The numbers in the proposed 2021 Federal Budget are jaw dropping in their scope. The Liberals unveiled their plan for getting Canadians out of the pandemic and on the road to economic recovery. Will it lead to a federal election?
More than $100 billion in new spending for job creation, business support, and the jewel in the crown, a $30 billion investment over five years to set up a National Childcare Program with the ultimate goal of getting the cost down to $10 a day. Modelled a lot like Quebec’s current program.
This Budget is their first in more than two years. The NDP has been propping up the Liberals thus far and it will be interesting to see if they will do so again or trigger an election.
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Mostafa Askari is the Chief Economist with the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy.
Jim Stanford is an economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work.