federal government spending

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Upcoming federal budget—get ready for massive spending increase

Canada's productivity growth and levels of business investment have been lacklustre for decades.


5:00AM
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Rules of the game matter, even in politics

Rules that impose mandatory fiscal discipline help produce better and more responsible fiscal outcomes.


8:18AM
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Freeland and Trudeau face fiscal test with upcoming federal budget

Ottawa will likely have more revenue—perhaps considerably more—than forecast when the government tables the budget.


9:26AM
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Ottawa’s spending problem predates COVID

Federal net debt will reach a projected $1.3 trillion in 2021/22.


8:00AM
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Fiscal sustainability—a good New Year’s resolution

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland require the most policy action to correct their unsustainable fiscal trajectories.


7:44AM
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Ottawa’s spending spree comes with huge costs

The national debt will reach a projected $2 trillion by 2025-26.


4:22PM
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Federal finances improve marginally, but the Trudeau government ignores risks  Federal finances improve marginally, but the Trudeau government ignores risks

According to the update, the government will continue to spend well in excess of projected revenues.


8:25AM
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Trudeau government ignores dreary economic numbers

Canada ranked 30th of 38 industrial countries for its average rate of economic growth from 2015 to 2019.