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In praise of massive cuts? The federal budget dissected

Brigette DePape, a Parliamentary page, stood in silence holding her crumpled Stop Harper sign, as the Governor General read the Conservative government’s throne speech.

On the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Behind the Numbers, David Macdonald drew back the curtain on Federal Budget 2011, uncovering a plan to cut the deficit through an unprecedented cut to a third of public service sector jobs.

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CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan, meanwhile, appeared on the CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange last night to counter conservative pundits' praise of the massive cuts.

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Look back at 2011 Alternative Federal Budget materials for a plan that addresses what matters to Canadians: post-recession job and household debt worries, pension concerns, worsening income inequality and climate change.

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