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Commentary Nobody expected an austerity budget from the Liberal government this year, thus nobody was terribly surprised to see spending go almost $90 billion higher in the 2022 budget than it was in the pre-pandemic 2019 budget. Balanced budgets and fiscal restraint have never been priorities for the Trudeau government. One can learn a lot about the goals and priorities of the Liberal government by sifting through the 304-page budget document. There is a lot of word salad packed in there as the finance department pats itself on the back with fluffy statements. Doing word searches in the release helps get to where the priorities really are. The word “housing” appears 231 times in the budget. This isn’t surprising as the government is determined to make affordable housing the focus of the budget this year. Housing is a need and every Canadian is feeling the pinch due to inflation. Seventeen …