Joe Oliver’s budget speech, delivered April 21, 2015, has been edited to fit the page. I am proud to announce that this budget I am presenting today is balanced. This year, we are forecasting a $1.4-billion surplus, and growing surpluses thereafter. A balanced budget is the only way to ensure long-term prosperity for Canadians. It clears a path for further tax relief, bolsters our top credit rating, supports lower interest payments, and inspires greater consumer and investor confidence.