Federal Budget Delayed
The delivery of the budget is being delayed as those in opposition were furious that some members of parliament received copies of the document before others. They called it a breach of Parliamentary procedure. One member even called on the Speaker of the House to launch an investigation to see how many texts and tweets about the contents of the budget were made before the Minister of Finance rose in the House to deliver the details of the budget. The budget is not to be released publicly until the Minister of Finance actually rises in the House.
Facing a deficit of $29.4 billion dollars for the 2016-17 fiscal year, the new budget is expected to be thin on additional spending