Ottawa has spent billions on its innovation agenda including $950 million to five hand-picked sectors of the economy.
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September 10, 2020 10:18AM
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In the 1990s, federal debt-interest costs routinely eclipsed 30 per cent of revenues.
August 20, 2020 9:44AM
Green technologies that were known money-losers pre-COVID remain money-losers today.
August 7, 2020 10:36AM
Evidence suggests that a 1.0 percentage point increase in spending produces a 0.75 percentage point drop in economic growth.
July 27, 2020 9:49PM
Trudeau government—and provincial governments across Canada—can learn from past fiscal consolidations
The Trudeau government’s recent fiscal update forecasted a $343 billion deficit this year.
July 22, 2020 11:19AM
Indigenous and Northern Affairs represented the largest share of federal program spending growth.
July 9, 2020 12:16PM
The Trudeau government ran consistent deficits and accumulated significant debt over its first four years in office.
July 2, 2020 11:49AM
The CERB is now estimated to cost $61.1 billion compared to the original estimate of $40.6 billion.
June 30, 2020 1:00AM
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More than 8 million applicants successfully applied for the CERB.