federal spending

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Post-COVID recovery should encourage growth of private sector in Canada

The relative size of government in Canada is well beyond the “optimal” size for promoting productivity growth.


3:49PM
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Canada’s spending and deficits higher than comparable countries during pandemic

Canada ranks 6th highest among 35 high-income for the share of the economy represented by government spending.


12:30PM
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Spend first, ask questions later—not sustainable fiscal policy
Running upwards of a $400 billion deficit for the duration of the pandemic is fiscally irresponsible.

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.


3:44PM
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Freeland takes over during massive federal spending spree

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 will be the largest in Canadian history.


10:35AM
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Memo to Finance Minister Freeland—we have an investment crisis in Canada

More than $185 billion in net investment left the country from 2014 to 2019.


3:22PM
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To avoid fiscal crisis, Trudeau government must learn from history

The federal budget deficit has skyrocketed to 15.9 per cent of Canada's economy.


9:36AM
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COVID underscores problems with government intervention

Government decisions can also result in inefficiencies or mistakes.