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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.


9:55AM
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Canada’s federal parties should respect provincial jurisdiction

National politicians aren’t as well placed to make local decisions as local politicians.


9:44AM
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Alberta’s resource revenue windfall largest on record

The province's resource revenue is expected to increase from $3.3 billion in 2020/21 to $13.7 billion in 2021/22.


8:00AM
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The evidence is clear—Alberta is no ‘petrostate’

With respect to employment, Alberta’s was the most diversified economy in Canada in 2020.


5:00AM
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Rules of the game matter, even in politics

Rules that impose mandatory fiscal discipline help produce better and more responsible fiscal outcomes.


9:36AM
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Age of eligibility for government retirement programs—Canada remains an outlier

In 2015, the federal government scrapped plans to increase the age of eligibility for OAS and GIS.


12:43PM
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Sudbury’s debt binge may come back to bite

The municipality's average per-capita debt increased from $196 to a projected $2,700.


9:01AM
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President Biden doubles down on statism

The president scuttled the Keystone XL pipeline and suppressed domestic production of oil and natural gas.


4:35PM
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B.C. budget fails to tackle big long-term challenges

The province expects net debt to increase by $31.2 billion over the next three fiscal years.


12:51PM
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Reality check—B.C. does not enjoy ‘strong investment’ in mining sector

Investment in B.C.’s mining sector was $720 million in 2021—21 per cent less than in 2020.


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