Government Spending & Taxes

4:22PM
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Saskatchewan’s surprise deficit should serve as warning for Alberta

The provincial government revised its $1.0 billion projected budget surplus to a $250.5 million projected deficit.


9:02AM
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Alberta government should release its analysis of federal climate change policies

Ottawa's plan to reduce emissions would cost Alberta an estimated 80,000 jobs in 2030.


3:51PM
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Federal government maintains high levels of spending and abandons fiscal anchor

Projected federal spending from 2024 to 2027 is now $30.7 billion higher than previous forecasts.


3:10PM
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P.E.I. government delivers modest tax relief but fiscal clouds loom large

The province's net debt will reach a projected $3.2 billion by 2025/26.


3:00AM
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Ottawa’s approach to spending—what goes up must continue going up

Federal program spending is expected to grow by $132.7 billion—or 41 per cent—between 2014/15 and 2023/24.


1:32PM
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Ottawa has long troubled history of writing cheques

The auditor general found that $4.6 billion in payments for programs such as CERB were made to individuals who were ineligible.


3:22PM
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Saskatchewan government must resist urge to spend windfall

The province eliminated its rainy-day account in 2007/08.


9:36AM
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Trudeau government is all gas and no brake on spending

According to forecasts, federal spending will be $89.2 billion higher than previously projected for 2022/23 and $80.7 billion higher in 2023/24.


4:24PM
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At every opportunity, the government has spent unexpected revenue windfalls.

At every opportunity, the government has spent unexpected revenue windfalls.


12:06PM
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Canada Child Benefit favours middle- and upper-income Canadians

Under the CCB, the share of total child benefit spending for families with incomes under $60,000 declined from 42.9 per cent to 29.7 per cent.


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