party.
Stay the course, snoozer, unsurprising: Canadians hoping for more support or even excitement in Thursday’s federal budget
The customary, post-budget day sales pitch begins in earnest today, including a lunchtime speech by Finance Minister Jim
OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will deliver the federal budget on March 21, a plan that is expected to be an exercise
UPDATE: Jim Flaherty has announced that the federal budget will be delivered on Thursday, March 21. Jim Flaherty is playing