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Economic Unknowns To Play A Big Role In Federal Budget Plans

The Government Had To Prepare Budget Amid Uncertainty Over The Course Of Our Biggest Trading Partner The Trudeau government will chart the next segment of its mandate this week in what's expected to be a modest budget — but the omnipresent economic unknowns in the U.S. could eventually force Ottawa from a steady-as-she-goes course. For now, the stronger U.S. economy is benefiting Canada. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present the country's budget Wednesday amid a brightening outlook, thanks in large part to the United States. In recent months, healthier Canadian numbers — from trade, to labour, to housing — have encouraged forecasters to...

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