federal deficits

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Alberta’s economic health remains a matter of national importance

The federal deficit was approximately $19 billion in both 2016/17 and 2017/18.


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Trudeau budget more bad news for Ontario

Ontarians are on the hook for approximately 40 per cent of the federal government’s net debt.


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Contrary to what the finance minister says, federal finances are vulnerable

According to recent estimates, the government won’t achieve a balanced budget until 2045.


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Deficit spending not a free lunch—it’s a bill to future taxpayers

Currently, the annual interest paid on Canada’s federal debt is $26.3 billion.


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Only 10.6 per cent of the nearly $100 billion in new infrastructure spending is for trade and transportation.


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Upon assuming power, the Trudeau government immediately increased budgeted federal program spending by $8.1 billion over 2015-16 to 2019-20.