Will budget hold up as plank in election platform?

But the group wanted to see more information about new clean-air regulations and more money allocated to protecting the Great Lakes.

“Given that Canadian officials have been assuring other countries that better management of polluters is coming, it is critical that regulations for large polluters like the tar sands industry get enacted this year,” Smith said in a statement.

The budget proposes spending $5 million over two years to clean up the Great Lakes.

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