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/ 97.3 The Eagle
             Finance Minister Bill Morneau has delivered budget number two for the Trudeau Liberals. Budget 2017 includes seven-billion dollars over the next decade to increase access to affordable child care, the option to begin maternity leave earlier or extend parental leave, and support for people who need to take time off work to care for an ill or aging relative. Employment insurance premiums are also going up five cents to one dollar and 68 cents for every 100-dollars of insurable earnings. It also gets rid of the 71-year-old Canada Savings Bond program and pledges about 100-million dollars in funding over five years to back up a federal strategy on gender-based violence that’s expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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