16:00 ET / 13:00 PT: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivers federal budget 2021
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In the House of Commons, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presents details of the federal government’s first full fiscal plan in more than two years. The government tabled its last budget on March 19, 2019, and it did not release a budget in 2020, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau citing economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget is Freeland’s first as finance minister since she took over the portfolio from Bill Morneau.