debt and deficit canada

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As the prime minister tours the country, he can see how his policies are making things worse—not better.

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Per capita federal net debt (in 2015 dollars) grew from $577 in 1870 to $19,302 in 2015.


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With budget season on the horizon, the headlines may mask the magnitude of growth in government debt.


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By 2015/16, combined federal and provincial government net debt in Canada is expected to reach $1.3 trillion.

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Even the prospect of small deficits relative to GDP may generate substantial investor uncertainty in an environment where interest rates are on the way up.


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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.

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As Canadian governments struggle with budget deficits and mounting debt, it's important to recognize the potential long-term negative consequences of debt.

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The current election campaign has seen a lot of attention focused on balancing the federal budget and the size of the federal deficit. Perhaps some historical perspective will better inform the debate.


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After seven years of budget deficits and over $160 billion in new debt, the federal government confirmed in its financial update Wednesday that it expects to record a surplus next year.