Fraser Forum

Atlantic Canada Prosperity

9:48AM
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Size of government matters for economic growth

Nova Scotia recorded the largest government sector at 61.6 per cent of the economy, more than double the optimal size.


2:25PM
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Atlantic Canadians rely on programs that rely on Albertans

In 2019, equalization represented 15.5 per cent of provincial revenue in Nova Scotia.


10:14AM
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P.E.I government debt could balloon this year

The province's net government debt may rise 17 per cent in 2020/21.


11:42AM
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Ottawa tweaks regulations for Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil and gas sector

While the regulatory change is welcome news, significant reforms are still required to restore investor confidence.


3:17PM
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P.E.I. deficit may be bigger than forecasts

Forecasts project a -5.1 per cent decline in the province's GDP.


11:58AM
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Estimating the recessionary impact on Nova Scotia finances: Part 2

Nova Scotia’s net debt is projected to eclipse $17 billion this year.


11:24AM
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Estimating the recessionary impact on Nova Scotia finances—Part 1

RBC forecasts an $800 million provincial deficit this year, Scotiabank forecasts $970 million.


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