Liberal government minority budget - a balanced balancing act

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February 23, 2005

The Strategic Counsel Practice Group at Fasken Martineau has prepared an in-depth analysis of the 2005 Budget and its implications.

Topics include:

  • Taxes: modest relief for individuals, businesses must wait three years
  • A green budget
  • Minority budget addresses implementation of the 'new deal for cities and communities'
  • Is the 'new deal' the 'real deal' for cities?
  • Panel to review telecom policy and regulatory framework
  • Health care highlights
  • Consumer protection, eased regulatory burden figure in financial services review

For more information on the subject of this bulletin, please contact Dan Brock at, Guy Giorno at or Francis Fox at