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Federal budget speech disregards key drivers of economic prosperity

From 2016 to 2019, Canada saw relatively low rates of growth in incomes and private-sector job creation.


8:23AM
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Advocates of universal basic income ignore enormous price tag

A basic income program will disincentivize work and may not alleviate poverty.


7:59AM
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Canadians will pay for Trudeau government’s record spending

Ottawa ran budget deficits worth a total of $94.1 billion from 2015/16 to 2019/20.


2:23PM
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Trudeau government poised to embrace much more federal debt

This year's federal budget deficit will reach a projected $381 billion.


10:06AM
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Canada moving quickly towards U.S.-style ‘spend now, pay later’ government

The Trudeau Liberals initially promised to run deficits for three years to finance spending increases.


9:18AM
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Throne speech may offer fundamental choice to parents about Canada’s future

Borrowing costs could increase without interest rates changing if lenders believe Canada is becoming a bigger credit risk.


4:43PM
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Trudeau government eyeing massive new social programs

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 is an esitmated $343.2 billion.


11:19AM
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Any credible plan to fix federal finances must address pre-COVID spending

Indigenous and Northern Affairs represented the largest share of federal program spending growth.


12:16PM
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The finance minister said what? Part 5

The Trudeau government ran consistent deficits and accumulated significant debt over its first four years in office.