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Fraser Institute News Release: Ford government follows same failed deficit-reduction strategy of its predecessors
June 08, 2021 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
TORONTO, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The current Ontario government is continuing its immediate predecessors’ failed approach of slowing spending growth as a means towards a balanced budget,...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Continued financing of government debt by the Bank of Canada poses significant economic risks
May 18, 2021 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The idea that the Bank of Canada can continue to finance government debt by printing money without a clear commitment to repayment,...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Canada’s combined federal-provincial debt will reach $2 trillion in 2020/21; Ontario’s combined debt now exceeds 100% of the province’s economy
February 02, 2021 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
TORONTO, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Combined federal and provincial debt in Canada has doubled from $1.0 trillion in 2007/08 to a projected $2.0 trillion this year, finds a new study released...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Federal spending on benefits for families with children up more than 68% since 2014/15, financed entirely by deficits
October 27, 2020 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal spending on benefits for eligible families with children through the Canada Child Benefit increased by 68.5 per cent from...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Aging population and historically high spending pre-COVID means no balanced budget for next 30 years
September 22, 2020 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The federal government will not balance its budget over the next 30 years as a result of Canada’s aging population and Ottawa’s...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Ottawa spending 50% more per Canadian in 2020 than during the 2009 recession: $13,226 vs. $8,775
May 26, 2020 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal government spending this year, which was already on track to be a new record high before the recession, is now expected to be...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Alberta’s net contribution to Ottawa—more than $94 billion—dwarfed contributions from other provinces in recent years
April 28, 2020 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
CALGARY, Alberta, April 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From 2014 to 2018, Alberta’s net contribution to federal finances was $94.9 billion, by far the largest contribution from any province during...
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Fraser Institute News Release: B.C. at a crossroads -- either continue prudent fiscal policies or risk deficits and growing government debt
September 07, 2017 05:00 ET | The Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - September 07, 2017) - If British Columbia's new government wants to maintain the province's status as a fiscal leader in Canada, it must avoid the run up in spending and...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Alberta's decline from fiscal leader to laggard continues; Saskatchewan and Quebec now more prudent financial managers
September 07, 2017 05:00 ET | The Fraser Institute
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 07, 2017) - Alberta -- once Canada's leader in fiscal management -- has become a laggard along with Ontario, finds a new study released today by the Fraser...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Once-powerful Ontario now a fiscal laggard in Canada; per-person government debt set to eclipse Quebec
September 07, 2017 05:00 ET | The Fraser Institute
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 07, 2017) - Ontario -- once a Canadian leader in fiscal management -- has become the poster child for financial mismanagement along with Alberta, finds a new...