So, what does this economic update actually tell us?
Larger deficit? Check. Some stimulus funding, down the line? You bet. A fully fleshed-out plan to support more women through the “she-cession”? Not exactly. Rosie and Elamin map out where expectations didn’t quite match up with reality in this week’s federal economic update, billed as a glimpse into the government’s plans to shape a post-pandemic recovery. Perhaps what’s most apparent following the update is where political parties stand, as the Conservatives used the opportunity to press the Liberals on a vaccine rollout plan and the Prime Minister knocked the previous government’s handling of the 2008 recession. As Elamin and Rosie point out, there’s plenty here to fight the next election over.