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About 45 people gathered for a protest of the federal budget outside Gail Shea's Charlottetown office. (John Jeffery/CBC)

About 45 gathered in downtown Charlottetown Friday at noon to protest the federal government's omnibus budget bill.

The Charlottetown group was outside the office of Gail Shea, the national revenue minister and P.E.I.'s representative in the cabinet.

Bill C-38 contains much more than the legislation required to implement the budget, and that was the focus of much of what the protestors were complaining about.  They don't like the changes to employment insurance that make it more difficult for seasonal workers to get benefits, saying they will force out-migration to western Canada. They also expressed concern about changes to the environmental  review process.

The protestors acknowledged their turnout in Charlottetown was small, but said it was part of a nationwide protest, and they believed their voices were being heard.

Bill C-38 is expected to pass its final vote on Monday.