On March 19, 2007, the Minister of Finance – the Honourable Jim Flaherty – presented the second budget of the current Conservative government. The budget was titled ‘ASPIRE to a Stronger, Safer, Better Canada’ and stressed a number of themes including: 1. Restoring Fiscal Balance for a stronger federation; 2. Increasing prosperity through - tax relief for families and business, improving competitiveness, and investing in infrastructure and continuing to pay down debt; 3. A safer Canada – highlighting public safety and national defence; 4. Preserving the environment; 5. Modernizing Health Care; and 6. Improvements to Canada’s Capital Markets to enhance Global Competitiveness

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