As a country, there are more things we would like to do than we can afford. Improving our productive capacity to meet more of our future needs while leaving fiscal capacity to deal with a recession or other shocks should be the priorities of the 2019 budget.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present his fourth budget on Tuesday, March 19. It will be a pre-election budget, so will include a long and boastful list of accomplishments, but it will also be a budget where there is little room for new spending as deficit worries are looming, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present his fourth—and perhaps last—budget on Tuesday, March 19.
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