Budget 2014 and election law changes on Wednesdays with Kady
CBC.ca politics blogger Kady O'Malley chats weekly with readers on Wednesdays With @Kady. CBC
After delivering his 10th federal budget, finance minister Jim Flaherty now has to sell it to Canadians.
The Conservatives are now projecting a $2.9-billion deficit for this year, just within the $3-billion contingency Flaherty has built in in case of major unforeseen events. Next year, the finance minister expects to be back in the black with a projected surplus of $6.4 billion.
But the budget is not the only topic of conversation in Ottawa this week. The government's proposed Fair Elections Act was criticized by Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand during an interview with CBC Radio's The House. Could the bill be amended?
KadyO'Malley will took all your budget and election law questions. You can read the recap below.
Mobile users can read the liveblog recap here.
- Canada budget in surplus for first quarter of fiscal year
- Canada finance minister says wants tax cuts in next budget
- Look for 'prudent spending' in 2015: Oliver
- US budget deficit running 24.2 per cent below 2013
- Alberta now forecasting $1.4B budget surplus
- Ottawa runs $1.6-billion surplus in June
- Alberta plans to borrow less; on track for surplus
- Wynne pushes feds for infrastructure money
- US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 per cent in 2014
- U.S. budget office downgrades GDP growth estimate to 1.5%
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