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Throne speech may offer fundamental choice to parents about Canada’s future

Borrowing costs could increase without interest rates changing if lenders believe Canada is becoming a bigger credit risk.


4:43PM
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Trudeau government eyeing massive new social programs

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 is an esitmated $343.2 billion.


3:44PM
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Freeland takes over during massive federal spending spree

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 will be the largest in Canadian history.


10:35AM
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Memo to Finance Minister Freeland—we have an investment crisis in Canada

More than $185 billion in net investment left the country from 2014 to 2019.


3:22PM
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To avoid fiscal crisis, Trudeau government must learn from history

The federal budget deficit has skyrocketed to 15.9 per cent of Canada's economy.


9:36AM
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COVID underscores problems with government intervention

Government decisions can also result in inefficiencies or mistakes.


9:49PM
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Trudeau government—and provincial governments across Canada—can learn from past fiscal consolidations

The Trudeau government’s recent fiscal update forecasted a $343 billion deficit this year.


4:13PM
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Trudeau government must tackle federal budget deficit

Between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s, the federal government ran a deficit every year.