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Pundits anticipate expansive, course-setting budget in 2017

By Marco Vigliotti      

'Budget 2017 has a lot more at stake for them; it definitely will be a chance for them to show traction,' says strategist Greg MacEachern.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured during last year's post-budget press conference. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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The Trudeau government will likely unveil an ambitious, activist budget in 2017 aimed at setting the course for the remainder of its first mandate after last year's rushed fiscal blueprint merely scratched the surface and largely echoed the Liberals' campaign platform, pundits predict. "In a lot of ways, this is the Trudeau government's first budget. Budget 2016 reflected the campaign; they telegraphed that there weren't going to be a lot of surprises, and at that point they had only been in

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