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Harper government tight-lipped about massive budget bill

Critics have complained that bill C-38, which the federal government calls the jobs, growth and long-term prosperity act, is too broad for proper consideration.

The tory majority also pushed for a commons motion that will limit the length of debate on bill-38.

The bill contains a number of budget provisions including controversial changes to old age security.

It also amends about 60 different laws, eliminates a half dozen others and rewrites the Canadian environmental assessment act.

The conservatives want the bill passed before the summer.