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UPDATED: The first rule of Jim Flaherty’s figh—er, consultation club: Don’t talk about the consultation club!

Okay, it’s time to run a little ITQ-flavoured fact check on Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s claim that a “great deal of consultation” has gone into the budget thus far, which he made earlier this morning in Thornhill, just before going into a closed-door, by-invitation-only “consultation roundtable”: