federal finances

3:39PM
Printer-friendly version
Bold policy reform can fix Canada’s economic problems

Canada's inflation-adjusted per-person GDP declined from $59,905 to $58,028.


12:30PM
Printer-friendly version
Canada unlikely to meet NATO commitments without significant debt accumulation

Because of its own failures to responsibly manage the nation’s finances, Canada is in a weak fiscal position to increase defence spending.


2:30AM
Printer-friendly version
Today’s federal government—massive spending growth and epic betting

According to the budget, the government will spend $95 billion more in 2024-25 than it planned only three years ago.


2:30AM
Printer-friendly version
Federal government’s fiscal record—one for the history books

The size of the federal government has expanded by more than one quarter in a decade.


4:30AM
Printer-friendly version
Latest federal budget will continue trend of negative outcomes for Canadians

Compared to last year’s fiscal plan, the government will now overspend by $120.8 billion over five years.


4:07PM
Printer-friendly version
Federal government sticks to its soft fiscal targets—but this is no cause for celebration
According to the budget, deficits over five years will add more than $153 billion in additional federal debt.

3:01PM
Printer-friendly version
Federal budget’s scale of spending and debt reveal a government lacking self-control

In 2024/25, federal program spending will reach a projected $483.6 billion—up $16.1 billion from the previous budget’s estimates.


3:30AM
Printer-friendly version
Federal government should listen to Canadians and restrain spending in upcoming budget

In 2023/24, interest costs on federal government debt will reach a projected $46.5 billion.