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The Harper government would prefer you not think of Thursday’s budget in terms of what will be cut.

The government wants Canadians to see the budget as a growth plan, and not simply a slashing exercise aimed at eliminating the deficit. “If you concentrate on savings, you are going to miss out on what this budget is all about; it’s about long-term sustainability for jobs, growth and prosperity,” a senior government official said Sunday.

See previously: The austerity that dare not speak its name