federal spending

7:25PM
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Federal ‘stimulus’ spending will likely arrive late with minimal benefits

The government says $101 billion in stimulus spending is required for “sustained economic recovery.”


4:25PM
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Federal budget lacks realistic recovery plan despite all the red ink
The federal debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 51.2 per cent, the highest level since 1999.

3:00AM
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As Trudeau government tables budget, don’t be fooled by positive short-term economic news

Between 2016 and 2019, per-person GDP grew at an average annual rate of only 0.8 per cent.


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.


9:10AM
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Spending reductions—not tax increases—key to economic recovery and budget balance
According to current projections, the federal government will not balance the budget until 2050.

3:51PM
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Guaranteed annual income program could cost $465 billion per year

Bill C-273 calls on the federal finance minister to assess a potential guaranteed annual income in Canada.


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.


10:12AM
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Comparing pre-recession economic performance—Chrétien vs. Trudeau

Per-person GDP growth was 4.8 times greater during the Chrétien period than the Trudeau period.


10:09AM
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Despite spending hundreds of billions during COVID, we seem to have little to show for it

Governments in Canada are experts at imposing rules and regulations rather than incentives.