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Federal budget-making process increasingly focused on public relations strategy: leading expert

And Bruce Doern says there are a lot more budget-watchers offering advice: think-tanks, banks, and financial markets.

Federal budget-making is a "tricky business," very centralized and increasingly focused on the communications aspects, but budget-watchers have multiplied over the years and the awareness over budget-related issues has generally increased, says one of Canada's leading experts on federal government spending.

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Federal budget-making process increasingly focused on public relations strategy: leading expert

And Bruce Doern says there are a lot more budget-watchers offering advice: think-tanks, banks, and financial markets.

Federal budget-making is a "tricky business," very centralized and increasingly focused on the communications aspects, but budget-watchers have multiplied over the years and the awareness over budget-related issues has generally increased, says one of Canada's leading experts on federal government spending.

  

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