federal spending

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Year-end facts about the federal government’s performance in 2021

According to forecasts, Canada will be the worst-performing advanced economy from 2020 to 2030.


7:44AM
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Ottawa’s spending spree comes with huge costs

The national debt will reach a projected $2 trillion by 2025-26.


3:34PM
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Throne speech exposes Trudeau government’s economic ignorance

Despite the dismal state of federal finances, the speech did not include the terms “deficit” or “debt."


9:46AM
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Modest fiscal rules could have saved billions in federal spending

The federal debt has eclipsed$1 trillion, with budget deficits projected for years to come.


3:31PM
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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.