federal government spending

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Spending, not lack of revenue, driving Ottawa’s red ink

All the estimates converge to a federal deficit of more than $12 billion by 2022-23.


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A brief walk through history—government spending by prime minister

Per-person spending levels reached $8,639 in 2018 under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—only $72 short of the all-time high.


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The Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister said what?

Per-person spending last year was only $72 short of the all-time high reached during the 2009 recession.


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Cash

Federal program spending will reach a projected $321.5 billion next year—up 22.2 per cent since 2015.


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Two fiscal freight trains hurling toward Ottawa

The annual deficit from a recession could increase from its current level of $19 billion to almost $50 billion.