Federal Budget 2016: Bill Morneau defends Liberal priorities
On March 22, 2016, in Ottawa, the rubber finally hit the road, as the new Liberal government delivered its first budget.The document titled, Growing the Middle Class, has promised money to families, infrastructure and indigenous people.
But with a new budget comes a projected deficit of $29.4 billion, reducing to $14 billion by fourth year of mandate. During last fall's election, the promise was for no more than $10 billion.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called his government's first budget "extraordinary," saying it will help a lot of people and grow the economy.
However, what the government considers a pledge to invest, the opposition calls reckless spending.
Are you satisfied with the new budget?
This segment was produced by The Current's Sujata Berry and Vanessa Greco.