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Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, delivered the 2021 Federal budget in the House of Commons on April 19, 2021.

Reimagining a stronger and safer Canadian economy

As provinces navigate lockdowns and the roll-out of vaccines nationwide, this year's budget is one of the most widely anticipated and important budgets of our time, following the serious economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This budget is expected to provide a roadmap to help Canada's economy recover and rebound stronger and more resilient.

Our team of leading KPMG professionals will help make sense of the complex and ever-changing Canadian landscape by exploring the implications of key federal budget initiatives, priority investments and proposed tax measures. Our goal is to share insights on the potential economic and societal impacts of these changes, as we enter the New Reality. The analysis is aimed at assisting business leaders to understand, prepare and navigate the proposed changes anticipated in the weeks and months ahead.

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Asking Canadians

KPMG surveyed 1,000 Canadians aged 18+ from March 17 to 20, 2021 to discern changes in the public's confidence in and attitudes toward the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a survey of over 4,000 Canadians in January 2021 examining public sentiment on the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. For each study, KPMG leveraged the AskingCanadians panel by Delvinia through its methodify online research automation platform.

The poll provided a glimpse of what Canadians may hope to see in the upcoming Federal budget, including the adoption of a 'Canada-first' strategy to economic recovery that establishes incentives to 'buy Canadian.' Other key findings include:

Canadian Federal Budget 2021 - Canadians want a stimulus program focused on long-term economic growth

KPMG surveyed over 4,000 Canadians from January 12 to January 23, 2021 to get a sense of Canadians' confidence in and attitudes toward the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The poll is proportionally representative to Canada's population, gender, and age demographics.

Canadian Federal Budget 2021 - Canadians want an incentivized approach to recovery
Canadian Federal Budget 2021 - Canadians want a "Canada-first" approach to recovery

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