Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

1:31PM
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Higher interest rates associated with government borrowing act like an implicit tax

Default risk and exchange-rate risk increase for foreign lenders as they increase their holdings of any government’s debt.


9:36AM
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Ontario’s mini-budget shows provincial deficit will increase

Provincial government debt-service costs are set to reach $13.2 billion this year.


6:36PM
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Trudeau government plan would have undermined Opposition ability to hold government to account

The principle of no taxation without representation is central to the concept of democracy.


10:19AM
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If history is any guide, COVID-19 will transform Canada in heretofore unknown ways
When the First World War began, there was no expectation that it would spawn an entirely new tax system.

5:48PM
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Alberta budget includes relatively small spending reductions

Alberta saw spending reductions of 20 per cent during the reforms of the 1990s.


11:18AM
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Throne speech ignores realities of federal finances
The unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per cent, in the biggest one-month jump since the 2009 recession.

8:45AM
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Trudeau activist government produces red ink and alienation

Since Justin Trudeau entered office, per-person spending has increased by 17.5 per cent in just four years.


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