Budget 2021: economic highlights
In the upcoming federal budget, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he wants to build back better after the pandemic. He calls it an opportunity for a reset and to reimagine the economic system. He also wants to address global challenges such as extreme poverty, inequality and climate change. And there is a long list of demands for spending in other areas, that includes long-term care, mental health, pharmacare, childcare, affordable housing, electric vehicles and the possibility of a universal income.