Tories bring down budget today
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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Thursday's budget will include "specific measures'' to bolster the country's hard-hit manufacturing sector.
Flaherty says the measures will be one of the "major points'' in the Conservative government's fiscal plan.
The minister made the comments while trying on a new pair of shoes on Wednesday, an annual pre-budget tradition.
This year's new footwear — a pair of black Oxfords inscribed with the words "Action Plan,'' after the Tories' stimulus program — was purchased at a Roots factory in Toronto.
The budget will be read by the minister from Parliament at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
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