federal debt

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Trudeau ‘childcare’ plan remains opaque, contradicts other federal policy

The plan calls for $27.2 billion over the next five years to reduce daycare costs.


8:10AM
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Trudeau government spending large on Canada’s credit card

Federal program spending in 2021/22 is $54.4 billion higher than planned in November 2020.


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Federal budget lacks realistic recovery plan despite all the red ink

The federal debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 51.2 per cent, the highest level since 1999.


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Federal Budget 2021—a preview of what you won’t see

At 79 per cent, Canada had the fastest growth in its debt-to-GDP ratio in the G-7.


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Interest on federal debt—a growing problem

Interest payments on the federal debt are expected to equal $20.2 billion in 2020/21.


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Canadians will pay for Trudeau government’s record spending

Ottawa ran budget deficits worth a total of $94.1 billion from 2015/16 to 2019/20.


10:29AM
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The evolution of federal debt interest costs in Canada

The federal government has seemingly ditched the debt-averse approach that largely prevailed in Ottawa since the mid-1980s.


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Canadians pay the price for mounting government debt

Ontario will spend an estimated $13 billion on government debt interest costs in 2020/21.