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Budget 2020, election promises in question amid COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, say McKay, Delacourt

By Peter Mazereeuw      

‘It is going to blow a hole in the government’s legislative agenda,’ says Liberal MP John McKay.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's 2020 budget has been postponed—it's unclear for how long—and his mandate to change Canada's tax laws have, like the rest of the Liberal agenda, been sidelined by the need to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The COVID-19 crisis will derail the government’s legislative agenda for the 43rd Parliament, says veteran Liberal MP John McKay, and may spike the government’s 2020 budget entirely, says Liberal-connected lobbyist John Delacourt.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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