federal budget

1:29PM
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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.


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.


7:25PM
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Federal ‘stimulus’ spending will likely arrive late with minimal benefits

The government says $101 billion in stimulus spending is required for “sustained economic recovery.”


4:25PM
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Federal budget lacks realistic recovery plan despite all the red ink

The federal debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 51.2 per cent, the highest level since 1999.


3:00AM
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Stimulus spending on infrastructure won’t ‘kickstart’ COVID recovery

Federal debt as a share of the economy will reach roughly 56 per cent, the highest percentage since 1998.


12:33PM
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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.

12:08PM
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Federal Budget 2021—a preview of what you won’t see

At 79 per cent, Canada had the fastest growth in its debt-to-GDP ratio in the G-7.


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.

11:36AM
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Alberta’s woes threaten Canada’s finances from coast to coast

Ottawa annually pocketed $22 billion more in revenue from Alberta than it spent in the province.