Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

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Provincial program spending between 2004/05 and 2014/15 increased by nearly 100 per cent.


8:37AM
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Province’s net financial position could decrease by another $14 billion in 2016/17, making it a net debtor province.


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If interest rates rise faster than expected, Ontario’s annual debt interest payments could increase by up to $857 million in 2017/18.


3:00AM
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Ontario has run a budget deficit every year during Premier Wynne's time in office.

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The Ontario government's fiscal projections assume revenues will grow faster than spending, when the opposite has often been the case.

10:41AM
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To eliminate the deficit, Alberta's government should restrain spending.


3:00AM
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The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.


8:00AM
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Budget contained no plan to offset the dramatic increase in business taxes associated with reintroducing the Provincial Sales Tax a few years ago.


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While saying the public sector should focus more on outcomes, McGuinty refuses to look at the end results of his policies for Ontario’s economic performance.


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Prime Minister Trudeau recently mused that not only will the $10 billion deficit ceiling be broken, but the return to a balanced budget by 2019/20 is now in question.


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