Budget 2022

Chrystia Freeland and Justin Trudeau leave a press conference before the release of the federal budget, in Ottawa, April 7, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

The federal budget is a mixed bag

Politics Insider for Apr. 8: the Liberal’s plans, unpacked; the Liberal-NDP deal bears fruit; behind the scenes of the Bay du Nord oil megaproject

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media after purchasing a new pair of shoes at a local shop, April 6, 2022, in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

New federal budget will include up to $8 billion in defence spending

Politics Insider for Apr. 7: Foreigners to be temporarily barred from buying homes in Canada; Ottawa to summon the Russian ambassador for tough questions over Kyiv atrocities; an Atlantic oil megaproject gets approved

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland participates in a media availability to discuss Canadian sanctions on Russia, in Ottawa, March 1, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Federal budget will include a surtax on banks and insurance companies

Politics Insider for Apr. 6: Jagmeet Singh says he trusts Liberals to deliver on their deal with the NDP; the polls are in on the Liberal-NDP deal; Jerry Dias is under investigation