Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

1:28PM
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Size of government matters

In 2018-19, per person federal program spending (adjusted for inflation) reached $8,869.


2:51PM
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B.C. Budget 2019—a missed opportunity

Over the next three years, net debt is expected to grow almost 25 per cent.


10:50AM
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How to restore Alberta’s tax advantage

The province has one of the highest top personal income tax rates in North America.


10:33AM
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Prime Minister Trudeau’s rhetoric reveals deep misunderstanding of taxes

Low-income families now pay more taxes than before this government’s reforms.


10:37AM
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A brief walk through history—government spending by prime minister

Per-person spending levels reached $8,639 in 2018 under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—only $72 short of the all-time high.


12:08PM
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Compensation of government employees consumes half of all program spending in Ontario

For comparable jobs, government-sector wages in Ontario are 10.6 per cent higher (on average) than wages in the private sector.


11:15AM
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The Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister said what?

Per-person spending last year was only $72 short of the all-time high reached during the 2009 recession.


10:09AM
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Eliminating “overpayments" could reduce regional tensions.


9:55AM
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Quebec banned shale gas fracking and tightened rules for oil and gas drilling.