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8:50AM
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Ottawa preaches diversity yet practises homogeneity

Parents who prefer informal daycare are excluded from the federal child care program.


9:37AM
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Ottawa’s zeal for centralization will cost Canadians dearly

This year the federal government expects to spend $52.8 billion more than it has in revenues.


9:36AM
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Support for new federal programs collapses when Canadians have to pay for them
The national daycare program will cost an estimated $7.9 billion annually by 2025/26.

8:58AM
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Scant support for Ottawa’s big plans—if they include tax hikes

When linked to a GST hike, support for a national prescription drug program falls from 79 per cent to 40 per cent.


10:12AM
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Federal spending spree continues to outpace budget projections

In 2021/22, federal program spending is projected to increase by roughly $51.0 billion.


1:29PM
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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.