Every budget has its winners and losers, and the one tabled on Tuesday in Ottawa was no exception.
The government earmarked billions for First Nations and promised an injection of $11.9 more for infrastructure over the next five years. The mayors of Saskatoon and Regina were thrilled. So were tech startups, who found the threat of new taxes on stock options had not materialized.
But who really lost out in this budget? Global News has compiled a list of groups that probably want a do-over.
Adrienne Silnicki, national coordinator for the Canadian Health Coalition, said in a statement that “if the Liberal Government is serious about improving public health care for all, they need to put some money into it … we need financial investments to make that happen.”Anyone hoping for a balanced budgetA balanced budget is off the table for next year, and seemingly for the four years after that. The budget included no clear path for returning Canada to the black. The Liberals have defended their five-year deficit spending plan, saying it’s necessary to stimulate economic growth. The Conservatives have called the whole approach “a nightmare.”