A major spending add were costs for the federal carbon-pricing plan, totaling more than $1.5-billion between now and 2022, though the fall update stated that such figures are likely to be lower due to accounting revisions and the fact that revenues from fuel charges are to be returned to the provinces where the federal backstop applies.
Projections on annual deficits between 2019-20 and 2022-23 will be between $600-million and $1.9-billion higher than forecasted in last February’s budget, according to Finance Minister Bill Morneau's fall economic update. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
The Liberal government is forecasting bigger deficits in the near future as the country heads closer to an election in which big government spending is expected to be a hot-button issue.
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Opposition parties need enough lead time to pore over the legislation, to avoid a repeat of the late-night sitting that occurred when they were 'surprised' to learn that the government was seeking unlimited spending powers until December 2021, says Rachel Blaney.
Quebec authorities have assured the feds that public servants will be able to ‘move freely,’ so they can perform critical federal services, but one law professor says the move could be unconstitutional.
In a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, Dr. Theresa Tam has emerged as a 'compelling' figure who has an ability to deliver information without dramatizing the stakes. 'She gives us straightforward, evidence-based
The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.