federal finances

10:58AM
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Alberta key reason for Canada’s pre-COVID fiscal strength

Between fiscal years 2014/15 and 2018/19, Alberta’s net contribution to Confederation was $94.9 billion.


12:30PM
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Spend first, ask questions later—not sustainable fiscal policy
Running upwards of a $400 billion deficit for the duration of the pandemic is fiscally irresponsible.

4:27PM
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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.


10:35AM
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Memo to Finance Minister Freeland—we have an investment crisis in Canada

More than $185 billion in net investment left the country from 2014 to 2019.


11:19AM
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Any credible plan to fix federal finances must address pre-COVID spending

Indigenous and Northern Affairs represented the largest share of federal program spending growth.


1:37PM
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Fiscal snapshot highlights deteriorating state of federal finances

This year's federal budget deficit will be an estimated $343.2 billion.