National Newswatch

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Liberal government’s pre-election budget on March 19, as he faces calls from economic experts to keep provincial debt loads in mind as Ottawa updates its financial course.

Mr. Morneau announced the budget date in the House of Commons Wednesday and is scheduled to meet with private sector economists on Friday in Toronto for a final check in on the state of the Canadian economy.

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