federal deficits

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Freeland takes over during massive federal spending spree

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 will be the largest in Canadian history.


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To avoid fiscal crisis, Trudeau government must learn from history

The federal budget deficit has skyrocketed to 15.9 per cent of Canada's economy.


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The finance minister said what? Part 5

The Trudeau government ran consistent deficits and accumulated significant debt over its first four years in office.


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Trudeau government must tackle federal budget deficit

Between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s, the federal government ran a deficit every year.


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What would Chrétien’s budget rules have meant for Trudeau: Part 2

The Trudeau government has run five consecutive deficits since taking office in 2015 and is expected to have accumulated approximately $84.3 billion in federal debt—$713.2 billion total—by the end of 2019-20.