Federal government making up fiscal rules on the fly

Appeared in Calgary’s Business, January 5, 2020By Alex Whalen and Jake Fuss

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Last month, before the holidays, the Trudeau government released its fall economic update, which revealed—among other issues—that Canada’s federal debt-to-GDP ratio increased, meaning Canada’s debt has grown faster than the economy.

This is particularly important because the government chose the debt-to-GDP

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