federal spending

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Ford and Trudeau share affection for spending and taxes

The Ontario government expects a net debt increase of more than $24 billion this year alone.


10:44AM
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Misleading polls may produce more damaging federal policies
Support for pharmacare drops from 79 per cent to 40 per cent when the question includes a GST hike.

2:30AM
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Today’s federal government—massive spending growth and epic betting

According to the budget, the government will spend $95 billion more in 2024-25 than it planned only three years ago.


2:30AM
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Federal government’s fiscal record—one for the history books

The size of the federal government has expanded by more than one quarter in a decade.


4:30AM
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Latest federal budget will continue trend of negative outcomes for Canadians

Compared to last year’s fiscal plan, the government will now overspend by $120.8 billion over five years.


3:01PM
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Federal budget’s scale of spending and debt reveal a government lacking self-control

In 2024/25, federal program spending will reach a projected $483.6 billion—up $16.1 billion from the previous budget’s estimates.


4:30AM
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Proclaiming your government ‘fiscally responsible’ does not make it so

According to projections, this federal government will possess the eight highest levels of per-person spending in Canadian history.


2:30AM
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It’s time for an honest conversation about the costs of new federal programs

Support for government-funded pharmacare, dental care and daycare plummeted to well below 50 per cent if the programs are paid for by tax hikes.


3:30AM
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Federal government should listen to Canadians and restrain spending in upcoming budget

In 2023/24, interest costs on federal government debt will reach a projected $46.5 billion.


2:30AM
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Balance budget within reach—if Ottawa restrains spending

Since 2014/15, annual federal program spending has increased by $193.6 billion—or 75.5 per cent.