I wrote a column for my newspaper this week about the budget. Sufficed to say it isn’t very flattering, but nor does it take into context Canada’s position relative to other nations. It may be true that, all things considered, Canada is doing as good or better than other nations, but that wasn’t the scope of this op-ed. What this piece looks at is the context of the budget in terms of spending and jobs cuts, and the Conservative’s first opportunity to present a budget unhindered by the opposition:
In like a lion, out like a lamb.
That’s how I would describe the 2012 federal budget announced March 29 to the great anticipation of many, because this is the first time a majority government has delivered a budget since 2003.
I’ll gladly entertain discussion after you’ve read the article.