Budget 2012: Foreign aid, missions abroad, defence all see cuts

Budget emphasizes trade, immigration as key to long-term growth.

Embassy Photo: Sneh Duggal
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty after the budget was tabled on March 29.
Carl Meyer, Kristen Shane, Sneh Duggal
Published: Thursday, 03/29/2012 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 11/24/2015 6:18 pm EST

The federal government’s 2012 budget contains cuts to defence and foreign aid, speedier environmental reviews for big projects, and a shrinking overseas diplomatic footprint, as well as a re-evaluation of Canada’s spot in some international organizations.

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