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10:56AM
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Ontario’s fiscal challenges—is there political will to address them?

Despite years of criticizing its predecessors for reckless spending, the Ford government has followed a similar fiscal path.


8:51AM
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Ontario government should not give government workers large pay increases

Government workers in the province enjoy higher wages and benefits compared to similar private-sector workers.


9:30AM
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Ontario’s government debt actually increased last year by $6.8 billion

Ontario’s net debt increased from $373.6 billion in 2020/21 to $380.4 billion in 2021/22.


10:21AM
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Despite balanced operating budget in 2021/22, Ontario faces mountain of debt

The province holds $380.4 billion in debt—or nearly $26,000 per Ontarian.


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

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


1:14PM
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Trudeau government targets law-abiding gunowners, again

Research shows that previous legislation prohibiting the possession and acquisition of certain firearms made no discernable impact on homicide rates.


4:42PM
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Despite surplus, Smith government must restrain spending

Governments in Alberta have a long history of increasing provincial spending during periods of high resource revenue, which inevitably leads to deficits once resource revenues decline.


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.


1:34PM
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If provinces and states are too big (or too small) it’s a problem

Ontario is roughly three times larger than both B.C. and Alberta.


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