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Canada's Fiscal Fitness

This report examines the financial health of the federal and provincial governments in Canada. 

In 2016, the economy grew faster than expected – meaning higher revenues for the federal government. Spending levels, however, were higher as well. Balanced budgets became more common among the provinces – with the exceptions in the resource regions - but overall debt levels climbed rapidly. 

Looking forward, the report anticipates federal deficits equivalent to 1.2 per of GDP through 2022/23 and stabilizing revenue and spending trends for the provinces. 


February 24, 2017

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