What they’re saying about the budget: winners and losers judge Flaherty’s choices

Reaction to Budget 2013 from small business, post-secondary students and Canada’s mental health commission

Each time the finance minister tables a budget, controlled chaos takes over the Railway Room in Parliament Hill’s Centre Block. That’s where organizations from across the country gather to tell reporters what they think about what the government did—and didn’t—include in its annual spending plans. Below are the opinions of small business, post-secondary students, and Canada’s mental health commission.

Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, on two budgetary measures he’s happy made the cut.

Adam Awad, the national chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, on how the government favours business over students.

Louise Bradley, the president and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, on the $600-million investment she’s applauding.




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