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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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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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