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Retiree Matters, Herb John | The reaction of the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation to this year's federal budget is disappointment.
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Ralph Surette | The triumphal Harper plan -- trash the public sector, and let the oilsands economy pick up the slack while transforming Canada into a right-wing energy superpower -- is on the skids.
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Elizabeth May | There is a distinct change of tone in the 2013 budget. It is a matter of tone more than substance, but the jackboot style of Budget 2012 has been replaced with a kinder, gentler message.
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Karl Nerenberg | If the knowledgeable and determined PPO has been unable to find out the full details of the government's plans, what hope is there for the rest of us?
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Lori Theresa Waller | As expected, the federal Conservative government's budget for 2014-15, released Thursday, provided little in the way of new spending to improve employment in Canada.
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Karl Nerenberg | But when it comes to repairing a broken system for financing First Nations education, the response is to "explore mechanisms" -- a bureaucratic way of saying: "Don't call us, we'll call you."
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rabble staff | Many groups across Canada today are hitting out, saying this is another federal budget does little to lessen the economic impact of austerity.
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David Macdonald | In the aggregate, this budget is on austerity autopilot. We need job-creating programs like infrastructure investments -- but what we got was cuts in infrastructure spending.
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Kate McInturff | The Finance Minister got a new pair of shoes. Canadians got a new federal budget. And women in Canada got another haircut.
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Karl Nerenberg | If Flaherty were to decide to give away an additional $2 billion to the oil and gas industry, he would, of course, have to find an additional $2 billion in spending cuts and loophole closings.
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David J. Climenhaga | As a public service, here is Alberta Diary’s plain-language guide to Alberta political terminology. We hope profoundly it assists you in understanding today’s budget.