federal finances

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Modest fiscal rules could have saved billions in federal spending

The federal debt has eclipsed$1 trillion, with budget deficits projected for years to come.


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The real election losers—balance sheet, health care, federalism

On health-care wait times, Canada consistently ranks lowest among comparable countries with universal health care.


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It’s official—Canada’s finances are now unsustainable

The PBO report should be a wakeup call for policymakers.


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Trudeau government fuels economic uncertainty

The prime minister’s mandate letter raised the idea of taxing "extreme wealth inequality.”


11:41AM
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What are the Trudeau government’s guiding priorities?

The prime minister disbanded the Expenditure Review Committee, which assessed the efficacy of government programs.


9:58AM
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To fulfill Trudeau’s latest fiscal promise, spring budget must chart path to budget balance

The Liberals ran three years of deficits totalling $51.9 billion, more than double the amount promised during the campaign.


1:06PM
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Federal finances ‘careening downhill’ fast
The federal net debt may rise from $812.9 billion in 2019-20 to more than $1.4 trillion by 2025-26.

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Making sense of Canada’s $381.6 billion federal budget deficit

Eliminating the entire equalization program this year would reduce the federal deficit by only 5.4 per cent.