Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Liberals release $28.5 billion deficit budget

By Lisa Goudy

The Canadian government tabled a $28.5-billion deficit budget for 2017-18 Wednesday that includes some tax increases, but still no plan to return to a balanced budget.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s federal budget, called “Building a Strong Middle Class,” includes a deficit projection for 2016-17 of $23 billion, rising to $28.5 billion by 2017-18 and down to $18.8 billion by 2021-22.

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