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Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presents the budget in the House of Commons on Feb. 11, 2014
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presents the budget in the House of Commons on Feb. 11, 2014
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Budget’s ‘consumers first’ promises lack heft

Jim Flaherty is vowing to legislate away the often large gap between retail prices in Canada and the United States.

“Canadians work hard and should not be gouged with higher prices simply because of where they live,” according to the 419-page budget document tabled Tuesday by the Finance Minister.

It’s all part of what the Conservative government calls its “consumers first” agenda.