Trudeau's Liberals tell MPs to be election ready, raise cash by spring

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As the article states, always a good strategy to be ready to go at any time. But it wouldn't surprise me if he's got a backstab ready for Jaggers. A spring budget with less money for dental care than promised would definitely trigger an election shortly thereafter.
 
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Ron in Regina

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Ron in Regina

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As the article states, always a good strategy to be ready to go at any time. But it wouldn't surprise me if he's got a backstab ready for Jaggers. A spring budget with less money for dental care than promised would definitely trigger an election shortly thereafter.
…or maybe not. Jagmeet’s pension comes to fruition in 2025 does it not? It’s a Non-Coalition Coalitions Coalition of cooperation and whatever to get to 2025, right?
 
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As the article states, always a good strategy to be ready to go at any time. But it wouldn't surprise me if he's got a backstab ready for Jaggers. A spring budget with less money for dental care than promised would definitely trigger an election shortly thereafter.
Since they are digging in a little deeper than expected in the War measures act let's change the subject in the paid for media

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Ron in Regina

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“We’re very confident that'll be delivered as a part of what we forced the government to agree to,” he said.

“We forced them to agree to do this and it should be tabled by the end of next year,” he also said. “We're very confident that will happen.”

Asked whether he has a hard line that would cause him to scrap the deal, Singh said he’s waiting to see how 2023 goes, but he’s otherwise steadfast the agreement is having positive results.

The agreement, struck in March, would see the NDP prop up the minority Liberal government until 2025 in exchange for advancement on certain policy priorities. In the last nine months, they’ve made progress on a few big-ticket items, including a dental care program for children under 12 in lower-income families, which rolled out earlier this month, and a one-time $500 top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit, with applications opening up this week.

One of the most awe-inspiring accounts of government activity ever produced can be found on page 254 of the spring budget — table A1.13, under the heading "Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan."

According to that table, the federal government committed roughly $352.2 billion toward responding to the pandemic, almost all of it distributed over the last three fiscal years. A substantial portion of that spending — $69.4 billion — was directed toward health and safety measures. But the greater share — $282.8 billion — covers fiscal support measures for individuals and businesses.

That is, from any perspective, an incredible amount of money. For the sake of comparison, the federal government spent a total of $314.6 billion on all of its many programs and initiatives in 2018-2019, the last COVID-free fiscal year…back when the budget was still balancing itself into a hole for future Governments with financial restraint to deal with.

Much of that pandemic spending went to programs that were conceived on the fly and implemented in a matter of weeks — programs like the emergency response benefit and the wage subsidy. And a lot of that money got spent very quickly — $209.7 billion was distributed in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
 
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