Big-spending budget followed by questions about Trudeau’s future | CAPITAL DISPATCH


CTV News’ Rachel Aiello breaks down the biggest news in Canadian politics and explains the stories you need to watch coming up.

The major story of the week was the 2024 federal budget – pledging billions of dollars in new spending to try to win back millennials and Gen Z, offset by new tax measures targeting Canada’s highest earners. Rachel looks at the reaction.

The other notable event of the week was when Kristian Firth of GC Strategies was summoned to the bar of the House of Commons for a modern-day public lashing by MPs – a first-in-a-century-affair tied to ArriveCan.

Finally, the Capital Dispatch Quote of the Week features Minister Dominic LeBlanc, a close ally of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who faced questions about his rumoured interest in succeeding his longtime friend for the top job.

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