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Budget watchdog rips DND for keeping cost of Iraq mission secret

Canada’s budget watchdog slammed defence officials Friday for refusing to divulge the cost of the Iraq combat mission.

In a succinct letter, Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette took aim at the deputy defence minister, Richard Fadden, for saying the military’s cost estimate for the six-month airstrike is a cabinet confidence. 332 more words

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Joe Oliver defends using study by small business group on EI premium cuts

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday defended his department’s reliance on an independent analysis of planned employment insurance changes, even though he admitted the organization was “a lobby group” for small businesses. 338 more words

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Joe Oliver defends using study by small business group on EI premium cuts

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday defended his department’s reliance on an independent analysis of planned employment insurance changes, even though he admitted the organization was “a lobby group” for small businesses. 338 more words

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Public service still shrinking, but signs show hiring picking up

For the third year in a row, the size of Canada’s public service continued to shrink, dipping another 2.3 per cent last year, even as new hiring began to pick up. 661 more words

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