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Budget hits and misses

CP Video - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:06 EST

After a torrent of leaks there were still some surprises in the 2009 federal budget. Canadian Press reporters Rob Russo and Bruce Cheadle look at the hits and misses in the financial plan

OTTAWA

Some Canadian women may be measuring for a new kitchen today now that Ottawa's chipping in for the cupboards with a tax break.

But Masu Khan is worrying about how to fill the cupboards she has, and no home-renovation credit will help. She's staring down rent increases she can't afford, hoping her 12-year-old sedan keeps running so she can drive each Saturday to a grocery store with cheaper prices than the ones in her neighbourhood, and avoid the food bank.

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