The House of Commons is back after a two-week recess, and the Harper government will try to make its delayed 2015 budget the focus of attention.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver will deliver his first budget in the House on Tuesday afternoon, and there will be debate on the following days.
But the government will not be concentrating on what happens in Parliament.
It will take its message to the media and to select, friendly audiences across the country, in an intensive pre-election, campaign-style blitz.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has already announced his government's main boutique tax measures: income-splitting and increases in the Conservatives' reinvented family allowance.