federal spending

10:12AM
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Comparing pre-recession economic performance—Chrétien vs. Trudeau

Per-person GDP growth was 4.8 times greater during the Chrétien period than the Trudeau period.


10:09AM
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Despite spending hundreds of billions during COVID, we seem to have little to show for it

Governments in Canada are experts at imposing rules and regulations rather than incentives.


10:12AM
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Trudeau government’s economic stimulus plan makes little sense

The government plans to spend up to $100 billion for economic stimulus over the next three years.


11:33AM
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Atlantic provinces addiction to big government suppresses economic growth

Sweden compensates for its big government with an open free-market economy and business-friendly laws.


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.


10:06AM
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Canada moving quickly towards U.S.-style ‘spend now, pay later’ government

The Trudeau Liberals initially promised to run deficits for three years to finance spending increases.


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.