Federal Budget Tabled

Today was Budget Day in Canada. The Trudeau government booked in billions of dollars in new costs which will give us a 10 billion dollar increase in the deficit to 40.1 billion dollars. The newly tabled budget, called the Made In Canada Plan, includes 46.2 billion for health-care, 13 billion for expanding the federal dental plan, 80 billion on clean tech investments and helping low income Canadians cope with inflation. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says a one-time grocery rebate will be issued to help close to 11-million lower-income Canadians. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says the help is good for the short term but Canadians will pay for it in the long term. 

Hal Roberts

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

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