Paul Martin Retrospective Gallery

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Hamilton  -  Ontario  -  Canada
April 29, 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin reached an
agreement-in-principle with the New
Democrats  to earn support for his
minority government's budget. The
deal included a $4.6-billion boost in
social program spending over two

"This agreement is fiscally
responsible. It is progressive. We
agreed to it because we want
Parliament to work," Martin told

Martin said the deal - which could
enable his government to survive - will
be paid for through projected budget
surpluses of $9 billion.