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October 18th, 2012

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.