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Fraser Institute News Release: Canada’s combined federal-provincial debt will exceed $2 trillion in 2022/23; Ontario has the highest provincial debt as a share of economy
January 10, 2023 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Combined federal and provincial debt in Canada has nearly doubled from $1.1 trillion in 2007/08 (the year before the last recession) to a projected $2.1...
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Fraser Institute News Release: B.C. government had fastest provincial spending growth in Canada before pandemic
January 04, 2023 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a long period of relative spending restraint, the British Columbia government significantly increased spending—even before any...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Ottawa increased spending during pandemic far beyond what was necessary to tackle COVID
October 12, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A large portion of Ottawa’s record-high spending during the pandemic did not relate directly to COVID-related health care or income...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Per person spending up almost 10% since 2009 across the GTHA; City of Toronto remains the highest spender
August 25, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Across the 26 municipalities that constitute the GTHA, per person spending, adjusted for inflation increased by 9.6 per cent between 2009 and 2019, and...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Share of total spending on child benefits for families with incomes less than $60,000 fell from 42.9% to 29.7%
August 18, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The federal government has shifted the share of overall spending on child benefits away from lower-income families to middle- and...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Per-person municipal government spending up 15.2 per cent on average in 17 municipalities across Metro Vancouver, 2009 to 2019
August 11, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Per-person spending has increased across all 17 Metro Vancouver municipalities between 2009 and 2019, after accounting for inflation,...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Current Ontario government poised to outspend predecessor and increase provincial debt
August 04, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
TORONTO, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Despite any rhetoric to the contrary, the current Ontario government plans to outspend its predecessor, finds a new study published today by the Fraser...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Alberta government per-person spending highest in 2017—exceeded COVID-induced spending in 2020
August 03, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From 1965 to 2020, the highest level of per-person provincial government spending (adjusted for inflation) in Alberta occurred in 2017—three years...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Annual Indigenous spending expected to reach $35.5 billion in 2026, largely due to judicial settlements
June 28, 2022 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The federal government’s recent substantial increase of Indigenous spending is mainly due to judicial settlement payouts, finds a new...
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Fraser Institute News Release: Aging population in BC leads to persistent deficits and increased health-care spending
November 23, 2021 05:00 ET | Fraser Institute
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- British Columbia’s senior population will reach 26 per cent of the total population by 2043, leading to persistent budget deficits and...