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Leadership at Home and Abroad
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Budget 2008 invests in core federal responsibilities, focusing on priorities outlined in the Speech from the Throne. It does this by:

  • Showing leadership at home with investments in key priorities to foster a better Canada, including health and safety, security, northern sovereignty and economic development, the environment and culture. It strengthens partnerships with Aboriginal Canadians and supports those less able to help themselves.
  • Strengthening Canada’s leadership abroad by providing long-term and predictable funding for national defence, meeting Canada’s commitments on international assistance and improving the effectiveness of Canada’s borders.

With Budget 2008, the Government is taking important steps to build upon measures announced in the last two budgets.

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