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.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
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