Federal Deficits Could Exceed $52B Over 2 Years, If Liberals Keep Their Promises - Huffington Post Canada

OTTAWA — The federal budget is projected to exceed $52 billion over the next two years — if the Liberals keep all their election promises. The Huffington Post Canada overlaid Monday's new deficit projections from the finance department with the Grits ...

Deficit has soared ahead of March 22 budget, Bill Morneau says - CBC.ca

The Liberal government is now forecasting larger than expected deficits for the next two years even before adding billions in promised spending in its first budget, which will be tabled on March 22. Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented the updated ...

Bill Morneau tries to reassure Canadians economic growth is worth a deficit - CBC.ca

Appearing amidst an audience of interested citizens at a community centre in east Ottawa, Bill Morneau seemed at one moment to be reading his own stage directions. "The most important thing I'm doing today," he said, responding to a reporter's question ...

John Ivison: Batten down the hatches, Liberals are full steam ahead toward a sea of red ink - National Post

Bill Morneau has promised “positive surprises” in his March 22nd budget, and said his government will develop a “robust growth strategy” he will deliver to Canadians by the end of the year. There will be surprises alright — but they may not pleasant ones.

Morneau reverses public service sick leave savings - Ottawa Citizen

Finance Minister Bill Morneau moves to rollback sick leave changes put in place by the Tories. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. The Liberal government is reversing $1.3 billion in savings the Conservatives booked to ...

Federal budget announcement - CHCH News

The Finance Department says Ottawa will run a deficit of at least $18.4 billion next year. This is nearly five times the projection of $3.9 million from just three months ago and once the Liberal government's election promises are factored in the ...