Canada’s 45-Minute Budget

A post-budget analysis
March 24, 2011
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Events around this year’s budget unfolded rapidly after its release at 4 p.m. March 22nd. By approximately 4:45 p.m., the leader of the NDP and the leader of the Bloc had both decided to vote against it. The Liberals had already made that conclusion earlier. So why analyze a budget that was a live option for all of 45 minutes? Budgets reveal government priorities — and this budget could have ramifications for Canadians for many years to come.

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