Viewpoint – The federal government’s budget cuts
In its updated 2011 Budget tabled after the last election, the federal government announced a Strategic and Operating Review of its spending, the results of which will be unveiled when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers his next budget on March 29. During a recent demonstration against the expected cuts, a Public Service Alliance of Canada spokesperson claimed that the government is planning to “destroy public services in Canada.” But is it realistic to expect that reductions in federal spending and government workforce will be as drastic as this critic suggests?
Media release :: Despite anticipated cuts, the federal budget will grow by $7B from now until 2014-2015
|Cuts? What cuts? (National Post, March 27, 2012)||Interview (in French) with Filip Palda (ARGENT business news network, March 27, 2012)
Interview (in French) with Filip Palda (LCN, March 27, 2012)
Interview (in French) with Filip Palda (RDI, April 2, 2012)