Last year was the first in at least 25 years that the province derived no revenue from petroleum royalties.
The Trudeau government will run a record budget deficit approaching $400 billion.
The Liberals ran three years of deficits totalling $51.9 billion, more than double the amount promised during the campaign.
Every province already offers drug coverage to social assistance recipients at low or no cost.
Governments in Canada are experts at imposing rules and regulations rather than incentives.
The three Maritime provinces rely more heavily on federal transfers than any other province.
The four Atlantic provinces have the largest share of residents over the age of 65 in Canada.
B.C. has seen relatively low levels of capital investment in productivity-enhancing assets.
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