The secret federal budget blueprint is here

In a memo to senior officials on Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office posted excerpts of the white papers that were delivered to cabinet by Justin Trudeau this week.

Prorogation of Parliament

The temporary delay of the summer session will take MPs out of the House for a total of 22 days in June and July, ending on Friday 22 July.

Economic update

Prime Minister Trudeau’s ministers can expect to be briefed in the first week of June on “the rationale and progress of ongoing discussions between Canada and the U.S. on the permanent exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs.”


Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale must prepare a letter by Monday on how Canada’s police and firefighters are organized.

Trade deals

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr writes to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould by Monday on his preparation for “possible free trade agreements and rules of origin measures” that relate to future Trans-Pacific Partnership and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deals.


Incoming Transport Minister Marc Garneau is responsible for a memo from Monday on Canada’s Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Energy Minister Catherine McKenna is tasked with getting action on the National Energy Board’s Decision Not to Disclose, which was created by the former Conservative government.


Finance Minister Bill Morneau writes to Trudeau on Monday about “the need to consider the issues concerning preferential treatment provided to certain specialty sectors.”

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