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Trudeau Will Add to Record Debt With First Pandemic Budget

  • Spending-heavy plan could be prelude to national election
  • Liberals to fund childcare and climate, extend Covid aid
Justin Trudeau is weighing whether the time is right to try and win back his parliamentary majority.
Justin Trudeau is weighing whether the time is right to try and win back his parliamentary majority.Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg
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Justin Trudeau is set to unveil a vision for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery on Monday that will double as an election platform, heavy on new spending and assurances the mounting debt is affordable.