Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

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Federal budget speech disregards key drivers of economic prosperity

From 2016 to 2019, Canada saw relatively low rates of growth in incomes and private-sector job creation.


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B.C. budget lacks effective plan for finances and economy

Program spending is projected to increase from pre-pandemic levels by 15.2 per cent in 2021/22.


9:49AM
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Trudeau government pushes national childcare onto premiers’ plate

Budget 2021 includes $30 billion over five years for national childcare.


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Trudeau vs. Biden—transparency and budget honesty
Nearly 60 per cent of the Liberal infrastructure spending was on “green” and “social” projects.

9:10AM
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Spending reductions—not tax increases—key to economic recovery and budget balance
According to current projections, the federal government will not balance the budget until 2050.

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.


12:18PM
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Prime Ministers and Government Spending, 2021 edition

Federal program spending in 2021 will reach a projected $11,370 per person—or 18.7 per cent of the economy.


3:53PM
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Despite court ruling, Ottawa’s carbon tax remains fundamentally flawed

The carbon tax will increase by $15 per tonne until it reaches $170 per tonne.


10:29AM
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The evolution of federal debt interest costs in Canada

The federal government has seemingly ditched the debt-averse approach that largely prevailed in Ottawa since the mid-1980s.


9:24AM
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Charitable giving on the wane in New Brunswick

Among residents who donated, the average annual contribution equalled only 0.45 per cent of their household income.


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