Five ways the federal budget may affect you

There were many changes in the Harper Government's 2013 Federal Budget, which was tabled by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today, although you may be asking how any of it will affect you. Here are five ways that you could find the federal budget makes a difference in your life.

This story originally appeared as a Canadian Press story here.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: kids play ice hockey on the frozen Aussenalster river during the 'Alstervergnuegen' on February 10, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The very popular annual city festival 'Alstervergnuegen' takes place around the Alster lake in Hamburg. Last time the Alster was official approved for the 'Alstervergnuegen' is 15 years ago. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: kids play ice hockey on the frozen Aussenalster river during the 'Alstervergnuegen' on February 10, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The very popular annual city festival 'Alstervergnuegen' takes place around the Alster lake in Hamburg. Last time the Alster was official approved for the 'Alstervergnuegen' is 15 years ago. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CO - MARCH 26: Registered nurse Susan Eager (L), checks the breathing of patient Justin Verhoeff, 82, during a house call on March 26, 2012 in Lakewood, Colorado. The Supreme Court Monday began hearing three days of arguments over the 2010 health care overhaul, expected to affect the entire U.S. health industry. Eager works for the Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency, a non-profit that performs thousands of home visits free of charge each year to low-income patients. The agency is funded by private donations and grants and says it helps keep patients, mostly seniors, living in their homes longer, saving federal programs like Medicare millions of dollars each year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Home Health Provider Aids Needy As Supreme Court Debates Healthcare Reform Law
LAKEWOOD, CO - MARCH 26: Registered nurse Susan Eager (L), checks the breathing of patient Justin Verhoeff, 82, during a house call on March 26, 2012 in Lakewood, Colorado. The Supreme Court Monday began hearing three days of arguments over the 2010 health care overhaul, expected to affect the entire U.S. health industry. Eager works for the Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency, a non-profit that performs thousands of home visits free of charge each year to low-income patients. The agency is funded by private donations and grants and says it helps keep patients, mostly seniors, living in their homes longer, saving federal programs like Medicare millions of dollars each year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 15: Gay couple Kai (L) and Michael Korok and their daughter Jana, 4, attend the opening of Germany's first gay parent counseling center on March 15, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Regenbogenfamilien Zentrum (Rainbow Families Center) will provide counseling and other services to families with gay, lesbian and transgender parents. Gay marriage is legal in Germany though gay couples are not entitled to the same full legal rights as heterosexual couples, and the issue of child adoption by gay couples remains legally somewhat complicated. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Germany's First Gay Parent Counseling Center Opens
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 15: Gay couple Kai (L) and Michael Korok and their daughter Jana, 4, attend the opening of Germany's first gay parent counseling center on March 15, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Regenbogenfamilien Zentrum (Rainbow Families Center) will provide counseling and other services to families with gay, lesbian and transgender parents. Gay marriage is legal in Germany though gay couples are not entitled to the same full legal rights as heterosexual couples, and the issue of child adoption by gay couples remains legally somewhat complicated. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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