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Cathy and Mauro Ceolin

Globe and Mail Update - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:51 EST

Cutting back amid a gloomier economic outlook and tight job market

Globe and Mail Update

OTTAWA — New Coast Guard ships will be built in British Columbia and Vancouver's Evergreen Transit Line wins an extension as the federal budget outlined Canada's plan to spend its way out of the economic recession.

In addition to billions for skills training and infrastructure projects nation-wide, the Conservatives' 2009 federal budget includes several specific measures aimed directly at British Columbians.

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