federal government spending

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Pandemics, social upheaval and government spending

Federal deficit estimates range from $100 billion to $200 billion for fiscal year 2020-21.


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Trudeau government gets unlimited spending authority for six months

The COVID-19 bill effectively eliminates the need for all parties to work together to pass spending legislation for the next six months.


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Any ‘Fair Deal’ for Alberta requires fundamental rethink of fiscal federalism in Canada

Between 2007 and 2018, Alberta workers contributed a net $12.3 billion to employment insurance.


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Morneau doubles down on deficit-spending plans

According to current projections, the federal deficit will reach $26.6 billion this year.


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Trudeau sets another record—and not in a good way

Ottawa’s total debt will hit a projected $1.2 trillion in 2019.


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Morneau seems uninterested in perilous state of federal finances

The federal deficit this year will increase from original budget estimates of $19.8 billion to $26.6 billion.


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Federal spending reaches highest level in Canadian history

The Trudeau government's per-person spending is expected to reach $9,066.


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Federal government making up fiscal rules on the fly

The federal debt-to-GDP ratio increased from 30.8 per cent to 31.0 per cent.