Parliament is on break until April 20, but the world of Canadian politics is still busy. Many federal issues continue to make the news. Here are four to watch:
1. A Budget that will ignore economic distress
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has finally announced a date for the delayed federal budget: Tuesday April 21.
Oliver also gave away his punch line in advance.
The budget will be balanced, he said.
Budget balancing is more of a fetish than sound economic policy, as almost any economist will tell you.
But both Conservative and Liberal governments have worshipped that fetish.