federal government spending

11:36AM
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Alberta’s woes threaten Canada’s finances from coast to coast

Ottawa annually pocketed $22 billion more in revenue from Alberta than it spent in the province.


9:33AM
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Federal and provincial government debt mounting quickly in Canada

Ontarians carry the second-largest combined government debt burden among Canadians.


10:43AM
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Trudeau government’s approach to federal finances anything but ‘prudent’

Up to $22.3 billion of income stabilization spending was likely wasted or poorly targeted.


6:21PM
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Trudeau government continues to dodge democratic accountability

This government has not released a long-term forecast of spending, taxation and borrowing since 2018.


9:56AM
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Canada lags behind most industrialized countries on key economic, fiscal indicators

Federal government spending is expected to increase by more than 68 per cent in 2020-21.


10:08AM
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Post-COVID recovery should encourage growth of private sector in Canada

The relative size of government in Canada is well beyond the “optimal” size for promoting productivity growth.


3:49PM
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Canada’s spending and deficits higher than comparable countries during pandemic

Canada ranks 6th highest among 35 high-income for the share of the economy represented by government spending.


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.