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Navdeep Bains promotes federal budget to Laurier students

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development visited Wilfrid Laurier University's Waterloo campus to speak to students about the new federal budget tabled on Feb. 27.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development promotes new science spending

Minister Bains visited Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo on Wednesday to talk about what he calls a 'feminist budget' to students. (Carmen Ponciano/CBC)

Navdeep Bains, the minister of innovation, science and economic development, spoke to Wilfrid Laurier University students at the Waterloo campus on Wednesday about the federal budget tabled Tuesday.

The focus was to promote the government's proposed investments in women, parents, researchers and Indigenous people in the new budget, which aims to ensure Canadians "all have the same opportunity to succeed."

"It's time to build an economy that truly reflects the values we share as Canadians," Bains said in a media release.

Part of what's included in the budget is the introduction of a Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a new Canada Workers Benefit program and providing investments for researchers and equipment.