budget deficit

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Quebec has latest ‘Balanced Budget Tax Freedom Day’ of any province

The federal and provincial governments will run combined deficits of $86 billion in 2022.


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Ottawa’s unnecessary deficit-spending hurts economic growth

So-called "stimulus spending" displaces future private spending and reduces future economic growth.


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Deficits come with costs—especially for future generations

The federal government projects a budget deficit of $52.8 billion for 2022.


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The expensive truth about a universal basic income
Ottawa ran an unprecedented $354 billion budget deficit in 2020/21.

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Deficits for 50 years—a plan fraught with risks and consequences

The Trudeau government plans to implement new spending programs including national childcare and pharmacare.


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New report underscores Alberta’s fiscal woes

Between 2008/09 and 2019/20, the province's net debt increased by $71.8 billion.


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Provinces should study Saskatchewan’s fiscal recovery of the 1990s

This year, the 10 provinces are projected to run cumulative deficits of nearly $80 billion.


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Canadians paying dearly for mounting provincial debt

In Canada, government net debt has doubled from $1 trillion to $2 trillion.


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Ontario’s new finance minister must recognize the importance of budget balance

Ontario spent $12.5 billion on government debt interest in 2020/21.