The pieces may have shifted, but the Conservative Party staples of
small government, low taxes, economic growth and job creation have
stayed intact in this year’s federal budget, dubbed Economic Action Plan
2013 (EAP 2013).
The document, tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, is one that pledges to stimulate the economy in the midst of massive deficits in the United States and recession in Europe while limiting growth in domestic spending.
[ Full Coverage: Canada's Federal Budget 2013 ]
Flaherty said that while Canada remains in an enviable position compared to other countries, we still face challenges specifically with regard to household debt and skilled labour shortages.
"This plan takes action in three important areas," he told Parliament.
"It introduces the Canada Job Grant. A bold new initiative to transform the way we provide skills training to ensure we connect Canadians with available jobs. It introduces a new Building Canada plan, theRead More »from Jim Flaherty introduces Budget 2013, on track to balance budget by 2015