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11:27AM
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On government spending—Kenney kept his word, Ford did not

Between 2018/19 and 2022/23, the Ontario government expects a 6 per cent increase in inflation-adjusted per-person spending.


4:00AM
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At current commodity prices, Alberta could (and should) fully fund a rainy-day account

According to recent forecasts, the province's resource revenue will likely be higher than forecast in Budget 2022.


3:00AM
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Ontario on track to add more than $100 billion in debt over five years

The province's net debt has climbed from $338 billion in 2018 to more than $400 billion.


9:48AM
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Upcoming budget last chance for Ford government to keep fiscal promises in first term

The government has increased per-person spending by more than 10 per cent between 2018/19 and 2020/21.


11:30AM
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Ontario clings to illusion of fiscal sustainability
Since 1990, the province's net debt-to-GDP ratio has grown from 13 per cent to 43 per cent.

9:45AM
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Bigger government in Canada—there’s no free lunch

When tax rates increase, people often change their economic behaviour in ways that shrink the targeted tax base.


3:30AM
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Ontario economy falls further behind its neighbours

The region's average per-person GDP is 32.7 per cent larger than Ontario's.


9:47AM
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Bank of Canada rate hike may be too little too late

Ramping up interest rates at this juncture places more of the burden of fighting inflation on consumers.


4:01PM
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Budget 2022 fails to get federal finances back on track

The projected federal deficit for 2022/23 could have been reduced by more than 42 per cent had the government stuck to last spring's spending plan.


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