Fraser Forum

Atlantic Canada Prosperity

9:06AM
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Nova Scotia government spending spree comes with consequences

The province's spending is projected to increase by $664 million over the next three years.


8:29AM
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P.E.I. government fails to rein in runaway spending
The province's per-person spending will increase from $15,022 before the pandemic to $15,738 by 2024/25.

8:57AM
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Most Nova Scotia parents feel pandemic policies have hurt their child’s education

Students in the province have missed at least 21 weeks of in-class learning in less than two years.


9:09AM
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Atlantic Canada—no room for fiscal complacency

In the Maritimes, a larger share of provincial revenue comes from Ottawa than in any of the other provinces.


2:33PM
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Attracting More People is Key to Atlantic Canada’s Future

The recent inflow of people to the region does not mean the problem of outmigration has been solved.


12:28PM
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The evidence is clear—P.E.I. must balance its budget

The province's net debt will top $2.6 billion, which breaks down to $16,285 per Islander.


10:00AM
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Outdated EI system adds to Atlantic Canada’s labour challenges

More than 267,000 Atlantic Canadians currently receive some form of EI benefit.


11:12AM
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Maritime provinces vulnerable to any future changes to equalization program

In 2019/20, equalization comprised 21 per cent of provincial government revenue in Prince Edward Island.


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