The government is expecting to earn almost $60-billion less this year than it did last, as it continues to spend billions in borrowed money to keep the economy afloat.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced on Nov. 30 that his government was again deferring the Firearms Marking Regulations, likely until after the next election.
The newly promised federal cash for long-term care won’t solve the problem, says the finance adviser-turned-Queen’s University professor.
‘The biggest risk is that we’re going to backload the policies and the efforts that we’re going to need,’ says Michael Bernstein.
The bill leaves unanswered questions, including why the government wants consumer data, and how much businesses will be able to do with that data without consumers' permission, says John Lawford.
'I can’t think of an election where your advanced polls [are] going to be so integral to your ultimate result as the next one,' said John Delacourt.
The Grits promised to make their climate targets 'legally binding,' but public embarrassment will likely remain the biggest threat to a government that ditches the plan, say green policy advocates.
The government actually spent less on debt charges this summer than last, thanks to low interest rates and a rush from the Bank of Canada and other investors to gobble up government bonds.