COVID

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Federal government used pandemic to engineer long-term spending increase

Compared to fiscal year 2019-20, total federal spending in 2022-23 will be approximately 27 per cent higher.


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COVID fallout—a provincial breakdown of the numbers

For the 2020 to 2022 period, the average annual GDP growth rate was highest in B.C. at more than 2 per cent.


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Government revenue during COVID—expected massive collapse never happened

In 2021/22, federal personal income tax revenue grew by 6.2 per cent.


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Employment levels during COVID—some provinces fared better than others

B.C., Nova Scotia and Alberta experienced the strongest employment rebounds during the pandemic.


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Some provinces weathered COVID economic storm better than others

Canada's real GDP declined by 11 per cent in the second quarter of 2020.


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COVID school closures dealt predictable blow to student learning

Canada should finally create an expanded program of national testing of students.


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No more mask mandates in schools

According to the evidence, schools are not significant drivers of COVID-19 transmission.