federal government debt

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Trudeau government poised to embrace much more federal debt

This year's federal budget deficit will reach a projected $381 billion.


11:36AM
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Alberta’s woes threaten Canada’s finances from coast to coast

Ottawa annually pocketed $22 billion more in revenue from Alberta than it spent in the province.


9:33AM
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Federal and provincial government debt mounting quickly in Canada

Ontarians carry the second-largest combined government debt burden among Canadians.


11:55AM
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Governments betting on low interest rates may experience rude awakening

The Trudeau government will run a record budget deficit approaching $400 billion.


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.

4:46PM
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Canada’s fiscal situation near crisis levels

Federal net debt for 2020-21 will likely exceed $1.1 trillion.


9:52AM
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COVID-related spending increases threaten future economic growth

Since the 1970s, Canada’s spending-to-GDP ratio has always been larger than the ideal range to maximize economic growth.


3:02PM
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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.


3:21PM
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Trudeau floats false rhetoric on ‘new’ taxes

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


3:44PM
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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.