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.
Freeland says aid needed as central bank targets 2022 for recovery
Unprecedented amounts spent in record time to limit the economic damage wrought by COVID-19.
Budget update won’t have fiscal anchor until after crisis: PM
It will provide some guidelines for ongoing spending to help the economy.
Oil and gas spending estimates adjusted lower as uncertainties persist
$23.3 billion to be invested in Canada this year, down from about $37 billion in a January forecast.
New AG says office narrowing focus on federal COVID-19 programs
Will be on how prepared federal officials were for the pandemic, as well as key parts of the federal response.
Spending growth slowest in 30 years under Ontario Tories: Watchdog
FAO says rising interest rates, high household debt, trade uncertainty could negatively impact government plans.
Trudeau bills 10 year defence spending plan as answer to Trump spending call
As the NATO summit in Brussels wrapped up, the PM announced a 70 per cent increase in military spending. But the commitment falls short of the 2 per cent of GDP mark agreed upon by members in 2014.
Canada invests another $54M into F-35 as Boeing hedges on fighter competition
Feds will launch formal competition early next year to replace aging CF-18s.
Liberal economic adviser preaches defence spending, but Sajjan says Ottawa fell $2.3B short
Dominic Barton says defence industry critical for innovation, but Libs behind on spending goals.
Liberals to delay billions in planned infrastructure spending
About $20.5 billion left unspent across 13 different programs, including two set up by the Liberals.
Decline in energy sector drives down 2017 capital spending in Altantic region
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says major project investment to fall by 7% this year to $13 billion.
Alberta tables fingers-crossed budget awash in red ink
Plenty of spending but no new taxes, tax increases or program cuts in the plan.
Senate committee slams Liberal infrastructure spending
Committee alleges the only metrics used to measure spending focus on money going out the door rather than what the money is buying.
Alberta SMEs to cut spending 27%: survey
BDC surprised by the magnitude of the drop to $11 billion this year.
Private sector capital spending to drop 7% in 2015: StatsCan
Manufacturers plan to increase spending by 2.7% to $17.5 billion.