Though there was talk of a potential delay in tabling the budget, with Conservatives attempting to filibuster the proceedings in protest over the Liberals' decision to end the Justice Committee's SNC-Lavalin probe, it was tabled at 4 p.m. without a hitch.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold copies of their government's 464-page pre-election budget document, the final fiscal document before voters hit the polls in October. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.