The Ottawa bureau reacts to 2013′s federal budget

Hear immediate thoughts from John Geddes, Paul Wells and Stephen Gordon

Our bureau spent eight hours behind closed doors, poring over hundreds of pages that comprise Budget 2013, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced in the House of Commons this afternoon. Here are the bureau’s rapid-fire thoughts on what it all means.

John Geddes, our bureau chief, on Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s effort to recover his reputation as a fiscal conservative.

Paul Wells, our political editor, on why the Conservatives hope 2013 is a very boring year.

Stephen Gordon, a regular contributor to Maclean’s and professor of economics at Laval University, on why the budget represents the status quo.




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The Ottawa bureau reacts to 2013′s federal budget

  1. I wonder if the aerospace demo money will be available to wind turbine and (lower footprint) oil refinery prototype, manufacturers too? Both use big university wind tunnels and computer modelling. But maybe is just meant the aerospace/space industry. I think the focus of Canada should be space policy.

  2. Here’s a suggestion . Reverse the Harper tax cuts to large corporations and balance the budget now .

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