Feds’ spending up 23 per cent since Tories won office

Transport and Public Works have seen major growth, while regional development agencies and Agriculture Canada have been downsized.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Federal spending has increased by 23 per cent since the Conservatives took office, according to a Hill Times analysis comparing the public accounts from when the Conservatives took office in 2006-7 to the most recent public accounts for 2012-13. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Chris Plecash

PUBLISHED : Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:38 AM

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