GUNTER: Federal budget ignores big items while pandering on gender issues

The federal Liberals appear to be making up budget policy in an economic terrarium – a tiny, enclosed ecosystem with no outside-world influences.

How else do you explain a federal budget, such as the one brought down Tuesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, that makes little mention of NAFTA negotiations or the flight of capital to the U.S. because of their recent tax cuts, while at the same time referring to “gender equity” more than a dozen times.