Budget 2018: Trudeau and Morneau put their stamp on social policy

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The Minister of Finance, Hon. Bill Morneau, delivered his third budget in the House of Commons yesterday. With their electoral mandate past its halfway mark, and major priorities like infrastructure behind them, the Liberal government used this budget to make its mark on Canada’s social policy.

This budget is all about Prime Minister Trudeau’s key goals of boosting the middle class and creating a more equal society. The middle class agenda is advanced with work to develop a National Pharmacare program, while multiple initiatives aim to close the gender gap and address longstanding failure to provide similar services to Indigenous Canadians.

For more details and to learn which sectors are most impacted, read our Ottawa teams’s full analysis.