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Size of government—a pre-pandemic problem

In Research by Michael Rae

Author: Alex Whalen Government spending represented 40.4 per cent of the country’s economy in 2019, up from 37.4 per cent in 2007.Read more about Size of government—a pre-pandemic problemTags: size of governmentoptimal size of governmentproper size of governmentbusiness income taxpersonal income taxesincome tax rates Read More – The Fraser Institute

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Latest agreement leaves Bank of Canada’s responsibilities unclear

In Research by Michael Rae

Author: John Chant The 2021 agreement introduced a new goal—that monetary policy should also support maximum “sustainable” employment.Read more about Latest agreement leaves Bank of Canada’s responsibilities unclear Tags: inflationbank of canadainflation ratefederal reservebank independence Read More – The Fraser Institute

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James Buchanan, the problems with government debt, and a new Canadian poll

In Research by Michael Rae

Authors: Jason ClemensJake Fuss The expansion of the Canada Child Benefit was financed largely by borrowing.Read more about James Buchanan, the problems with government debt, and a new Canadian pollTags: federal debtfederal government debtgovernment debtfederal spendingfederal government spending Read More – The Fraser Institute

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On government spending—Kenney kept his word, Ford did not

In Research by Michael Rae

Author: Ben Eisen Between 2018/19 and 2022/23, the Ontario government expects a 6 per cent increase in inflation-adjusted per-person spending.Read more about On government spending—Kenney kept his word, Ford did notTags: ontario budgetontario government spendingontario deficitontario government debt Read More – The Fraser Institute

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At current commodity prices, Alberta could (and should) fully fund a rainy-day account

In Research by Michael Rae

Authors: Tegan HillJoel Emes According to recent forecasts, the province’s resource revenue will likely be higher than forecast in Budget 2022.Read more about At current commodity prices, Alberta could (and should) fully fund a rainy-day account Tags: alberta sustainability fundalberta heritage fundsustainability fundalberta’s heritage fundalberta government finances Read More – The Fraser Institute

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Upcoming budget last chance for Ford government to keep fiscal promises in first term

In Research by Michael Rae

Author: Ben Eisen The government has increased per-person spending by more than 10 per cent between 2018/19 and 2020/21.Read more about Upcoming budget last chance for Ford government to keep fiscal promises in first termTags: ontario budgetontario governmentontario debtontario deficitontario government debt Read More – The Fraser Institute