Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberal government’s 2019 federal budget on March 19, 2019.
Although the government usually remains tight-lipped about the contents of the budget until it's released, the budget will likely be developed with an eye on maintaining Canada's competitive position. In addition, because 2019 is an election year, the government may be considering beneficial tax measures to set the stage for the upcoming federal election campaign. Recommendations included in a pre-budget report prepared by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (Finance Committee) and other recent comments by the Finance Minister may give us some preliminary clues about what the federal budget might contain this year.
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