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A boy beats the heat as he plays in a fountain in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) A boy beats the heat as he plays in a fountain in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

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Freeland peppered with affordability questions, as MPs set to swiftly pass GST boost

Appearing before the House of Commons Finance Committee on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland defended the government's response to Canadians' affordability concerns as 'focused' and fiscally responsible. With the passage of the GST rebate-boosting bill through the House all but a foregone conclusion, Freeland was peppered with questions from opposition MPs on a range of topics, including inflation.