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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
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

Photo courtesy of Twitter

On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

Photo courtesy of Twitter

NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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