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News in Review - May 2012 Budget 2012: The Axe Begins to Fall

In late March, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives tabled a new budget. It outlined plans for more than $5 billion of spending cuts, as well as one for phasing out the penny. In this News in Review story we examine what’s in the budget and look at the reaction from the opposition and other Canadians.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - March 2009 Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2007 The Budget: Countdown To An Election?

On March 19, 2007, Stephen Harper's Conservative government tabled its second budget. Because it's a minority government, there was much speculation that if the budget was defeated it could trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we'll look at the budget and how it was received by the opposition.
  • 2007
  • 00:13:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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News in Review - March 1995 Selling the Budget: Content and Coverage

News in Review takes viewers behind the doors of the "lock-up" to explore the process a federal budget undergoes as well as its content.
  • 1995
  • 00:19:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1995

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News in Review - December 1994 Overdrawn: Understanding the Deficit

The lives of all Canadians are affected by government debt. This report examines the causes and the nature of the deficit.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1994

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News in Review - September 1993 Governments Cut Back

All across the country, governments roll back wages, cut services, impose unpaid holidays and institute other cost-cutting measures in the public sector to reduce deficits.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1993

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