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Feds to spend $250.1-billion this year, up 3.5 per cent: spending estimates

Overall, that’s an increase of about $8.5-billion in 2016-17 from the 2015-16 main estimates, which detailed $241.6-billion in government spending—or a 3.5 per cent increase.

Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page said it's putting 'the cart before the horse' to have the House vote on spending authority for government departments before the budget is released. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By LAURA RYCKEWAERT

PUBLISHED : Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 12:00 AM

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