debt and deficit

Printer-friendly version
Bold policy reform can fix Canada’s economic problems

Canada's inflation-adjusted per-person GDP declined from $59,905 to $58,028.

Printer-friendly version
Canada’s federal government disregards its own fiscal rules—unlike Sweden

Rather than adopt the discipline necessary to get back on track, Ottawa simply moves the goalposts.

Printer-friendly version
Alberta and B.C. budgets represent two different approaches to government finances

According to projections, government debt interest will cost nearly $1,000 per British Columbian by 2026/27.

Printer-friendly version
New Brunswick government has golden opportunity to reduce income taxes

The province's combined personal income tax rate at $50,000 of income is the fourth-highest in North America.

Printer-friendly version
Federal government poised to miss another self-imposed fiscal target

These deficits have fuelled an $867.2 billion increase in gross federal debt from 2014/15 to 2022/23.

Printer-friendly version
New Brunswick government should resist temptation to increase spending before election

This year, the province will spend a projected $548 million on provincial debt interest.

Printer-friendly version
Saskatchewan’s surprise deficit should serve as warning for Alberta

The provincial government revised its $1.0 billion projected budget surplus to a $250.5 million projected deficit.

Printer-friendly version
P.E.I. government delivers modest tax relief but fiscal clouds loom large

The province's net debt will reach a projected $3.2 billion by 2025/26.

Printer-friendly version
Nova Scotia should follow New Brunswick’s lead and restrain spending in upcoming budget

At last update, the province’s budget deficit was $440 million for 2021-22.