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NEW

From Canada Without Poverty:

Federal budget submission: We need action on poverty
September 22, 2011
[ Version française (fichier PDF - 140K, 3 pages) ]

Canada Without Poverty today publicly released its 2012 Pre-budget Submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee, for comment and discussion in advance of hopeful opportunity to have discussion with the Committee this fall. The release is also in advance of two major events of Canada Without Poverty at the end of September, in part to increase public discussion on economic and social rights such as the right to food, housing and social security.

Complete submission (PDF - 442K, 5 pages)
Two-part recommendation for the federal government:
(1) to set targets and timelines for poverty reduction and elimination, and
(2) to study all fiscal mechanisms, federal as well as intergovernmental, available to help reach these targets and lay out options for the committee’s consideration and consultation.

Source:
Canada Without Poverty
Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.

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REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF BUDGETS

Budgets appear in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top of the list.

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Canada's Economic Action Plan
- links to all seven reports back to March 2009, plus "The Next Phase" from the 2011 federal Budget.

- UPDATED JUNE 7, 2011 -
(incl. 2011 federal budget links)

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2011 Newfoundland and Labrador Budget
April 19, 2011

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2011 Manitoba Budget
April 12, 2011

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Nova Scotia
April 5, 2011

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Prince Edward Island Budget 2011
April 6, 2011

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2011 Ontario Budget
March 29, 2011

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Saskatchewan 2011-12 Budget
March 23, 2011

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Budget 2011 - Government of Canada
March 22, 2011

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New Brunswick 2011-2012 Budget
March 22, 2011

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* Québec Budget 2011-2012
March 17, 2011

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Alternative Federal Budget 2011 (March 15, 2011 - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

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Nunavut budget 2011-2012
March 1, 2011

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Alberta Budget 2011
February 24, 2011

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British Columbia 2011 Budget
February 15, 2011

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Northwest Territories 2011 Budget
February 3, 2011

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Yukon 2011 Budget
February 3, 2011

 


The links below will take you to other websites.
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DIRECT LINKS TO PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL BUDGET WEBSITES


* Newfoundland and Labrador (April 19, 2011)
[ NL budgets for earlier years ]

* Prince Edward Island (April 6, 2011)
[includes links to earlier PE budgets ]

* Nova Scotia (April 5, 2011)
[ NS budgets for earlier years ]

* New Brunswick (March 22, 2011) [français]
[ includes links to budgets for earlier years ]

* Québec (March 17, 2011) [ français ]
[ QC budgets for earlier years ]

* Ontario (March 29, 2011) [ français ]
[ includes links to budgets for earlier years ]

* Manitoba (April 12, 2011) [ français ]
[ Manitoba budgets for earlier years ]


* Saskatchewan (March 23, 2011)
[ SK budgets for earlier years ]

*Alberta (February 24, 2011)
[ AB budgets for earlier years ]

* British Columbia (February 15, 2011)
[ BC budgets for earlier years ]

*Northwest Territories (February 3, 2011)
[ includes links to budgets for earlier years ]

* Yukon (February 2, 2011)
[ includes links to budgets for earlier years ]

*Nunavut (March 1, 2011)
[ includes links to budgets for earlier years ]

* Canada (March 22, 2011) [ français ]
[ Federal budgets for earlier years ]
[ ActionPlan.gc.ca ]

See also:

Federal and Provincial Budgets
- links to analysis by TD Economics of each federal, provincial and territorial budget after it is tabled.
BONUS: includes links to analysis of 2010 budgets for all jurisdictions and three dozen special reports going back to 2005.
NOTE: Click the link above to access the budget analysis all for each jurisdiction by clicking on the links in the left column of this page
Source:
TD Economics

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Also from TD Economics:

2011 Government Budget Balances and Net Debt (PDF - 419K, 4 pages)
March 18, 2011
- covers fiscal years 1986-87 to 2011-12
- includes all federal, provincial territorial government budget balances and net debt as of March 18, 2011


From TaxTips.ca:

Provincial Budgets
- includes links to each federal, provincial and territorial budget along with taxation information for each jurisdiction



Canada's Economic Action Plan
(Links in this box are in reverse chronological order.)

ActionPlan.gc.ca
- incl. links to:
* THE CHALLENGE * WHAT HAS BEEN DONE * THE PLAN * THE ROLLOUT * WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

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Reports:

From
Finance Canada
:

Government of Canada reintroduces the next phase
of Canada's Economic Action Plan --- a low-tax plan for jobs and growth

June 6, 2011
News Release
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today reintroduced Budget 2011, the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth.“Implementing the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan will preserve Canada’s advantage in the global economy; strengthen the financial security of Canadian workers, seniors and families; and provide the stability necessary to secure our recovery in an uncertain world,” said Minister Flaherty. On March 22, 2011, the Government tabled Budget 2011, the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth, in the House of Commons. However, that budget was not adopted prior to the dissolution of Parliament on March 26, 2011.
- includes budget 2011 highlights

Budget 2011
The Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth

June 6, 2011
Main budget page, includes links to:
* Budget Plan
All updates to the Budget 2011 text are highlighted in blue.
Updates to the tables and charts are indicated in the notes to each table and chart.
* Budget in Brief
* Budget Speech

Previous federal budgets - back to 1995

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Budget analysis and coverage:

Flaherty sticks to deficit pledge, but adds no details
June 6, 2011
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty warned that government programs will be cut in order to balance the books by 2014-2015, as he tabled a revised budget Monday.
Source:
CBC News

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Canadian Tax Alert, Federal Budget Highlights
June 6, 2011
Highlights:
* Measures concerning businesses
* Measures concerning individuals
* Custom tariff measures
* Other measures
Source:
Deloitte

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Highlights of 2011 federal budget
June 6, 2011
detailed list of highlights
Source:
Dose.ca

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Budget 2011: Don’t look behind the curtain
June 6, 2011
By David Macdonald
Definitely nothing new to see here. The boutique tax cuts are still there, so are the small programs from the failed March 22nd budget. The government was even good enough to put on track changes to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is the same budget and little has changed. The only real change is the elimination of 1/3rd of the public service…wooow wait a minute, that’s a huge change!!!

The proposed cuts to the public service worth $11 billion over 4 years starting next year are not just musings anymore, as they were in the March 22nd budget, they are now part of the fiscal framework. They will be implemented starting next year.
Source:
Behind the Numbers
- A blog by the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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From the
Progressive Economics Forum:

The $0.3 Billion Question
By Jim Stanford
June 6, 2011
Machiavelli has nothing on these guys. (...) The primarydebate should not be about what gets cut, but why we’re cutting in the first place. It sure isn’t about converting a $0.3 billion deficit into a balanced budget.

Federal Budget Refried
By Toby Sanger
June 6, 2011
Was it worth the wait? Hardly. Today’s federal budget is about as appetizing as two month-old pizza warmed up in the microwave.

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From
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Treasury Board President Clement Lays
Groundwork for Responsible Government Spending

June 3, 2011
Ottawa – The Honourable Tony Clement tabled his first document as President of the Treasury Board today, laying the foundation for responsible government spending with the 2011–12 Main Estimates. (...) The 2011–12 Main Estimates total $250.8 billion in expenditures for transfer payments and operating and capital costs, as well as public debt charges. The Main Estimates provide a listing of the resources required by individual departments and agencies for the upcoming fiscal year.

Backgrounder - the big picture

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Federal budget set to unleash significant program spending cuts: CCPA
News Release
June 1, 2011
OTTAWA—Monday’s federal budget is expected to unleash one of the biggest assaults on the public sector in Canada’s history, says a new Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).The report gives Canadians a sense of what to expect from the Harper government’s first majority budget, telegraphing a hard shift to the right.

The AFB report:

Budget 2011 Redux
What's New in Version 2
(PDF - 223K, 6 pages)
June 1, 2011
(...) Canadians can expect this budget will incorporate the Conservatives’ campaign commitments to high priced political promises such as an HST deal with Quebec and extend the growth in federal transfers to the provinces and territories for health care. It will carry on with major prison builds, and continue the most extravagant growth in investment on military hardware in Canadian post-war history. It will also followthrough with cuts to corporate income taxes, an issue that unleashed prolonged and vigorous debate about how best to spur job-creation and maintain badly needed public revenues.

Source:
Alternate Federal Budget Project
[ Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) ]

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May 25, 2011
Minister of Finance will deliver the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced that the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan: A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth will be delivered in Parliament on June 6. (...) Minister Flaherty said the Government will stay the course with its prudent, low-tax plan for Canadian families, which will:
* Keep taxes low.
* Make targeted investments to support jobs and growth.
* Maintain growing transfer payments for crucial services like health care and education.
* Control government spending and eliminate the deficit

Source:
Finance Canada

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The federal government' 2011-2012 Budget (March 22, 2011)
includes information on:
The Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth

Source:
Department of Finance Canada

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CANADA'S ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN: A SEVENTH REPORT TO CANADIANS
JANUARY 2011
[ Seventh report News Release - January 31, 2011]
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - Overview
Chapter 2 - Progress Achieved to Date
2.1 - Reducing the Tax Burden for Canadians
2.2 - Helping the Unemployed
2.3 - Building Infrastructure to Create Jobs
2.4 - Advancing Canada’s Knowledge Economy and Creating Better Jobs
2.5 - Supporting Industries and Communities
2.6 - Improving Access to Financing and Strengthening Canada’s Financial System
Annex - Job Impact of the Economic Action Plan

Links to earlier reports:

* A Sixth Report to Canadians - September 2010
* A Fifth Report to Canadians - March 2010
* A Fourth Report to Canadians - December 2009
* A Third Report to Canadians - September 2009
* A Second Report to Canadians - June 2009
* A First Report to Canadians - March 2009

Source:
ActionPlan.gc.ca
ActionPlan.gc.ca is a sub-site of Finance Canada.

Related links:
See this special section of the 2009 federal budget links page
for more links to information concerning Canada's Economic Action Plan.


Newfoundland and Labrador Budget 2011
April 19, 2011

Budget 2011 - Standing Strong: For Prosperity.
For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador

April 19, 2011
- main budget page, includes links to all budget papers and supporting documents

* Budget Speech
* Budget Highlights
Excerpt:
Standing Strong on Poverty Reduction
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Total investment on poverty reduction approaching $140 million this year, cumulative investment of more than $620 million since 2006.
* $1.5 million ($6.1 million annually) to develop an Adult Dental Health Care Program.
* Additional $2.4 million in funding for the Supportive Living Community Partnership Program, for a total of $4.8 million, double the amount that was available in 2010-11.
* Expansion of the Housing Corporation’s Rent Supplement Program from $6 million in 2010-11 to $7 million in 2011-12 and $8 million the following year.
* Eliminating the clawback of income tax refunds for income support clients.
* more...
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Standing Strong on Child Care
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Two-year pilot project focused on the development of child care spaces in family homes.
Highlights include:
--- Increased start-up grants from $2,500 to $5,000 to become a regulated family child care provider, and infant start-up grants of $7,500 for homes that care exclusively for children up to the age of two; and,
--- Ongoing stimulus grant to infant care homes of $200 a month per infant space.
Commencing with the 2011 taxation year, a new non-refundable child care tax credit, based on child care expenses currently deductible from income.

News Releases (dated April 19, 2011)
* Budget 2011 Supports Families and Young Children
* Standing Strong: For Prosperity. For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador
* A Clear Path to Opportunity, Self-Reliance and a Prosperous Future – Budget 2011 Stands Strong Against Poverty
[ All 13 news releases ]

Source:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

NOTE: At the time of this update, the TD Bank Financial Group had not yet been uploaded to their website.
Go to http://www.td.com/economics/gov_finances.jsp and look for an "NL" link under "2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets", near the top of the page.
I'll recheck the link in a day or two and add it here if it's posted...

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

'Sizzling' economy powers N.L. budget surplus
Heat rebate, child care cited in broad spending program

April 19, 2011
Soaring oil production helped Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday post a whopping $485-million surplus for the last fiscal year, with government expecting another surplus despite a broad pre-election spending program. "Our economy is sizzling right now," said Finance Minister Tom Marshall, whose new $7.3-billion budget includes large increases on both the revenue and spending sides. The government expects to finish the year with a surplus of $59 million. (...) Government is using some of its oil-related windfall to curb the sting of heating bills, with a new rebate that will apply not only to oil and propane but all residential electrical bills.

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- Go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nfbkmrk.htm

Prince Edward Island Budget 2011
April 6, 2011

Prince Edward Island Budget 2011
April 6, 2012
- main budget page, includes links to all supplementary papers and supporting documents

Budget Address
HTML version
PDF version
(3MB)
April 6, 2011
Excerpt:
(...)
Adequate and affordable housing also contributes to family well-being and healthy child development. Across PEI, nine Family Housing Boards maintain and operate 476 housing units serving low-income families. Additional funding of $300,000 will be provided to the Housing Boards to maintain these units in good condition.
The Social Assistance Program assists eligible clients with their costs of shelter based on type of accommodation and family size. Effective June 1, 2010, the Social Assistance Shelter rate will increase by 2 percent, representing a $270,600 investment for the current fiscal year.
In addition to these supports for shelter and housing, this Budget also takes action to meet other essential needs. Last June, the Social Assistance Food Allowance rate was increased by 10 percent. In this fiscal year, a further $83,000 will be provided to cover the annualized cost of this increase for social assistance clients, taking our annual support for this increase to a total of $500,000.

Highlights (PDF - 134K)

Budget 2011 supports health, education and a return to balance
News Release
April 6, 2011
[ Version française du communiqué ]
The new provincial budget will continue the progress being made by Islanders to build a stronger society and a more competitive economy, says Finance and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan. “Budget 2011 is an appropriate budget for the times,” said the Minister. “Its primary focus is to keep expenditure increases lower than revenue increases so we can return to fiscal balance by our target date of 2013-2014. At the same time, it contains modest increases to support the major gains being made to strengthen and sustain our health and education systems.”

Source:
Department of Finance and Municipal Affairs

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

Delicate Balancing Act for the PEI Government (PDF - 437K, 3 pages)
Finance Minister Wesley Sheridan tabled a budget document that consisted of some new measures, saving targets and modest sin tax hikes. Given the improved economic performance taking hold, budgetary revenues are expected to grow by 5.0% year-over-year in FY 11-12. By contrast, total spending is poised to inch down by 0.5% in this same fiscal year.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

P.E.I. deficit misses target
April 6, 2011
P.E.I. Finance Minister Wes Sheridan projected a $42 million deficit for the province Wednesday, $2 million more than he estimated it would be at budget time last year. The budget contained nothing in the way of major announcements. Expenditures are expected to go up $19 million, about 1.25 per cent. The largest increases are in education and health. Both budgets are up about three per cent, but the new money is mostly consumed by increases in salary.

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- Go to the Prince Edward Island Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pebkmrk.htm

Manitoba Budget 2011
April 12, 2011

Manitoba Budget 2011 - Steady Growth. Positive Results
April 12, 2011
- main budget page, includes links to all budget papers
[ Version française de la page principale du budget 2011 ]
Manitoba's five-year economic plan takes a balanced approach. It supports jobs, protects services and has Manitoba on track to return to surplus. The plan is producing positive results. And Budget 2011 is sticking to the plan.
Manitoba Budget 2011:
* Puts Families First with tax credits for children’s activities, seniors and caregivers, plus thousands of new child care spaces
* Invests in Health Care so all Manitobans who want a family doctor will have one by 2015
* Builds Your Community by committing one percentage point of PST to municipal roads, bridges, transit and community centres
* Creates Opportunities for Young People by freezing university tuition increases to inflation and giving strong support to schools, universities and colleges

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Budget Papers
[NOTE : A selection of the following content appears below.]
- includes links to * The Budget * Economic Review and Outlook * Expanding Manitoba's Capacity for Innovation * Supplementary Financial Information * Taxation Adjustments * The Manitoba Advantage * Age-Friendly Manitoba: The Golden Years (PDF) [ English only ] * An Update on Fiscal Transfer Arrangements * Education and Training - Investing in the Future Success of Manitoba Youth and Families
[ Version française ]

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The Budget (PDF - 1.1MB, 46 pages)
April 12, 2011
[ Version française du texte du budget (PDF - 915Ko.) ]
Rhetorical question: how many Manitoba Department of Finance types does it take to spell FOREWORD?
On page "v" of the Budget, introductory material is presented under the heading "FORWARD".
Argh.
Forward is a direction.
Foreword is the word or block of words that comes before the main body of text
.
If you do that again, I'll have to send Marg Warrior Princess to smite you, once she's done with Stephen Harper.

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Manitoba’s Five-Year
Economic Plan – Update 2011
(PDF - 393K, 8 pages)
April 2011
[ Version française du plan économique (PDF - 404Ko.) ]

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April 12, 2011
Budget 2011 : Putting Families First, Moving Manitoba Forward
Selinger Government's Five-year Plan Delivering Positive Results, Steady Growth: Wowchuk

News Release
[ Version française du communiqué ]
Budget 2011, year two of Manitoba’s five-year economic plan, is keeping Manitoba on track as the province climbs out of the global economic downturn by delivering on the priorities of families, Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced today.

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Budget Paper D:
An Update on Fiscal Transfer Arrangements
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(PDF - 530K, 10 pages)
[ English only ]
The legislation governing Canada’s major federal transfer programs will expire on March 31, 2014. (...) The key objectives of the renewal process must be to develop an approach that provides an adequate and appropriate level of transfers overall and allocates these funds to jurisdictions in a fair and principled manner.
On the Importance of transfers
In 2011/12, the federal government will transfer close to $58 billion, approximately 23% of total federal program expenses, to the provinces and territories through the major transfer arrangements: the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST), Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing (TFF). Payments provided through these programs are a significant source of revenue for all provinces and territories to provide the services important to all Canadians.

[ Related link : Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories - from Finance Canada ]

* This Manitoba Budget paper is an excellent primer on the renewal of the federal system of transfers that will take place in the Spring of 2014. It includes some contextual information (a description and history of transfers, how they are calculated, etc.), along with a summary of recent changes to major transfer programs and "Looking Forward". Here's an excerpt from that concluding section :

"Looking forward to the renewal of the major transfer arrangements in 2014, Manitoba believes that Equalization, as potentially the only remaining major national program that addresses differences in provincial revenue-raising capacities, will be an even more important feature of our Canadian federation."

* See also:
Cuts Coming to the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer?

(February 1, 2011, By Rob Rainer of Canada Without Poverty)

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

A Fiscal Plan Uncannily Similar to Last Year's (PDF - 477K, 3 pages)
April 12, 2011
Manitoba Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk delivered her second provincial budget earlier today. In comparison to the flooding that has dominated the news in the past few days, today’s documents are not poised to create much of a stir. This is because the fiscal plan, while better-than-expected, is quite similar to that presented in last year’s budget. Admittedly, a cumulative $88 million improvement to the deficit tally is anticipated, but the better fortunes are not carried over to the medium-term. Instead, the upgrade is front-end loaded impacting only the first two years of the plan. As a result, a return to surplus is not scheduled to take place before FY 14-15.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

Municipalities get PST in 2011 Manitoba budget
Provincial debt climbs, $438-million deficit forecasted
April 12, 2011
A share of the PST for Municipalities and an increase to the personal tax-exemption in Manitoba were among the highlights as Greg Selinger's NDP government released its pre-election deficit budget Tuesday.
Budget Highlights:
* University operating funding boosted by five per cent a year or the next three years.
* Tuition increases pegged to the rate of inflation and college fee increases capped at $100
* Tobacco tax increased by 50 cents for a pack of 25 cigarettes.
* Tax credit up to $54 offered for kids under 16 enrolled in arts and cultural activities.
* Funding for municipal infrastructure and transit hiked by $5 million this year.
* $438-million deficit forecast on $14-billion budget. Two per cent increase in overall spending.
* Money to create 2,100 more child-care spaces and 400 more nursery spaces.
* Small increases in education property tax rebates restored.
* Basic personal exemption to increase by $1,000 over four years

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- Go to the Manitoba Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm

Nova Scotia Budget 2011
April 5, 2011

Nova Scotia Budget 2011 --- Making Life Better for Families
April 5, 2011
- main budget page, includes links to highlights by theme and target group

Budget Documents
- includes the Budget Address (small PDF file), Budget Highlights, Budget Bulletins, Estimates, and other relevant documents.

Budget 2011 Advances Province's Priorities
News Release (social media version)
April 5, 2011
Finance Minister Graham Steele tabled the 2011-12 provincial budget today which builds on the province's plans to make life better for families.
- includes Quotes - Key Budget Initiatives - Quick Facts

More news releases...

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Helping Families and Seniors Make Ends Meet (PDF - 484K, 2 pages)
Budget Bulletin
Budget 2011 builds on the province’s plan for change by helping families, students, and seniors make ends meet.
- Fixing Canada’s Weakest Student Assistance System
By investing $42.5 million this year to fix our student assistance system, the government will:
• Keep Nova Scotians’ tuition below the national average by investing $30 million in student bursaries
• Create the first “debt cap” (the maximum amount of debt a student may carry) in the province’s history.
• Offer up to $612 per year in additional grants, through an increase in the loan-to-grant ratio
• Double the in-study earnings exemption on student loans—from $50 per week to $100 per week.
• more...
- Government will provide targeted support to help approximately 75,000 Nova Scotia seniors, and others who live with low incomes, make ends meet.
(...)
Through investments made in this budget, government will do the following:
• Support people to enter and stay in the workforce by allowing people on income assistance, including people with disabilities, to keep more of their earned income
[allowing income assistance recipients to keep $150 per month of employment income, in addition to the 30 per cent income exemption already in place; doubling the flat-rate income exemption for persons with disabilities to $300, in addition to the 30 per cent income exemption already in place.]
• Increase income assistance personal allowances by $15 per month as of July 1, 2011
• Increase the Basic Personal Amount—the money people can earn before they have to start paying taxes—by $250.
• Introduce fair drug pricing legislation to help reduce drug costs for Nova Scotians who depend on Pharmacare, and provide an additional $3 million in Pharmacare funding.
• Index the new Affordable Living and Poverty Reduction tax credits to help low-income Nova Scotians make ends meet.

Related links:

Affordable Living and Poverty Reduction tax credits

Nova Scotia Affordable Living Tax Credit (ALTC)
The Affordable Living Tax Credit provides tax-free quarterly payments to eligible Nova Scotians beginning July 1, 2010. Individuals and couples will receive a base amount of $240 and $57 per child each year. The credit is reduced by $0.05 for every dollar of adjusted family income over $30,000.
To qualify, you must be a Nova Scotia resident, and you must file an income tax return each year and meet the eligibility criteria to continue receiving ALTC payments in future years.
* more info about the Affordable Living Tax Credit

The Poverty Reduction Credit (PRC)
The Poverty Reduction Credit will provide tax-free quarterly payments to eligible Nova Scotians beginning July 1, 2010. Individuals and couples that have received income assistance, have no children and have annual adjusted income below $12,000 may be eligible. The Poverty Reduction Credit provides $50 payments each quarter during the year ($200 annually). You must file an income tax return each year and meet the eligibility criteria to continue receiving PRC payments in future years.
[ PRC Question & Answer (small PDF file) ]

Source:
Nova Scotia Department of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

Give and Take to Live Within Nova Scotia's Means (PDF - 185K, 2 pages)
A $447 million surplus (or 1.2% of GDP) is the obvious headline coming out of the 2011 Nova Scotia budget. Unfortunately, the good times and the black ink are not expected to last. The Province plans for shortfalls in FY 11-12 and FY 12-13, before once recording to a surplus in FY 13-14.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

N.S. budget squeezes out help for students
April 5, 2011
The Nova Scotia government plans to run a deficit this year as it squeezes departments in order to find money for university students and rural health. The New Democrats introduced a stand-pat budget on Tuesday, essentially freezing government spending for 2011-12 while revenue remains flat.

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From The Coast - Halifax's website:

Student federation rejects NDP plan to cap student debt
CFS calls for tuition fee reductions instead
April 5, 2011
The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) says the NDP’s plan to cap student debt won’t do much to help Nova Scotia post-secondary students. The debt-cap scheme was outlined in the provincial budget introduced today at the legislature. (...) The NDP budget, introduced today, promises to forgive the Nova Scotia portion of any student loans above $28,560 beginning in four years time. The province estimates the measure would cost just over $8 million in the first year. At the same time, however, the government is raising tuition fees by three percent in each of the next three years. It’s also reducing its grants to universities in the coming year by $14 million.
Source:

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From the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
:

Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2011

Excerpt from
Alternative Budget 2011:

Fast Facts: Let's Make Poverty Reduction a Priority (PDF - 165K, 2 pages)
(...) Overall progress on poverty reduction has been slow for many reasons, including the lack of federal commitment to poverty reduction and the
weakness of Nova Scotia’s poverty reduction strategy. In addition, we are told governments have no choice but to focus on balancing budgets and paying down deficits as quickly as possible. As the Alternative Federal Budget and the Nova Scotia Alternative Budget have shown year after year, governments do have a range of choices that remain fiscally responsible.

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- Go to the Nova Scotia Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nsbkmrk.htm

2011 Ontario Budget
March 29, 2011

2011 Ontario Budget
March 29, 2011
- main budget page, includes links to all budget papers and related resources

Budget 2011 Table of Contents
HTML version

PDF version
(16.1MB, 328 pages)

Ontario Economy is Turning the Corner, Creating Jobs
McGuinty Government Reduces Deficit While Protecting Schools and Hospitals
News
March 29, 2011
The 2011 Ontario Budget continues the McGuinty government’s support of Ontario’s economic recovery. The budget renews the focus on eliminating the deficit while protecting education and health care. The deficit for 2010–11 is projected to be $16.7 billion — $3 billion lower than forecast a year ago. This is largely due to the fact that program expense for 2010–11 is projected to be $2.6 billion lower than the forecast published in the 2010 Budget.
The 2011 Budget’s strategic investments include:
* Jobs and Growth * Protecting Education * Protecting Health Care * Managing Responsibly

2011 Ontario Budget: Highlights
Five things you need to know about the 2011 Budget
1. The economy is improving and jobs are coming back
2. We are protecting the progress we have made in education
3. We are protecting the progress we have made in health care
4. We are renewing our focus on eliminating the deficit
5. We will eliminate the deficit while protecting key public services and economic growth

New Initiatives
Strong Education and Health Care Support a Strong Economy

Source:
Ontario Ministry of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

Ontario Stays the Course (PDF - 865K, 3 pages)
March 29, 2011
Today’s 2011 Ontario budget contains a quicker pace of near-term deficit reduction than that outlined in the government’s Fall Update and re-affirms the stated goal of a zero deficit by FY 2017-18. Since the government stayed its hand on tax increases, further success in narrowing the budget gap will fall heavily on reducing annual program spending growth to a minimal 1.4% on average over the next seven years.

Earlier related link from
the TD Bank Financial Group:

Better Economy, (Hopefully) Lower Deficit in Ontario (PDF - 702K, 3 pages)
March 24, 2011
Ontario’s economy has been perking up just in time for the release of the 2011 budget on March 29th. Indeed, last week, TD Economics revised up its Ontario real growth outlook for 2011 to 3%, about a half a percentage point stronger than in its previous forecast just three months ago. And other forecasters have for the most part followed suit with moderate upgrades to the near-term outlook.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

Ontario 2011 budget highlights

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From the
Toronto Star:

Ontario Budget special section
- links to dozens of relevant articles

Ontario budget goes back to the future
March 29, 2011
Rather than a road map for the future, Tuesday’s provincial budget takes a sharp U-turn looking backward to the good old days of Liberal government.

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From the
Globe and Mail:

What the Ontario budget gives, and what it takes away
March 29, 2011
This budget offers no tax goodies and very few new spending initiatives, with the exception of a few for higher education and health care.
- includes links to several related articles.

Keep scrolling down the page you're now reading for more media coverage...

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Other selected analysis:

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From the
Canadian Centre
for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
:

Off target: Ontario budget
misses the point on economic recovery
(PDF - 177K, 3 pages)
March 25, 2011
With Ontario only beginning to emerge from its deepest recession in at least a generation, Ontarians should have seen a 2010 budget that kept its focus on fostering economic recovery. It should have supported those who have been hardest hit by the recession and ensured a solid foundation for the future. It should have been a budget that set aside the deficit as an issue for another day. Although the budget is full of lofty and self-congratulatory rhetoric on all of these fronts, in concrete terms the budget fails.

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From the
Wellesley Institute:

Ontario budget 2011: Serving up
significant cuts in affordable housing investments

By Michael Shapcott
March 30, 2011
Ontario’s 2011 budget is serving up significant cuts in both operating and capital funding when it comes to affordable housing, following the lead set by the federal government that has also offered significant cuts [ See http://tinyurl.com/62w6xew ]. In a recent submission to the provincial Legislature [ see http://tinyurl.com/69ymq8k ], the Wellesley Institute has noted that when the feds cut and download, the province follows suit and cuts and downloads. When the federal government makes new investments, the province tends to follow – though sometimes taking several years to cost-share federal dollars.
Source:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ Wellesley Institute ]

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From the
Co-Operative Housing Federation of Canada:

Ontario’s Deficit Fighting Budget:
CHF Canada finds nothing for those looking for an affordable place to call
home

March 30, 2011
Ontario Region media release
(Toronto) Today’s 2011 Ontario budget takes aim at eliminating the provincial deficit by 2017-18 and offers some help for education and health, but there is nothing for the 600,000 Ontario households in need of suitable housing they can afford.

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From the
25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction:

Comments on 2011 Ontario Budget
March 31, 2011
The 2011 Ontario budget is disappointing for low income people. There is little new here that will help people struggling in poverty.
With an improvement in the economic outlook, the government had an opportunity to invest in affordable housing and child care to support people to move out of poverty. But this budget actually moves backwards in these areas.
Source:
25 in 5 eBulletin - March 31 issue
Also in the same eBulletin:
* Quote of the Day
* Take Action on the new Social Housing Legislation: HNO
* Bringing In Women’s Voices From the Margins

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From
CLEONet:

Income security advocates comment on Ontario budget:
Ontario continues to trap social assistance recipients in poverty

March 30, 2011
Yesterday's 2011 provincial budget did nothing to free people relying on Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) from the poverty traps built into those programs. Given skyrocketing food prices and continuing increases in energy and transportation costs, the budget's 1% increase to OW and ODSP rates is more than disappointing and does not respond to deep poverty and desperation, particularly among single people on OW whose incomes are the lowest.
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

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From the
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care:

Lack of Child Care Funding hurts Ontario’s Economic Recovery: Parents to Face Higher Child Care Costs (PDF - 118K, 1 page)
Ontario Budget 2011: Absence of Stabilization Funding for Child Care
March 29, 2011
Press Release
Viable early learning and child care programs are key for working parents to participate in the workforce. In the absence of stabilization funding in Ontario’s 2011 budget released today, child care advocates warn of a rising parent fees, cuts in services and closures as a result of years of underfunding, combined with financial pressures from Ontario’s full-day kindergarten program.

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Miscellaneous media coverage of the 2011 Ontario Budget:
[TIP : the title of the article is often in the URL.]

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/965173--ontario-budget-consolidates-tax-credits-for-low-income-families

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2011/index.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/03/29/budget-ontario-released293.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/03/29/budget-ontario-highlights294.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/ontario-unveils-a-solid-plan-but-delays-the-heavy-lifting/article1961919/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/all-the-parties-will-be-hoping-ontarios-consolidation-budget-works/article1962387/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/postsecondary-education-steals-spotlight-from-all-day-kindergarten-in-ontario-budget/article1961838/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/what-the-ontario-budget-gives-and-what-it-takes-away/article1960470/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/ontario-targets-public-sector-to-fight-deficit/article1960417/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/health-care-education-and-not-much-else-in-ontarios-frugal-budget/article1960435/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/ontario-budget-strategy-deficit-reduction-with-a-heart/article1960897/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/all-spending-up-for-review-as-ontario-struggles-under-massive-deficit/article1960417

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Ontario+budget/4525871/story.html

http://www.windsorstar.com/health/Health+funding+nice+surprise/4524700/story.html

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011/03/30/17814641.html

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011/03/29/17800601.html

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/editorial/2011/03/29/17801051.html

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2011/03/29/17800936.html

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2011/03/29/17797961.html

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2011/03/28/17786181.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/965165--ontario-budget-takes-aim-at-public-sector-pay

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/ontariobudget/article/965438--voices-on-the-provincial-budget

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/ontariobudget/article/965393--cohn-ontario-budget-goes-back-to-the-future

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/965205--duncan-vows-to-cut-salaries-of-public-sector-executives

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/965250--innovative-job-creation

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/965247--help-coming-for-livestock-farmers

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/965199--no-new-money-for-cities-in-budget

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/ontariobudget/article/965226--province-to-build-new-jails-in-toronto-and-windsor

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/965202--small-business-wish-list-a-bust-in-the-budget

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/965219--no-new-taxes-modest-spending-hallmarks-of-provincial-budget

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/965195--ontario-budget-highlights

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/965178--ontario-budget-looks-to-appease-powerful-hospital-sector

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/963073--ontario-budget-to-promise-257m-for-kids-mental-health

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/965372--the-star-s-view-liberals-offer-a-budget-for-the-long-term-not-an-election

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/965346--getting-a-grip-on-public-sector-wages

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/963079--help-for-hogs-not-caregivers

http://torontoist.com/2011/03/highlight_reel.php

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/U4sRv4ckUkY/

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/IBJCNEgh9sE/

http://www.thespec.com/opinion/editorial/article/508946--ontario-s-budget

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/ontario-budget-strategy-deficit-reduction-with-a-heart/article1960897/

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/christina_blizzard/2011/03/30/17814391.html

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Vander+Doelen+future+full+debt/4533280/story.html

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Thanks to Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) for collecting and agreeing to share the media links above.
ISAC works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty.
Visit their website and their affiliate Social Assistance Review website for a large collection of Ontario resources.

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- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

Saskatchewan 2011-12 Budget
March 23, 2011

Saskatchewan 2011-12 Budget - main budget page
March 23, 2011
Government is building on the economic momentum Saskatchewan has achieved by delivering a budget that helps to define the Saskatchewan Advantage. It will:
• Lower taxes;
• Improve public services; and,
• Reduce debt, all within the context of a balanced budget.
- includes all budget-related news releases (16 of them) and documents (Address - Estimates - Summary Book - Financial Overview - Budget Brochure)

The Saskatchewan Advantage : Lower Taxes, Improved Services, Less Debt (PDF - 51K, 2 pages)
News Release
March 23, 2011
Finance Minister Ken Krawetz today tabled a balanced budget that improves government services, reduces the provincial debt and lowers taxes for individuals, families, homeowners, farmers and businesses. Krawetz said the province’s growing economy has created “The Saskatchewan Advantage” and means Saskatchewan’s budget will be unlike most others tabled across Canada this year. (...)
The 2011-12 Budget cuts taxes by almost $200 million, reduces debt by $325 million and improves public services, while still posting a surplus of $115 million and leaving just over $710 million in the government’s “rainy day account” – the Growth and Financial Security Fund. Revenue for 2011-12 is forecasted to be $10.79 billion, up 8.5 per cent from last year’s budget while expense is expected to be $10.67 billion, up 5.5 per cent from last year. On a summary basis, that is, when all government operations are included, the budget surplus is expected to be $54.3 million.

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BACKGROUNDER: Budget 2011-12 Key Facts and Figures (PDF - 40K, 5 pages)
- includes budget highlights by sector
Excerpt:
Social Services:
- $197.8 million total Child Welfare budget.
- $34 million for a new Saskatchewan Children and Youth Agenda.
- $15.3 million for a response to the Child Welfare Review. This will provide better support for children in care, strengthen home assessments within the child welfare system, increase the number of child protection workers and provide more intensive family supports, and an increase of 26.9 per cent in funding for the Family Finders Program, which has been very successful in finding First Nations families and interested individuals such as relatives in providing homes off-reserve for First Nations Children in care of the Minister.
- $26.6 million for caseload and cost per case increases in income assistance programs,
- $13.6 million or 3.9 per cent over the 2010-11 Forecast, largest increases in SAP, Rental Housing Supplement and Shelter Allowances.
- $33.9 million for social housing capital projects to match federal funding pre-funded.
- $15.8 million for intellectually disabled addressing wait lists and adding new individuals.
- $1.7 million for two new housing initiatives to create more affordable housing in Saskatchewan. This is on top of $33.9 million announced previously which will go toward renovation of existing government assisted housing and to support the development of new housing.

First Nations and Métis Relations:
- $3.6 million to maintain funding for all current Treaty Land Entitlement Agreements.
- $490,000 for the new Northern Action Plan – a three-year plan with an objective to reduce suicide rates and drug use among northern youth.
- $350,000 to support First Nations and Métis engagement in consultations on the Children
and Youth Agenda

[ All 16 news releases - these links are on the main Budget page for 2011-2012 ]

[ Links to Previous years' budgets ]

Source:
Saskatchewan Finance Department

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

What a Difference a Year Makes (PDF - 460K, 3 pages)
March 23, 2011
A year ago tomorrow, the Saskatchewan government tabled a preemptive budget layered with service cuts and tax hikes. This was done to avoid exerting a more comprehensive fiscal consolidation effort later on down the road. The 2011 budget released today looked nothing like its predecessor. The government’s tone has shifted from uncertainty and a need for restraint to securing long term economic prosperity. After last year’s belt tightening, new tax measures and spending initiatives were presented. All told, the Province is the first thus far in the budget season to report a surplus position of $20 million in FY 10-11 and $383 million in FY 11-12
Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

Tax cuts, extra spending in Sask. budget
March 23, 2011
Saskatchewan rolled out a surplus budget Wednesday that includes tax cuts and extra spending — and will be the last before a provincial election in the fall. The budget unveiled by Finance Minister Ken Krawetz Wednesday projects spending in the general revenue fund to come in at $10.7 billion, while revenues are about $10.8 billion, for the fiscal year that begins April 1. The result is a $115-million surplus in the general revenue fund, which covers ministries.

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Analysis by the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Saskatchewan Office:

The “Other Saskatchewan”
A Budget Response by CCPA Saskatchewan
*
by Simon Enoch
March 24, 2011
If yesterday’s budget was designed to give something to everyone in order to win over voters for the upcoming election, then it is clear where the poorest and most vulnerable in our province rank in the minds of Sask Party electoral strategists. (...) Finance Minister Ken Krawetz also made repeated mention of the “Saskatchewan Advantage” – obviously borrowing from the oft-used “Alberta Advantage.” Let’s hope that the Sask Party is not intent on also borrowing Alberta’s record of wanton neglect for the poorest in that province as well; the “Other Saskatchewan” simply cannot afford it.

* NOTE: The URL for this file contains quote marks (" "):
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/"other-saskatchewan"

On some systems, these quote marks will be automatically re-coded as shown below by the browser, according to the rules for ASCII Control characters and Non-ASCII characters. And the URL will appear as:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/%E2%80%9Cother-saskatchewan%E2%80%9D

See which of the above two links works in your browser.
[If neither link works, go to the home page of the CCPA SK Office and do a site search for "budget response".
The link isn't on the CCPA-SK home page yet (March 25am), but I'm sure it will be posted there quite soon.

I've sent an email to the CCPA Contact Us link to suggest a re-post of the file without the quote marks.

Which is why it's a good idea to avoid characters like quote marks and spaces
between your words or characters when you're naming a file that will be uploaded
to the Internet. [ More on ASCII characters : the techie-talk version ]

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- Go to the Saskatchewan Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/skbkmrk.htm

Budget 2011 - Government of Canada
March 22
, 2011

Budget 2011 - Government of Canada
March 22, 2011
[ français ]
- main budget page, includes links to :
* The Budget Plan
* Budget Speech
* Budget in Brief
* not much more...

Harper Government launches next phase of
Canada's Economic Action Plan—a low-tax plan for jobs and growth

News Release
March 22, 2011
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today tabled a budget plan that launches the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, a low-tax plan for jobs and growth, which keeps the Government on track to return to balanced budgets in the medium term.

[ Federal budgets for earlier years ]

Related link:

The Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan
—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth

- this is a link to the Canada’s Economic Action Plan website.

Source:
Department of Finance Canada

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

All signs point to a short shelf-life for today's federal budget (PDF - 870K, 4 pages)
The federal government released its budget earlier today. Included in this publication was a smattering of small measures such as a temporary credit for small businesses and renewed funding for the ecoEnergy retrofit program. However, given the Conservative government’s minority status in Parliament, the budget requires the support of at least one other party. All three opposition party leaders have declared that they will vote the budget down. Under this scenario, all of the new spending and tax items announced today would not be implemented.
Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Selected media coverage:

From CBC News:

Opposition leaders reject federal budget
March 22, 2011
Opposition leaders immediately rejected the Conservative government's budget Tuesday, setting the stage for a possible spring election. Within minutes of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabling his "low-tax plan for jobs and growth" in the House of Commons, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe and NDP Jack Layton all said the budget didn't contain enough to warrant their support.

Related CBC Links:

* Weston says budget marks Tories' campaign kickoff
* Budget 2011: How satisfied are you with what's in it?
* Interactive : Something for everyone
* Online reaction to the 2011 budget
* Budget aims to build on growth

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* Budget 2011 - from the Globe and Mail

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* 2011 Federal Budget - from the Toronto Star

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Other selected analysis:

From the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
:

Federal budget 2011 and responses
23 Mar 11
CRRU has gathered budget documents, NGO responses and media coverage of the recent federal budget from the following groups:
* Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 22 Mar 11 : Harper budget priorities: Bread. Canadians’ priorities: Crumbs.
* YWCA Canada, 22 Mar 11 :
Child care gap fails the economy: Prisons not an investment in women’s safety
* Campaign 2000, 22 Mar 11 :
The budget: Measuring-out in coffee spoons for families
* Caledon Institute of Social Policy, 23 Mar 11 :
Policy agenda in search of a budget
* Public Service Alliance of Canada, 22 Mar 11 :
Federal budget fails seniors, workers and all Canadians
* Canadian Association of University Teachers, 22 Mar 11 : Another missed opportunity for post-secondary education and research
* Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), 22 Mar 11 :
“Bits and pieces” budget lacks vision for Canadian workers
* CUPE Newfoundland Labrador Division, 22 Mar 11 : Ditch the fighter jets and corporate tax cuts
* United Food and Commercial Workers, 23 Mar 11, Canada's largest private sector union says federal budget "falls short" for working families

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From the Canadian Union of
Public Employees (CUPE)
:

Designed to fail: Harper's nickel and dime 2011 budget
March 22, 2011
2011 Federal Budget Summary and Overview:
The 2011 federal budget is billed as the “low-tax plan for jobs and growth,” but there is little of substance new here—either on spending to create jobs or tax cuts. At most, it includes a lot of bits and pieces in a politically opportunistic bid to stay in power.

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From the
Canadian Labour Congress (CLC):

Analysis of the 2011 Federal Budget
22 March 2011
With unemployment and underemployment still at high levels, the federal government should have led the way to a sustained and broadly shared economic recovery. Instead, the Conservative Budget introduces only very modest new job creation and social spending measures, including a supplement to the Guaranteed Income Supplement for low income seniors, and a home energy retrofit program

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From the
Wellesley Institute
:

Federal budget 2011: Nothing to reverse
erosion in national housing / homelessness investments

The 2011 federal budget – released earlier this afternoon – does nothing to reverse the two decades of erosion in federal affordable housing investments (as set out in the Wellesley Institute’s Precarious Housing in Canada 2010). The latest federal budget, which may not be implemented as all three opposition parties have indicated that they do not support it, offers no new investments in housing or homelessness.

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From the
Canadian Centre
for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
:

Harper Budget Priorities : Bread.
Canadians’ Priorities : Crumbs.

March 22, 2011
OTTAWA—Today’s federal budget looks more like an attempt to stay in power than a fiscal remedy for the real problems facing Canadians, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), an independent think tank. The CCPA’s leading economists find this year’s federal budget obscures the true cost of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to balance the books while favouring Harper’s pet projects over Canadians’ priorities.

Also from the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

Alternative Federal Budget 2011 - March 15, 2010
- this link takes you further down on the page you're now reading

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From
Make Poverty History - Canada:

Federal Budget Fails to Address Poverty
March 22, 2011
An increase in the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors of up to $600 a year for single seniors and $840 for couples is about the only measure in the federal budget that does anything to reduce poverty. And it will actually help a relatively small number of people because it is targeted only to those receiving the maximum GIS amount. Even this modest anti-poverty measure might not have been in the budget had it not been for a half hearted effort by the Conservatives to gain the support of the New Democratic Party. But the amount in the budget was not even a half measure. It was only about a third of what is needed to bring all seniors out of poverty and it wasn't enough to justify NDP or any other opposition party's support.

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From
Canada Without Poverty:

Federal budget offers little for struggling Canadians
Mar 22nd, 2011 by megan
This afternoon the Conservative government presented the 2011 budget with poor reviews. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty offered the same old “stay the course” rhetoric, which means that corporate tax cuts and a focus on slaying the deficit are paramount. Little was presented that surprise anti-poverty groups, although low-income seniors are given a modest increase through the guaranteed income supplement. This was not enough to keep opposition parties happy – all have rejected the budget pushing us even closer to an election call.

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- Go to the General Federal Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fed2.htm

New Brunswick 2011-2012 Budget
March 22, 2011

New Brunswick 2011-2012 Budget
March 22, 2011
[ français ]
- main budget page, includes links to:
* Budget Speech
* News Release (see below)
* Economic Outlook
* Main Estimates
* Capital Estimates
* Fact Sheets
* Historical Budgets

Government cuts in 2011-12 budget forecast to reduce deficit by more than half
News Release
22 March 2011
FREDERICTON (CNB) – The provincial government tabled its 2011-12 budget today at the legislative assembly, announcing significant spending reductions and increased revenue measures expected to result in a smaller deficit, projected at $448.8 million. Finance Minister Blaine Higgs said the provincial government had been facing a $1-billion deficit if the spending trends of the past four years continued.

Source:
New Brunswick Department of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

Welcome to life in fiscally-constrained New Brunswick (PDF - 418K, 3 pages)
March 22, 2011
By all accounts, today’s provincial budget is a defining one for the new Alward government and austerity was certainly the theme of the day. In an attempt to rein in the Province’s sizeable deficits, $220 million in new spending cuts and $100 million in new revenue-generating measures are to be in effect for FY 11-12.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ Part of the
TD Bank Financial Group
]

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Media:

From CBC News:

N.B.'s hard cuts to come: finance minister
Mar 23, 2011
New Brunswick's finance minister is cutting spending by $220 million in the upcoming fiscal year, but says he's putting off many of the difficult cuts for at least another year. Finance Minister Blaine Higgs, who announced the provincial budget Tuesday, said turning around such massive spending can't be done in one year and it has to be properly researched and analyzed first.

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Critique:

New Brunswick Advisory Council
on the Status of Women (NB-ACSW) : Abolished April 1?

The provincial government has announced the end of our Advisory Council on the Status of Women, effective 1 April, 2011. The role of the Advisory Council, as stated in the law that created us, is to bring before the government and the public matters of interest and concern to women, and to advise the Minister. This proud mandate was given to us by New Brunswick women.

Related links:

Save Our Advisory Council
Women’s groups have started this blog to raise public awareness and support for reinstating the NB Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
About the Issue
During his election campaign, David Alward promised that, if elected, he would consult with the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Then he released the 2011 provincial budget, which abolishes the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, effective April 1st.

Motion to Reinstate the NB ACSW
The Leader of the Official Opposition, Victor Boudreau, introduced a motion in the Legislative Assembly last week calling for the reinstatement of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. The motion will be debated in the Legislature this coming Thursday, March 31st.

See also:

Advisory Council on the Status of Women - English home page
Conseil consultatif sur la condition de la famille - Page d'accueil en français

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March 23, 2011
News release
Moncton- Provincial budget puts nothing in the plates of the poor. (PDF - 291K, 2 pages)
“All of them are already in the last notch of their belt, so how much more can they tighten it; right now their stomach is already touching their backbone.” stated Ms McCaustlin. “We are very disappointed with this first budget coming from the newly elected Alward government”, says Linda McCaustlin, co-chair of the Common Front for Social Justice. The Social Development Department will only have a 1.3% increase in the “Income Security” section of next year’s budget, barely enough to keep up with the inflation rate.
Source:
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice
The Common Front for Social Justice is one of the largest democratic and popular organizations in New Brunswick, with close to 75,000 group and individual members. The Common Front brings together individuals as well as local, regional and provincial organizations to work towards the eradication of poverty.

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Version française:

Communiqué
Le 23 mars 2011
Moncton- Le budget provincial ne met rien dans l’assiette des pauvres
« Toutes les personnes en situation de pauvreté ne peuvent plus serrer leur ceinture; ils sont au dernier trou et leur estomac frotte déjà sur leur colonne vertébrale! Nous sommes très déçus du premier budget du nouveau gouvernement Alward » dit Madame Joanne Petitpas, secrétaire du Front commun pour la justice sociale. Le budget du ministère du Développement social de 2011-2012 ne contient qu’une augmentation de 1,3 % à la portion « Sécurité du revenu », ce qui est à peine suffisant pour compenser pour le taux d’inflation.
Source:
Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick

Le Front commun pour la justice sociale est un des plus importants organismes démocratiques et populaires au NB. Il compte environ 75 000 membres individuels et collectifs. Il regroupe des individus et des organisations locales, régionales et provinciales travaillant ensemble à l'élimination de la pauvreté.

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- Go to the New Brunswick Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm

Québec Budget 2011-2012
March 17, 2011

NOTA : les liens vers le français suivent l'anglais ci-dessous.

Québec Budget 2011-2012
March 17, 2011
- includes links to all Budget documents, press releases and budgets for previous years

Press release No. 1
2011-2012 Budget: Looking to the Future: A Plan for Québec (PDF - 452K, 3 pages)
Québec, March 17, 2011 – “To control its choices and destiny, a people must control its public finances. That is my responsibility towards present and future Quebecers,” the Minister of Finance, Raymond Bachand, said today in tabling the Québec government’s 2011-2012 Budget.

Source:
Budget Press Releases
Click the link above to access any of the
nine other press releases whose titles appear below:
* A Plan for Public Finances
* A Plan to Control Government Spending
* A Plan to Develop Our Territory and Our Natural Resources
* A Plan for Our Young People
* A Fair and Balanced Plan for Funding Our Universities
* A Plan to Secure Adequate Retirement Income and Capitalize on the Skills of Our Experienced Workers
* A Plan to Position Québec in the New Global Economy
* A Plan to Consolidate Our Solidarity Tools
* A Plan to Celebrate Québec Culture

Source:
Ministère des finances(English home page)

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

Québec Chugs Along Back to Balance (PDF - 464K, 4 pages)
March 17, 2011
Québec Finance Minister Raymond Bachand tabled his second provincial budget earlier today. We were promised a document that showed that the deficit elimination course was on schedule and a return to surplus would be realized come FY 13-14. This is exactly what we received.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Media:

From CBC News:

Quebec budget tackles deficit at consumer cost
March 17, 2011
Quebec’s Liberal government is staying the course to master the province’s massive debt, with a new $69.1 billion budget that caps program spending and raises consumer fees including tuition. Quebec is ahead of schedule to reduce its looming deficit and is on track to achieve a balanced ledger, said Finance Minister Raymond Bachand, who tabled his budget 2011-2012 on Thursday.

Related CBC Links:
* Finance Minister Raymond Bachand's budget speech (PDF - 728K, 56 pages)
* Quebec budget slaps lower, middle classes: critics
* External Link:
--- Montreal Economic Institute: Quebec Debt Clock

Source:
CBC News

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- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

Version française:

Budget du Québec 2011-2012
Le 17 mars 2011
- liens vers le message du Ministre des Finances, les documents budgétaires, les communiqués, les budgets précédents et plus encore...

Communiqué N°1
Bugdet 2011-2012
Tournés vers l’avenir : un plan pour le Québec
(PDF - 450K, 3 pages)
Québec, le 17 mars 2011 – « Quand un peuple contrôle ses finances publiques, il reste maître de ses choix et de son destin. Voilà ma responsabilité envers les Québécois d’aujourd’hui et ceux de demain », a déclaré aujourd’hui le ministre des Finances, M. Raymond Bachand, au moment de rendre public le budget 2011-2012 du gouvernement du Québec.
Source:
Communiqués de presse, Budget 2011-2012
Cliquez le lien ci-dessuspour accéder lesneuf autres communiqués pertinents au budget 2011-2012, dont les titres figurent ci-dessous:
* Un plan pour les finances publiques
* Un plan pour le contrôle des dépenses du gouvernement
* Un plan pour mettre en valeur notre territoire et nos ressources naturelles
* Un plan pour nos jeunes
* Un plan équitable et équilibré pour financer nos universités
* Un plan pour assurer des revenus de retraite adéquats et pour bénéficier des compétences de nos travailleurs expérimentés
* Un plan pour positionner le Québec dans la nouvelle économie mondiale
* Un plan pour consolider nos outils de solidarité
* Un plan pour célébrer notre culture

Source:
Ministère des Finances

Analyse et faits
saillants de Radio-Canada:

Les faits saillants du budget
Québec maintient le cap
Dans son deuxième budget, le ministre des Finances Raymond Bachand croit qu’il atteindra l’équilibre budgétaire lors de l’exercice financier 2013-2014. D’ici là, les contribuables devront payer davantage de taxes au cours de l’année.
Source:
Radio-Canada

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- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

Alternative Federal Budget 2011- March 15, 2011
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

From the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

Alternative Federal Budget 2011
Rethink, Rebuild, Renew: A Post-Recession Recovery Plan

March 15, 2011

Complete budget (PDF - 1.8MB, 156 pages)
AFB 2011 presents a comprehensive recovery plan designed to:
• get Canadians working in good jobs again;
• reduce record-high income inequality, strengthen Canada’s middle class, and improve supports for Canada’s poor and most vulnerable;
• protect public programs that all Canadians rely on — including public health care and public pensions;
• more...
(Excerpt from the Introduction)
...

The AFB adopts the following indicators, targets, and timelines:
• Reduce Canada’s poverty rate by 25% within five years (by 2016), and by 75% within a decade.
• Ensure the poverty rate for children and youth under 18, lone-mother households, single senior women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and recent immigrants likewise declines by 25% in five years, and by 75% in 10 years, in recognition that poverty is concentrated within these populations.
• In two years, ensure every person in Canada has an income that reaches at least 75% of the poverty line.
• In two years, ensure no one has to sleep outside, and end all homelessness within ten years by ensuring all people who are homeless have good quality, appropriate housing.
• more...
(Excerpt, p. 90)

Related materials:

* Budget in Brief (PDF - 649K)
* 10 solutions for the federal budget (PDF - 160 KB)
* Alternative Federal Budget Updates - related links from CCPA

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Related link:

An Alternative Budget: Making Jobs, Not War
By Armine Yalnizyan
March 15, 2011
"(...) Canadians can afford more of just about anything we want. Canada is the ninth largest economy in the world, with a fraction of the population of other large economies. But the distribution of our economic power and strength has grown increasingly lopsided. Not since the 1920s have so few Canadians captured so much of the gains of economic growth. Not since the 1920s have so few Canadians controlled so much of our wealth. Not since the 1920s have Canadian millionaires paid such low taxes."
Source:
Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) - blog
[ The Progressive Economics Forum ]

 

Nunavut Budget 2011-2012
- March 1, 2011

Government of Nunavut: 2011-12 Budget
March 1, 2011
- includes links to :
* Budget Highlights (see below) * Budget Address * Supplementary Information * Fiscal and Economic Outlook * Main Estimates * Capital Estimates: * Supplementary Appropriations (Capital) * Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Business Plans (see below)

Budget Highlights (PDF - 308K, 2 pages)
The Government of Nunavut (GN) is investing to support the priorities set out in Tamapta, the GN’s long-term vision for Nunavut. Investments in education, social assistance and health emphasize the GN’s focus on Nunavummiut.
(...)
* The GN is investing an additional $18 million in education, focusing most of the new funding to support our K-12 students.
* The GN is providing an additional $3 million to increase social assistance payments. This is not a solution to poverty, but it is a way to help some of Nunavut’s most disadvantaged citizens.
* The GN is providing an additional $32 million to invest in the health of Nunavummiut. Health care now makes up a quarter of the GN’s program spending.

Business Plans (PDF - 2.2MB, 352 pages)
The Dept. of Education (responsible for income support) changes to the Social Assistance Regulations in order to introduce an increase to both the food and clothing allowances in the program to come into effect April 1, 2011.

Source:
Nunavut Department of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

Nunavut joins the deficit club (PDF - 465K, 3 pages)
The Nunavut government released its 2011 budget this afternoon. In these documents, the government reveals that it is now projecting a deficit of $132.2 million for FY 10-11. This is nearly $130 million more than what was projected in last year’s budget. The larger deficit comes primarily as a result of the government covering the shortfalls incurred by the Nunavut Housing Corporation. Looking ahead to the next fiscal year, a deficit of $50 million (or 2.7% of GDP) is anticipated.

Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Media:

Nunavut budget projects $50M deficit
March 1, 2011
The Nunavut government estimates it will incur a $50-million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, despite an increase in revenue, says Finance Minister Keith Peterson. Tabling the territory's 2011-2012 budget on Tuesday, Peterson said even with the projected deficit, there will be no program cuts and the budget actually proposes more spending for departments. (...) Peterson's budget calls for spending increases for all departments, including a $32-million increase for the Health and Social Services Department and $18 million more for the Education Department.
Source:
CBC North

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- Go to the Nunavut Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nunavut.htm

 

Alberta Budget 2011
- February 24, 2011

Alberta Budget 2011
February 24, 2011

- includes links to newsroom, charts and graphs and other budget documents

Budget 2011 lays the foundation to build a better Alberta
Province well-positioned for return to economic growth

News Release
February 24, 2011
- includes Budget highlights

Government and Ministry Business Plans, 2011-14
* Employment and Immigration
(PDF - 237K, 4 pages) - dept. responsible for welfare
* Children and Youth Services
(PDF - 79K, 4 pages)
* Seniors and Community Supports (PDF - 80K, 4 pages)

Source:
Alberta Finance and Enterprise

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

A Political Geyser Gushes to the Surface (PDF - 432K, 3 pages)
February 24, 2011
The Alberta government released its 2011 budget earlier today. The tone of the budget picks up from last year with the need for austerity and long-run fiscal sustainability. For a second straight year, several ministries saw cuts to their departmental allocations. However, all but $240 million of the savings generated from this restraint will be re-invested in key priority areas like health and education.
Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Media:

'Practical' Alta. budget projects $3.4 billion deficit
February 24, 2011
Alberta's Progressive Conservative government is projecting a $3.4 billion deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year, while relying heavily on the savings account known as the Sustainability Fund for billions of dollars of spending on infrastructure and health. The fund, now forecast at $11.2 billion, is projected to end the fiscal year at $5.3 billion, but Finance Minister Lloyd Snelgrove defended his government's use of the money.
Source:
CBC News

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Alberta freezes student assistance, operating grants
Council of Alberta University Students says budget does not improve access to university
By Sarah Petz
February 25, 2011
While post secondary education in Alberta may have faired [sic] better with this year’s provincial budget than in 2010, some student representatives are still concerned that the funding allocated is not enough to make up for last year’s drastic cuts.The ministry of Advanced Education and Technology saw a 1.2 per cent increase to its operational support budget, which covers basic operational funding for Alberta post secondary education. However, funding for student assistance programs and operating grants to universities and colleges have been held at 2010 levels. The budget also saw payouts from the Access to the Future Fund, an endowment created in 2005 to match private donations to post secondary institutions, suspended for two years, leaving $700 worth of donations left in limbo, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Source:
Macleans.ca On Campus

- Go to the Alberta Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm

British Columbia Budget 2011
- February 15, 2011

British Columbia Budget 2011
February 15, 2011
- includes links to all news releases, backgrounders, budget highlights, Ministry Services Plans, and much more...

From the Budget 2011 Ministry Service Plans page:

* Ministry of Social Development 2011/12 – 2013/14 Service Plan (PDF - 1.2MB, 22 pages) - February 2011
(Ministry responsible for welfare)

* Ministry of Children and Family Development (PDF - 443K, 21 pages) - February 2011

Source:
Ministry of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

BC Budget 2011
ROUND ONE DONE. WILL THERE BE A ROUND TWO?
(PDF - 466K, 3 pages)
February 15, 2011
Finance Minister Colin Hansen tabled British Columbia’s (BC) 2011 budget earlier today. The timing of this release may seem less than ideal given the political leadership uncertainties facing the province. But, the schedule was largely out of the Minister’s hands as the budget release date is specified in provincial legislation. Leading up to today’s release, Minister Hansen had indicated this would be a status quo budget, containing only minor housekeeping items and an economic and fiscal update. This is exactly what we received today. No new spending
items, tax measures or regulations were announced.
Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Media:

B.C. finance minister
unveils ‘status quo’ budget

By Susan Lazaruk
February 15, 2011
B.C. Finance Minister Colin Hansen used the opportunity of his new budget to warn that if voters kill the HST, taxpayers are going to take a big hit. With a new premier coming in and the uncertainty about the future of the HST, he admitted the new budget he delivered Tuesday afternoon wasn’t what he’d call “exciting.” That means no new programs or tax or program cuts and only marginal spending hikes for health care and welfare payments and some extra money in the contingency fund for this fiscal year to provide a new government with some wiggle room.
[ 48 comments ]

Source:
The Province (Vancouver)

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- Go to the BC Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk.htm

Northwest Territories 2011-2012 Budget
- February 3, 2011

Northwest Territories 2011-2012 Budget
February 3, 2011
- includes Budget address, highlights, expenditures, revenue, looking forward, etc.
PDF version (738K, 58 pages)
- includes the Budget Address as well as the economic and fiscal reviews
[ version française de ces deux fichiers ]

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

COUNT ‘EM: SIX YEARS OF CONSECUTIVE SURPLUSES
2011 Northwest Territories Budget
(PDF - 440K, 3 pages)
February 3, 2011
Today, Northwest Territories’ (NWT) Finance Minister Michael Miltenberg tabled his 2011 budget. This release comes just weeks after the governments of Canada and NWT signed a devolution agreement-in-principle that includes a series of steps to be taken before full authority of Crown lands is given. After tabling a deficit in FY 09-10, the NWT government is projecting surpluses from FY 10-11 to FY 15-16.
Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Media:

N.W.T. budget proposes $16.9M in new spending
The Northwest Territories government is proposing a $1.34-billion budget that includes $16.9 million in new spending. Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger tabled the 2011-12 budget on Thursday, saying it builds on the achievements his government has made over the last three years.
Source:
CBC Canada North

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NWT organizations chime in on territorial budget
February 4, 2011
Yellowknife, N.W.T.
"Safe" is the word some organizations are calling the territory's new budget, tabled Thursday by the GNWT. There are no new taxes planned for 2011-2012, but the executive director of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, Tim Doyle, is a bit worried about the possibly of future taxes.
Source:
HQYellowknife.com

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- Go to the Northwest Territories Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ntbkmrk.htm

Yukon 2011 Budget
- February 3, 2011

Yukon 2011 Budget
February 3, 2011
- incl. links to all budget papers for all fiscal years back to 1998-99

2010-2011 Budget Address [ PDF - 184K]

2010-2011 Budget Highlights [ 47.30 KB]

2011-12 budget shows a healthy
savings account and invests in Yukon’s future

News Release
February 3, 2011
WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon’s 2011-12 Capital and Operations and Maintenance budget, totalling $1 billion and $89 million, was tabled in the legislative assembly today by Premier and Finance Minister Dennis Fentie. (...) Yukon is the first jurisdiction in Canada to table a surplus budget, along with a healthy savings account in 2011-12.

Source:
Yukon Department of Finance

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TD Bank Financial Group
Analysis of the Budget:

FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF SURPLUSES
2011 Yukon Budget

February 3, 2011
The 2011 Yukon budget was released yesterday. In its package, the government provided estimates for its medium-term fiscal plan. A deficit of $20 million remains the target for FY 10-11. Four consecutive years of surpluses are then anticipated in the amount of $38 million in FY 11-12, $29 million in FY 12-13, $28 million in FY 13-14 and FY 14-15. These surpluses are in the order of 1-2% of territorial GDP. By returning to fiscal order in FY 11-12, the territory becomes the first jurisdiction in Canada to convert its deficit into a surplus. In addition, the territory does not hold any debt, an accomplishment only Alberta shares.
Source:
2011 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budgets
[ TD Bank Financial Group ]

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Media:

Yukon tables $1B pre-election budget
February 3, 2011
Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie has released his third $1-billion budget, as his Yukon Party government prepares for an election later this year.
Source:
CBC Canada North

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http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/yk.htm

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