TRUDEAU: ECONOMIC STATEMENT WILL BE PUT TO CONFIDENCE VOTE IN COMMONS
Dec 01, 2020
By Bob Komsic
The billions in new spending measures the federal government’s proposing in its fall economic update will be put to a vote in the House of Commons that the prime minister realizes could spell defeat of his minority government.
”But I am reasonably confident that none of the opposition parties wants an election right now,” added Justin Trudeau.
”We certainly don’t want one. We want to get these supports out to Canadians.”
The economic statement proposes just over $25-billion in new funding to top up and expand existing programs and create new, targeted measures to help hard-hit industries.
Current spending is putting the deficit on track to hit $381.6-billion this year year, but the Trudeau Liberals say it could creep even closer to $400-billion if widespread lockdowns return in coming weeks.