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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.

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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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