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'Take ($330 million to improve First Nations sewer and water) over the vastness of Canada over two years is... I hate to use that analogy, a drop in the bucket'
-- Derek Nepinak, Grand Chief,
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
'The changes to OAS and GIC are completely unnecessary. That's where we see the ideology coming into play instead of looking at the evidence... Canada's greatest success story on the poverty front has been reductions to seniors' poverty.'
-- Shauna MacKinnon, Manitoba director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
'We're certainly not happy even with 19,000 (job cuts). I'm not putting much stock in the 19,000... you cannot just cut positions and maintain services for Canadians.'
-- Robyn Benson, Winnipeg-based regional executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada
"We're concerned that this budget does not protect the things that matter to Manitobans like education and health care."
-- Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger
"It was definitely a balanced approach. We would have liked to see a more aggressive approach to deficit reduction and a more aggressive timetable toward balancing the budget. We think they could have done more on the fiscal side."
-- Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce president Dave Angus
"This budget, in my opinion, is very balanced. It's focused on what's important to Canadians."
-- Tory MP Shelley Glover
"They're not good managers. They are not going to go at this with a scalpel, they'll always go at it with a rusty machete. It's a clear-cut."
-- NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, dismissing the budget as a selection of wrong choices
"I don't see a message here about jobs and growth."
-- Interim Liberal
Leader Bob Rae