federal government debt

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Throne speech brings bigger government, more fiscal challenges

Ottawa plans to create a national childcare system and introduce more “green” spending initiatives.


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Trudeau floats false rhetoric on ‘new’ taxes

Debt interest will cost Ottawa an estimated $19.5 billion this year.


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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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Any credible plan to fix federal finances must address pre-COVID spending

Indigenous and Northern Affairs represented the largest share of federal program spending growth.


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Fiscal snapshot highlights deteriorating state of federal finances

This year's federal budget deficit will be an estimated $343.2 billion.


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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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Reality of government matters when assessing policy options

Such implicit or explicit assumptions invariably lead to unintended consequences.