Budget 2016

Organizing budget day ‘like a campaign war room inside the minister’s office’

Eight budget lockups happened in Ottawa before Finance Minister Bill Morneau released the federal budget at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Robert Asselin, policy director to Mr. Morneau, said it was almost like running a campaign war room inside the minister's office for the three weeks leading up to Tuesday's budget day.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pictured with Finance Minister Bill Morneau heading into the House of Commons to table the 2016 budget. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By RACHEL AIELLO

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:52 PM

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