March 30, 2012

Canada Drops the Penny, Little Else

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

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What a strange budget Stephen Harper's new majority government produced. Heralded as tough on spending, it was nothing of the kind. Primed as bold, it was cautious. Expected to be clear, it wallowed in the impenetrable.

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