federal government debt

9:27AM
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Federal spending reaches highest level in Canadian history

The Trudeau government's per-person spending is expected to reach $9,066.


9:55AM
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More bad news for federal finances—even worse if recession hits

The deficit is now pegged at $26.6 billion for 2019/20—$6.8 billion more than originally planned in last spring's budget.


10:58AM
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Ottawa has a big spending problem

Total federal expenditures will grow to a projected $420.5 billion in 2024-25.


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.

11:43AM
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Ottawa’s appetite for spending continues to grow

For April and May of this year, federal government program spending increased by $6.3 billion.


8:01AM
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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.