Feds slash income taxes, GST

Liberals abstain from vote, Bloc and NDP vote against mini budget
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/14/2007

With the budget surplus topping $16 billion, the House of Commons passed the Conservative's tax-cut-laden mini budget.

Stephane Dion's Liberals opposed the budget and its nearly $60 billion in tax cuts over five years, but abstained from the vote, unwilling to bring down the government on such a voter-friendly issue as tax cuts. The Bloc and the NDP voted against the budget.

The mini budget passed 127-76.