federal spending

9:35AM
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Liberals, Tories and NDP—they all love corporate welfare

In this year’s federal budget, the government earmarked $80 billion in corporate handouts to select industries.


9:15AM
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Canada can’t meet NATO spending target without serious fiscal consequences

After recording eight consecutive budget deficits, the Trudeau government plans to run at least five more.


2:30AM
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Taxpayers on the hook for more than $110 billion due to Ottawa’s COVID waste

A significant portion of federal spending was mismanaged, poorly targeted, wasteful or simply excessive.


1:00PM
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We’re deeper in debt than Ottawa tells us

Canada's gross government debt is equal to 111 per cent of the country's GDP.


3:00AM
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Ottawa’s approach to spending—what goes up must continue going up

Federal program spending is expected to grow by $132.7 billion—or 41 per cent—between 2014/15 and 2023/24.


9:00AM
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Federal budget does not meet definition of ‘restraint’

The budget dumps billions into the government’s bottomless climate policy money pit.


4:00AM
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Indigenous programs and payouts help drive federal deficits

In just two fiscal years, Indigenous spending increased by $4 billion.


8:34AM
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Federal budget lacks much-needed vision for the economy

When spending is financed by large deficits, it can fuel inflation or impede economic growth.