federal government spending

10:50AM
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Morneau seems uninterested in perilous state of federal finances

The federal deficit this year will increase from original budget estimates of $19.8 billion to $26.6 billion.


9:27AM
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Federal spending reaches highest level in Canadian history

The Trudeau government's per-person spending is expected to reach $9,066.


12:20PM
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Federal government making up fiscal rules on the fly

The federal debt-to-GDP ratio increased from 30.8 per cent to 31.0 per cent.


4:23PM
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Fiscal update—increased spending and debt comes at a costs

Program spending could grow by nearly $50 billion in just five years


11:18AM
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Throne speech ignores realities of federal finances
The unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per cent, in the biggest one-month jump since the 2009 recession.

8:45AM
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Trudeau activist government produces red ink and alienation

Since Justin Trudeau entered office, per-person spending has increased by 17.5 per cent in just four years.


11:14AM
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Next prime minister must consider risks of potential recession

In 2009, regular EI benefits surged by 43.4 per cent or nearly $5.0 billion.