“STiK” is Ottawa’s acronym for “social transfer in kind."
Government Spending & Taxes
In 2018-19, per person federal program spending (adjusted for inflation) reached $8,869.
Over the next three years, net debt is expected to grow almost 25 per cent.
The province has one of the highest top personal income tax rates in North America.
Low-income families now pay more taxes than before this government’s reforms.
Per-person spending levels reached $8,639 in 2018 under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—only $72 short of the all-time high.
For comparable jobs, government-sector wages in Ontario are 10.6 per cent higher (on average) than wages in the private sector.
Per-person spending last year was only $72 short of the all-time high reached during the 2009 recession.
Alberta has run nearly uninterrupted deficits since 2008/09.
Eliminating “overpayments" could reduce regional tensions.