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Paul Fredricks and Victoria Foley

Globe and Mail Update - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:49 EST

Skills training, business opportunities and infrastructure

From Monday's Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — Further departing from convention on pre-budget secrecy, the Harper government announced yesterday it will offer $1.5-billion in new training funds for laid-off workers in its coming stimulus package.

The disclosure by Conservative Human Resources Minister Diane Finley, on CTV's Question Period, was the latest in a series of orchestrated advance announcements of measures contained in tomorrow's federal budget.

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