Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

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The federal government may speed up spending on infrastructure projects in Alberta and Saskatchewan.


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With budget season on the horizon, the headlines may mask the magnitude of growth in government debt.


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The best way to help Alberta’s economy is to enhance the province's competitiveness and attractiveness for investment and entrepreneurship.


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Prime Minister Trudeau recently said that infrastructure spending is “the key” to kick-starting Canada’s economy.


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Trying to stimulate other sectors of the economy so their increased output will balance off the loss in energy will simply build in future problems of maladjustment in these industries.


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Federal transfers to the provinces are higher today than ever before, with a projected cost of $1,897 per Canadian this fiscal year.

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By 2015/16, combined federal and provincial government net debt in Canada is expected to reach $1.3 trillion.

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The Green Party opposes the Nova Scotia government’s apparent plan to back the re-opening of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton.


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Even the prospect of small deficits relative to GDP may generate substantial investor uncertainty in an environment where interest rates are on the way up.


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The Canadian retirement income system already provides Canadians with an adequate standard of living in retirement.


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