Canada’s ambitious social policy spending may be over. Here’s how the 2022 federal budget lines up with the Liberals’ priorities.

Future of Good compared the 2022 federal budget to mandate letters issued to eight of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet ministers.

Why It Matters

Mandate letters are detailed descriptions of a Prime Minister’s policy goals – and priorities – for their term. They give the social impact sector an idea of what issues the government may quickly fund, and what it may ignore outright.

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