federal deficits

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Deficit spending not a free lunch—it’s a bill to future taxpayers

Currently, the annual interest paid on Canada’s federal debt is $26.3 billion.


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Federal infrastructure spending—a mess of delays and misguided priorities

Only 10.6 per cent of the nearly $100 billion in new infrastructure spending is for trade and transportation.


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Federal finances vulnerable to economic slowdown due to deficits

Upon assuming power, the Trudeau government immediately increased budgeted federal program spending by $8.1 billion over 2015-16 to 2019-20.


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From 2007 and 2015, Alberta contributed $188.6 billion more in taxes to Ottawa than it received in transfers or federal programs.