MP Carol Hughes not surprised at increased federal debt projections in fiscal update

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes sat in as acting Speaker last week.

OTTAWA - It was certainly no surprise to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing (AMK) MP Carol Hughes that the federal government’s fiscal snapshot last week predicted a $343 billion deficit in 2021. Meanwhile, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) was disappointed that immediate federal funding relief to municipalities was not included in the announcement.

“This wasn’t a fiscal statement,...

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