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Journalists and Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair say the Conservatives' latest Fiscal Update is all about the coming election, now less than a year away.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver's bland and predictable financial pronouncement, on Wednesday, was not a serious exercise, just part of the "pre-campaign," they say.
Oddly, though, this year's update is, in fact, not much more than a statement of the current federal fiscal state of affairs.
There is very little, if any, candy for the electorate in Joe Oliver's fall 2014 update.