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Political Science
POLS 2250
Tim Mau

CURRENT GOVERNMENT PRIORITIESBUDGET 2008RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP y Harper reluctant to mention deficit and denied there being an issue y MAINTAIN STRONG FISCAL MANAGEMENT y DEBT REDUCTION y The liberal governments after 1997 had a surplus and therefore and option of ywhat to do with such a surplus and they did a combination of public spending and paying down public debtHarper government goal was to do the same in regards to creating a surplus y DELIVERING ON TAX BACK GUARANTEE2 BILLION IN INTEREST SAVINGS BY 200910 yGOING TO PERSONAL INCOME TAX REDUCTIONSKEEP SPENDING FOCUSEDDISCIPLINEDyHarper government planning on spending more in defences to deal with the yglobal terror threatCanadian defence to a hit under the liberal governmentyFOCUS ON CORE FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITIESyFiscally separate in regards to Provincial and Federal spendingusing the yConstitution as a strong lineSTRENGTHENING CANADAS TAX ADVANTAGEyINTRODUCTION OF THE TAXFREE SAVINGS ACCOUNTySUPPORT FOR SMB THROUGH RD TAX INCENTIVESyINVESTING IN PEOPLEyDEVELOP BESTEDUCATED MOST SKILLED AND FLEXIBLE WORKFORCE IN THE WORLDyCreates a more economically competitive marketyENHANCEMENTS TO GRANTS AND LOAN PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTSyGives a greater availability for post secondary educationy25 MILLION OVER 2 YEARS FOR NEW CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS TOP yCANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PhD STUDENTSESTABLISH 20 CANADA GLOBAL EXCELLENCE RESEARCH CHAIRSyINVESTING IN KNOWLEDGEyMONEY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYy
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