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Feds on track to balance budget by 2015, as Flaherty releases modest-stay-the-course-but-stay-tuned-for-next-election budget


Modest investments in Conservative priorities and no bold new initiatives in government’s 2014-2015 budget, but economists say the real action will be next year
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The Hill Times & Embassy News photo by Sam Garcia
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Feb. 11 shortly before Mr. Flaherty released the federal budget in the House. This year’s federal budget projects a $2.9-billion deficit for 2014-2015, with a projected $6.4-billion surplus in 2015-2016, the same year that Canadians will head to the polls and judge the last four years of Mr. Harper’s majority government.

 

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Feds on track to balance budget by 2015, as Flaherty releases modest-stay-the-course-but-stay-tuned-for-next-election budget


Modest investments in Conservative priorities and no bold new initiatives in government’s 2014-2015 budget, but economists say the real action will be next year
.

The Hill Times & Embassy News photo by Sam Garcia
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Feb. 11 shortly before Mr. Flaherty released the federal budget in the House. This year’s federal budget projects a $2.9-billion deficit for 2014-2015, with a projected $6.4-billion surplus in 2015-2016, the same year that Canadians will head to the polls and judge the last four years of Mr. Harper’s majority government.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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