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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, right, takes part in his fifth annual summer policy retreat in Wakefield, Que., last August. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, right, takes part in his fifth annual summer policy retreat in Wakefield, Que., last August. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Notes from Jim Flaherty's policy retreat Add to ...

As Finance Minister Jim Flaherty goes behind closed doors for his sixth annual summer policy retreat, government documents obtained by The Globe and Mail reveal what gets discussed at these candid off-the-record confabs.

During last year’s sessions with business and policy leaders in Wakefield, Que., the minister was urged to adopt measures to reduce the pay of Canadian workers, limit union power by enacting U.S.-style right-to-work legislation, and allow two-tier health care.

Read the documents below. For more, read our story.

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