Canada faces deep and difficult challenges that could take a decade to overcome. The test for Chrystia Freeland’s upcoming budget is to be honest about our circumstances, and budget the priorities right, not deliver another exercise in self-congratulation and misguided optimism.
The staff economists from the International Monetary Fund are quite clear on what Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured Sept. 15, 2020, should do in her first budget. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—The staff economists from the International Monetary Fund are quite clear on what Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland should do in her first budget.
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.