The House

In House: Budget, Bloc and Bollywood

Our In House panelists, Susan Delacourt and Joel-Denis Bellavance weigh in on the federal budget, the split of the Bloc Québécois, and the fallout from Justin Trudeau's trip to India.
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau walks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, before tabling the budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Bill Morneau's fiscal blueprint was as much a political statement as it was a policy document.

But unlike his previous two budgets, this one had underlying tones of pragmatism, according to our In House panelists, Susan Delacourt and Joel-Denis Bellavance.

It was "a political statement, but not a sweeping one," Delacourt explained.

Bellavance said he saw the document as a tactic to go after left-leaning voters.

"It's designed to send signals to potential NDP voters that the Liberals were also looking to the issues the NDP defend in the House of Commons."

Our In House panel recaps the budget, the prime minister's India trip and the potential demise of the Bloc Québécois

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau to discuss his latest budget. Then, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer shares his thoughts on the Liberals' fiscal blueprint and the ongoing controversy over the Prime Minister's trip to India. Finally, we discuss the potential impact of new U.S. trade restrictions on aluminum and steel.