federal government spending

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Federal infrastructure spending—a mess of delays and misguided priorities

Only 10.6 per cent of the nearly $100 billion in new infrastructure spending is for trade and transportation.

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The budget proposes cumulative deficits totalling $72.8 billion over the government’s first mandate.

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This $51 billion increase in spending represents total growth of 20.1 per cent in just three years.

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Federal finances vulnerable to economic slowdown due to deficits

Upon assuming power, the Trudeau government immediately increased budgeted federal program spending by $8.1 billion over 2015-16 to 2019-20.

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‘Just spend more’ is not a sound guiding principle for government

In their first full budget, Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberals increased spending by $66.3 billion over a four-year period.