Fraser Forum

Atlantic Canada Prosperity

1:44PM
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Nova Scotia budget shows debt accumulating at rapid pace

The string of deficits will increase Nova Scotia’s government debt by nearly 40 per cent from 2019/20 to 2024/25.


2:09PM
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P.E.I. budget misses mark with government spending increase

The provincial government projects a $112 million operating deficit this year.


10:05AM
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King government should set sights on budget balance

Government debt interest payments in P.E.I. currently amount to $123 million annually.


10:57AM
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Investors souring on Nova Scotia’s oil and gas sector

Last year was the first in at least 25 years that the province derived no revenue from petroleum royalties.


11:54AM
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Heavy reliance on Ottawa puts Atlantic Canada’s finances at risk

The three Maritime provinces rely more heavily on federal transfers than any other province.


9:24AM
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Charitable giving on the wane in New Brunswick

Among residents who donated, the average annual contribution equalled only 0.45 per cent of their household income.


9:48AM
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Size of government matters for economic growth

Nova Scotia recorded the largest government sector at 61.6 per cent of the economy, more than double the optimal size.


2:25PM
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Atlantic Canadians rely on programs that rely on Albertans

In 2019, equalization represented 15.5 per cent of provincial revenue in Nova Scotia.


10:14AM
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P.E.I government debt could balloon this year

The province's net government debt may rise 17 per cent in 2020/21.


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