Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

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Trying to stimulate other sectors of the economy so their increased output will balance off the loss in energy will simply build in future problems of maladjustment in these industries.


9:01AM
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Federal transfers to the provinces are higher today than ever before, with a projected cost of $1,897 per Canadian this fiscal year.

10:45AM
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By 2015/16, combined federal and provincial government net debt in Canada is expected to reach $1.3 trillion.

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The Green Party opposes the Nova Scotia government’s apparent plan to back the re-opening of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton.


3:00AM
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Even the prospect of small deficits relative to GDP may generate substantial investor uncertainty in an environment where interest rates are on the way up.


9:45AM
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The Canadian retirement income system already provides Canadians with an adequate standard of living in retirement.


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Between 2001 and 2008, Ontario provincial government spending grew at an average of five per cent annually while revenues only grew four per cent.


10:31AM
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Name something our governments aren’t already doing. Now name something our governments are doing spectacularly well.


10:12AM
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As recent as 2009/10, Quebec’s per-person net debt burden was approximately $4,400 higher than Ontario’s. That gap is projected to be just $1,100 this year.


9:42AM
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The federal government’s projected fiscal balance has gone from a $4.3 billion surplus to a budget deficit that could be as large as $25 billion.


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