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‘Significant need’ for more fulsome fiscal plan, update from feds this fall, says Page

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Political strategists say they expect a mini-budget or beefed-up economic statement before year’s end, something former PBO Kevin Page says ‘can’t wait’ until next spring.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and now-Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc during a press conference in the West Block after adding a second hat and being sworn in as Minister of Finance on Aug. 18. Ms. Freeland is widely expected to table longer-term fiscal plan this fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A speech from the throne will set out the Liberal government’s new policy agenda on Sept. 23, and, with no federal budget yet tabled for 2020, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says there’s now a “significant need” for the feds to quickly follow up with longer-term fiscal plans as a matter of public confidence. 

Laura Ryckewaert

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


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