size of government

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Size of government—a pre-pandemic problem

Government spending represented 40.4 per cent of the country's economy in 2019, up from 37.4 per cent in 2007.


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Bigger government in Canada—there’s no free lunch

When tax rates increase, people often change their economic behaviour in ways that shrink the targeted tax base.


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Large governments in the Maritimes stifle economic growth

In the last year of reliable data before the pandemic, government spending in Nova Scotia represented 60.2 per cent of the economy.


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Millions of Canadians enjoy representation without taxation

The top 20 per cent of income-earning families in Canada pay more than half of total taxes.


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Next prime minister should cut spending to help the poor

According to estimates, economic growth is maximized when government spending is about 26 per cent of GDP.


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Are some provinces and states too big to succeed?

Subnational jurisdictions of around 9.5 million people seem to be the fastest-growing economies.


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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.