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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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Transport top spending category for GTHA municipalities

In the region, on a per-person basis, Toronto spent the least on waste disposal, sewer systems and other environmental infrastructure.


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Scant support for Ottawa’s big plans—if they include tax hikes

When linked to a GST hike, support for a national prescription drug program falls from 79 per cent to 40 per cent.


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Next prime minister should cut spending to help the poor

According to estimates, economic growth is maximized when government spending is about 26 per cent of GDP.


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B.C. budget lacks effective plan for finances and economy

Program spending is projected to increase from pre-pandemic levels by 15.2 per cent in 2021/22.


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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.