Overly politicized budgets, particularly budgets seemingly assembled haphazardly, risk producing poor policies.
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Between 2013 and 2017, foreign investment in Canada declined by 55.1 per cent.
Tuesday’s budget calls for spending to reach $329.4 billion.
The Trudeau government spent $8,639 per person in 2018-19.
The federal deficit is now about $19 billion.
Federal program spending will reach a projected $321.5 billion next year—up 22.2 per cent since 2015.
The annual deficit from a recession could increase from its current level of $19 billion to almost $50 billion.
In most countries with universal health care, patients share the cost of treatment—surgical or pharmaceutical.
The reasonable approach to balancing the budget is to find savings and reduce spending—not raise taxes.