Federal budget looms, and Morneau lays the groundwork – The Globe and Mail

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Mar. 17, 2017

The federal budget is out next Wednesday, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau is laying the political groundwork for “tax the rich” measures. Investors are worried that will mean a hike on the capital gains tax. In return, the Liberals seem poised to invest in things such as skills training and childcare.

Two senators continue to defend themselves amid controversy: Don Meredith says racism played a role in criticism he received for having sex with a woman before she turned 18, and Lynn Beyak says she was trying to draw attention to underfunding of reserves when she talked about the “good” done by residential schools in the past.

Kevin O’Leary says there’s been voter fraud in the Conservative Party leadership election. Maxime Bernier denies his campaign has done anything wrong.

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