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Parliament didn't need to be shut down for pre-budget consultations, say experts

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Tory MPs consult and do politics on next federal budget.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Tory MPs are conducting pre-budget consultations in January and February during Parliament's prorogation, but Parliament didn't need to be shut down for it, say experts.

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Parliament didn't need to be shut down for pre-budget consultations, say experts

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Tory MPs consult and do politics on next federal budget.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Tory MPs are conducting pre-budget consultations in January and February during Parliament's prorogation, but Parliament didn't need to be shut down for it, say experts.

  

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