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Canadian government introduces budget

Canadian government introduces budget

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government adopted some key opposition proposals in its budget in what might be a bid to stave off an election.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appeared to offer a budgetary carrot on Tuesday to appease the New Democratic party. The inducements includes help for low-income seniors.
The New Democrats have yet to announce whether they will support the budget. For the budget to be defeated, all three opposition parties would have to vote against it. The opposition Liberals and Bloc Quebecois said after the budget was announced that they will vote against it.
If the budget is defeated, Harper will have no choice but to call an election, possibly in early May.


Updated : 2021-03-04 07:23 GMT+08:00