Canadian Press

Deficits in big-spending pre-election budget tee up ballot-box choice

By Canadian Press
March 19, 2019 - 4:17pm Updated: March 19, 2019 - 5:45pm

OTTAWA — The final budget of the Trudeau government's mandate will scatter billions in fresh spending — on everything from pharmacare to retraining workers to first-time home buyers — as the Liberals commit to an electoral fight that pits their deficit-spending vision versus the Conservatives' ba