federal spending

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Size of government matters

In 2018-19, per person federal program spending (adjusted for inflation) reached $8,869.


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The PBO projects a cumulative federal deficit of $85.6 billion over the next five years.


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The reasonable approach to balancing the budget is to find savings and reduce spending—not raise taxes.


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In their first full budget, Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberals increased spending by $66.3 billion over a four-year period.


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By 2017/18 spending will be up by $50 billion from 2014/15, representing a jump of 20 per cent.


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The best way to help Alberta’s economy is to enhance the province's competitiveness and attractiveness for investment and entrepreneurship.


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The federal government’s projected fiscal balance has gone from a $4.3 billion surplus to a budget deficit that could be as large as $25 billion.