It never seems a good time for a tax-the-rich budget: Don Pittis -

Maybe it's never a good time for greater equality. When Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his team of public servants began putting the final touches on his budget a few weeks ago, things could hardly have looked better for the economy. Oil prices were ...and more »

Bill Morneau's stand-pat federal budget an exercise in anxiety - The Globe and Mail

The most generous thing that might be said about Bill Morneau's second budget is that the Liberals have adopted a do-no-harm approach as they await the crystallization of U.S. President Donald Trump's trade, tax and spending plans. Such is the stand ...and more »

Canada's `Lightweight' Budget Is Mostly Wait and See on Trump - Bloomberg

He wasn't mentioned once, but U.S. President Donald Trump was all over Canada's minimalist budget. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit the brakes on new spending and major tax changes in a wait-and-see budget that marked a major shift for his activist ...and more »

Plan for uncertain future - Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled a budget he said will make Canada healthier, cleaner and more competitive even though it adds almost $120 billion to the national debt by 2022. "Ten years from now, our cities, towns and northern ...and more »

Liberal budget offers lots of 'vision' but few new numbers: Aaron Wherry -

At a dozen points in the budget document, the Liberals interrupt their announcements to explain "What Success Will Look Like." Canada, we are told at one point, "will have one of the most skilled, talented, creative and diverse workforces in the world.and more »

Canada unveils wait-and-see budget amid US policy uncertainty - Channel NewsAsia

Canada's Liberal government unveiled a stay-the-course budget on Wednesday that targeted export growth and some measure of tax reform but did little to whittle away at deficits even as it backed off from an explicit pledge to improve the debt outlook.and more »

Trudeau's budget hurts middle class - Toronto Sun

Life just got tougher for the middle class Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims to care so much about. His second federal budget released Wednesday lowers middle-class pay cheques by raising employment insurance premiums. It makes commuting more ...and more »

The control freak budget -

Here's how you should think about Budget 2017 and its 280 pages: Imagine a boss who micromanages everything. You know the type: The one who drops by your office to review and delete a sentence in your presentation—the lone outlier with flair.and more »

Federal budget leaves uncertainty over defence spending, wounded veterans' pensions - National Post

OTTAWA — The Liberals checked off many of their remaining promises to veterans in Wednesday's federal budget, but left one big priority marked incomplete: giving injured ex-soldiers pensions for life. And anyone who was hoping to see more money ...and more »

Federal budget 2017 — Mostly gusts of pleasant smelling warm air: Neil Macdonald -

So here's my favourite quote from the federal budget. It's just so darned golly: "Ten years from now, our towns and cities will be more connected, our air and water will be cleaner, our kids will receive better care, and our neighbourhoods will be more ...and more »