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 Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 1, 2020  

Highlights of the federal government’s fiscal update

Freeland budget is borrowing, taxing, tax breaks and rolling out the money for businesses and families.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 30, 2020  

Spending too little worse than spending too much: Freeland

Federal government’s record deficit is more than $381 billion but she calls it affordable, given low interest rates.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 25, 2020  

Alberta outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3B: finance minister

Province’s economy hit by COVID-19 pandemic, the drop in oil prices and a global economic contraction.

News Government Economy General
November 19, 2020  

Spending restraints shouldn’t be jettisoned because of pandemic

Former budget watchdog says government should move away from spending to stimulate the economy as conditions improve.

News Government Economy General
September 1, 2020  

COVID-19 turns BC’s 2019-20 budget surplus to $321M deficit

Declines in tax revenues, losses at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and early measures to tackle the pandemic.

News Government Economy General
August 12, 2020  

Ontario budget deficit projected to jump to $38.5B in 2020-2021

Province spent billions to support the health-care sector and help businesses and residents weather the storm.

News Government General
July 14, 2020  

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Opinion split almost in half as government projects a $343 billion deficit.

News Government General
July 13, 2020  

With debt, deficit numbers out, experts say Liberals need plan for growth

Late last year, the government forecast this year’s deficit at $28.1 billion. Now that figure is at $343.2 billion

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 8, 2020  

Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343B deficit due to COVID-19

Fiscal snapshot foresees a slow return to a new normal, with low economic growth to at least the end of 2021.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Trade deficit narrowed in May as exports rose, imports fell again

Contracted to $677 million in May compared with $4.3 billion in April.

News Government Economy
May 28, 2020  

Federal deficit likely reached $260B due to COVID-19: PBO

Finances could be helped by an economic recovery that would help lessen the red ink.

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 Manufacturing Economy General
November 6, 2019  

Trade deficit narrowed to $978M in September: Statistics Canada

Broad-based weakness across the major export categories, a similar story for imports.