fiscal update

A planned national child-care system will be outlined in the spring budget.
Chrystia Freeland is proposing to send extra child-benefit payments to families next year.
Canadians are heading into “what we all know will be a difficult winter.”
Canada's economy is growing slower than expected, Morneau says.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's update comes after months of downgraded economic projections.
It will be the first time the Liberals will open the books to the public since taking power.
In a year when Canadians will go to the polls, the federal budget surplus will be just $1.9 billion, Oliver said — $4.5 billion