Trudeau government close to breaking all-time record for per-capita federal spending: Fraser Institute

“Prime Minister Trudeau’s historically high level of spending comes in the absence of a recession or war,” read a statement by the institute, which generally advocates for lower taxes and smaller government.

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  • Frances

    The boy’s just found the keys to the piggy bank and is spending it all before the adults catch him.

  • Linda1000

    Here’s where some of the money is going. How about spending in Canada first? Not sure how current these figures are but still gives an estimate. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e77d950acf1efb7afc2980a0709d33d0741083f97ba87de4bb01b047a71e091.jpg
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    • Millie_Woods

      $2B to Pakistan! That should be on condition they don’t send anymore pakis here.

  • Millie_Woods

    Interesting to note that some of the highest spending was under so-called conservative governments that ran for office on fiscally responsible platforms. It seems that once a country accepts government is responsible for social welfare, it’s trapped in an unbreakable cycle of borrowing, spending and handouts. Much of it can be categorized as waste. All things come to an end and socialism is no exception. And when it happens It won’t be pretty or peaceful.

  • andycanuck

    “Interesting” cropping job on the main, page-topping graphic at the NP.

  • FactsWillOut

    So, he’s poised to beat Harper’s record.