federal government debt

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The federal government has increased spending by 7.6 per cent this year alone.


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As the saying goes, a moving target is hard to hit. That is why repeated shifts in the federal government’s deficit and debt goals over the past six months have been so concerning.

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s upcoming first budget reportedly contains a deficit in excess of $30 billion.

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Once new major spending is factored in, the annual deficit is likely to be more than $25 billion.


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With budget season on the horizon, the headlines may mask the magnitude of growth in government debt.


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Since 2007/08, combined federal and provincial government net debt has grown from $834 billion to $1.3 trillion.


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All Canadian governments cumulatively spent $60.8 billion on interest payments in 2014/15, almost as much as all spending on K-12 public education.