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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
October 29, 2020  

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.

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 Energy Oil & Gas General
June 9, 2020  

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.

News Government General
May 21, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 23, 2019  

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.

News Government General
July 12, 2018  

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.

News Aerospace Government General
May 30, 2018  

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.

News Government General
May 30, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 30, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 5, 2017  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 17, 2017  

Alberta tables fingers-crossed budget awash in red ink

Plenty of spending but no new taxes, tax increases or program cuts in the plan.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 1, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 28, 2016  

Alberta SMEs to cut spending 27%: survey

BDC surprised by the magnitude of the drop to $11 billion this year.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 6, 2015  

Private sector capital spending to drop 7% in 2015: StatsCan

Manufacturers plan to increase spending by 2.7% to $17.5 billion.