government spending

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Trudeau government pushes national childcare onto premiers’ plate

Budget 2021 includes $30 billion over five years for national childcare.


12:18PM
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Prime Ministers and Government Spending, 2021 edition

Federal program spending in 2021 will reach a projected $11,370 per person—or 18.7 per cent of the economy.


1:44PM
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Nova Scotia budget shows debt accumulating at rapid pace

The string of deficits will increase Nova Scotia’s government debt by nearly 40 per cent from 2019/20 to 2024/25.


1:59PM
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Expanding government won’t help Canada’s recovery

If Prime Minister Trudeau keeps his commitment to no new taxes, borrowing will finance the proposed expansion.


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Governments across Canada must reduce spending post-recession

Total provincial government deficits will reach an estimated $63.0 billion this year.


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It’s easier for governments to increase spending than bring it back down

Governments can find themselves at a new baseline spending level far in excess of revenues.