There were not many surprises in the March 2010 federal budget announcement. The budget from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was called "Leading the Way to Jobs and Growth". The government continues committed to the job and growth stimulus that was announced in the 2009 budget, however in 2010, there are no new stimulus spending programs announced. Personal taxes continue to benefit from the 2009 plans including $3.2 billion in personal income tax relief and corporate taxes continue to benefit from the Canadian government's course to have the lowest corporate tax rates in the G7 by 2012. The following are highlights only of areas that may impact the average individual or business.

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