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Misleading polls may produce more damaging federal policies
Support for pharmacare drops from 79 per cent to 40 per cent when the question includes a GST hike.

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Ottawa touts wait lists for dysfunctional child-care program

Only public and non-profit providers have access to the billions in government grants.

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It’s time for an honest conversation about the costs of new federal programs

Support for government-funded pharmacare, dental care and daycare plummeted to well below 50 per cent if the programs are paid for by tax hikes.

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Federal government cranked up spending up but Canadians are worse off

Over the past eight years, Canada's growth in real GDP per person is a paltry 1.6 per cent versus 14.7 per cent in the United States.

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24 facts for 2024—Canadians should understand impact of government policies

More than 60 per cent of lower-income families now pay higher federal income taxes.

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Time for governments to boldly reduce government spending

There’s nothing peculiar about letter delivery, trains, television and radio programs, or alcohol sales that justifies governmental operation.

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Ottawa preaches diversity yet practises homogeneity

Parents who prefer informal daycare are excluded from the federal child care program.

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Ottawa’s zeal for centralization will cost Canadians dearly

This year the federal government expects to spend $52.8 billion more than it has in revenues.

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Support for new federal programs collapses when Canadians have to pay for them

The national daycare program will cost an estimated $7.9 billion annually by 2025/26.

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Scant support for Ottawa’s big plans—if they include tax hikes

When linked to a GST hike, support for a national prescription drug program falls from 79 per cent to 40 per cent.