Government Spending & Taxes

— Mar 1, 2022
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Ottawa’s Pattern of Excessive Spending and Persistent Deficits

Ottawa’s Pattern of Excessive Spending and Persistent Deficits is a new study that finds between 2015/16 and 2019/20, the federal government ran five consecutive deficits, causing the federal debt to rise by $112.2 billion—all prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, weakening federal finances as Canada headed into it.

— Feb 8, 2022
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Impact of Federal Income Tax Changes on Canadian Families in the Bottom 20 Percent of Earners, 2022

Impact of Federal Income Tax Changes on Canadian Families in the Bottom 20 Percent of Earners, 2022 finds that contrary to rhetoric from Ottawa, 60 per cent of taxpaying families with children in the bottom 20 per cent of income earners paid more federal personal income tax—$233 more on average compared with 2015.

— Jan 20, 2022
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Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families since 2015

Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families since 2015 finds that contrary to rhetoric from Ottawa, 86 per cent of middle-class families experienced an increase in their federal personal income tax burden of $800 annually (on average) since 2015.

— Nov 30, 2021
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The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in Alberta

The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in Alberta is a new study that finds health-care expenditures in the province will increase by an estimated 5.6 per cent annually (on average) over the next 20 years, and as a result of Alberta’s changing demographics, the province may not balance its budget until at least 2040/41 unless it makes changes to its spending.

— Nov 30, 2021
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The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in the Prairies

The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in the Prairies is a new study that finds health-care expenditures in Saskatchewan and Manitoba will increase by an estimated 5.4 per cent and 4.9 per cent annually (respectively, on average) over the next 20 years, and as a result of the provinces’ changing demographics, they may not balance their budgets until at least 2040/41 unless changes to spending are made.

— Nov 30, 2021
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The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in Atlantic Canada

The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in Atlantic Canada is a new study that finds health-care expenditures in the region will increase 4.2 per cent in New Brunswick, 4.7 per cent in Nova Scotia, 5.1 per cent in Newfoundland & Labrador, and 5.6 per cent in Prince Edward Island annually (on average) over the next 20 years. As a result of the region’s changing demographics, none may balance their budget until at least 2040/41 unless changes are made to spending.

— Nov 23, 2021
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The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in British Columbia

The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in British Columbia is a new study that finds health-care expenditures in the province will increase by an estimated 4.2 per cent annually (on average) over the next 20 years, and as a result of British Columbia’s changing demographics, the province may not balance its budget until at least 2040 unless it makes changes to its spending.

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