CANADA: Liberals’ 2019 budget includes billions for seniors, jobs and first-time home buyers

There are few ways to better motivate a certain contingent of voters than to promise them goodies (paid for by taxpayers). This has long been effective electoral strategy.

(From Global News)

The final budget of the Trudeau government‘s mandate will scatter billions in fresh spending – on everything from prescription drugs to retraining workers to first-time home buyers – as the Liberals commit to an electoral fight that pits their deficit-spending vision versus the Conservatives’ balanced-books approach.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget Tuesday resembled Liberal economic plans that preceded it: the government will exhaust a big windfall, run near-term deficits of about $20 billion and offer no timeline to return to balance.

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