Think you know what it takes to balance a budget? The Tories set out their plans to get back to black in Thursday's federal budget. If you were in charge, what would you cut to get our finances in order? Would you raise taxes, cut foreign aid, trim transfers? It's a painful process and to give you an idea of how hard it is, here's a selection of notable options below. It's not meant to be comprehensive, but spend some time nipping and snipping here and there and it'll give you an idea of how tough digging out of deficit can be. Make your plan to slash the deficit and share it with your friends and family.
Special thanks to Stephen Gordon, Laval University, Kevin Milligan, University of British Columbia and Frances Woolley, Carleton University, for their help in compiling GST, income tax and OAS figures.