Flaherty’s Budget Bill Surprises

Jim Flaherty claimed today that there were “no surprises” in his Omnibus Bill. Let’s have a look at few things that jump out:

  • There is no mention of the Navigable Waters Act changes in the Budget document from March

  • The Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission is eliminated

  • Changes to judicial salaries in the Judges Act

  • Changes to the Bretton Woods Act

  • Amending the Indian Act
  • And that’s just a beginning. In the coming days and weeks the NDP will be holding the Conservatives to account.