Hundreds of policy analysts among those told their jobs are on the block as the Conservatives seek to slash spending by $5.2 billion over the next three years.
Conservative majority gives businesses policy predictability
Fine print contains tax measures that would save the feds about $600 million.
The 2011 federal budget was surrounded with drama as all political parties postured for an impending election.
Budget 2011 highlighted Conservative efforts in continued recovery-mode.