deficit spending

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Once its net debt reaches $48 billion in 2020/21, Alberta will have burned through $83 billion in net assets in 13 years.


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The budget proposes cumulative deficits totalling $72.8 billion over the government’s first mandate.

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This $51 billion increase in spending represents total growth of 20.1 per cent in just three years.


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Prime Minister Trudeau is on track to increase per-person federal debt more than any other prime minister in Canadian history who didn’t face a world war or economic recession.


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The NDP-Green tax changes, if fully implemented, will increase the tax burden for the average British Columbian family by $594.


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Federal budget punts major decisions
The Trump administration is negotiating tax reform that could make the U.S. much more attractive for investment and skilled workers.

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The Alberta government forecasts an 11 per cent increase in spending.

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Tax uncertainty impedes decisions by entrepreneurs and investors.