federal debt

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Federal finances ‘careening downhill’ fast
The federal net debt may rise from $812.9 billion in 2019-20 to more than $1.4 trillion by 2025-26.

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Making sense of Canada’s $381.6 billion federal budget deficit

Eliminating the entire equalization program this year would reduce the federal deficit by only 5.4 per cent.


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Trudeau government’s approach to federal finances anything but ‘prudent’

Up to $22.3 billion of income stabilization spending was likely wasted or poorly targeted.


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Fiscal update—federal finances in worse shape than previously thought

Per-person federal government program spending will reach an estimated $16,350 in 2020.


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Canada’s fiscal situation near crisis levels

Federal net debt for 2020-21 will likely exceed $1.1 trillion.


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Federal finances remain vulnerable to fluctuating interest rates

In the 1990s, federal debt-interest costs routinely eclipsed 30 per cent of revenues.


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To avoid fiscal crisis, Trudeau government must learn from history

The federal budget deficit has skyrocketed to 15.9 per cent of Canada's economy.