OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says tens of billions in new spending measures the Liberals are proposing for households and companies will likely be put to a vote that would threat toppling his Liberal minority authorities.
Talking exterior his Ottawa residence right this moment, Trudeau says a vote on the autumn financial assertion will likely be one that can check the boldness the Home of Commons has in his authorities.
Failure to assemble the required assist throughout such a vote would imply the minority authorities falls, which may plunge the nation right into a federal election contest.
Trudeau says he is assured the Liberals could have sufficient opposition assist given the necessity households and companies have for most of the proposed measures.
The Liberals’ fall financial assertion Monday proposed simply over $25 billion new spending to prime up and increase present applications and create new, focused assist for hard-hit industries.
Spending thus far is placing the federal deficit on observe to succeed in $381.6 billion this 12 months, however the authorities’s math says it may shut in on $400 billion if widespread lockdowns return within the coming weeks.