This budget reminds us that the human cost of the pandemic far outweighs the spending necessary to restore lives.
Instead of bowing to political punditry, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland—pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the West Block en route to table the budget on April 19—bucked a neoliberal ideology that has produced some of the largest equity gaps in our systems, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—What a Biden-esque budget; it smells like America’s Rescue Plan up in here (if you missed that DMX reference, I can’t help you).
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Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.