The NDP says Joe Oliver delivered a balanced election-year budget by draining two-billion dollars from the government's emergency, rainy-day fund.
The Liberals dismiss the document as nothing more than Conservative electioneering.
Other critics are disappointed that much of the new cash for major infrastructure and public-transit projects won't start getting doled out until 2017 or '18.
Oliver says there's good reason for the delay, noting these are ``big projects'' that aren't even shovel-ready yet.
New Measures Proposed For Antimicrobial Use
Health Canada is proposing new measures to deal with the use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.
It says the goal is to minimize the global emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance and conserve the effectiveness of available antimicrobials.
The measures include amendments to the regulations involving personal use importation of veterinary drugs and the importation of veterinary active pharmaceutical ingredients.
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says the proposed measures were developed through consultation with industry and other stakeholders.
100 Year Anniversary Of Massive WW1 Battle
It was 100 years ago today that Canadian troops faced a horrific baptism by fire in the First World War.
Known as the Second Battle of Ypres, more than 6,700 Canadians would be killed or wounded in a massive German attack in Belgium.
The Canadian War Museum's Great War historian, Dr. Melanie Morin-Pelletier, says Canadians distinguished themselves at Ypres and set a standard for troops who would follow at places like Vimy Ridge.
It was also the first time poison gas was used by either side.
The Germans unleashed 5,700 canisters of chlorine gas in a bid to break the Allied lines.