The first budget bill of 2014

The first budget bill of 2014

Weighing in at 375 pages

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Here, weighing in at 375 pages, is the first budget implementation act of 2014. A quick scan indicates that, in addition to various tax measures, the bill amends the Hazardous Products Act, the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act, the Judges Act, the National Defence Act, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act while enacting the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Act.

And so we can now resume the debate about what should be in a budget bill.

For the sake of reference, here is a compendium of previous budget bills and below is an updated tally of page counts for budget implementation acts dating to 1994 (in this case, with the page counts at Royal Assent).

C-17, 1994. 24 pages
C-76, 1995. 49 pages
C-31, 1996. 56 pages
C-93, 1997. 61 pages.
C-36, 1998. 92 pages.
C-71, 1999. 32 pages.
C-32, 2000. 35 pages.
C-49, 2001. 124 pages.
C-28, 2003. 144 pages.
C-30, 2004. 64 pages.
C-33. 2004. 82 pages.
C-43, 2005. 120 pages.
C-13, 2006. 198 pages.
C-28, 2006. 140 pages.
C-52, 2007. 146 pages.
C-28, 2007. 378 pages.
C-50, 2008. 152 pages.
C-10, 2009. 552 pages.
C-51, 2009. 60 pages.
C-9, 2010. 904 pages.
C-47, 2010. 152 pages.
C-3, 2011. 58 pages.
C-13, 2011. 658 pages.
C-38, 2012. 452 pages.
C-45, 2012. 430 pages.
C-60, 2013. 128 pages.
C-4, 2013. 322 pages.