fiscal policies

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Provinces should be cautious about cost-sharing agreements with Ottawa

The federal government's debt will reach a projected $2.1 trillion in 2024/25.

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Federal government keeps violating self-imposed fiscal rules

The federal debt-to-GDP ratio will increase to 42.4 per cent in 2023-24 then climb higher in 2024-25.

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The fiscal cost of debt-financed government spending

Government borrowing crowds out private investment and lowers the economy’s productive potential.

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Trudeau’s pre-recession period marked by weak economic numbers

The 2016-2019 period contained the weakest performance for income growth, labour markets and business investment.

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Provincial finances go topsy-turvy from Ontario to B.C.

Alberta’s government debt burden is set to eclipse Saskatchewan and B.C.’s this year.