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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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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, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

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Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

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Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

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Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

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Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

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Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

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Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

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Conservative MP James Bezan.

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Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

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Conservative MP Peter Kent.

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Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

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The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

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B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

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Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

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Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

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B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

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Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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