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News General
October 26, 2020  

Budget update won’t have fiscal anchor until after crisis: PM

It will provide some guidelines for ongoing spending to help the economy.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 13, 2020  

Report says pandemic intensified economic disparities

BDO affordability index shows nearly two in five say their personal finances deteriorated during the first wave.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 7, 2020  

Getting house in order top priority for Canadian businesses: BDC

Indebted businesses more ‘fragile’ than during 1st wave, Business Development Bank of Canada economist warns.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 24, 2020  

Economic freedom on the wane worldwide

Policy response to COVID-19 has put more of the economy into government hands, threatening economic freedom globally.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

Only private investment will save Canada’s economy

Generating, rather than consuming government revenues will require a profound reversal by the Trudeau government.

News Government Economy General
August 28, 2020  

Fitch Ratings issues new warning over federal spending, debt

Downgraded Canada’s triple-A credit rating in June to AA+ over the deterioration of public finances due to COVID-19.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 25, 2020  

Federal finances remain vulnerable to fluctuating interest rates

An increase could lead the government into a downward cycle of increased deficits, and that means higher taxes.

News Government General
July 29, 2020  

Nova Scotia moves from surplus to $853M deficit due to pandemic

The province’s net debt has increased to $16.9 billion from $15.7 billion

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 11, 2020  

Canada’s debt is piling up again from deficit spending

Our ability to deal with the economic effects of COVID-19 is really a fiscal dividend from the actions of earlier governments.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 26, 2020  

Economic shock from COVID-19 leading to higher indebtedness: Poloz

Can lead to slower growth, make it more difficult for the central bank to hit its 2% inflation target in the future.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 16, 2020  

Manitoba premier cites high debt load, uncertainty for workforce cuts

Has rejected demands from unions, opposition parties, pundits and some economists to maintain public-sector jobs.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 24, 2020  

No unilateral powers for feds to spend, borrow, tax during virus crisis

Government proposes sweeping new powers for up to 21 months act unilaterally without seeking Parliament’s approval.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 15, 2020  

Recurring federal deficits could be risky for future generations: study

Federal debt should reach $713 billion at the end of the current fiscal year and grow to $810 billion by 2024-2025.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2019  

Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?

Public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
August 1, 2019  

Increasing government debt rarely a successful strategy

Spending our way to a heightened state of environmental stewardship could cause more harm than good.