federal government debt

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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.


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Trudeau government must tackle federal budget deficit

Between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s, the federal government ran a deficit every year.


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Reality of government matters when assessing policy options

Such implicit or explicit assumptions invariably lead to unintended consequences.


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Federal debt may eclipse $1 trillion for first time in Canadian history

According to forecasts, Canadian economic growth for 2020 will shrink by more than 12 per cent.


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Chrétien’s fiscal prudence lessons for Prime Minister Trudeau

The federal debt going into this recession would have been $617.9 billion rather than the expected $713.2 billion.


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What would Chrétien’s budget rules have meant for Trudeau: Part 2

The Trudeau government has run five consecutive deficits since taking office in 2015 and is expected to have accumulated approximately $84.3 billion in federal debt—$713.2 billion total—by the end of 2019-20.


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Higher interest rates associated with government borrowing act like an implicit tax

Default risk and exchange-rate risk increase for foreign lenders as they increase their holdings of any government’s debt.


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Interest on government debt—a costly problem for the Rock
Provincial interest payments are projected to equal $2,675 for every man, woman and child.