Feds funnel another half-billion dollars into fixing public service pay in 2019 budget
By Jolson Lim and Beatrice PaezMar. 20, 2019
Here are six takeaways for public servants, politicos, media, and policy wonks from the Liberals’ final, pre-election fiscal plan.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive at the House of Commons to deliver the 2019 federal budget on Mar. 19. Mr. Morneau used the Liberals' last pre-election budget to propose $23-billion in new spending over the next five years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government’s final budget heading into the October election features a mixed bag of spending measures, including a $500-million boost to alleviate some of the headaches caused by the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
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