OTTAWA, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Canada will continue spending heavily to combat a coronavirus epidemic but the government’s response is limited and temporary, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.
Freeland made her remarks to a Toronto economic forum after analysts and opposition politicians questioned the fiscal consequences of spending more than C$200 billion in aid programs and racking up the biggest budget deficits in 75 years.
A copy of her speech was made available to Reuters.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren and Steve Scherer)
Reuters Ottawa bureau; 647 480 7891; firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.