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Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, Unveils Budget 2024

Ottawa – In a highly anticipated announcement today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, unveiled Budget 2024, titled “Fairness for Every Generation.” The budget, described as a comprehensive plan to build a Canada that works better for all, outlines ambitious initiatives aimed at addressing key challenges facing Canadians across generations.

One of the central pillars of Budget 2024 is the government’s commitment to tackling the housing affordability crisis. The plan includes a strategy to unlock 3.87 million new homes by 2031 through initiatives such as the Public Lands for Homes Plan and the Canada Rental Protection Fund. These measures aim to make home prices and rents more affordable, providing younger Canadians with the opportunity to buy or rent their own homes and achieve financial stability.

Furthermore, Budget 2024 seeks to alleviate the burden of everyday expenses by stabilizing the cost of groceries, cracking down on unfair fees, and lowering banking costs. The introduction of a National School Food Program and the Canada Disability Benefit are additional measures aimed at reducing the cost of living for Canadians and ensuring greater financial security for all.

In terms of economic growth, the budget outlines strategies to attract investment, enhance productivity, and support innovation. Measures include empowering entrepreneurs and innovators, attracting investment in the net-zero economy, and strengthening Canada’s leadership in artificial intelligence. Additionally, Budget 2024 emphasizes the importance of ensuring Indigenous Peoples share in the country’s economic growth in a way that respects their needs and priorities.

Commenting on the budget, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland stated, “Our government first came to office with a vow to strengthen and expand the middle class. Our work isn’t done. Budget 2024 renews our focus on unlocking the door to the middle class for millions of younger Canadians.”

While Budget 2024 has been met with praise for its ambitious goals and commitment to fairness, some critics have raised concerns about the feasibility of its implementation and the potential impact on the country’s fiscal health. However, supporters argue that the investments outlined in the budget are necessary to ensure a prosperous and equitable future for all Canadians.

As Budget 2024 moves forward, Canadians will be closely watching to see how its initiatives are implemented and the tangible effects they have on addressing key challenges facing the country.


Budget 2024 presents an ambitious vision for Canada’s future, addressing pressing issues such as housing affordability, the cost of living, and economic growth. By prioritizing the needs of younger generations and focusing on fairness and prosperity for all, the government is taking important steps to build a more inclusive and equitable society. However, the success of the budget will ultimately depend on its effective implementation and the government’s ability to navigate potential challenges along the way. As Canadians, we must remain engaged and vigilant in holding our leaders accountable for delivering on the promises outlined in Budget 2024.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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