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federal budget 2012

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.
The Harper Conservatives are ramming another "omnibus" budget Bill (C-45) through Parliament. Coupled with "closure" to kill debate, it's all designed to be so humongous, convoluted and fast that no Parliament could possibly scrutinize the details and expose all the mistakes. (Sort of like the inspection system the Conservatives are responsible for at XL Foods -- a lot of contamination got through.)
Alumni and supporters of Katimavik rallied across Canada this weekend in an effort to save the popular youth volunteer program
The Conservatives' spring budget made headlines two months ago with plans to save billions by cutting public sector jobs
Nearly half of Bill C-38 is directed at rewriting Canada's foundational environmental laws. Putting all this in a fast-track budget bill, with time allocation on debate, and heading to the Finance Committee, is a direct assault on the principles of parliamentary democracy.
Federal government employees whose jobs are affected by the implementation of this spring's budget cuts have received a stick
Less than a week after the federal government tabled a budget announcing $5.2 billion in cuts and 19,200 job reductions, the
With the Harper government promising to slash 19,200 federal public service jobs, there is one group of people who stand
The most serious threat to our future is the climate crisis. A responsible government would be working to reduce fossil fuel dependence and maximize jobs in energy efficiency retrofits, conservation, and investments in renewable energy. This budget does not even mention climate change.
Thousands of federal public servants in Ottawa and other centres across the country will be entering a new period of anxiety