Federal budget 2010
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had few surprises in the federal budget he unveiled in Ottawa Thursday, pledging to continue the stimulus measures rolled out in the last year while vowing to return to balanced books as soon as possible.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says his party will not trigger an election over the budget. While the Liberals oppose elements of the budget, Ignatieff said Canadians are in no mood to head to the polls. He said Liberals will vote against the budget but not in sufficient numbers to defeat the government.