Hazy global outlook puts brakes on Canada spending spree: Budget

The proposed budget limits new spending to Can$5.7 billion (US$4.3 billion) over six years -- about 10 times less than the Liberals' inaugural budget last year.

Published: 23rd March 2017 02:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2017 02:26 AM   |  A+A-

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. |AP

By AFP

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government put the brakes on its spending spree in its latest budget released Wednesday, as US policies and EU elections cast a haze over the global economic outlook.

The proposed budget limits new spending to Can$5.7 billion (US$4.3 billion) over six years -- about 10 times less than the Liberals' inaugural budget last year.

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