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19:16  14 march  2019
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Budget 2019 will create 'lifelong learning' accounts: sources

Budget 2019 will create 'lifelong learning' accounts: sources The federal government will establish personalized accounts to help Canadians pay for lifelong learning and skills development in next week’s budget, CBC News has learned. The specific details of the program weren't shared with CBC, but two government sources say the government's plan is modelled on a similar program in Singapore. The Singapore SkillsFuture program sets up personal accounts to help anyone over the age of 25 pay for retraining and skills development. Under the SkillsFuture program, individual accounts start with a government-funded opening credit of $500 with the promise of periodic top-ups.

"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

WATCH: Trudeau drops hint about dedicated paternity leave as budget looms. After a one-on-one meeting late last week with Morneau , representatives from the No-Fly List Kids group said they were very optimistic that this budget would include money to build, and administer, a new system that will

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.

What to watch for in the federal budget

What to watch for in the federal budget OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government's final budget of its mandate Tuesday, just seven months before the next federal election. Here are some things to watch for: A boost to skills training The government says it wants to help workers adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the modern workforce. The budget is expected to announce measures to help Canadians cover their bills if they choose to head back to school to upgrade their skills or to change careers. Morneau has also said he wants to make sure workers have dedicated time off so they can get that skills training.

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.

Toronto needs 1 thing in the federal budget — money, and lots of it.
The City of Toronto wants $45 million from the federal government just to balance this years books, and it needs a lot more when it comes to building transit and affordable housing in the future.

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