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Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland have tabled their latest budget, replete with so much spending the projected deficit is $40.1 billion – $10 billion higher than what they promised in the fall. Included in the budget are hikes to air travel fees, a tax credit for “clean electricity manufacturing,” and a one-time “grocery rebate” for lower income Canadians. Dalhousie food policy professor Sylvain Charlebois joins The Andrew Lawton Show live to talk about whether this is the antidote for food inflation.

Also, UN scientists have issued their “final warning” on climate change, saying that only swift and drastic action can save the world from global warming. Researcher and journalist Donna Laframboise joins the show to fact check the IPCC.



  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.