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On March 26, 2012 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.
Federal budget drags Canada into age of austerity: Think tank
Candian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 29 Mar 12
Federal Budget 2012: Death by 1,000 Cuts
Hennessy's Index: A number is never just a number
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 1 Apr 12
Conservative's small-minded budget kills jobs and fails Canadians: CUPE's analysis of the 2012 federal budget
Canadian Union of Public Empoloyees, 29 Mar 12
Austerity budget will shrink economy, cost tens of thousands of jobs and put the environment and health and safety at risk
Public Service Alliance of Canada, 29 Mar 12
As part of Canada's Action Plan's Jobs and Growth agenda, a national child care program will finally become a reality.
Like Dick Cheney, Stephen Harper recently had a change of heart.
Oh...April Fool -- still waiting....
Child care advocates, 1 Apr 12
Walkom: Budget aims to remake Canada in Stephen Harper's image
Toronto Star, 27 Mar 12
Federal budget 2012: Ottawa axes National Council on Welfare
Toronto Star, 30 Mar 12
This Budget Misses the Mark
Huffington Post, 30 Mar 12