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Nova Scotia budget shows debt accumulating at rapid pace

The string of deficits will increase Nova Scotia’s government debt by nearly 40 per cent from 2019/20 to 2024/25.


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Expanding government won’t help Canada’s recovery

If Prime Minister Trudeau keeps his commitment to no new taxes, borrowing will finance the proposed expansion.


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Governments across Canada must reduce spending post-recession

Total provincial government deficits will reach an estimated $63.0 billion this year.


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It’s easier for governments to increase spending than bring it back down

Governments can find themselves at a new baseline spending level far in excess of revenues.


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Alberta’s government finances require swift reform, reduction in spending

The Blue Ribbon Panel and the Kenney government face a daunting fiscal challenge.


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There’s a lot we can’t control—but we can control spending

Federal program spending (per person) hit an estimated $8,869 in 2018, the highest level in Canadian history.