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Canada's federal budget and you: what matters, what's noise

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrive in the Foyer of the House of Commons to table the Budget, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

The 2019 federal budget arrives a little more than six months before an election. So, of course, it comes with lots of shiny promises. But of all the theoretical money the Liberals handed out yesterday, what matters? To Canada? To the upcoming campaign? And most importantly to real Canadians, right now? What does this budget mean on the ground? What does it mean for you?

There’s more at stake in the bigger picture, of course, as Justin Trudeau aims to move his party past the SNC-Lavalin scandal by offering all sorts of things the opposition will find it hard to criticize. But how does this budget position the Liberals for the summer and beyond? And what does it say about their priorities?

GUEST: John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Maclean’s

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