Trudeau’s first budget is about direct investments not tax gimmicks

The Trudeau government has tabled its first budget and it is radically different from what we got from the Harper government for nearly a decade.

The Trudeau government obviously believes that if a government wants to achieve an important goal it should invest — not, as Harper did, create a complex series of boutique tax measures.

There are no new boutique tax credits for individuals in this budget, and no special tax measures for businesses.

The budget announces a number of major spending measures: for First Nations education and infrastructure, for green energy projects, for public transit, for poor and single seniors.


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