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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 3, 2020  

Liberals introduce bill for new COVID-19 spending after economic update

Making passage of the legislation a confidence vote that could trigger an election if it doesn’t garner the necessary support.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 3, 2020  

How we deal with our ever-rising nation debt?

Federal deficit of $381 billion and a debt exceeding $1 trillion, just under 50% of gross domestic product.

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
July 17, 2019  

Ontario writes off $445M in old Chrysler debt from bailout

Ottawa wrote off $2.6 billion last year that it wouldn’t collect from the automaker.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 8, 2019  

Budget deficits can increase social inequality

Burden falls on the whole population, and low-income Canadians can least afford to contribute.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 29, 2019  

Federal spending dangerously near record Canadian levels

Increasing the size and role of government comes with larger deficits, mounting debt and/or tax increases.

News Government General
December 17, 2018  

Canada’s robust credit rating should calm fears about federal deficits: Trudeau

One expert says credit ratings can be misleading.

News Government General
October 25, 2018  

Ottawa to run bigger than expected deficits over coming years

Feds are on pace to post a $19.4-billion deficit in 2018-19, $1.3 billion higher than the projection in last February’s budget.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 2, 2018  

Businesses question CAQ plan to cut immigration amid Quebec labour shortage

The target number would mean a 24% drop from the roughly 52,400 immigrants Quebec accepted last year.

News Government Economy General
September 18, 2018  

Net worth rising but higher debt stings Canadian consumers: analysis

Household debt has been identified as key vulnerability.

News Economy
September 5, 2018  

Fewer living paycheque to paycheque but more overwhelmed by debt: survey

Canadian Payroll Association survey has mixed findings.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 2, 2018  

Ouch again! FAO says Ontario deficit to jump almost $12B this year

Spending plan will add about $70 billion to the net debt, increasing it to almost $400 billion in 2020-21.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 23, 2018  

Trudeau government to post deficits $8B bigger than expected next two years

Liberals will post a $22.1-billion shortfall this fiscal year, $4 billion more than $18.1 billion projection.

News Manufacturing Economy General
March 21, 2018  

Scotiabank CEO downplays concerns raised over Canadian debt levels

Porter says IMF should look at the “other side of the balance sheet” which has kept pace or outgrown the size of the debt.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 12, 2018  

Canadian household debt hits $1.8T as report warns of domestic risk

Average amount of personal debt increased 3.3% to $22,837 per person, not including mortgages.

Feature Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 6, 2017  

Alberta’s debt danger: escalating deficits and a race to the bottom

The gap is narrowing as net per-person debt converges with Ontario’s.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 11, 2016  

Heading down the debt path again

The federal government’s planned $30-billion budget deficit, to be