federal spending

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Federal government poised to pile on more spending and debt

Since 2014/15, federal government debt interest costs have nearly doubled.


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Federal government’s record-breaking spending saddles Canadians with huge debt

By the end of this fiscal year, the federal government will have racked up $591.9 billion in debt since 2015.


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PBO report underscores Ottawa’s irresponsible spending spree

Federal spending in 2023/24 will increase by $5.6 billion more than the government’s previous projection.


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Time for governments to boldly reduce government spending

There’s nothing peculiar about letter delivery, trains, television and radio programs, or alcohol sales that justifies governmental operation.


10:54AM
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Government spending doesn’t buy happiness

Ottawa's child-care program simply shifted the form of care away from parents’ preference and towards the government-subsidized option.


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Ottawa and Washington wasted many billions during COVID

Overpayment recipients included 1,522 prisoners, 391 dead people and 434 children too young to be eligible.


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Canadians who want Swedish-style government should understand implications for taxpayers

In Sweden, spending increases must be offset by equivalent spending cuts to meet fiscal targets.


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The one big growth industry of the Trudeau years—the bureaucracy

From 2015 to 2022, the federal bureaucracy grew by 27 percentage points.