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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.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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 federal government now spends 23 per cent more annually than it did when the Conservatives took office in 2006, with several departments growing significantly over three years of stimulus spending while regional economic development agencies have faced deep cuts.

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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.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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 federal government now spends 23 per cent more annually than it did when the Conservatives took office in 2006, with several departments growing significantly over three years of stimulus spending while regional economic development agencies have faced deep cuts.

  

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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