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Veterans’ benefits lead in supplementary spending ask of nearly $5-billion

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The supplementary estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the new Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos tabled the first supplementary spending estimates for 2019-20 on Dec. 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The federal government’s budgetary spending is up 7.3 per cent so far this fiscal year over last, as laid out in the recently released first supplementary estimates of 2019-20.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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