Morneau set to table high-stakes election year budget as SNC-Lavalin scandal rages on

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables his federal budget Tuesday — a high-stakes election year spending plan that could be as much about shoring up sliding Liberal support as it is about fiscal policy.

The 2019 budget is expected to help seniors, enhance skills training opportunities and make housing more affordable for millennials and other first-time buyers.

Experts predict it will target key constituencies as the Liberals seek a distraction from the SNC-Lavalin scandal and look toward the fall election.

They will try to buy us with our own money.

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