Federal Budget 2018

Canada’s Finance Minister, Hon. Bill Morneau, released his government’s third federal budget on February 27th. Titled "EQUALITY GROWTH: A Strong Middle Class", it continues the government’s focus on the middle class and the economy, but clearly reconfirms their commitment to innovation, to the environment and to First Nations. New this year is the very strong focus on gender equity.

Here’s a quick review of some highlights that might be of interest to our water sector:

Continued Commitment to Innovation

Investing in Canadian Science and Research

Economic Strategy Tables

First Nations

Rules to Protect the Environment
Stronger Federal Cyber Governance System

Equality and Gender Wage Gap

Youth Employment Strategy

Read the budget yourself!  https://www.budget.gc.ca/2018/docs/plan/toc-tdm-en.html

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