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$720-million of programs and operations on chopping block this fiscal year

The cuts are buried in 519 pages of main spending estimates Treasury Board President Tony Clement tabled and are among a total of $10.4-billion in spending reductions, most of which are a reflection of recession-fighting infrastructure programs coming to an end. 'Where’s the plan?' asks NDP MP Peggy Nash.

The Hill Times photograph By Jake Wright
Chop chop: Treasury Board president Tony Clement is in charge of cutting $4-billion from the public service.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Harper government has targeted $720-million worth of program and operating cuts over the next year for a range of areas that include sensitive agencies such as the federal nuclear safety watchdog, the public health agency, another agency that tracks hazardous materials and an as yet unexplained 20 per-cent reduction in the budget for Environment Canada.

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$720-million of programs and operations on chopping block this fiscal year

The cuts are buried in 519 pages of main spending estimates Treasury Board President Tony Clement tabled and are among a total of $10.4-billion in spending reductions, most of which are a reflection of recession-fighting infrastructure programs coming to an end. 'Where’s the plan?' asks NDP MP Peggy Nash.

The Hill Times photograph By Jake Wright
Chop chop: Treasury Board president Tony Clement is in charge of cutting $4-billion from the public service.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Harper government has targeted $720-million worth of program and operating cuts over the next year for a range of areas that include sensitive agencies such as the federal nuclear safety watchdog, the public health agency, another agency that tracks hazardous materials and an as yet unexplained 20 per-cent reduction in the budget for Environment Canada.

  

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