debt and deficit

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Expanding government won’t help Canada’s recovery

If Prime Minister Trudeau keeps his commitment to no new taxes, borrowing will finance the proposed expansion.


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Ottawa has a big spending problem

Total federal expenditures will grow to a projected $420.5 billion in 2024-25.


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Ottawa’s net debt projected to hit $859 billion by 2023-24

No Opposition party has signalled it would balance the budget in the near- or medium-term.


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The Notley government’s failure to restrain spending is quickly growing Alberta’s debt burden.


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Ontario spends about nine per cent of all revenue on government debt-service payments.


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The federal government expects the deficit in 2018-19 to reach $18.1 billion and grow next year to $19.6 billion.