Trudeau Will Add to Record Debt With First Pandemic Budget (2)

April 19, 2021, 11:11 AM

Justin Trudeau is set to unveil a vision for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery on Monday that will double as an election platform, heavy on new spending and assurances the mounting debt is affordable.

The budget, the prime minister’s first full fiscal plan since before Covid-19 hit, is an opportunity to lay out longer-term aspirations he’ll be able to campaign on in a national vote that could see him regain his parliamentary majority.

Justin Trudeau is weighing whether the time is right to try and win back his parliamentary majority.
Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Trudeau’s government has signaled as much as C$100 billion ($80 billion) in additional money over the next three years for initiatives from childcare to green energy. Expectations are ...

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