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80: The number of Conservative ministers, MPs and senators dispatched across the country to talk up economic recovery plans.

$26-million: The amount the federal and Manitoba governments committed Thursday to help the province's farmers clean up after their pigs as part of the Manure Management Financial Assistance Program.

$65-million: The amount of public funds the government is spending to promote its tax-cutting record in an advertising campaign centred on what is shaping up as a key election issue.

$60-billion: The total amount of Canada's two-year stimulus program.

222,000: The number of jobs - according to the government's seventh update report - created by its "Economic Action Plan."

45.4-billion: The size of this year's deficit, according to Finance Canada's October fiscal update.