Federal Budget 2017 projects $28.5 billion deficit

With its largely status quo 2017 budget, the federal government has essentially decided not to decide until President Trump decides. And that leaves taxpayers, entrepreneurs and businesses guessing about what Canada’s economic policies will be.With the Trump administration and Congress in the process of negotiating potentially large tax changes south of the border, this sit-on-our-hands approach by Ottawa won’t improve our competitiveness or provide any certainty about the future.Following last year’s $23 billion deficit, this budget projects a $28.5 billion deficit for 2017/18.What’s more, the budget provides no plan to end deficit spending and return to balance. So far the

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