federal government spending

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Ottawa must exercise more control over borrowing and spending
If this happens, interest payments on the federal debt would rise by nearly 60 per cent.

10:12AM
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Federal spending spree continues to outpace budget projections

In 2021/22, federal program spending is projected to increase by roughly $51.0 billion.


9:31AM
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Trudeau government fuels economic uncertainty

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


8:10AM
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Trudeau government spending large on Canada’s credit card

Federal program spending in 2021/22 is $54.4 billion higher than planned in November 2020.


7:25PM
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Federal ‘stimulus’ spending will likely arrive late with minimal benefits

The government says $101 billion in stimulus spending is required for “sustained economic recovery.”


9:10AM
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Spending reductions—not tax increases—key to economic recovery and budget balance
According to current projections, the federal government will not balance the budget until 2050.

7:59AM
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Canadians will pay for Trudeau government’s record spending

Ottawa ran budget deficits worth a total of $94.1 billion from 2015/16 to 2019/20.


12:18PM
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Prime Ministers and Government Spending, 2021 edition

Federal program spending in 2021 will reach a projected $11,370 per person—or 18.7 per cent of the economy.