Governments in Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa have markedly increased government spending.
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The Liberals will finance almost all of the new spending with borrowed money, resulting in an expected deficit of $27.8 billion this year.
From 2000 to 2016, the federal government’s core departments and separate agencies have seen employment grow by more than 22 per cent.
Government-sector workers in Canada retire 2.3 years earlier, on average, than private-sector workers.
Only a small portion of infrastructure spending will go towards building more efficient transportation corridors.