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19:16  14 march  2019
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Budget not an election document, Morneau says

Budget not an election document, Morneau says HALIFAX - Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a Halifax business audience today that they shouldn't think of this week's federal budget as an election document. In remarks to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Morneau said that if there was anything the government did in the budget that was a surprise then "you haven't been watching us for the last four years." Morneau also continued to make the case for more spending, saying now is "exactly the wrong time" to balance the budget quickly. © Provided by Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

"The budget 's a public policy document and I think the story will be much more into where the country needs to go as opposed to dollar amounts Finance Minister Bill Morneau dropped some major hints in a speech last week in Germany, where he argued that "anti-globalization, protectionism and

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OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau is suggesting that next week's federal budget will include measures to help Canadians cover their bills if they choose to head back to school to boost their skills or change careers.

During a morning event in Toronto, Morneau told a group of children that the Liberal government is looking at ways to help people prepare for their next jobs.

Morneau drops more hints about budget © Provided by Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau takes questions from children from the Toronto and Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club after putting on his new budget shoes for a pre-budget photo opportunity in Toronto on Thursday, March 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Among the ideas Morneau is putting out today are an avenue for people to have dedicated time off for skills training and ways to cover their expenses while they're out of the workforce.

Budget not an election document, Morneau says

Budget not an election document, Morneau says HALIFAX - Finance Minister Bill Morneau pitched the virtues of his latest budget as logical extension of his past documents in a speech Friday, telling a Halifax business audience they shouldn't think of it as an electoral platform. 

Justin Ernest George Morneau (born May 15, 1981) is a Canadian former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, and Chicago White Sox.

Learn more . You're viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. Mark Critch sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau to get the budget nitty-gritty… or if you’re having trouble sleeping you could just download the budget yourself.

Top government officials have been working behind the scenes for years on ways to help Canadians prepare for shifts in the economy, marked by fewer permanent careers and more short-term jobs, a hallmark of the "gig" economy.

The Liberals have been clear that Tuesday's federal budget — the last before the country is plunged into an election campaign — will focus on helping people improve their skills in the face of a shifting labour market.

At the start of the event, Morneau put on the shoes he will wear for next week's budget day, which are the same ones he wore in 2016 with some repair work from an all-female-owned shop in Toronto's Kensington Market district.

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The Trudeau government’s new budget targets the first-time homebuyer who wants an electric car in the driveway, some job-training and a subscription to a digital news website. There are other scattershot tax breaks and benefits in the 2019 spending plan — a fiscal document that works very hard to touch base with every consumer demographic in the run-up to this fall's federal election. The budget's broadest benefit is aimed at workers. All employed Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 are to get $250 each year toward job-related training, up to a maximum of $5,000 over a lifetime.

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