federal deficits

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Federal government used pandemic to engineer long-term spending increase

Compared to fiscal year 2019-20, total federal spending in 2022-23 will be approximately 27 per cent higher.


4:24PM
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At every opportunity, the government has spent unexpected revenue windfalls.

At every opportunity, the government has spent unexpected revenue windfalls.


1:32PM
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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.


9:56AM
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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.


8:22AM
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COVID-style deficits now completely misguided

The Ontario government projects a $19.9 billion deficit this year and continued deficits until 2027-28.


3:54PM
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Future generations of Canadians will pay for today’s deficit spending

The federal government projects a $52.8 billion budget deficit for 2022/23.


3:56PM
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Upcoming federal budget—get ready for massive spending increase

Canada's productivity growth and levels of business investment have been lacklustre for decades.


5:00AM
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Rules of the game matter, even in politics

Rules that impose mandatory fiscal discipline help produce better and more responsible fiscal outcomes.


8:25AM
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Trudeau government ignores dreary economic numbers

Canada ranked 30th of 38 industrial countries for its average rate of economic growth from 2015 to 2019.