Fiscal Update 2020

Freeland delivers the 2020 fiscal update in the House of Commons on Nov. 30, 2020 (CP/Sean Kilpatrick)

Five takeaways from the 2020 fall economic statement

As part of tens of billions in new spending planned for the coming years, the fiscal update includes funding for long term care, students and remote working

Record-high debt, record-low interest rates and the Liberal economic long game

The Liberal update is rife with uncertainty and debt, while the ‘fiscal anchor’ has been replaced by ‘guardrails’. Fingers are crossed for happier times.

Freeland arrives for a news conference for the fiscal update in Ottawa on Nov. 30, 2020 (David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The fall economic update: Freeland’s trust exercise

Paul Wells: When will the spending stop? What is ‘building back better’? How will the gender impact of the crisis be fixed? The answers will come later.