Finance Committee to begin drafting report on pre-budget consultations March 7
By Rachel AielloMar. 1, 2016
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release his first budget on March 22.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured in the House of Commons foyer, says there will be at least an $18.4-billion deficit in the 2016 budget, to be released on March 22. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
When MPs return to the Hill next week, the Finance Committee will begin drafting their report on what the committee heard during their marathon pre-budget consultations conducted over eight meetings in two weeks.
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