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Federal budget March 2011 and responses

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Publication Date: 
21 Mar 2011

See links below.

On March 22, 2011 the federal government tabled their 2011 budget. CRRU has gathered links to the federal budget documents, a selection of responses from child care, social policy and labour groups, as well as media coverage analyzing the budget. More materials will be added as they become available.

Budget 2011

The next phase of Canada's economic action plan: A low-tax plan for jobs and growth
Department of Finance, Government of Canada, 22 Mar 11
- Budget plan in pdf
- Budget website


Harper budget priorities: Bread. Canadians' priorities: Crumbs
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 22 Mar 11
- CCPA Alternative Federal Budget

Child care gap fails the economy: Prisons not an investment in women's safety
YWCA Canada, 22 Mar 11

The budget: Measuring-out in coffee spoons for families
Community Sector Council NL, 22 Mar 11

Policy agenda in search of a budget
Maytree, 23 Mar 11

Federal budget fails seniors, workers and all Canadians
Public Service Alliance of Canada, 22 Mar 11

2011 Federal Budget: Another missed opportunity for post-secondary education and research
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 22 Mar 11

"Bits and pieces" budget lacks vision for Canadian workers
Canadian Union of Public Employees, 22 Mar 11

Ditch the fighter jets and corporate tax cuts
CUPE Newfoundland Labrador Division, 22 Mar 11

Canada's largest private sector union says federal budget "falls short" for working families
United Food and Commercial Workers, 23 Mar 11

Media coverage

Federal budget ignores child care yet again
Andrea Demeer, Brantford Expositor, 23 Mar 11

A budget worth defeating
David Olive, Toronto Star, 23 Mar 11