federal deficits

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Trudeau activist government produces red ink and alienation

Since Justin Trudeau entered office, per-person spending has increased by 17.5 per cent in just four years.


9:45AM
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Canadians will pay for Trudeau government’s red ink

By 2024/25, federal debt is expected to hit $787.4 billion.


11:14AM
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Next prime minister must consider risks of potential recession

In 2009, regular EI benefits surged by 43.4 per cent or nearly $5.0 billion.


3:37PM
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Candidates ignore federal budget on campaign trail

In 2018, federal government spending (per-person inflation-adjusted) reached its highest point in Canadian history.


4:00PM
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There’s a lot we can’t control—but we can control spending

Federal program spending (per person) hit an estimated $8,869 in 2018, the highest level in Canadian history.


8:15AM
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Trudeau government spending has increased risk of trouble if recession hits

If the conditions of the 2008-09 recession were repeated, the annual deficit would skyrocket to $120.5 billion.


11:43AM
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Ottawa’s appetite for spending continues to grow

For April and May of this year, federal government program spending increased by $6.3 billion.


3:50PM
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Ottawa’s net debt projected to hit $859 billion by 2023-24

No Opposition party has signalled it would balance the budget in the near- or medium-term.


8:01AM
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Alberta’s economic health remains a matter of national importance

The federal deficit was approximately $19 billion in both 2016/17 and 2017/18.