government spending

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In Ontario, the projected operating deficit for 2015/16 is $7.5 billion but the change in net financial position is $13.7 billion—a difference of 83 per cent.


10:08AM
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In Ontario, federal transfers increased by 87.8 per cent over 10-year period.


9:27AM
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Canada enjoyed an economic and fiscal renaissance starting in the mid-1990s that lasted more than a decade.


3:04PM
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On Tuesday, the Alberta government will release a budget with a projected deficit of at least $5.9 billion this year, the seventh deficit in eight years. And just the other day, the government announced the budget won’t be balanced until 2019/20.


10:00AM
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Alberta’s economy is still on shaky ground as oil prices remain depressed relative to last year’s levels.


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The Ontario government has never made a secret of its desire to have the federal government help fund Ontario’s provincial budget. It even started its own think-tank with $5 million in 2009, which regularly publishes reports that call on the federal government to rescue Ontario’s provincial finances.


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The new Alberta government has delayed introducing a budget until the fall, so MLAs will have plenty of time to think about how they’ll collect and spend Albertans’ money.