Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

11:13AM
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With higher oil prices, Alberta government must avoid fiscal mistakes of the past

The price of Brent Crude oil could reach US$100 per barrel in 2022 due to a surge in demand.


10:42AM
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Deficits for 50 years—a plan fraught with risks and consequences

The Trudeau government plans to implement new spending programs including national childcare and pharmacare.


10:34AM
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Trudeau government ‘buy back’ firearms plan may cost up to $6.7 billion

Licenced firearms owners are much less likely to commit criminal acts than other Canadians.


3:18PM
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New report notes ‘over-equalizing’ nature of equalization program

Currently, equalization payments increase in line with nominal GDP growth.


9:34AM
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Ontario consistently fails to reduce government debt after recessions

The province’s nominal debt will rise from $440 billion in 2021/22 to $504 billion in 2023/24.


1:29PM
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Federal budget speech disregards key drivers of economic prosperity

From 2016 to 2019, Canada saw relatively low rates of growth in incomes and private-sector job creation.


10:29PM
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B.C. budget lacks effective plan for finances and economy

Program spending is projected to increase from pre-pandemic levels by 15.2 per cent in 2021/22.


9:49AM
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Trudeau government pushes national childcare onto premiers’ plate

Budget 2021 includes $30 billion over five years for national childcare.


12:33PM
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Trudeau vs. Biden—transparency and budget honesty

Nearly 60 per cent of the Liberal infrastructure spending was on “green” and “social” projects.


9:10AM
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Spending reductions—not tax increases—key to economic recovery and budget balance
According to current projections, the federal government will not balance the budget until 2050.

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