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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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Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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