Professor Jean-Paul Lam, from the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak to the media about the federal budget. He can provide commentary in both English and French.

"Expect the budget to contain several new spending measures following the Liberals' deal with the NDP and increased defence spending. The deficit will remain high by historical standards in the coming years, and we should not expect a balanced budget anytime soon."

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, will table the budget on April 7, 2022.

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