(Josh Elliot – CTV News)
With a federal election on the horizon this year, Finance Minister Joe Oliver is promising a balanced budget when the Conservative government presents its fiscal plan on April 21.
Oliver says the budget will focus on benefits and job growth, with no big spending programs or tax hikes. Any budget surplus will go toward paying debts and providing a financial buffer in the event of a financial crisis, he said.
“A government must live within its means,” Oliver told reporters at the Canada Goose factory in Toronto on Thursday. Click here to read more.