government stimulus

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Stimulus spending on infrastructure won’t ‘kickstart’ COVID recovery

Federal debt as a share of the economy will reach roughly 56 per cent, the highest percentage since 1998.


1:41PM
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Biden spending spree expands America’s welfare state

Even though the vast majority of Americans never lost their jobs, politicians sent stimulus money directly to most households.


9:20AM
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Trudeau government should scuttle stimulus spending plans

Governments should instead tax less to improve economic growth and spend less to reduce deficits.


10:12AM
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Trudeau government’s economic stimulus plan makes little sense

The government plans to spend up to $100 billion for economic stimulus over the next three years.


10:36AM
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Minister McKenna should re-consider plans for stimulus

Evidence suggests that a 1.0 percentage point increase in spending produces a 0.75 percentage point drop in economic growth.


1:33PM
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Think-tanks provide competing views on stimulus and infrastructure spending

C.D. Howe op-ed cites no empirical evidence or research to substantiate its opinions.


11:24AM
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Stimulus didn’t work in 2009—don’t expect it to kick-start the economy now

So-called “shovel ready” infrastructure projects take significant time to plan and implement.


9:28AM
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Stabilizing income vs. economic stimulus—what’s the difference?

Most people use extra one-time money from government to pay down debt or save.