News in Review Canada Gets a Recession Budget

News in Review Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the Conservatives changed their mind, and whether the budget will be able to boost Canada’s sagging economy.

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March 2009
Canada -- Economic policy [CSH] Budget -- Canada [LCSH] Government spending policy -- Canada [LCSH] Budget deficits -- Canada [LCSH] Recessions -- Canada [LCSH] Infrastructure (Economics) -- Canada [LCSH] Economics [LCSH]
Carla Robinson (Host), Havard Gould (Journalist), Keith Boag (Journalist)
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