Why is inflation so high, and why is it unlikely to come down to normal before the end of the year? Energy prices are a key factor.
Taking a look at the data, one stark fact is clear in Canada’s recovery: those with higher levels of education have fared best of all. This is true in both the public and the private sectors.
Accommodating increased military spending, even relatively rapid increases, is entirely manageable from a narrow fiscal perspective.
Could Alberta eliminate its provincial debt while simultaneously relying less on resource revenues? Surprisingly, the answer appears to be yes.
Canada’s high inflation comes down to just two items: increasing gasoline prices and the depreciation of our homes.
To close out the year, we’ve asked our contributors and staff to make a prediction about 2022. You would think, at least since the early days of 2020, that we’d…
Concerns around federal redistribution are neither new nor unique to Alberta conservatives. Grievances like these even pre-date Canada.
As Canada emerges from the pandemic, one thing is increasingly clear: only months after the government revealed its fiscal plans, pitched as fiscal stimulus, the macroeconomic case for higher spending is significantly weaker. Stimulus may no longer be needed.
Given the importance of this policy, and the tensions around it, Canadians should be aware of the program’s basic principle and what a vote to abandon it really means.
By 2025, Canada’s federal debt may increase by roughly $716 billion — nearly double our pre-COVID level. And 2020 and 2021 alone account for over $520 billion of that. With such staggering sums, it’s natural to wonder what this means for the future.