Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

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B.C.’s surplus only tells part of story about provincial finances

The province's net debt increased in 2021/22 by $2.6 billion to reach $55.8 billion.


4:41PM
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Alberta government must learn from spending history

Resource revenues are set to increase substantially.


9:26AM
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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.


3:03PM
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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.


3:56PM
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Upcoming federal budget—get ready for massive spending increase

Canada's productivity growth and levels of business investment have been lacklustre for decades.


1:57PM
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Liberal/NDP pact promises ever higher federal spending

The NDP election platform called for per-person spending to reach $11,446 in 2022/23.


4:00AM
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Federal government contradicts own objectives by raising taxes on lower-income families

On average, couples with children in the bottom 20 per cent pay $318 per year more than they did previously.


8:00AM
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Fiscal sustainability—a good New Year’s resolution

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland require the most policy action to correct their unsustainable fiscal trajectories.


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