Nineteen of the region's 26 municipalities spent more than 60 per cent of their budgets on employee compensation and contracted services.
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If the provinces increased provincial spending, they’d either have to raise taxes or run larger budget deficits.
Governments often spend money today but promise more discipline in the future.
Government policies and regulations have created an environment hostile to research and innovation.
Resource revenues are set to increase substantially.
Government spending in Nova Scotia encompassed 60.2 per cent of the economy.
There's a clear imbalance between health-care spending and performance in Canada.
If interest rates exceed economic growth rates, debt becomes unstable.
The province's private-sector investment per worker was $11,300—the lowest level in Canada and 47 per cent below the national average.
This year's federal per-person debt level is more than 25 per cent higher than in 2019.
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