Conservatives’ focus on balancing books leaves no room for budget goodies

Last week, Finance Minister Joe Oliver, pictured in this file photo, announced that he will introduce legislation later this month requiring the federal government to deliver balanced budgets and only permit deficits in response to extraordinary circumstances like a recession, war or nautral disaster 'with a cost exceeding $3-billion a year.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Laura Ryckewaert

PUBLISHED : Sunday, April 12, 2015 1:13 AM

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