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Highlights of the 2018 budget

By The Hill Times Staff      
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pose with a copy of the 2018 budget outside the House of Commons on Feb. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2018 budget in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon. The spending blueprint projected about $6-billion in new spending and an $18.1-billion deficit for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Here are some of the highlights: $1.7-billion over five years for the three federal granting councils and research institutes to be allocated to scientists for research, while $1.3-billion over the next half-decade will go towards boosting laboratories, equipment, and other research infrastructure $448.5-million over

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