federal spending

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New COVID spending may do more harm than good

Several businesses, particularly in the service industry, are struggling to find workers.


2:12PM
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Trudeau’s record-high spending hasn’t translated into strong economic growth

During the Trudeau period, business investment actually declined by 0.2 per cent.


12:05PM
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The real election losers—balance sheet, health care, federalism

On health-care wait times, Canada consistently ranks lowest among comparable countries with universal health care.


2:22PM
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New Federal Government Cannot Continue the Debt Binge
The new Liberal minority government should develop a credible plan to balance the budget and stop debt accumulation.

12:05PM
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Both frontrunning parties muddy their spending plans
The NDP has been the most transparent by clearly stating it would introduce a host of tax hikes.

1:58PM
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Calls for ever higher federal transfers disconnected from economic reality

Provincial transfers represented about 21 per cent of federal spending, up from 13 per cent in 1997.


1:51PM
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Ottawa must exercise more control over borrowing and spending
If this happens, interest payments on the federal debt would rise by nearly 60 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.


9:31AM
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Trudeau government fuels economic uncertainty

The prime minister’s mandate letter raised the idea of taxing "extreme wealth inequality.”


8:10AM
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Trudeau government spending large on Canada’s credit card

Federal program spending in 2021/22 is $54.4 billion higher than planned in November 2020.