Government Spending & Taxes

12:30PM
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Municipal dollars in Ontario—where did the money go?

Municipal government spending in the province has grown 2.5 times faster than general inflation and two times faster than population.


3:01PM
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Federal budget’s scale of spending and debt reveal a government lacking self-control

In 2024/25, federal program spending will reach a projected $483.6 billion—up $16.1 billion from the previous budget’s estimates.


2:30AM
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It’s time for an honest conversation about the costs of new federal programs

Support for government-funded pharmacare, dental care and daycare plummeted to well below 50 per cent if the programs are paid for by tax hikes.


4:30AM
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Growing the government won’t help Canada’s economy

The Trudeau government has recorded the five-highest years of federal spending in Canadian history.


5:00AM
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Canada’s federal government disregards its own fiscal rules—unlike Sweden

Rather than adopt the discipline necessary to get back on track, Ottawa simply moves the goalposts.


5:00AM
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Alberta and B.C. budgets represent two different approaches to government finances

According to projections, government debt interest will cost nearly $1,000 per British Columbian by 2026/27.


3:30AM
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Federal government should listen to Canadians and restrain spending in upcoming budget

In 2023/24, interest costs on federal government debt will reach a projected $46.5 billion.


2:30AM
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Balance budget within reach—if Ottawa restrains spending

Since 2014/15, annual federal program spending has increased by $193.6 billion—or 75.5 per cent.


9:56AM
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B.C. government sparks debt explosion with far-reaching consequences

From 2019-20 to 2024-25, the government increased program spending by more than 50 per cent.


11:11AM
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Heritage Fund requires long-term commitment from Alberta government

The government should learn from past experience and ensure new rules about the fund are constitutional.


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