That's only part of the picture, as much government spending has already been approved, and billions more—including new promises in this year's budget—will be reflected in supplementary estimates.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos is responsible for the government's main estimates, which were tabled in Parliament by Seniors Minister Deb Schulte on Feb. 25. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The government will ask MPs to approve $142-billion in spending to keep it running through the 2021-22 fiscal year.
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New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.
It was more important for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to distinguish his offer from the Liberal government, say politicos, with both parties presenting resolutions that offered similar progressive policy solutions.