senate surliness


Now, promise you won’t freak out completely, minister …

Okay, so it looks like you may have to wait a little bit longer to get your budget back from the Senate – probably closer to the end of the month than this Friday – but the good news is that it will be totally ready for Royal Assent by April 1st, and that’s what counts, right? Besides, as David Akin points out here, you still have to get the estimates through the House before you can start spending the principal, and that won’t happen until June – which, as he points out, is pretty much exactly how the timeline unfolds every year.