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Federal budget March 2012 and responses

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Publication Date: 
30 Mar 2012

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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.

Budget 2011


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 numbe

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 1 Apr 12

-CCPA Alternative Federal Budget

Canada's children told to fend for themselves

Campaign 2000, 29 Mar 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

News flash!

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

Media coverage

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