Morneau warns government won’t accept Senate changes to budget bill

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, right, speaks with Senator Percy Mockler as he arrives at a Senate committee on Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget, in Ottawa on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press, June 15, 2017 

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued a veiled warning Thursday that the Trudeau government won’t accept Senate changes to his budget bill — especially not carving out provisions dealing with creation of the new infrastructure bank.

Morneau issued the warning after fielding questions for two hours from senators on the Senate finance committee about the budget.

“We’ve been really clear that we put the infrastructure bank in our budget because we believe it is an important budgetary measure, because there’s significant financial implications from that measure,” he said outside the committee room.

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