federal spending

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Proclaiming your government ‘fiscally responsible’ does not make it so

According to projections, this federal government will possess the eight highest levels of per-person spending in Canadian history.


2:30AM
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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 should listen to Canadians and restrain spending in upcoming budget

In 2023/24, interest costs on federal government debt will reach a projected $46.5 billion.


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Balance budget within reach—if Ottawa restrains spending

Since 2014/15, annual federal program spending has increased by $193.6 billion—or 75.5 per cent.


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Spending restraint in Ottawa could help reduce inflation

Canada’s population is expanding by more than one million per year while housing starts are stuck below 250,000.


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Federal government can balance budget with relatively modest spending restraint

The government is on track to run nine consecutive budgets deficits, with all but one exceeding $10 billion.


9:48AM
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Prime minister rejects ‘austerity’ despite massive debt and dismal economic growth
Nearly a decade of uninterrupted deficits has increased the federal debt by $941.9 billion.

10:35AM
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Federal government consistently spends beyond high spending targets

The government now expects to spend $58 billion more than its 2023 budget projections.


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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.